Lakewood Hop Trapp - Lakewood Brewing Company
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
Burnt orange in color, this beer has a clear, well- filtered body and a nose that is earthy, grainy, and yeasty with some fruit in the background. The foam level looks nice and it leaves some lacing.
With the taste, this beer offers up flavors of grainy malts, earthy hops, some citrus, bread, and even a light touch of plum/prune. There is a definite herbal component to the taste that sticks with you with each swallow.
This is a little different from other Belgian IPA I have tried, but it is a good beer any way you look at it with a memorable flavor profile. I have liked what I have tried from Lakewood Brewing thus far and this beer certainly has some good flavor characteristics and is definitely worth trying.
07-07-2013 04:41:36 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
On tap at Goodfriend. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange and floral notes, with some biscuit malt and Belgian yeast notes thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get some bitter hop notes, with some perfume and citrus thrown in. There is also some grass and biscuit malt in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
08-05-2012 17:42:55 | More by Mora2000
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
07-25-2013 23:10:53 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
04-14-2013 23:25:02 | More by EgadBananas
4.04/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
06-01-2014 18:16:22 | More by TangoMike
Lakewood Hop Trapp from Lakewood Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.