Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,912 | Reviews: 1,933 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance: Straw yellow glass holds a bit of ropey head that laces well.
Smell: HOPS! Glorious hops! All west coast and citric, bit of pine, on a sugary malt base. All within standards and great!
Taste: Juicy fresh hop cones with just enough base to keep it from being a bitter bomb. Clean finish, just slightly yeasty and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Oily, medium carbonation, slick texture.
Overall: A standby beer for me. Cheap, full flavor, clean, and in my area moves enough to normally be fresh.
12-10-2011 03:30:08 | More by HardTarget
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance - Bright orange body that pours about 2 fingers of head. Small bubbles rise to maintain a small film like head on top. Lacing tracks each sip down the glass leaving fairly evenly spaced lines.
Smell - Sweet floral smell that also has notes of citrus, and tropical fruits maybe mango. Doesn't really punch you in the face, but not too terribly subtle.
Taste - Sweet start, tastes a little more of the mango, and grapefruit. Fades slowly and subtly to a more bitter finish without losing any of the sweetness. Finishes with a nice piney bitterness that isn't too dry. Perfect bitterness as far as i'm concerned.
Mouthfeel - Well carbonated, small bubbles jump off of your tongue. Not too thick, overall nice mouthfeel.
Overall - Great IPA from every aspect. The alcohol is a little bit too apparent, but still lets the flavors shine too. Compared to similarly priced beers this puts nearly all of them to shame. Great/subtle aroma and a hop profile that is truely impressive and complex.
12-10-2011 00:58:01 | More by ccarney2
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Finally got around to trying this since it was so popular and I wanted to see what the hype was about. After downing the bomber, it's obvious that this stands out from the pack when it comes to IPA's. Not only is the alcohol barely detectable, but the flavors meld wonderfully together and this is one of the most easily enjoyable examples of the style that I've ever had.
I loved the pour and look of this beer - it shone beautifully with a bright copper hue and had a head that just wouldn't quit, to the point where it clung on the edge of my glass rather than dissipate away. The aroma was nice but not terribly strong and the taste was a great combination of mango, tangerine, and apricot. The mouthfeel was quite oily with the feel and sweetness of honey underneath the easygoing tropical fruits. Just a hint of metallic hops was present in the aftertaste, but everything meshed together so well that the presence of them didn't seem out of place.
This has a high alcohol profile to it but this beer is up for the task of being aggressive without being overbearing. It's so rare to find Double IPA that isn't a hop bomb but this certainly fir that bill and it's rare that I find a Bomber that I can't wait to buy and down by myself once again. There's no doubt that this fit that bill and for anyone who loves Nugget Nectar, a SN big bottle, or any of the Green Flash brews, this should be on his or her must-try list. Highly recommended!
12-09-2011 22:16:57 | More by JerzDevl2000
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
Randomly just picked this up today. Decided that I might as well review some ‘classic’ beers that I’ve tried many times but never reviewed. Drank from my Surlyfest mug while watching Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland.
Appearance- Pours a crystal clear light orange yellowish with a fairly small foamy white cap (even from an aggressive pour). A decent collar and spotty cap remains but no lacing at all.
Smell- Very fruity and super nice. Plenty of tropical fruits right from the start with loads of mango and pineapple. That ever so present grapefruit is right there as well. A bit more of a crystal malt sweetness sneaks in than I’m used to in these big tropical IPA’s but different is good! Touches of caramel and a lightly toasted malts.
Taste- I think the nose has more of a hoppy tropical fruitiness than the taste does. Starts with a bitter bite and a surprising amount of alcohol. Not enough to ruin the beer but more than I like in my IPA’s. Tons of grapefruit pith as the raw bitterness is really potent. Touches of mango and pineapple do sneak in though (especially in the aftertaste) but for the most part I just get that grapefruit. Enough malt sweetness in the flavor to cut the bitter but definitely not as much caramel as the nose led me to believe. The finish is clean with a touch of alcohol and a nice lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Nice full body with a light clean bite of carbonation. Somewhat dry too with a fair amount of warming.
Drinkability- So after reading the label I see this is all hop oils/hop extracts. I think that probably explains the raw sort of hop bitterness that seems to be sort of one dimensional. Saying that though, the beer is still really tasty. I wish the booze was toned down a touch but otherwise I enjoyed the shit out of this beer. Definitely a great brew for $5!
12-09-2011 02:32:36 | More by younger35
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,912 ratings.