Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass
Featured a very nice, 2 finger white head, on a dark golden body. Not too dark, mind you.
Smell - very hoppy with some citrus notes
Taste - At first, I didn't expect this to be as well balanced as it was. Very drinkable, loved every aspect.
Mouthfeel - sticky, not too light, not too heavy. Just the right amount.
Drinkability - Very drinkable, very affordable. Great to have this be my first DIPA.
08-22-2009 15:09:44 | More by Genuine
District of Columbia
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
Great DIPA, sticky and straight with a nice vibe.
Presentation: 22 oz bottle. Very tongue in cheek label design. Similar narrative that actually points very well to the boldness of the brew within. Now, this is a different design not oval but square and does not display "Sonoma Farmhouse" but all else seems the same. Is this just a redesign? Does not display date of bottling or freshness, shows IBUs (102), gravity at 1.085, and Alc. (8.0%) Poured into a tulip glass.
A - Half inch foamy head that holds itself quite a bit. Leaves some nice sticky lacing and a nice thin layer with some bubbly concentrations and a nice ring. Crisp orange look with inviting transparency.
S - Very hoppy nose, very fragrant... Citrus, orange peel, some clove... and more.
T - Nicely balanced hoppy feel over a good malt base with some caramel like distant sweetness.
M - Disguised strong body over the hoppiness that is also conducted around the fruity character leaving maybe a longer bite that is actually not that bitter or coarse.
D - Deceptively drinkable. Something provides a sense that one can go well beyond the first bomber.
Notes: This is a recurrent favorite in my cellar-fridge. For a DIPA the price-quality ratio is almost unbeatable. Great beer in a nicely priced bomber. It may lack some of the maltiness and body complexities of say a Maharaja, but does make up for them with a very well crafted and aromatic hoppiness around a very rich, refreshing and drinkable experience.
08-22-2009 13:14:00 | More by Daniellobo
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
22oz bomber poured into tulip
A -- an opaque-ish dark orange without much head....decent lacing
S -- Light smell but definitely completely composed of hop aroma...slightly citrus, not much pine here
T -- Hops jump out at the beginning and stay...not much balance to this one. Very bitter.
M -- superbly carbonated which accentuates the bitterness nicely
D -- eh... I'd probably purchase again but can't ever see myself drinking more than 22oz or 2 pints at a bar. As has been mentioned before, the lack of complexity can become boring quickly.
08-20-2009 23:53:31 | More by mmmmmbeeer
3.63/5 rDev -13.4%
Appearance - Hop Stoopid is a shade of marigold toped by a prodigious off white head of several fingers. The color doesn't seem to get any deeper the more liquid you look through so I assume this will be light on the malts, even for this style.
Smell - American hops in the nose. The aroma is pretty simple, just a strong citric presence and nothing really more.
Taste - The simplicity continues here. The flavor is citric all right, but in a very simple, one-dimensional way. It's not recognizably grapefruit, nor is it definitively tangerine or orange. It's hops all the way but without the normal complexity that comes from hops. I'm not sure if this is a result of using a hop extract but I'd take a guess that it is indeed a result of the extract failing to get all the various chemical nuances out of the hops that typically define hop flavor. The bitterness is somewhat high, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Mouthfeel - This is probably the best aspect of the beer with a somewhat lively carbonation and medium-heavy body. It's somewhat slick from the hop oils as well.
Drinkability - I was sharing the bomber with a friend's uncle and I wouldn't have wanted any more than I had. It wasn't bad by any means, but the one dimensionality tended to begin to grate on my senses by halfway through the cup as my tastebuds began to desire a beer with a little more complexity to it.
I would say that the bitterness level tastes subjectively like what would be expected in a single IPA rather than the double that this is listed as. The alcohol level also could fit within the higher end of the single IPA range.
08-20-2009 23:00:27 | More by BacklitAvenger
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Pours a clear amber with a two fingered head (depends on how you pour it), that quickly disappeared. Aroma was the usual suspect: Citrus. The taste I found tended more towards sweet lemon, instead of the typical grapefruit. And for the hopheads, some pine needle bitterness at the end. Feel was light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Drinkability was good (note: my attention span is usually waning by the time I get to drinkability, and the beer doesn't help).
08-20-2009 21:51:42 | More by kegger22
3.48/5 rDev -16.9%
Bomber. Pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. Good lacing. Smells of typical C-hops, with plenty of citrus character. A bit of pine and some hemp as well. Sweet malt in the background. The aromatic hop character is similar in the taste and gives it a pronounced bitterness. In sharp contrast, there's a heavy sweet side to it as well, with a lot of biscuity malt. The finish is bitter, but not dry. Medium body. Not really a fan of the sticky sweetness.
08-18-2009 19:06:39 | More by philipquarles
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip.
Pours a bright, golden amber with a sticky off-white head, depositing beautiful chunks of lace as the liquid subsides.
Aromas of sweet grapefruit and orange zest accompanied by the bitter citrus pith, with sweet caramel underneath. In a word, mouthwatering. Bitter on the palate, with flavors of bitter orange and dried leaves, with floral notes that pick up as the beer warms.
Relatively light bodied, leading to superior ease of drinking. My only real qualm with this beer is that the flavor doesn't live up to the nose, but it's still fantastic, and one of my favorites.
08-16-2009 18:24:27 | More by wnh
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
So glad to get a chance to try this one.
Its a hop onslaught to be sure.
Golden amber color with nice fluffy head that doesn't leave the best lacing.
Smells so citrusy its unreal. Pineapple juice. Apple juice. Fruity. One of the best smelling beer I've ever had. Taste is almost as impressive with hop character taking completely over.
Leaves the mouth dry and wanting more. Drinkable for 8% ABV.
Wow. If you love hops, this was made for you.
08-16-2009 03:36:54 | More by joshuadlight
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Pours a clear, bright golden amber with a two-finger pillowy white head that fades slowly to a sticky ring. Lots of thick lacing.
Smells like fresh squeezed OJ with notes of peach and pineapple.
Taste begins with some sweet biscuit and fruit, that quickly lead into a massive amount of bitter hops. Orange peel and pine blend nicely with some herbal, floral flavors. Bitterness lasts through the finish as the resinous hop oils coat the mouth.
Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Balanced, no, but definitely drinkable. A must for all hopheads.
08-15-2009 19:15:51 | More by MrMonkey
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
Presentation: 22oz Bomber poured into a snifter
Appearance: Pours a dark orange, not that thick of head but a nice soapy lacing sits on top. Nearly opaque and a lot of bubbles. After head clears there is a nice thick soapy ring around the glass that clings on for dear life.
Smell: Huge hoppy nose, full of tropical smells. Pineapple, Orange, Passion Fruit. and just about any other citrus fruit you can name.
Taste: Despite the gigantic hoppy nose, theres a lot more malt in the taste profile. A very caramelized malt flavor on first sip, which is quickly overwhelmed by not a robust pineapple taste, but a very sweet one. If this is served cold only the fruit taste is present. As It warms up Malt becomes more apparent making for a good combination of malt and pine/pineapple hops.
Mouth Feel: To me this not an overwhelming bitter beer, but the finnish is very dry. For a 110 IBU beer, this is not bone crushingly bitter.
Drinkability: One bomber is enough to put a person over the edge. An intense and complex, imperial IPA thats a great deal at a 3-4$ bomber. Now the tough decision is to decide whats better the 90 minute IPA or this. Hmmm
08-13-2009 21:18:20 | More by MaxBrews
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
There is no Sonoma farmhouse mention on the bottle, but otherwise is about the same label.
Light golden ale, large white head, good retention and lacing.
Very nice aroma, better than average IPA nose, with very little grapefruit and a lot more passion fruit and orange. Passion fruit is more noticeable cold, as grapefruit comes in as it warms up - for a change, I like this one colder.
Medium bodied, with some biscuity maltiness providing a background to the hopfest.
Passionfruit, orange, pineapple, and as it warms, grapefruits. Hoppy but not bitingly bitter.
I just love this; a phenomenal DIPA, highly drinkable, with a great price tag.
08-12-2009 02:27:06 | More by brdc
4.8/5 rDev +14.6%
Hop Stoopid is a great pour. Nice light amber-golden body, solid head, sticky lacing.
Smell is very aromatic. Juicy, and sticky with a tropical pineapple/papaya sweetness. Lots of hop leafiness, with a blast of pungent cannabis. The raw hop oil/leaf complexity is astounding. This is one damn fine smelling beer. I honestly can't stop smelling it, addicting as all hell. Definitely one of the better aromas I've had the pleasure of smelling in quite some time. It's a high just from inhaling the gorgeous dank fragrance.
With a nose like that, this is looking extremely promising. First sip is very juicy, yet still well-balanced. Upfront has a nice juicy tropical hop profile, with loads of tangy sweet pineapple. Which is quickly balanced by some nice bitterness - aggressive hop oil, sappy pine, and waxy leafiness. Flavors blend really well together, working nicely with a semi-sweet malty backbone.
Loads of hop complexity here, awesome aroma, nice balance. Very high quality DIPA from Lagunitas. Definitely worth seeking out.
08-11-2009 03:06:33 | More by HoustonTX
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
I like Lagunitas offerings, but after a while they all start to taste the same, and this one is that different. Still, if they are a one trick pony, its a pretty good trick.
Poured a bright orange with a smooth white head that exhibited good retention and put down some nice lace. Huge sweet grapefruit aroma with a few tropical notes and some pine. Hop juice flavour. Lots of grapefruit, tropical fruit in the form of pineapple and mango and a brown sugar maltiness. Very much weighted toward the fruity flavours. Not as bitter as you'd expect for an imperial, and drinks a touch easier for it. Smooth, medium mouthfeel with restrained carbonation.
This is a touch one-dimensional to be in the top tier of imperial IPAs, but it is incredibly drinkable. I'll still be buying these guys whenever I see them.
08-10-2009 13:44:51 | More by bobsy
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
A - hazy, glowing orange, creamy off white head, nice lacing.
S - big juicy sweet grapefruit, background of pine, clean,
T - not as hop forward as the aroma, mango/pineapple/sweet grapefruit mixes nicely with the malt sweetness, finish is not overly bitter
M - creamy, no alcohol warmth, mild carbonation, med body, a little heavy for how I like a big IPA, brings out the maltiness
D - this is a tasty beer, but not the crushing hop bomb I was expecting.
Tons of juicy fruity hops, but not much else. Could use way more bitterness, bite, pine, and resin in the finish, would really help round things out.
08-09-2009 00:04:35 | More by markaberrant
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Appearance is a nice golden amber color, perhaps a shade or two darker than your standard IPA. The head is decent, about a finger's width with good retention and nice lacing.
Smell is big on the hops, definitely. Some hints of malt try to break through, but fail against the citrus and bitter assault of the hops.
Taste is good, with a big hop flavor as expected. There is some malt sweetness up front but it quickly gives way to the hop dryness that lingers through into the aftertaste giving it a dry finish. Personally, I prefer some of the maltier DIPAs so this one could have used some more malt character for my liking.
Overall, the balance is pretty good although definitely slanted toward the hops favor. This is definitely an enjoyable beer.
08-08-2009 04:59:33 | More by ClevoPiwo
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
Nice amber color and the head seemed to just float on top as it settled.
A pleasant aroma that clung to the nostrils with each sip. Mostly pine but slight citrus tones. Surprisingly mellow for a strong IPA. Any initial bitterness faded quickly and the overall mouthfeel came across with a very smooth texture, pleasing to my tongue.
08-08-2009 02:28:20 | More by freescribbles
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
What a wonderful, big Californian IPA!
Appearance was a nice amber/orange; very appealing. Smell was what I want from this style: bitter, citrus, and pine. Taste was fantastic. A very yummy, smooth-for-an-IPA, refreshing beer. Bitter bite at end was expected and enjoyed. Mouthfeel: well-carbonated and complimented the roaring hop-iness. Drinkability: pretty good for a bitter CA IPA, IMHO. Excellent beer overall. ETOH content was undetectable.
08-07-2009 16:31:40 | More by kexp
4/5 rDev -4.5%
A: Poured an orange/copper with a sturdy white head that left some residual lacing at the top of the glass.
S: Prominent aroma of citrus grapefruit and a earthy/piney notes.
T: A ton of bitterness with some balancing of the sweet malt. A touch hot-perhaps from the warming alcohol.
M: Loads of body.
D: Hoppy D.I.P.A.- with a tremendous aroma. Some hot peppery flavours that took away a bit from this well crafted beer.
Another solid offering from Lagunitas.
08-07-2009 15:03:00 | More by DrMalt
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
pours a clear orangey-copper, minimal off-white head which fades too fast, leaving little lace.
even with no head smell is nice and strong, very hop dominated. not too complex, but for a DIPA is exactly what is needed. a bit of hop greeny-ness, a little earthiness, and citrus.
tastes awesome. just right touch of sweet at the front and middle to balance the great hop flavor, more green-hop imo than anything else, but good citrus and grapefruit bitterness near the end, and ends bitter w/o being cloying or overpoweringly sticky. just the right amount of golden/sweet flavors to keep the immense hop notes in check.
mouthfeel is thick, smooth, beautiful, good carbonation
drinkability is very high, really tasty, alcohol hidden well,
08-06-2009 22:54:06 | More by batty
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
22 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a pretty clear copper-colored body with a modest, low-density head.
S - The sweet pungency of citrusy, piney hops. Tangerine, papaya, lychee, and meyer lemon are the fruit notes that stand out most prominently, with a pleasant herbal/pine resin character to balance out the bright aromas.
T - Again, the fruit profile stands out the most - pineapple, tangerine, and lychee. The bitterness develops slowly at first, then explodes onto the palate. After the bitterness subsides, a pine-resin taste acts as a complement to the lingering tropical fruit flavors.
M - The carbonation doesn't make itself well-known, but the rolling bitterness from the hops helps to clear the palate. One of those brews that you can't help but salivate long after you've swallowed.
D - An enjoyable DIPA, to be sure. I love the tropical fruit aromas and flavors going on here. The brighter fruity and floral qualities are well-balanced by the herbal piney flavors from the hops. A great DIPA for quaffing on warm summer evenings!
08-06-2009 03:42:01 | More by vrazionale
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
Another great one from a soon to be one of my favorite breweries.
Appearance is nice and thick looking oily head. Some lacing and orange in color.
Smell is very good, grapefruity with some mild spicy hops on the back end. Some caramel sweet malt comes through as well.
Taste is more of the same but actually deeper than the nose. This blends very well and will make your lips pucker slightly.
Mouthfeel is oily with a medium body and well carbonated.
Drinkability is good.
08-05-2009 04:52:34 | More by supercolter
4.15/5 rDev -1%
Served: 22oz. bomber into a pint glass.
A: Clear golden-yellow and honey-orange when held to the light, head is 1/4" white that fades to almost transparent right away and clings to glass at the edge, when pouring a "swarm" of bubbles rises quick and then nothing, when refilling my glass the head lasted a little longer, as I drank one ring of lace was left at the top of the glass.
S: Sweet citrus grapefruit that is similar to the "grapefruit slices" you find in a candy store, a little wood on the pour, and an iced tea lager smell similar to an altbier or true pilsner.
T: Slightly sweet - bitterness - citrus down the sides of the tongue - groung black pepper in the finish.
M: Very chalky-soft and smooth on the tip of the tongue then crisp.
D: Nice big I.P.A., best smelling I have had yet, very flavorful and the malt has been kept in check and the hops can come right through.
Etc: "O.G. 1.085, Alc. 8% by vol., 102 I.B.U." Plus a weird/creepy farmhouse on the label and the same spelling of stupid as the band Slightly Stoopid.
08-04-2009 15:38:13 | More by jsg2220
2.58/5 rDev -38.4%
Live review. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass. Purchased for $5.99 at Beverage Warehouse on Mayfield Road in Cleveland last Tuesday. No observed freshness date.
A Kinda basic orange/light brown translucent body under a nice creamy head that has the consistency of meringue. Lacing is moderate on the side of the glass.
S Well, hops. Grapefruit tartness to the nose without much balance. It certainly delivers on the hops, wonder if the taste will offer any balance.
T Surprisingly basic DIPA taste of unbalanced hops. Overripe grapefruit predominate and stay with me for more than 3 minutes after I sip. There is very little balance here.
M Big feel to this beer with the huge hops and elevated ABV. The feel is average for the style, though.
D Not good. I will finish the bomber (in the interest of scientific process and investigation) but I would have preferred to share this bomber with another Beer Advocate. That being said, I think that the drinkability is about average for the style.
08-03-2009 03:23:50 | More by adamette
4.75/5 rDev +13.4%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is exactly what you want out of a 2IPA, floral hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.
T: The taste starts off with a strong burst for grassy hops bitterness and a citrusy sweetness. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but provides a nice balance. There's a little bit of an alcohol sting, which is surprising for a beer with 8.00% ABV and also a background flavor of caramel. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent hop bomb that is worth drinking for a long time.
08-03-2009 03:20:10 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.15/5 rDev -1%
A transparent orange with small white head. Tons of lacing. Extreme citrus smell. Taste is good but very light for an 8% beer which makes the beer's drinkability off the chart. The mouthfeel gets dinked a little because this one was well over-carbonated. In general I like a more malty balance to such a hoppy beer.
08-03-2009 01:58:51 | More by KCHopHead
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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