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Lakewood Hop Trapp - Lakewood Brewing Company

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We're no monks, but our Belgian-style IPA gives a tip of the hat to our divine brethren. Brewed with rich malt, noble hops, Trappist yeast and a kick of coriander, this is one complex beer. Rather than make a beer that's more of a dare to drink than a pleasure, balance was the priority here. We wanted a beer for "hop heads" and novices alike. Hop Trapp pours with a refined bitter backbone, floral hoppy notes and a decidedly Belgian finish. This brew is worthy of some serious contemplation.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-05-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 6/3/13. Friend brought this back for me from Garland. 12oz. bottle into a Pizza Boy pint.

Pours a 2 finger frothy white head with good retention. Beer is a clear red tea color. Lacing is stringy and web-like with good stick. Pretty good looking beer.

Nose is cane and brown sugar, citrus and pine. Very mellow hops balanced with a moderate malt body. Not very aromatic though.

Opens citrus, pine and Belgian yeast. Cane sugar and some soapiness in the middle with a soft hop bite. Malty with a tree sap hop bitterness at the end. Finishes Belgian yeast with a lingering, bitter, resiny hop aftertaste. Exactly what the style dictates.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and carbonated in the mouth and goes down aggressive and foamy. Finishes dry with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Solid.

A decent beer but nothing that really stands out. The hop presence has faded a bit but this beer's not "old" by most standards. I like it but there are other better offerings out there in the style.

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Pours a nice orange hue, hazy, lacy. Off white head. Light spicy hop/yeast notes, floral hops, some citrus notes. Slight breadiness as well. Taste has a medium bitterness, orange and citrus, spicy, herbal hops, soft Belgian yeast esters, light sweet maltiness. Medium body, slickness, light oily texture and good carbonation.

I believe that Trappist yeast is definitely different than you standard Belgian ale yeast, and for this reason, I really enjoyed this. Normal Belgian yeast is too much for me usually, but this imparted great character.

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This is an interesting one to review. BJCP has not identified Belgian IPA as a style so I can't review it against style guidelines. Just reviewing it based on how enjoyable it is in its various facets and based upon its Belgian influence.

Served into a tulip glass. It is a reddish-amber in appearance. Excellent clarity after wiping away the condensation. Off-white head is not too persistent, but a thin head remains after the initial head produced by the pour dissipates. Bubbles visible rising to the top of the glass.

Aroma is what I would expect from a Belgian-influenced beer. Spicy kind of like the aroma of a Belgian Dubbel. I'm also getting citrus fruit aromas. Hops aromas aren't that prevalent which is interesting given the IPA portion of its DNA.

The beer warmed while I was evaluating appearance and aroma. By the time I took my first sip it may have gotten to 45 or 50 degrees. Unlike a normal American IPA the hops weren't too in-your-face though hop bitterness is definitely discernible to the point where I would call it a defining feature. I'm guessing that the citrusy American hop varieties were used in order to create a resonance with the Belgian fruity esters that were produced by whichever Belgian yeast strain they selected. On a clean palate it starts sweet and then progresses to a bitter, dry finish. This seems to influence future sips to where the hops become more of a factor as you go.

Mouthfeel. Tingly carbonation plays with the hops bitterness. Velvety on the tongue--leaves a coating inside of the mouth that stays with you after swallowing for a longish finish.

I would recommend and would buy this again depending on what other selections are available to me.

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Lakewood Hop Trapp from Lakewood Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.