Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
Tried this beer a couple of weeks ago and was rather disappointed. Giving it a second try has proved rewarding. The first bottle must have had some age on it, as the hops had attenuated and the sweetness was way up.
This beer pours an light amber, with a thin sticky head. Smells of pure hops, both sweet and citrusy. Taste is almost pure grapefruit - love it. But this does some balance. The malt isn't totally lost, and this beer comes off with both a citrusy bitterness and a sweet stickiness at the end. Good stuff, very satisfying. The carbonation is just right, balancing the stickeness with effervesence.
Give it a shot...or two.
04-04-2009 23:00:45 | More by kingjames1
4.15/5 rDev -1%
I poured this brew into a 20oz Otter Creek glass. The body is a really attractive honey golden color, and the head is frothy white, thick and sticky, and leaves a great lacing. Great looking brew!
I get a mix of pine and grapefruits on the nose. Loads of hoppy goodness in this one. Smells raw, fresh and aggressive.
The taste is piney and, again, grapefruity. Quite bitter. Aggressively hopped, but I could actually go for a little more maltyness. The brew seems a lit thinner in backbone than I would have hoped for, but the hops are definitely there. The aroma hops are there from the get-go and the bittering hops are prickly on the tounge at the end of the swallow. Then a bit of malty sweetness sneaks in there at the end.
Mouthfeel is nice, probably medium if I had to choose a thickness feel. Again, I could go for a bit more backbone.
Drinkability, despite it's agressive hopping and unbalanced nature, is pretty good. I'd buy it again!
04-04-2009 22:13:33 | More by DaveFL1976
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - 22oz. Bottle, Poured with a 1 finger head, Amber colored, with good lacing.
S - Very citrusy with some pine notes. It's all about the hops.
T - First taste: grapefruit, which mellows to allow some pine and a bit of malt. Once the astringency of the hops wears, the grain and some apricot comes through.
M - The hoppy bitterness holds well in the mouth, but is not overpowering. Carbonation is just right. It is quite astringent.
D - At first taste, I thought this would be a one and done brew, but after the half, it was more and more drinkable. At 7.7%, one of the few Lagunitas offerings where a second 22 ouncer won't put me overboard.
I am a big Lagunitas fan, and this brew definitely tastes the part. Maximous is a smoother Ale, but this one is what it advertises: Hoppy.
Definitely worth another purchase.
04-04-2009 21:54:07 | More by GoodBeerTire
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
a) golden transparency. Big head bubbles - 3 fingers. light and thin
s) floral is dominant in smell. some pine and citrus
t) citrus, grapefruit, pine, just as it smells. sweet w/ initial taste and nice bitterness on back of tongue and throat. does not taste like any other lagunitas DIPA i've had (good thing)
f) thin, drinkable but at same time feels full. well done
d) the only lagunitas beer i have tried and enjoyed...and i enjoy it a lot
04-04-2009 20:19:07 | More by mykie73
4.4/5 rDev +5%
I have waited a long time to get some of this, and it was well worth the wait to say the least.Poured into a imperial nonic a slight hazed bronze color with a tight sticky one finger white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settled into a creamy mass atop.The hop complexity in the nose is outstanding,a healthy dose of grapefruit and apricot-like fruitiness,a hint of pine resin,and sweet alcohol and caramel all come together nicely.At first sip the grapefruit flavors really stick out and they just burst out at ya,mild alcohol dipped apricot flavors and some leafy/herbal flavors round out the hop profile,there is a slight biscuit sweet malt base but it never really cuts into the hops.Just fresh tasting and great,the alcohol is sneaky but I would drink this all night....and pay for it the next day.
04-04-2009 11:32:03 | More by oberon
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Wow, aggressive and structured head. Large bubbles and nice retention. Lacing everywhere. Bright, clear Amber color with slight copper highlights. Gorgeous looking beer.
Aroma is a smack in the face of candied floral hops.. Sweet, tropical fruity and citrus.
Wow, this is a great beer. Reminds me of Pliny I must say.. Nice back bone but the hops take center stage. You can detect the alcohol, but the hops take over and put that in the background. Candy sweet, but not too much. More pine flavors towards the end. Or citrus pith... In the background the malt flavor is there and add some nice depth.
Bright, sticky mouth feel. Medium to thick bodied.
Nicely drinkable. But not sessionable. You know it's a big beer. Really nice for a dpa..
04-03-2009 22:52:09 | More by Reagan1984
4/5 rDev -4.5%
This beer pours a hazy orange color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes into a thin cap of lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit, orange, and pine resin. The taste is like the aroma...grapefruit, orange, and pine. I'm having a hard time detecting the 102 IBU (which should be hard to detect). I mean there is a nice bitterness to this beer, but it is not sharp the way very high IBU beers usually are. The mouthfeel is full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer, but there a so many other DIPAs out there that taste just like it for it to stand out. I could drink it again though.
04-03-2009 22:14:55 | More by KarlHungus
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
A: Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic. The orange-amber body settles under a 1-finger, cream-colored head. Some splotchy "legs" of lace up top, then rings down of lace down the glass. Big bubbles of active carbonation.
S: Wow -- great nose. Pine, cannabis and juicy fruit gum. Also citrus -- think candied grapefruit peels and orange. And strong on the nose. Very close to giving this a 5.
T: Pine (resiny pine) and grass and spruce over sweet caramel malt. Some citrus (grapefruit) is present as well. Finishes with a strong, mouth-coating lingering dry bitterness. Lives up to the name.
M: Medium bodied with good creaminess and a slightly slick smoothness to it.
D: If you like hops, this one is goes down easy. Me, I like hops.
04-03-2009 20:57:35 | More by Kendo
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
22oz Bottle from Bevmo in Encinitas, CA.
A - 4.0
Golden, copper red. Crystal clear with a thin white head. Thin lacing when I swirl the brew in my Russian River Tulip glass.
S - 4.5
Grapefruit...mmm, and a little pine hop scent. Sweet herbal scent. I also pick up a nice scent of malt.
T - 4.5
A very well balanced Imperial IPA with a really strong hop profile balanced with a decent malt backbone. It reminds me a little of Green Flash's Imperial IPA. The 7.7% ABV surprises me. I would have guess in the 8's or 9's. That is a lot of IPA flavor in 7.7%!
MF - 3.5
Surprisingly smooth for so much hops. Medium/Strong carbonation. The bubbles feel great in the mouth.
D - 4
For this style and 7.7% ABV, this is VERY drinkable. The strong hops knock it down from a 4.5... but man is this tasty. I could easily have two 22oz bombers.
Thank you Lagunitas!
04-03-2009 03:29:12 | More by dqderrick
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
Very orange gold in colour and quite clear. Two fingers of off-white head that falls slowly and steadily while leaving plenty of lacing.
Smells almost purely of grapefruit. Brings to mind more the rind than the flesh. Added in is a dash of mandarin orange sweetness.
Taste comes across almost exactly like the smell did. Some sweet mandarin flavour, but really it is a strong hoppy blast of grapefruit.
Fairly light bodied, not as slick as I expected. Tears a strip off your tastebuds with the serious hop assault.
Not as tough to drink as I expected, but my hophead side has been showing up more and more lately. I wouldn't mind a couple more bottles of this one.
04-02-2009 02:53:57 | More by elricorico
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Bottle. Pours a quite clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops and some citrus. Flavor is harsh bitter grassy hops initially, with a sweet citrusy and fruity finish. Very tasty. Reminds me of 1-month old Pliny the Elder. Quite enjoyable.
03-31-2009 02:31:16 | More by LilBeerDoctor
4.55/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured from a 22oz bomber.
Clear golden, orange color with a one finger head.
Nice BIG fruity aroma. Pineapple, oranges, starfruit, grapefruit.
A little bit of spiciness creates a wonderful nose.
I get a hoppy punch right off the bat. Lots of pine, citrus, and pineapple flavors.
The finish has a nice bitterness to balance it all out a bit.
Very good mouth feel. Not overly carbonated or dry. Very
Hop Stoopid is overall a verygood DIPA
03-31-2009 02:12:51 | More by BigMike
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
22oz bomber courtesy of Olmatty trade, cheers man.
Poured into an oversized wine glass(as usual). Nice amber color with a huge 2 finger soapy white head. I could smell hops right away, bubble gum, citrus, very pleasant and inviting. Very nice taste, lots of hops again but nothing overpowering. Little bit of malt balances it out, nice carbonation. Little thin in the mouth for a DIPA but I have zero complaints. Only 7.7% so I could probably put a couple bombers down at one sitting if I wanted to. Price tag on the bottle says $3.99 and for that low price this beer is a hell of a deal. Most DIPA's are in the $10 range. Glad its finally rolling back into PA in the past few weeks. I will buy some more. Worth seeking out if you are a fan of hops.
03-31-2009 00:40:49 | More by gibby
4.9/5 rDev +16.9%
A crystal clear medium golden color in the glass. Half an inch of pure white head faded over a minute. An average amount of meandering carbonation bubbles. A few lace blobs.
An extreme hop aroma hit before it was out of the bottle and continued from in the glass. A full nose full had a backbone of a mix between hops and marijuana. Very light pine note.
The only word to describe the major flavor is hops. The secondary flavors or all hops also. The third notes show just a minor note of white pepper.
A nice thickness on the tongue and the flavors cling well. Carbonation is noticeable at just the right amount.
A fantastic beer. This one would go well with anything involving strong cheddar cheese. It should be the desire of any fan of beer to make this a must find.
03-30-2009 03:52:07 | More by RedChrome
4.4/5 rDev +5%
Pours a crystal clear light gold in color. A very nice inch of white head sits atop the beer. Smell is glorious floral hops. Just the way I like them. Plenty of sticky, webby lacing. This one has the mouthfeel that I love. The malt is behind the scenes and letting the hops take the main stage. Wow. I've not been too impressed with the Lagunitas stuff that I've had to this point, but this is one of the top beers I've had. Plenty of hop bitterness in the taste. Very clean and well done. I love this beer.
03-30-2009 00:15:40 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.65/5 rDev -12.9%
Poured from a bottle purchased at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte NC.
Pours a beautiful bright amber with a thin but thick white head.
Smell...Did someone just mow the lawn!?!? Tons of grassy and sweet pine hops. Not much fruit hops but lots of sweet herbal hops. LOVE the smell!
It has a very crisp floral bittering taste right on the front. Needs more malt but it's still very pleasant. I wish there was some more after swallow flavors as well but the hops are crazy up front. There's also a blandish mineral water flavor at the end.
Drinkability is good for hopheads only!
03-29-2009 20:40:13 | More by chaz410
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into an SA pint glass.
A: Poured a slightly hazy golden amber color with a sticky-two finger head of white foam. Left a decent amount of lace and carbonation was lively.
S: Smells quite potent; grapefruit and citrus hops, a bit of floral and herbal funkiness with some light pine notes. Runs the hop gamut.
T: Lightly sweet and toasted biscuit flavor to start, with a bit of honey and lemon added to the herbal, grassy flavor. That's the last you taste of the malt. A rush of oily hop resin dominates the palate and leaves a sticky blend of hop leaf and spiciness in your mouth. A real hop wallop.
M: Mouthfeel is full and sticky, but still pretty drinkable.
D: A DIPA for true hop fans. A nice malt offering at first, but still a very big beer, and a little unbalanced, but I think that's the point here. Good to share or take one to your face and suffer the consequences.
Another fine Lagunitas offering and a bomber worth picking up, even though it was nearly 5 bucks.
03-29-2009 18:13:15 | More by Gambrinus1184
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
Amber color with a decent head and patchy lace.
The aroma of hops,light grapefruit,papaya,honey and tropical fruits.
The taste is sweet,fruit notes,hops,citrus,piney and some subtle malt notes.
The feel was slightly bitter,well enough balanced on a medium body beer with a smooth carbonation and some alcohol warmth towards the finish.
Notes: A good beer with a hop kick and a touch of spice. Medium carbonation and easy enough to drink.
03-29-2009 02:59:50 | More by Lexluthor33
4.58/5 rDev +9.3%
650ml bottle. I've looked for this offering from Lagunitas on previous trips Stateside, but didn't come across it. Since we have numerous other beers from this brewer in our local alcohol demarcation zone, it was only a matter of the import agent for this account getting off their ass and rectifying the situation. A few weeks ago, a co-worker of mine brought up his recent trip to the local bottleshop, and asked if I knew of this 'Hop Stoopid' beer. After verifying that I was indeed in the correct dimension, it was clear that I needed to do a little shopping of my own.
This beer pours a crystal clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and mildly creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some adequate sudsy chain link fence lacing around the glass as it evenly bails.
The smell - OMFG - the smell - orange, grapefruit, pine, and motherfrakkin' pineapple, all duly and inescapably right in your face - I could very well marry this aroma (I am in liberal Canada, after all), with a subdued, but still up for it caramel/toffee malt. Anyhoo..the taste starts with more semi-sweet grapefruit rind, orange pith, and a lessened tropical fruitiness that is briefly mourned, but quickly forgotten, as the well supportive bready caramel malt takes up the flag, aided by a soft toffee sweetness, mildly resinous pine cone astringency, and some further leafy, floral, and subsequently perfumed hops.
The carbonation manifests in only a mere tingle, the body a low-key medium weight, and the mouthfeel smooth and a little creamy, while the alcohol is noticeable as only a slight warming effect, mainly because I couldn't stop sipping this stuff long enough to notice. It finishes off-dry, the sweet and somewhat sugary fruity hop notes still good to go, and the malt hardly a wallflower by the same measure.
Ok, maybe the flavour suffers a bit in comparison to the heady nose, but that's hardly an indictment. Also, the bittering effect of the 102 IBUs is actually a little less intense than I was expecting, but the overall drinkability of this doozy of an DIPA renders that a moot point. Hop Stoopid: will u marry me? My gf is ok w/ it (she better be, I shared it with her, and she liked it).
03-29-2009 01:46:46 | More by biboergosum
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance: pale copper-gold, good clarity, huge bloom of sudsy yellowy foam with great head retention
Aroma: like walking through a hop field on harvest day; plus fresh-cut braeburn apple slices, wild flowers, pine needles, passion fruit, and malty caramel
Flavor: medium malt sweetness and a lot of fruitiness (particularly fresh passion fruit); hints of tangerine marmalade, Earl Grey tea, and hibiscus flowers; finishes semisweet with a surprisingly smooth and balanced hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium full body, pert carbonation, a slight chewiness, and some alcohol warmth
Other comments: The fruity elements in the aroma and flavor of this beer are incredible! Very tropical and lush. This beer teeters on the edge of needing a little more bitterness and being just right. At first it starts to be a little to fruity and sweet, but then it gets dried out just right by that quite perfect bittering level. I'm pleased that it's not overly bitter, as I expected it to be. This is damn good and would be really interesting to try on cask, if they even serve it that way.
03-29-2009 00:49:41 | More by GreenCard
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
NCAA basketball and uber-hoppy beer? Yeah, I think I can make this work.
Appearance - A very nice light copper color. Very clear. Much clearer than many hop bombs. Great bright color. Half inch of very nice head. Good lacing, nice trail of tiny bubbles reaching for the sky.
Smell - From across the room! Wow. Lots of hops. Comes with some of that pine resin. Sticky almost. But balanced by citrus and grapefruit. Very aggreeeassssive. God it smells good.
Taste - Fantastic. Wonderful. It starts off with that piney hop, but it has a great citrus backbone. It really mellows it out, and provides a sweet tartness. The finish is perfect. Not astringent or bitter, but sweet and lingering. Just when I thought it was going to go all piney/bad on me, it mellows out and gets sweet. The hops linger on the tongue forever, but get a little sour as they hang around. That slightly unpleasant original grassy pine is all that keeps this from being perfect.
Mouthfeel - Very nice. It's crisp, and not too syrupy. Refreshing and not too heavy. Good carbonation.
Drinkability - Pretty damn good. It's delicious, but not sure how many I could put away. Absolutely no hint of the booze, however. Ok, having finished this guy much more quickly than expected, I have to revisit. This beer is insanely drinkable. Goes down probably too smoothly, it's just begging me to get into trouble.
Wow. This is a fantastic beer. It belongs right up there with the best IPA/DIPA's out there. Almost surprised this Lagunitas, since I'm not always impressed with their offerings. This one is just fantastic however. A great hop balance, and sweetness. Great job. If anything, I am underrating this one. I would need to line it up against my favorite IPA/DIPA's in order to properly evaluate it. It's certainly in the conversation.
03-29-2009 00:31:09 | More by callmescraps
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
pours a light orange/amber color with small head and average lacing...smell is pine and hop and citrus it smells good..the taste is better then the smell it is outstanding... it stars out with a hop smack and big pine and floral hits really delicious but not at all bitter at 102 ibu it then gives you a delicious hit of pine and grapefruit other herbs and floral flavors for the palette with a nice malt finish... this dipa packs an unbelievable flavor for 7.7 abv its is outstanding... iwill match it with hopslam,double trouble, 90 minute even pliny its that good... the mouth feel is the same..this is a great dipa that is way to drinkable... its one of my favorite dipas i highly recommend this one..less than $5 for the 22 oz bomber makes it a good buy i am not the biggest fan of langunitas brews but this should be their flagship
03-28-2009 19:47:16 | More by gatornation
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a crystal-clear medium gold with lively carbonation. Fluffly white head lingers nicely.
Big hop aromas with more than ample supply of piney, herbal notes, with citrus playing the backup role. Nose reminds you of a certain distant cousin of the humulus lupulus plant.
Palate is dominated by a big bittering hop addition, but is adequately balanced. Citrus is a little more pronounced on the palate than on the nose. Mouthfeel is nice and full, with hops and malt combining on a long, bitter finish.
So far this is the best Lagunitas offering I've tasted. A great beer for hopheads with more than enough bitterness, aroma, etc., without double-digit ABV. A better-than-average price makes this a no-brainer.
03-28-2009 04:38:07 | More by oldhippie247
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours light orange/golden with white head that retains well.
Nose is a light citrusy bliss, aimed towards lemon and ruby red grapefruit.
On the palate the ruby red grapefruit comes through, with delightful tartness, and other miscellaneous tropical fruits in the background. The mouthpuckering grapefruit never leaves center stage, however. Gentle biscuity malt is in the balance, but overall this is one whopper of a citrusy IPA.
03-28-2009 04:17:51 | More by yemenmocha
4.65/5 rDev +11%
Wow, this is an interesting beer. I won't go as far as saying it's the best double IPA I've ever had, but I will say it's the most unique, and I dig unique. Very clear, vibrantly orange with a large and particularly fluffy and foamy head. This beer also has a lot of rising bubbles going on, like soda, and keeps it up almost the whole time it took me to drink it, which wasn't long. Again, unique. Super resiny lacing as well. Smells strongly of piney, citrusy hops. Taste however is much less bitter than I would have thought, given the pungent nose. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing. All hops. Big, luscious, juicy fruity pineapple melon mango hops. No pine bitterness at all as suggested on the first whiff. It's really crazy how much raw hop flavor this beer has yet such a low bitterness, though it claims 102 IBUs 4 U right on the label. Must have something to do with the hop extraction technique they used. Taking the actual physical hop out of the beer and adding it in extracted syrup form is an interesting idea, and I think they may be on to something. Slight honey sweetness (I hear it's infused with honey) and a faint pale malt. I could've easily given the taste a 5, but I tend to like bitter beers actually so I wouldn't mind a little more bite. But then it would just be another good but un-unique double IPA, and this beer is more than that. Super soft mouthfeel, light and airy. Almost feels like beer flavored air going down my throat. Highly drinkable can't get enough want it all the time. As a note, the label states a 7.7% abv while this site says 8.2%. This is truly a unique beer and I've really never had anything like it.
03-28-2009 03:14:14 | More by twelvsies
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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