Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,879 | Reviews: 1,931 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev -10%
I am having better and better double IPAs, this being one. Its well hopped, and the flavour comes through well supported by the malt backbone, without killing my palate. Very drinkable, even at lunchtime. Not complex, more high IBU hopping, enjoyable nevertheless. Good head and lace. Above average mouthfeel.
02-08-2009 00:52:06 | More by Sammy
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours a super clear apple juice color with a nice 2 inch stark white head that fades to a small frothy cap. Bubbly ring lacing on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest hops, grapefruit, and pineapple juice. Very fruity and juicy smelling. Taste starts with grapefruit juice hops, pineapple juice, and a sweet malt backbone. Very refreshing and delicious. A very mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. Good carbonation levels but this has a somewhat medium body. A bit thick and creamy but not too much. Exceptionally easy to drink. Great smell and great taste all around. One of my go to DIPAs.
03-12-2011 06:10:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.83/5 rDev -8.8%
G: Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A: Pours a nice apricot color with a thick, creamy head. Plenty of visible carbonation.
S: Very sweet with fruity and floral esters--more toward the floral end of the spectrum than many DIPA's. The fruit is definitely the main aroma, however, and I can smell grapefruit, apricot, and a tiny bit of pine.
T: Tastes much like the nose, but is a little bit underwhelming. Starts out sweet, and fades into a little bitterness. A little less floral and slightly more piney than the nose would indicate.
M: Fairly light in the mouth without a ton of carbonation. Slight hints of alcohol on the swallow.
D: Quite drinkable, and a little on the lighter side as far as DIPA's are concerned. All of this is especially true given how cheap this is compared to most other available IPA bombers. Strangely enough, however, I think I prefer Lagunitas' Maximus to this.
04-10-2009 02:09:16 | More by Thorpe429
4.03/5 rDev -4%
A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down leaving some lacing on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The beer has a significant amount of hop bitterness, but this isn’t overpowering because there is a substantial amount of malts helping to balance them off and get the alcohol level up. Similar to the smell, flavors of citrus and pine resin from the hops are present in the taste, which also has some initial hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the bitterness is not overpowering and although alcohol is noticeable in the taste for the most part it is masked.
09-03-2011 18:08:10 | More by metter98
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
There are several interesting things about Hop Stoopid right off the bat. The first is the Sonoma Farmhouse designation and a label that eschews the usual wordy drivel. Maybe the brewery will let the beer speak for itself for once. The second is the fact that only hop extract and hop oil were used, not whole hops or pelletized hops. I'm a little skeptical, but if it tastes good, why not?
Radiant orange with pineapple colored trim. The relatively light color (for the style) says that there will be little, if any, caramel malt to get in the way of the hop love. Atop the beer is a lemon chiffon colored cap that is whipped creamy and is sticky enough to leave quite a bit of residue on the glass. In the end, beautiful, fat rings of resinous hop crust appear on the glass.
The nose is a tropical punch bowl of delightfulness. Unfortunately, I couldn't find which hop extracts were used. Cascade and/or Centennial is a good guess, along with something like Simcoe and/or Amarillo for that orange-pineapple-passionfruit vibe. The aroma may not be as pungent as if 'solid' hops were used, but that's probably just my imagination.
I wasn't thrilled with the two Lagunitas DIPAs that I reviewed prior to today (Maximus and 12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale). Hop Stoopid is pretty good though. It packs a tremendous amount of hop flavor into each mouthful, while keeping scathing bitterness and noticeable alcohol to a minimum.
The amount of pale malt is mid-range for the style, with a biscuity sweetness that holds down the bottom end with ease. There's a considerable amount of pine sap present, in addition to orange, white grapefruit and pineapple. I like what I'm tasting, but that little voice that whispers 'damn, this is phenomenal beer' is quiet. Hop Stoopid is good, but it isn't 'stoopid good'.
I'll use the drinkability score to indicate that the flavor score was close to a 4.5 without quite getting there. Besides, the beer *is* stoopidly drinkable. The body/mouthfeel is medium-full with an enjoyable smoothness.
Hop Stoopid is one of my favorite Lagunitas brews. It comes close to entering the upper echelon of California DIPAs, but falls short of the very best the state has to offer. No crime in that. I'm glad I had the chance to see what the hype is all about. Thank you Talisker.
08-29-2007 14:02:16 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.03/5 rDev -4%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head; a curtain of lace sticks to the side of the pint glass
Smell: Herbal citrus aroma. redolent of pineapple and pith
Taste: Not much of a chance for the malt to make an appearance, though there is a bit of the biscuit, up front; by mid-palate, the pith and pineapple dominate and linger into the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: For all the hype about 100+ IBUs, I found this somewhat ordinary; it's a very good beer but I have had many DIPAs I would prefer; still, at its price point, this is a very good value
02-05-2011 01:08:15 | More by brentk56
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
Endeared for not only having some of the best tasting hoppy beers in the nation, but also for protecting their consumer's wallet with budget-minded price points- its no wonder beer's like Hop Stoopid are an obvious choice for hop-head near and far.
Its bright golden hues invite a closer look while its array of citrus and tropical hop aromas drift above the rim and continue to draw us in. With a playful backdrop of caramel and faint honey and light nutty notes; these sweetnesses give the fruit flavors a vibrant and juicy taste.
As its juiciness seeps into the tastebuds, the individual character of red grapefruit, tangerin, pineapple, apricot and mango all weave together to seduce the palate with its mouthwatering effects. Just beneath it all, the thin caramel plays out like graham cracker to dissolve off the palate late, like cotton candy and allow the hops to carry the ale's finish.
A finish of growing bitterness is of citrus pith and soft pine resin while the hops and alcohol warmth dry the palate effortlessly, leaving behind a fleeting malt presence but more importantly a clean smooth bitterness and a tame rosy-spicy bite.
06-20-2014 17:26:47 | More by BEERchitect
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
Cmon its called Hop Stoopid! What more could I ask for. So I delightfully opened this one up last night. Poured a very nice hazy and murky golden amber color with a very nice two inch plus head of foamy lace and a decent amount of suspended particles. The head faded slowly leaving behind copious amounts of side glass lace. The smell was overloaded with floral citrus hops that just exploded with aromas of tangerine and orange with the slightest touch of pine thrown in. The flavor was so remarkably smooth and fresh; it was in a word wonderful. A full on floral hop assault that just did not let up. Great stickiness and dryness to the fell and a taste that was very bright and full of orange and pineapple flavors with the right amount of sugar thrown in for good measure. This was just great, a really nice hopheads IPA and a very smooth brew indeed. I almost found this one to be sessionable, but the ABV will steer you away from that, even though you could not pick up the slightest touch of it in there. Overall this was a really fine beer for sure. I enjoyed every last sip of this sticky resin filled taste. I would have to highly recommend this one to anyone out there that really loves the hops, this will not disappoint.
11-07-2007 00:24:24 | More by mikesgroove
4.2/5 rDev 0%
Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with large foamy head with great retention and perfect lacing. Aroma of floral hops with great notes of grapefruit. Taste is also a very well balanced mix between some floral hops with citrus and grapefruit ester with a subtle bitter finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no signs of alcohol. What a surprise and what a great mix between slightly sweet malt with great hoppy presence while not overtaking the beers and more profile then just bitterness.
08-28-2009 02:36:07 | More by Phyl21ca
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
A: A clear amber with white 2 fingers worth of foam which stays around forever. Great white lacing.
S: Huge aroma citrus and pine; tons of hops in the nose. A bit of sweet malt to round things out.
T: Very bitter, yet a refreshing, almost sweet, malt finish. The citrus and pines come through wonderfully.
M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.
D: Definitely a bitter hop bomb, but still a great beer and pretty easy to drink.
08-26-2009 23:38:56 | More by womencantsail
3.55/5 rDev -15.5%
A: 1.5 finger head. Golden with amber hues. Thick head with nice lace
S: Grapefruit, citrus and light hops.
T: The hop character is one dimensional and is somewhat mild, especially for a DIPA. More peppery than spicey. Earthy notes.
M: Very easy to drink DIPA. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s a decent DIPA with no single memorable quality.
07-29-2011 17:08:03 | More by kylehay2004
3.48/5 rDev -17.1%
Appearance: Clear, lightly effervescent, orangey-copper body with a small, white head.
Smell: Lightly sweetish, citrus aroma with scents of both tangerines and grapefruits. Some background notes of green, freshly-picked garden herbs.
Taste: Light pale malts mingled with sharp citric hops and a strong, resounding bitterness. Fairly citrusy throughout. More of those herbs, too. Some slight toffee sweetness struggles and writhes beneath the hops. Tangy, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat oily texture.
Drinkability: This Double IPA from Lagunitas should please those hop heads out there.
04-29-2008 21:25:56 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
Hop Stoopid is of the best I've had from Lagunitas. The poured of this beer is a deep copper color with a thick white foamy head on top. The smell of the beer is a bomb of hop aromas, everything from pine to citrus and some earth in there too. The taste is strong with hop flavors that instantly dry the mouth out and leave you wanting another sip. The mouthfeel of this beer is oily and has a nice thickness to it. Overall this beer is a must try for any hop head. Definitely worth checking out.
08-31-2011 16:49:47 | More by Knapp85
4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
I have waited a long time to get some of this, and it was well worth the wait to say the least.Poured into a imperial nonic a slight hazed bronze color with a tight sticky one finger white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settled into a creamy mass atop.The hop complexity in the nose is outstanding,a healthy dose of grapefruit and apricot-like fruitiness,a hint of pine resin,and sweet alcohol and caramel all come together nicely.At first sip the grapefruit flavors really stick out and they just burst out at ya,mild alcohol dipped apricot flavors and some leafy/herbal flavors round out the hop profile,there is a slight biscuit sweet malt base but it never really cuts into the hops.Just fresh tasting and great,the alcohol is sneaky but I would drink this all night....and pay for it the next day.
04-04-2009 11:32:03 | More by oberon
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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