Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass
Pours a clear golden copper color with about a finger of bone white head. There is a prominent, mostly pine, hop aroma. It certainly hoppy but not overwhelming. Taste is pretty darn good. A bit of malty sweetness upfront but that is quickly overwhelmed by hops. Hop flavor is overwhelmingly pine but there a citrus and some floral notes near the finish. Bitterness is high but supported by a strong malt backbone. Mouthfeel is good with a medium-ish body, moderate carbonation and a relatively oily (from the hops) sensation. Drinkability is pretty good. Very enjoyable and easily quaffable.
08-02-2009 23:52:48 | More by mnj21655
3.83/5 rDev -8.8%
Sonoma Farmhouse? My bottle did not say that, but the label looked similar, so here it goes.
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.
A-Slighly veiled orange with a creamy eggshell finish. Very nice lacing, but nothing over the top how this looks.
S-Citrus hops, Grapfruit, orange, lemon zest and resinous pine. I'm also detecting some bready malts in the background.
D-Interesting...This begins as a malt forward beer, with sweet caramel malts hitting the tongue intially, with citrus hops kicking in mid palate with a very astringent pine hop bitterness on the back end. At first the mouth turns sweet, then bitter, then it is sucked dry in the finish.
M-Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Lighter than one would expect from a DIPA.
D-This is decent, solid beer. While I don't get the hype, it it certainly a bargain for a hop heavy beer with a 8.0 AVB. For me, however, I'm moving on....life is short and beer is plentiful, and there are many better choices out there.
Don't get me wrong, I Love Lagunitas, and they make some of my favorite beers and do some fun goofy oddball stuff that I really dig (like Lumpy Gravy), but this, in my opinion, is way over-hyped.
08-02-2009 19:49:18 | More by caddybuyer
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
Bright orange body, hop haze, topped by frothy ball of white foam. Good lacing.
Pleasant citrus aroma - orange, apricot, grapefruit - but not as assertive as I was expecting.
On the tongue there is a split second of malt before the hops roar in. Juicy fruit abounds through the mouth. Nice bitter bite at the swallow. Bit of pine in the aftertaste. Finishes a bit moister than many DIPAs.
Sturdy mouthfeel, not sloppy. Easy, approaching dangerous, drinkability.
Not equal to some of the hype, but a solid DIPA, and at $4.49/bomber, worth visiting multiple times.
08-02-2009 04:35:49 | More by RonfromJersey
4.45/5 rDev +6%
Poured from a bomber into an imperial.
Pours a medium to light orange with a quickly dying head that sticks little.
Aroma smacks of fresh hops and thats about it. Slight amount of doughy malt aroma, but it is definately smacked down by the hops.
Flavor is hops and thats about it. Hops are VERY citrus and sweet. Orange and pineapple with a nice snap of juiciness. These hops are good. Not much balance for malt, but the hops are soo damn good. I haven't tasted hops this good and fruity since the slam fresh, and thats saying a lot.
Mouthfeel is medium and a bit thinner than I thought. Carbonation is good and biting.
My label does not say Sonoma Farmhouse on it, I don't know if that makes it a different release. This one says, "120 I.B.U.4.U." and in little text underneath, "say lah-goo-KNEE-tis".
08-02-2009 02:38:15 | More by wheatyweiss
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Light copper color with big frothy white head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass.
S: Huge hop aroma. Big piney resin and juicy citrus. Some pineapple and tropical fruit. There is some malt in the aroma as well, the hops dominate. Smells awesome.
T: Earthy hop oil, ripe ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest and fresh orange. This is a monster hop bomb.
M: Full bodied and creamy. Hop oils coat your mouth.
D: At 8% ABV and 102 IBU's I can only drink one of these. But this is still a great DIPA that is packed with delicious hops. Another great offering from Lagunitas.
08-02-2009 00:42:36 | More by JMD
4.3/5 rDev +2.4%
Served in a 22 oz. bomber...
A - Golden copper (SRM 9) hues with lots of carbonic activity! The frothy sudsy head pours slightly off-white in appearance and finger-thick in density. The stability of the head is quite impressive and it takes awhile for the well-built froth to fizzle down. Resinous lace forms on the side of the snifter upon swirling; boy is this head thick and impressive! The lacing is quite thin at first, but as the beer warms the resins stick more aggressively to the side of the glass and create a beautiful spider web of cryptic patterns.
S - Hops billow up into the nose with intensity that begs for more wafts! Pine tree sap mixes with a slight citrusy sweetness. There's almost a biscuity note coming through, this beer is intensely, though to-style, hop forward. A subtle honey note also comes through on the bottom, though very faint and if it wasn't mentioned on the label I question if I would have picked it out.
T/M - Sweet caramel and honey mix with a bittering mouth stinging dry finish. One can taste that thick head wash over the palate with medium-to-full-body. Though hard to catch underneath all of the intense hops, there's a biscuity element to it. The hops taste of orange zest and also come with a piney touch.
D/C - At 8% ABV, this beer comes with a lovely punch. With that said, it's an incredible beer and probably the best Triple IPA I've ever tasted! I could sit back on a hot day and drink Racer 5s and Hop Stoopids until my arm no longer could lift itself, though I think I will maintain modesty despite my excitement!
08-02-2009 00:12:44 | More by melagnus
3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
Pours a turbid amber with a thin milky head. Smells of sweet citrus-y hops. Super malty and sweet flavor comes first, then citrus, then bitter hops. ...when i burped, i got a mouthfull of the hop aroma. Not a conventional way to review, but it happened. Drinkability is good, the low abv (for a DIPA) helps. Not as thick and sticky to the tongue as other DIPAs
08-01-2009 02:35:56 | More by dborginis
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
Had this one at NHC and got a bottle during a recent trip to Niagara.
Pours your average pale ale, nice foamy head and lots of lacing,a nice looking IIPA. Aroma : Hops, alot of dank and some fruity esters. Taste : Flavorfull but discreet malt backbone with a huge american hop presence.
I miss Oakland :(
07-31-2009 21:30:30 | More by bloberglawp
3.1/5 rDev -26.2%
gold colour. large, dense, sticky off-white head. Hazy.
Smells, well, the only word that comes to mind is 'stale.' Hoppy, for sure, but not fresh juicy hops. More muted, spicy, vegetable character - I almost get onion.
Taste is similarly... off. Hard to pin down exactly what it is. Stale, maybe - a definite 'cardboard' impression. Again, that spicy vegetable hops, bitter and herbal, but without the usual bright fruity quality. Again, like cooked onion or celery. Not exactly bad-tasting, but... off. Some toasty malt.
Mouthfeel is good. Dry finish, medium body.
07-31-2009 04:56:46 | More by prosper
4.03/5 rDev -4%
A very clear and vibrant golden body with a few carbonation bubbles moving around in there. About two figners of off-white head is soapy and rocky, has pretty good retention, and leaces some good, thick, sticky lacing that coats the glass pretty well.
Lots of citrus in the aroma, with a big, sweet, caramel malt backbone to it.
This one is interesting because it packs a ton of citrus and pine flavors, along with a ton of IBUs, with hardly any bitterness. Maybe that has something to do with the use of extract, but I cannot say for sure. Personally, I like some bitternesss in my IPAs, but I think it's interesting how Hop Stoopid tastes without it. As it is, there is some toffee sweetness from the malt in the background only, and a bunch of pine and citrus that really expresses citric and piney flavors without bringing bitterness.
The mouthfeel is really light and heavily carboanted in the mouth, but soon proves to be pretty oily.
This is a pretty drinkable IIPA. I'm not sure that I love it, but I certainly found it to be pretty good and very interesting.
07-31-2009 01:19:37 | More by Hojaminbag
3.63/5 rDev -13.6%
This is one of the many double ipas and other strong beers offered by this brewery but not one of the best in my opinion. The appearance is not so great, the flavor is a little lacking and the hops is a little bit too strong. I like that they are coming up with many new brands and the name is cute and funny. I would recommend trying it but there are betters for the price.
07-30-2009 22:37:17 | More by david18
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
Once again Lagunitas has put together a fine brew. This was enjoyed out of a 22 oz. bottle. Hop Stoopid pours a slightly copper color with a light head. I love the way this beer smells but think this brew tastes more of in IPA than just an ale.
Hop Stoopid has a great mouthfeel and could see this being dangerous, as 8% it drinks like a session beer.
07-30-2009 00:37:56 | More by jabel9
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
This is a nice orange-ish amber color with a moderate off-white head. The nose is particularly good, with a huge ripe-citrus bouquet, quite fruity. To the taste, plenty of hop flavor, probably cascades, dominating, though bitterness is not too high and it's not as forcibly dry as some of the Lagunitas line. Again, lots of fruity yeast character comes through. Light malt sweetness rounds things out.
A good beer, but it doesn't really stand out in the Lagunitas lineup, which is full of overhopped pale ales.
07-29-2009 17:06:25 | More by allengarvin
3.83/5 rDev -8.8%
It poured a nice dark golden hue with some haze, obviously from the hops. It had a nice dense head as well. It's a very pretty double IPA. You can smell the hops as you pour the beer, you don't even have to wait to bring the glass up to your nose! As you do so, you get a nice bright grapefruit with some fresh peeled orange as well as a piney hop aroma. There is a ton of hops in here for sure. You get a bit of sweet malt aroma, but it is a bit hard to nail down because of the hops, but with a name like hop stoopid, I didn't expect the malt to take center stage anyway. A+ for aroma, that's for sure.
The flavor matches up well with the aroma, but is a bit more balanced than the aroma. You do get some malt sweetness, a soft caramel and bready mix for the malt and the flavor of white grapefruit takes center stage for the hops. There is a thick resinous pine aftertaste that is welcome in this beer style, and I don't think it is over done at all. The alcohol hides well behind the hops, but you can get it, especially if you close your mouth after you swallow and breath out slowly through the nose. The flavor is so well balanced that this is one of the rare Imperial IPA's that you can have more than one or two for sure, just be weary of the 8% ABV and you'll be fine.
The mouthfeel is medium full, with the hops actually appearing to adding a bit of mouthfeel to the beer as well. The carbonation is not so high to add some carbonic bite to the beer (think seltzer water), but enough to bring out the flavors and aroma in the experience.
I think this is a very well made beer, I can't really think of anything I don't like about the beer, other than the hop profile being very typical. Although it is nice, the grapefruity and piney profile does get old. It would have been nice to see an Imperial IPA with large amounts of newer hops, like Amarillo or Newport to add some interesting twists to the American IPA style, but this beer is still enjoyable for the hop heads.
07-29-2009 02:12:33 | More by barleypopmaker
4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
First mobile review!
Bomber poured into standard pint glass at neighborhood BBQ.
Appearance: Pours a lovely pale copper with full two inches of clean white head. Head sticks around nicely.
Aroma: Less hop in the nose than I expected, though that could be attributable to the glassware and outdoorsyness. Balanced malt and citrus notes.
Flavor: It's wonderful. I did not expect to think a beer called Hop Stoopid was balanced, but it certainly is. The extract maintains the great citrusy and woody characters, but povides a very clean hop character I didn't expect. The malt is present, but not overwhelming as it is in some beers of this style.
Mouthfeel: Slightly lighter than expected, but still a little slick. Pleasant carbonation keeps the hop character alive on the tongue.
Drinkability: Almost too high. Most beers of the style are a one and done for me. I could suck down several bombers.
Overall: I've been drinking a lot of hop bombs recently in an attempt to cultivate a palate and respect for the style. This has begun the turn for me. After my first bomber, I called my LBS to get them to order it.
07-29-2009 00:22:12 | More by Boofshavik
4.47/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours an impeccable light straw copper with a nice head that dissipates into a thing film and brings nice lacing down the glass with each sip. Smells a great balance of malt/hops. There is sweetness, caramel, chocolate, pine, citrus, grapefruit, plum, cat tails, hay, farms, cats and dogs. Taste is very balanced but bitter. Drinkability and mf are great.
07-28-2009 08:49:16 | More by merryjoulton
4.58/5 rDev +9%
Pours a nice golden tone with a tame foamy head that quickly dissipates into a thin lace. Good aroma but nothing spectacular. The taste is powerful -- citrusy hop blast. The sweetness is there too almost honey like but the bitterness dominates. Some alcohol bite too. Great price, $3.89 for a bomber. As good as Pliny but not better :-) Highly recommended DIPA!
07-27-2009 23:29:40 | More by jkdrummer
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
Light head which faded. Smells like citrus. My nose isn't clear so I don't pick up much else. Tastes like lemons soaked in pinesap, but in a good way. This is really drinkable for the alcohol. I'm not sure I like hops this much but it's pretty good for as strong as it is. I'm all about balanced beers an this fits this.
07-27-2009 02:30:53 | More by aaronxsubaru
4.9/5 rDev +16.7%
Bought this at Wine House in West LA while they wait for RRBC to get the next shipment of Pliny out...
Appearance: Golden like a light teak or cherry finish, lacey head that licks the edge of the glass like a premier DIPA should.
Smell: Though it smells like it should, it's like there's a barrier between the intensity of how a premier DIPA should hit you - probably due to a lack of the use of actual hops as noted by other reviews.
Taste: Sweet flavor up front, bitters in the back, this beer draws a line down the center of your tongue and fires all cylinders as it goes. This is the category that weighs strongest on me, and it wins. 8% is about perfect for a DIPA in my opinion as alcohol is never really tasted.
Mouthfeel: Spiky and sticky - here's where using the hop oils does not deviate from a typical DIPA. The hop oils coat your mouth is saturated w/ what you typically get from a topline brew.
Drinkability: Again, the relative low alcohol content really makes this beer a big hit. I'd like to add that its pricetag doesn't hurt - $3.99 for a bomber? No problem.
Pliny is the gold standard of DIPAs for me, the perfect balance of all DIPAs - so among my social circles, I rate beers in terms of it. If Pliny is 100, I rate Hop Stoopid as a 97. Phenomenal brew.
07-26-2009 04:34:53 | More by Skoodog
4.68/5 rDev +11.4%
22oz to tulip.
A: Clear copper color with a slightly creamy white 2-3 finger head that sticks around. Decent carbonation and lacing. It's a very attractive beer.
S: Great aroma with this one. Get a really clean hoppy pine aroma with some lemon and spice in there. It smells hoppy, but not crazy.
T: Delicious. Hoppy upfront but quickly matched by a very crisp sweetness. Great flavor - malty/floral notes on the back end with a decent citrus play.
M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Feels good
D: Surprised that this is a 100+ IBU beer, it doesn't taste like it. Very well balanced and drinkable given the ABV. Great value too.
07-26-2009 00:14:15 | More by cpone
4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured from a bomber into my Saranac pint glass. The smell of this beer alone is outstanding. Strong aroma and taste of grapefuit, plus hops obviously. Surprisingly smooth for a beer with an ABV 0f 8%, almost dangerous. A near perfect hoppy beer. One of my favorite beers of all-time, no question.
07-25-2009 08:34:50 | More by PicoPapa
3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid pours a good couple fingers of foam over a clear ruddy gold brew. Carbonation is steady, and the nose is West Coast American hops all the way- some grapefruit rind, some pine tree. The flavor is sweet fruity malts that gives over to sharp pine hop flavors of the back, with notes of butterscotch and marmelade. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, finishing dry. Alcohol by volume comes in at a tasty 8%, though I never really noticed it what with all the hoppy fireworks. For a hoppy-as-fuck brew, pretty balanced all things considered. If you like IPAs this is definitely one you need to check out.
07-24-2009 07:49:07 | More by shadow1961
3.9/5 rDev -7.1%
Purchased a 22oz bottle from Canal's Liquors in Lumberton NJ
A: nice golden color, pours with a creamy tan head
S: slightly sweet and malty. The hops are not very noticeable.
T: Smooth, mellow, and with a nice blend of the malts and hops. I'm a bit disappointed as I expected much more bitterness/hop taste on the back of the tongue. The bitterness units are far overstated in my opinion.
M: The carbonation level is just right, nice easy mouthfeel is the best way I can describe it
D: Very drinkable. The only problem is you don't taste the 8% ABV.
07-23-2009 23:11:54 | More by deanwilson
4.3/5 rDev +2.4%
Update on ratings 10-25-13. This looked like new bottle & I believe my hunch was rewarded!
Much bigger nose, more citrusy punch, pineapple & grapefruit mix with tangerine
Got this one from Rbald42, big ups to Ryan!
Pours a semi-effervescent amber with 2 fingers of beige head. Average head retention & lacing
S: Herbal & leafy hops, not much else
T: Herbal hops, a bit of tangerine, plus leafy hops up front. Biscuitty malt, grapefruit, & hint of apricots, dryness & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, leafy hops, a touch of honey dryness, a bit of caramel & just a touch of red delicious apples
MF: Semi-chewy, low carbonation & fair balance, thickens up as this warms
Drinks fairly easy, ABV is well hidden, but this isn't the right blend of hops to get me too excited. Still, I'm always thrilled to try anything from lagunitas
07-23-2009 03:15:08 | More by russpowell
3.78/5 rDev -10%
poured into my trusty duvel tulip. only the second time i ever remember getting such strong hop aromas upon opening the bottle. the other was pliny...
A: light amber, glowing orange, off white head sits for a moment, fades. carbonation, while not all that evident, is slow.
S: burnt caramel, orange, honey and pine.
T: this is one full hop profile. acidic at the front, piney at the back of the palate. honey, buttered popcorn and tart grapefruits in the middle. alot of spiciness from the hops but i cant put my finger on it.
M: mouthfeel is very full. changes alot on the palate. not too boozy at only 8%.
D: decently drinkable. spicy hops get to your palate after a while, but malt package is delicate enough that hops are allowed to do their refreshing thing...
very good offering, somethings off in the taste however.
07-23-2009 00:32:52 | More by imagineiii
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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