Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,904 | Reviews: 1,933 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into my glass mug:
A: Darker straw-colored, golden with minimal lacing
S: Citrus, almost grapefruit, sweet malts are apparent with a tad of fruitiness
T: Malty with complex bitterness, citrus/pine is apparent but balances well for a refreshing finish
M: Leaves a resin feeling in the mouth, but otherwise smooth finish on the palate, mild carbonation and surprisingly medium bodied for an imperial style
D: Definitely a great example of an Imperial IPA, wish these came in bigger bottles
10-22-2009 02:51:47 | More by zplug123
4.68/5 rDev +11.7%
$4.99 for a 220z bottle. OG=1.085. 102 IBU's. 8% ABV.
Pours out to a chill hazed burnt orange, forming a tall off white frothy head with very good retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation level is moderate. The aroma is of hops...mostly the tropical mango hops of centennial with a little funk and pine of amarillo. I love cent and amarillo together. The taste opens up with peppery mango, followed by a huge nicely sweet pale malt body, some pleasant grain husks, lingering notes of vanilla and toast, and mild bitterness. The aftertaste is mostly mango and pine sap. Smooth as hell, with a big body and rich flavor.
This is one heck of an IPA. I love it. It reminds me of Centennial IPA from Founders BC. Very smooth, big, yet easy to drink and extremely well balanced for such a hop bomb. I will definitely have to get more of this. Lagunitas can do no wrong. Keep up the good work! Highly recommended!
10-21-2009 22:58:28 | More by Mitchster
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
Apearance - Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a long lasting one finger white head that leaves behind strong lacing.
Nose- Citrus with a hint of what might be pineapple. Smells surprisingly sweet.
Palate- Dry up front with citrus hops dominating. A slight sweetness in the background grows with the hops and leaves a refreshing crispness. The alcohol is not evident.
Mouthfeel- full to medium bodied, well carbonated.
Drinkability- If I had another, I would drink it too.
I will definitely buy this again.
10-21-2009 03:20:00 | More by wknight167
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Hop Stoopid is amazing!
I think that this beer is wonderful, along the lines of a really good Imperial IPA. It has a head that lasts forever, which is pretty bad ass and leaves considerable lacing. Its color is golden.
Smells of floral citrus hops, and a sweetness come through.
Tastes like hops and sweet malts with a lemony taste.
I enjoy this as much as I do the Leviathan Imperial IPA.
Will buy again.
10-21-2009 00:19:59 | More by Spineypanda
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
Light amber rust in color. Thick head that melts in average time leaving a spotty & sticky lacing. Huge lemon and pine oil scents up front that jump right out of the glass with some honey & grassy notes.
A nice and lush juicy flavor here. Pineapple first comes to mind. A malt backbone is noticeable too but given this brews name it's not a really big part of the show. The 8% alcohol is hidden well in the flavor but does creep up on you as sips continue. Expected a bit stickier of a finish (we all know how the big hop brews can coat the throat) but this finishes fairly fresh and clean.
10-19-2009 09:07:48 | More by Dalem
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
102 IBU 4 U. Awesome. This brew pours a hazy still deep orange color and it seems to glow a little less than some of the other DIPA's I have had lately. The smell is...faint, for the style. It full of musky dank hops with a sweet edge. This smells well balanced with a big but not cutting hop flavor.
Glug glug glug
A bitter husky hop flavor is way bitter on the front end, with a rush of lemony citrus in the middle of the character. A little on the bitter musky side for me, but not bad. It's not as complex as I had hoped, with the hop profile being very straightforward and not as balanced as I had hoped as the whole flavor leans towards way bitter. Not bad, but not as full and interesting as many of its brothers.
10-19-2009 00:59:15 | More by Thur123
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
22oz bomber into a pint glass. No date noticed, but some notable facts:
A - Clear tangerine base with active carbonation leading into a finger thick cream colored head. The foam clings to the sides with each sip.
S - Sweet apple, pine, wet grass, and bubblegum aromas here. No alcohol detected and light overall.
T - Stiff hop bitterness has my cheeks puckering on the 1st sip. Oily hop resin, pine, apricot, and green apple. Just enough malt bread flavors to hold this plateful of hops. Again, for an Imperial, the alcohol goes unnoticed.
M - Oily and thick bodied with good carbonation. This one will cut through greasy foods with ease.
D - So much bitterness limits this brew here... More than a bomber and your tongue will fall out.
10-18-2009 22:40:49 | More by ectomorph
3.98/5 rDev -5%
Served in snifter.
Pours a clear amber, with a frothy, egg-shell head. Retains well and leaves nice lacing.
Prominent hop aroma, with citrus notes being the most prominent. Aromas of pine, apricot and green apples also present. Sweet malts are also quite prominent, especially a bready, pecan-like aroma. Alcohol is detectable, along with something akin to maple.
Oily hops dominate the palate at first, with notes of citrus, lemon, pine and apricot. The hops then relinquish their control to a bready, syrupy malt sweetness, with notes of toasted pecans and caramel. Aftertaste, while rife with pine and citrus notes, is dominated by a lingering malt sweetness. That maple again.
A great carbonation and the alcohol make for a great sensation on the tongue. Body is light and crisp on the palate. I felt it was just a tad thinner than is should be, but still went down well.
With a 102 IBU, a punch in the face was (enthusiastically) expected, but instead, I was met with a much more balanced brew. At times, a bit too sweet for me, but still quite tasty.
10-17-2009 08:12:29 | More by mightymoksha
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
Drawn on cask at my wonderful local beer bar, TAPS in Petaluma. This butts up against my bottle review for the same beer.
The color remains the same for me. A light, amberish beer that is completely transparent. The carbonation naturally is minimized, with two fingers of quickly dissipating bubbleage.
The smell is slightly muted. I'm not overwhelmed by hoppy notes though they remain present. The nose presents a more balanced brew than its bottled field-o-flowers brother.
Sweet, beautiful, creamy mouthfeel. This is why I love cask my friends, it turns any beer into the easiest drink you've poured down ya'.
Ultimately this is a toned down version of Hop Stoopid, which isn't a bad thing. There are still the all important citrus and pine notes of the hops but they are balanced by a strong malt backbone. The hops almost take on a complimentary character, with hints of bitter greens as opposed to their powerful body in the bottled beer.
Easily, and dangerously drinkable. Long live the cask!
10-17-2009 06:57:34 | More by cptierney
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
Bomber bottle. Pours a golden yellow/orange colour, with a slight haze. Taste of hops and grapefruit bitterness through out. So damn smooth. How is this 8%? You got to be kidding me. I really enjoyed this beer, and will definately be buying it again. Prefer this over the Maximus anyday.
10-16-2009 03:00:34 | More by WeedKing4
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Pours a bright golden color with a nice white head that has good retention.
S: Smell is of intense hops. Apricots, grapefruit, and pine. Also smells pretty sweet with a touch of biscuit.
T: Taste is overpowered by hops, pineapple, apricot, a touch of buiscuty maltyness.
M: Mouthfeel is just how I like it for the style. Nice creaminess and not too much bite from the carbonation.
D: Drinkabiltiy on this beer is good. The alcohol is not very noticeable, and it is quite smooth.
10-15-2009 21:20:09 | More by spartanfan
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
Brown bomber - no bottled on/best by date. Purchased at Leary's Fine Wine (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2678) on 10/14/09, drank the same day. A vigorous pour into a tulip produced a thick, creamy head which gradually died down to leave a thin veil with heavy lacing. Bright copper color, good carbonation, clear, well settled sediment left in the bottle. Big hop nose, specifically citrus and pine. Taste is definately hop forward, fresh, grapefruit and pine, backed by a great malt structure, more malt comes through than I was expecting from a beer with this name, maybe this isn't as fresh as I had hoped. Pleasant bitterness but very balanced if not malt heavy. Good, full mouthfeel, nice carbonation, nice lingering hop finish. Very drinkable, I will definately buy this beer again, could drink a few of these with no problem.
10-15-2009 19:48:10 | More by GrittyMug345
3.7/5 rDev -11.7%
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a 10 oz. glass. I immediately noticed the hop aroma from the bottle, which fizzed up significantly after I uncapped the beer. Found this a bit surprising. 102 I.B.U. 4 U, it says.
Head was off-white with good-sized bubbles, again with a promiment nose. Colored tangerine, apricot, lacing not really that evident. This is an attractive beer, not atypical of IPAs. Hops are prominent.
Light mouthfeel, surprising for a nearly 9% a.b.v. IPA. Carbonation was also milder than I had expected. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, dominate. This is an interested brew, but I just don't think it lives up to its fellow West Coast IPAs from Stone, AleSmith, RR, et al. Because of their prevalance, I probably won't buy this one again. Could be worse, but certainly not exceptional.
10-15-2009 03:52:18 | More by Intelligentsia
3.6/5 rDev -14.1%
22 oz. bomber bottle with a bright green label of an old run down farm house surrounded by a large forest. Over the picture in big bold white letters on a black background is the name of the beer. Along with that are the beer's specifications. This beer has an O.G. of 1.085, ABV of 8%, and a whopping 102 IBUs. To the left is most of the mandatory US information. If you got a magnifying glass, you can read the large paragraph on the right. This paragraph talks about the brewing process, the hops, and a brief word about the beer. It also has the phone number of Lagunitas. Of course, the one thing missing from the bottle is a vintage year or best before date.
Appearance: I found a nice clean Laguntias pint glass to pour Hop Stoopid into. This Lagunitas beer poured a semi clear golden apricot with a splash of tangerine orange along the sides. Halfway through the pour, up rises a creamy 3/4 of an inch head of foam. I think some of the apricot from the beer itself moved over into the head of foam because I noticed a slight speck of apricot in the head of foam. it was still a white color, but with just a small tint of apricot blended into it. This head of foam simply had good retention that left behind an island of white bubbles, a small string of rings, and a spot or two of lace.
Smell: For some odd reason, the aroma coming from the bottle was hoppier than the poured the aroma. The poured aroma was mildly hoppy with citrus hops, a hint of pine, a speck of apricot, and a subtle whiff of toasted malts. Sometimes the poured aroma reminded me of a tea like aroma. The bottled aroma loved the pine! This pine aroma was followed by citrus hops, flowers, a drop of caramel, and a another whiff of toasted malts. I liked the bottled aroma a lot more than the poured aroma. I'd rather take a ton of pine than just a few hop pellets.
Taste: The taste was a mix of the poured aroma and the bottled aroma. What came first was the poured. The first half of the taste was hoppy with bitter citrus hops, bitter grapefruit, a drop of lemon, and a subtle taste of apricot. The second half of the taste loved the pine like the bottled aroma loved. The second half also contained a little more citrus hops and a hint of malt at the finish line. The taste was basically the best of both worlds. Your taste buds get plenty of citrus hops and more than enough pine.
Mouthfeel: It was more of a medium bodied beer than a hugely hoppy full bodied beer. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation and a slightly hoppy aftertaste that had its fair share of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and citrus hops. The aftertaste was strong for a bout 2 seconds and then it quickly settled down after that.
Drinkability: You're probably thinking why I gave the drinkability such a high score. How could I not? Not only was it hoppy, but there was also a great deal of pine in this beer. There's that and the fact that it's cheap. I've seen bottles of this great beer below the $5 price mark. If you're one of the few people that are mad that they used hop extract instead of real hops, then you should really get a life.
10-12-2009 05:28:13 | More by AltBock
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Hazy orange amber with minimal carbonation. A dense cream cap starts strong, but retreats fairly quickly to a thin film. Leaves a good amount of lace.
S: Fruity initially, with aromas of apples, flowers and even a touch of bubblegum. Pine and grapefruit quickly take over to dominate.
T: Malts have a sweetbread quality, but are quickly replaced by a rush of hop flavor. Lemon, pine and grapefruit all vie for top billing, with no one flavor sticking out. Bitterness is actually moderate, rather than over the top. Finishes with a lingering pine and citrus bitterness.
M: The medium body is quite oily and could stand having the carbonation turned down a notch.
D: With 102 IBU on tap, I was expecting a wall of mouth puckering bitterness. Instead, I got a wall of hop flavor without the overwhelming bitterness. A very nice DIPA.
10-11-2009 18:54:50 | More by Rayek
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
a: poured from a 22oz. bottle, i was actually surprised at how light and clear this brew appears...very transluscent yello orange with nice white bubbly head and plenty of lacing.
s: coriander, citrus, and (not surprisingly) hops galore dominate the nose with an undertone of malty sweetness
t: candy molasses sweet up front to compliment a punch of tart citrus, followed by the predictable hops knockout.
m: delightfully smooth and refreshing, this brew is well balanced on the palate
d: a very enjoyable IPA, drinks very light so this is something i could see myself downing frequently. highly recommended!
10-11-2009 02:48:21 | More by sirdrinkwell
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
A: Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thick foamy white head. Retention and lacing are pretty good.
S: Strong piney hop smell, backed by a bit of malty sweetness, and a light hint of alcohol.
T: Complex and full, with flavorful bitter hops balanced by the sweetness. There's a little bit of a metallic note to the bitterness that doesn't come through on the nose. Alcohol is detectable, but blends in well.
M: Medium but smooth carbonation, full bodied. Sticky aftertaste, with both the bitterness and sweetness lingering a bit, though the bitter taste dominates.
D: High ABV and full flavor make this beer one to take slow, though if I wasn't paying attention I could certainly go through a lot of this quickly.
A well executed double IPA. I'd give the nod to Pliny, but at least in bottles they're in the same league.
10-11-2009 00:43:55 | More by seand
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
A- Pours a golden amber color with a white 1 1/2 finger head that takes a few minutes to dissipate into a thin film atop the beer. very significant lacing
S- smell's like what it's made with. hop syrup. not a whole lot of depth here, but definitely stinks of hops.
T- a piney resinous taste takes center stage. co-starring is a very pleasent amount of bitterness for DIPA. a little lacking on the citrus flavors. slight grapefruit undertones, but I don't pick up on much else. a nice beer, with easy drinking qualities but no WOW factor anywhere here.
M- almost a little excessive with the carbonation. but it might just seem that way due to the high bitterness/carbonation combination. otherwise very crisp and goes down very smooth.
D- about as good as you can get for a DIPA. this one falls in the easy drinking smooth category. I usually save the perfect 5's in this category for the OMG I can't get enough kind of beers. 4.5 is a solid score here considering 8% isn't huge for the style.
10-10-2009 23:04:57 | More by Freethyhops
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
This is a big beer, had to take a nap after this one. 22 oz bottle to glass. Amber color. Nice juicy fruit aromas, some citrus and pine. Big flavors, sweet malt on the attack, a bit of bright citrus, and that big, bitter finish. Was a bit difficult to drink a bomber of this, although I thought it was well made and had good balance.
10-10-2009 16:45:16 | More by kpoole25
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Very nice hoppy beer. 22 oz bomber poured into an oversize wineglass.
A - Color is copper with a bit heavy carbonation, the head was very nice at 2 fingers, and the beer was clear. This beer laced very nicely and better than most.
S - On the nose was an immediate citrusy aroma surrounded by pine (almost reminded me of being in the woods on summer afternoons following a rain), there was a slight hint of floral and a sprinkling of biscuit.
T - The immediate taste was of cirtus, and the pine came through once it rolled over the tongue. A very nice bitter flavor once the beer entered the throat, and there was a very strong hop leftover once the beer was swallowed.
M - Very nice medium body with a smooth finish. This beer seems to be a little heavier on the carbonation, but overall was very pleasing in the mouth.
D - Yes, very nice drinkability. I could have several of these without much problem. I wouldn't call it a session beer but definately a beer to have again, and again.
10-10-2009 08:11:26 | More by BlueBloodBrew
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
A pungent hop smell hits my nose 8 inches away, almost instantly upon opening. A beautiful golden transparent appearance sitting in my tulip glass. The head fill is thinner that I anticipated, but it might be my pour.
The smell is so sweet and hopped. A small hint to a Belgian triple is deep down in there somewhere.
A very very good tasting double IPA. There is a strong swell in there that reminds me of a Belgian trappist, with a huge grassy hop flavor.
Feels very biting due to it's bitter taste, but past that a well rounded feel to this beer.
Because of the subtle trappist hints I taste, I'd be interested to see how this evolves over cellar years. A great beer.
10-10-2009 05:12:39 | More by JordanEllwanger
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
I picked this up at State Line Liquors in Elkton Md. Poured from the bottle chilled into a goblet.
A - A very clear golden when held to the light, with subtle copper accents and 3 fingers of off white cream capping w/ a slightly rocky top. The ale has a refulgent quality which impresses as the reflects the light like a gemstone with great clarity. The whipped cap is a thick band of cream and the bead is fine. The lace that remains is like confetti decorating the glass.
S - The aroma is very pungent with a nose of pine w/ mild orange rind and light grapefruit accents w/ mild sweet malt giving a brown sugar infused citrus aroma. The hops are floral an herbal w/ blended notes of light lychee and a bit of caramel from the malt in the aroma
M - A bitter piney feel w/ candied citrus and moderate carbonation w/ moderately high astringency and a semi-dry finish w/ mellow bittering in the residual texture
T - The taste is very citrus oriented w/ a mild orange and fruity ale yeast flavor w/ sweet caramel malt accenting the tropical fruit notes like blood orange and lychee w/ a subtle ruby red grapefruit bitterness. There is a good balance is the taste with both bitterness which is prominent and sweet almost sugary malt which acts like a garnish to the full hop flavor. The ale has the intensity of a bitter Imperial IPA and mildly oily taste/texture w/ a light alcohol tinge as the beer warms. A mild plum accent is noted and pine continues in the taste into the finish
D - A great Imperial IPA, I was completely into this beer - a great product which differs for the better from the cask IMO. I really feel this shines in bottle form - I hope I get to try this on draft, highly recommended.
10-09-2009 12:10:23 | More by Slatetank
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
will try to avoid the repetitive description (amber color, lacing, grapefruit aromas) and just say that this is a fantastic beer. was a little worried that the hop profile would be too intense and leave my tastebuds decimated (Wet Hopsickle, anyone?) but this really does have nice balance while still being hop-forward. the 8% abv is at the perfect line where you know it's an agressive beer but you can still enjoy multiple pints/bombers without falling out of your chair. definitely seek this one out.
10-09-2009 11:14:20 | More by coachdonovan
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
22oz bomber, poured into a standard pint glass.
A: light orangish amber color. 2 finger white head, good lacing, slight haze.
S: fairly strong citrusy, grapefruity hop aroma.
T: very balanced malt/hop flavor. the taste is hop forward, but not overly bitter. slightly bitter finish.
MF: medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Drinkability: great beer. definitely will be drinking this again. easy drinking for a DIPA.
10-08-2009 10:14:26 | More by porterwoobie
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
Honey orange with a nice dollop of cream colored airy fizz on top that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. The nose is pure hops, tropical fruit and pine with a touch of malt. The hoppy taste is good, bitter and well complemented by malt sweetness but make no mistake this beer is hop forward. Hop oily and medium bodied with bright carbonation. Finishes bitter and kind of salty but in a really good way if that makes sense. I thought that at the insane 102 I.B.U.'s this brew would have a more harsh bitterness than it does. This stuff is great, I wish I had another one.
10-06-2009 21:59:15 | More by biggred1
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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