Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,897 | Reviews: 1,932 | Display Reviews Only:
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date apparent. Paid $3.99 at local grocer, occasionally on sale for less.
A-Pours a beautiful golden-orange hue with a 2-3 finger, creamy-white head with good retention and modest lacing. A very light appearing DIPA, perhaps due to the hops being extract and oils instead of the typical whole hop in the mash.
S- The hops are very fragrant, piney, citrus, and sweet. The aroma is very pronounced, and pleasant.
T-A definite hop bomb but nicely balanced with an ever present malt backbone. There is a faint sweetness in the finish that is very pleasant. Great taste. I don't care how filling, or not, it is.
M-At 102 IBU, I expected a full frontal assault on my taste buds. This, however, was exceedingly smooth, especially given the 8% ABV. Carbonation may have been a tad light as mouthfeel was slightly watery.
D-A very good DIPA. My favorite from Lagunitas.
This is an extraordinary value compared to other brewery's offerings for DIPAs. Hop Stoopid is readily available to me at $3.99 a bomber, and often less, compared to others' at $4.99 to $6.49.
09-05-2009 04:25:26 | More by velosuds
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Aroma is fair
Good bitterness, good balance wish i could get this more often.
Lagunitas provides a great line a beers and this is at the top.
I love the big beers and this is one of them. The aroma isn't always there, but maybe I'm not always getting the fresh batch.
Fresno is NOT that far away from Lagunitas, and I'm a little upset that we don't get the full line of all their beers, but thats another story...
I do love this beer, but it isn't perfect, but it's dang good!
Just opend another bottle, must be fresh
aroma! make that 5 !
09-05-2009 02:24:27 | More by ReDave
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
From a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange color with a nice big white head. The head goes down to about one finger and has decent retention and leaves ok lacing down the sides of the glass. The smell is very hoppy, mainly getting pine and citrus upfront. The taste was good. Pine hops first followed by citrus then dominated by grapefruit. Kind of bitter, in a good way. Very hoppy. The kind of IPA I love but not an everyday IPA. At an 8% ABV it isn't noticeable at all. A great IPA, and at a decent price I'll pick up another bomber from time to time just to enjoy.
09-04-2009 06:32:55 | More by dismal
3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
Buddy brought one from Greensboro NC for us to split.
A- Light yellow/brown in color, good head at first. Little to no lacing.
S- Floral hops, not much else. Not offense but very simple.
T- Very restrained hops taste as opposed to the smell. Not very extreme. A well balanced beer, yet still quite hoppy.
M- Very substantial. Not sticky, not watery, but substantial.
D- It's a very sessionable and drinkable beer. Not so extreme it's unenjoyable, but also not bland at all.
Buy one if you get a chance, it's worth it.
09-04-2009 01:33:16 | More by fff
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4.78/5 rDev +14.1%
poured a cloudy brown/amber mix with a thin but sticky cream colored head
smell is well balanced sweet malt with citrus hops... this is what beer candy should be...
taste is big bold bitter drying hoppiness backed with a thick malt backbone
mouthfeel is creamy as all hell medium to thick body
drinkability is real high with this one a perfect DIPA
09-01-2009 20:45:51 | More by sliverX
4.72/5 rDev +12.6%
Poured from bomber into my cuvee de trolls glass, a very nice orange golden color, nice head with very nice lacing. Bitter hoppy smell with a hint of sweetness, taste is slightly bitter with that same sweetness in the back. Very smooth, unlike most ipa's this one does not leave a dry feeling in my mouth, the bitterness lingers a little but there's no harm in that. I love the balance between the bitterness and sweetness.
Very easy to drink, I barely noticed the alcohol in this beer, this could easily get one to act hop stoopid!
08-31-2009 23:34:51 | More by yesferro
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
Pours a golden rusty color with some slightly tan head, poofy, sticks around. Little lacing, but lots of head. Very clear, no funky flying stuff at all.
Nose is uber grassy, lots of lemon peel going on. First sniff is way overwhelming in a good way. Lots and lots of grassy, some lavendar and other floral scents, lightly sweet. Very inviting.
Taste is a bit of a letdown after the nose- the grassy hops are still around, followed by a very bready malty brick wall, and a sweet lingering aftertaste. But it's a little off balance- not quite blended just so.
Mouthfeel is okay, sudsy, light, chewy. Overall it's a pretty swell brew- needs a little more tinkering, but at around 5 or 6 bucks for a bomber, and a pretty good hops fix? It's in the win column.
08-31-2009 20:03:54 | More by scooter231
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
bomber poured into the brandy snifter. Label displays an old farmhouse and states this brew is carrying an 102 IBU load. This bottle set me back $4.75 from the LBS. Very clever name in my opinion.
Pours a golden, hazy amber color with frothy head that settles quickly and laces the snifter. Aroma is very powerful with lots of citrus hops up front. Also lots of of sweet caramel and bready malts. Taste is right on spot. Alcohol is well hidden by this beast. Taste is sweet and smoth with subtle hints of bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and good carbonation bubbles from the base. Drinkability is very high due to the phenomenal taste. Great brew from a well respected brewery.
08-31-2009 02:50:16 | More by abrand
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
got this in a trade with cdflem.
Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a snifter.
A: Honey gold and surprisingly clear. Not a trace of sediment, I could even see my fingerprints clearly on the other side of the glass. Developed a really thick and fluffy white head, but it didn't stick around for long at all. Quickly turned into sticky lacing going down the side of the glass.
S: Pineapple and pine. A total hop experience if bitter is your thing.
T: Not as strong as the aroma would suggest. As it warmed, it became much better. Must have had it too soon right out of the fridge, because my second glass was much better than the first. The almost overwhelming hop bitterness gained a lot of balance with the malt and sweetness the warmer it got.
M: Very smooth and clean on the finish. I'd call it mild to medium bodied.
D: This did not disappoint and am looking forward to having more.
08-31-2009 00:51:17 | More by jlb307
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
I bought a bomber of Hop Stoopid at a specialty shop. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a bright gold color and is crystal clear. There are a lot of little bubbles rising in the beer. A thick foamy white head caps the brew, and is remarkably resilient, leaving thick rings of lace down the glass.
Smell is a sweet caramel flavor, with a bit of fruity esters along side.
The taste is also a sweet caramel malt flavor, followed by a sour bitter turpentine aftertaste. As the beer warms up, or perhaps the 8% ABV gets to the consumer the bitterness is less noticeable and objectionable. In this case I'd say the 2 glass and beyond are better than the first.
Mouthfeel is OK, medium bodied, a little cloying perhaps. Not a great thirst quencher.
Drinkable for a DIPA once you get past the first one. At $4.30 a bomber it wouldn't become a staple at my house, but it is good.
08-30-2009 23:05:36 | More by RJLarse
4/5 rDev -4.5%
22oz. bottle served in a tulip. No freshness dating indicated on the bottle. Poured a hazy golden-orange with a creamy, white, half-inch cap. Decent head retention, followed by a central, light skim of foam and some thin, delicate sheets of lacing around 3/4's of the bowl. Nose reveals sweet grapefruit and perhaps a hint of caramel or toffee in the mix. Sweet character is somewhat diminished in the mouth, however still present. Some citrus astringency up front, followed by a piny/resinous, slightly medicinal quality in the middle, and finishing with some sweetness, and a lightly lingering bitterness at the end - not getting too much of a suggestion of malt throughout, although its presence is definitely detectable. Mouthfeel is just shy of medium-bodied with carbonation that is slightly prickly on the middle of tongue, but picks up towards the finish. Easy drinking with a balance that leans slightly more towards the bitter side of the style, but not in an off-putting manner. ABV is well-hidden at 8% as well. Also, can't beat the price - I think I paid $3.99 or $4.99 for a bomber. I haven't had too much from this brewery, but definitely a quality offering.
08-30-2009 21:52:52 | More by Jwale73
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
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
4.75/5 rDev +13.4%
poured from bottle into tumbler pint.
woah... boy is this a hop bomb! smell is STRONG pine hops. some tiny citrus notes that are hidden underneath all this pine hoppiness! taste is the same.... HOPPY from start to finish. almost impossible for me to pick up the tiniest malt notes on the tongue at the finish. bottle says ibu 102. i was prepared for some extreme bitterness but it was more than tolerable. drinkability is amazing for such high ibu and abv. i WILL buy this again... maybe later today.
08-27-2009 21:52:27 | More by tj4288
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
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
4.65/5 rDev +11%
Poured from the bottle a bright and clear copper gold with two fingers of rich white head.
You can smell this one from across the room. The aroma is loaded with massive amounts of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine resin.
Of course, it tastes as hoppy as it smells. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine along with a nice caramel malt finish. The 8% alcohol is there but faintly.
Medium bodied, somewhat dry, and moderately carbonated.
Easy to drink, well-balanced, and hoppy as a bunny in heat.
08-26-2009 20:36:01 | More by Monkeyknife
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Pours a slightly hazed, tangerine tinted amber color with two fingers of light beige head. Keeps a thin lace and leaves a ring or two of stick on the sides.
Smell, as you might expect, is boldly hoppy. Loads of citrus in particular, with a nice juiciness to them that invites me in. They're also resiny and dripping with pine sap, and some bitter grapefruit pith tells me this is going to be a bomb. I do get some alcohol as well, and a bit of caramel sweetness.
Taste is a hop assault on the taste buds. Citrus and pine hops really attack the palate, and are followed up by a big dose of hop bitterness. Not quite as bitter as I expected, though, which is a good thing. Lots of hop flavor going on here. There is a juicy fruitiness to this beer and also some caramel sweetness that provide a nice base. There is a raw, herbal character to the hops as well, almost tea leaf-like, and that character is actually more prominent than the pine. As I get deeper into this glass the bitterness starts to mount and I can tell that by the end of this bomber my palate will be completely destroyed. But it will be an enjoyable experience getting there.
Mouthfeel is a hefty medium body with aggressive carbonation, yet given that and the ample bitterness it's still pretty smooth. Not quite as creamy as I might like with this level of hopping, however.
This brew will definitely give you sensory overload, as it is definitely aggressively hopped. That being said, I'd hesitate to call it a hop bomb because there is a ton of hop flavor, not just bitterness. There's also a bit of sweetness, so at the end of the day there is a ton of flavor to enjoy here, and it's the lack of those things that characterizes a hop bomb, in my opinion. This is just a super hoppy, tasty brew. I will definitely pick more of this up in the future, especially considering it's a bargain price.
08-26-2009 00:53:16 | More by number1bum
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
A - Huge white head with great big air. The body is a golden brown with a medium amount of carbonation.
S - Super hops! Fruity and inviting.
T - Hoppy with an extraordinary amount of bitter goodness.
M - The texture is soft and smooth. It goes down easily, which may result in problems for me.
~ It's a good thing this bad boy comes in a bomber. If it were a six pack I'd not sure I'd make with all this hops. Either way, you should do yourself a favor, and get Hop Stoopid.
08-26-2009 00:33:21 | More by cdkrenz
5/5 rDev +19.3%
I always make a point of picking up at least one of these bombers whenever I see them. Ever since I first tried it at the Brewery Fest in LA on the Sony lot (and subsequently didn't leave the Lagunitas sample tent until I started getting uncomfortable stares from the servers), I have loved this beer.
Pours a golden/orange tint amber with a pillowy head. Grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops greet your nose saying, "hi there, let's get to the drinking already." Crisp medium bodied refreshment, well balanced between the hops and malts, with just the right amount of alcohol. Effervescent but not overpowering, you can drink these all day...I did!
08-26-2009 00:16:10 | More by Pup
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, orange color with ruby highlights. It had a small, bubbly, tan head that left a little lace.
S - Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit! Also, some orange peel and sweet caramel.
T - I love the grapefruit with touches of orange and a nice burnt toast maltiness.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied brew.
D - This is a great DIPA. The grapefruit flavor is great. Can't wait to grab some more!
08-25-2009 00:47:21 | More by zeff80
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured into a fluted tulip, one finger head. Golden amber with a thick, rocky lacing.
Smells incredibly floral with a citrusy, grapefruity, piney nose. some sweet malts in the background.
Tastes equalivelant to the smell. superior flavor from the hop florals with a good balance from the malts to creat a great complex flavor for a DIPA.
Mouth is oily and a tad overcarbonated but really a great offering for 3.99 a bottle.
08-23-2009 21:00:06 | More by naterock
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from a bottle into a Tulip
A-Very crisp golden color with a 1-2 finger head that lingers well about 1 finger
S-The nose is amazing smells of very fresh citrus, grapefruit and sweet orange, with some more earthy hops and very deep pine.
T&M-The complexity of this beer is very good the bitter flavors meld together extremly well with a sweeter side. The grapefruit and pine flavors blend in with a rich malt sweetness that makes it very unique and very good. Medium body and very smooth with a classic bitter DIPA finish. Alchol is present enough to add to the flavor but not to be overbearing.
D-Easy to drink and I couldn't be ahppier about being able to get this...Oh wait yes I could I can get it as 3.99 a Bomber!
08-23-2009 20:13:51 | More by SpecialK088
3.68/5 rDev -12.2%
22oz bomber served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a clear gold with about a finger of tight bubbled white head. Big hop aroma, pine, citrus. Also some sweet malt. Taste is what you would expect from a beer that touts its 102 IBUs! Had a bit of a green, vegetal flavor from the hops that lowered my score a bit. Good malt base for all the hops. Drying mouth pucker from the hops. Medium bodied. Solid DIPA, but when you consider the price ($4 for a bomber) it's a winner.
08-23-2009 15:10:23 | More by homebrewhawk
3.98/5 rDev -5%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into my newly bought Odell-IPA Pint glass.
The color of the beer is that of very light orange with some copper mixed in. The head on the beer is that of 2inches and is slightly off white. Good head retention that last quite a bit. As the head fades I was left with some sticky soapy lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.
Fresh citrus fruits come to my nose with the likes of mangos, apricots, grapefruits, tangerines, some slight floral smells could be detected but the citrus dominate in the smell.
Taste of sweet citrus fruit comes upfront with a decent amount of malts kicking in to balance it out. As this slightly fades the bittering hops come into play and leave a slight astringent dry finish on the palate. Overall not as bitter as I thought it would be, being it has 102 IBUS
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly more the normal carbonation. Leaves a dry finish on the palate after the sweet taste of citrus and some caramel are gone.
This is a good beer with a hint of bitterness in it. If you like IPA's this is a good one to not pass up on. I would definitely recommend this beer.
08-23-2009 02:18:56 | More by tr4nc3d
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter glass.
Pours amber/orange in color, with a very thin coat of head, that quickly subsides into a subtle ring.
It actually smells like fresh hops; grassy, floral, just a hint of pine. There is also a slight presence of apricot or peach.
Abundant citrus, grapefruit, and orange peel. Slight apricot taste is also in there. It is not too sweet at all, leaving the hops alone to be appreciated. It is not as bitter as I would have expected from the 102 IBUs proclaimed on the label, but bitter nonetheless.
Mouth feel is great. Nice little bite of carbonation. It has some body without becoming thick or syrupy. Very crisp.
The crispness and lack of sweetness make this very drinkable. And since it is only 8%, I can drink a couple.
I found this bomber for $4.50. I enjoyed it more than most beers on which I would spend $10-$12. This is one of the best values I have ever come across.
08-23-2009 02:11:44 | More by jbhuxley
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
Purchased from the Plum Market in Ann Arbor. Poured into a snifter while watching Beerfest!
A: Beautiful! Light orange and golden like the sun. The head was about an inch thick, tan and creamy. It dissipated quite quickly.
S: Marshmallows, ruby red grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops, you name it, it's there. I still haven't tried Hop Stoopid yet and let me tell you, it smells like a hop bomb!!!
T: Bitter, hoppy, and straight to the point. I expected it to be a little more sweet because of the smell but this brew means business. A very nice floral aroma leaps off the tongue. Very balanced.
M: Light to moderate carbonation.
D: Pretty darn good. Bitterness is not too much. It seems to flow just fine. I could probably drink a couple bombers if I wasn't going anywhere.
Overall, I'm glad I finally got a hold of some of this. It's one of my friends' favorites and he's been raving about it for a while. A really good DIPA with reasonable ABV. Some DIPA's put you to sleep, this one is just right.
08-23-2009 01:12:38 | More by BigAl723
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,897 ratings.