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Lakewood Hop Trapp - Lakewood Brewing Company

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

nmann08, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Texasfan549, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a nice looking inch of foam on the clear amber liquid; decent retention and lacing

Smell: Spicy and grainy, with an herbal cast to the earthy hops; a hint of treacle underneath

Taste: Quite herbal, at the outset, with a piney/earthy hop character developing by mud-palate; there is a hint of malt in the middle, but the finish is about the yeasty phenols mixing with the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body with spritzy carbonation

Overall: A very different take on the style, with a distinct herbal character that dominates; line the way the mouthfeel enhances the flavor, as well

brentk56, Oct 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kjkinsey, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ygtbsm94, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jaydoc, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kylehay2004, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dbrauneis, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Mebuzzard, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

dmorgan310, Apr 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

vfgccp, Dec 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

kscaldef, Oct 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

BGsWo22, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

EgadBananas, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

gtermi, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

jenray, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of allengarvin
4.51/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours out a amber-orange color, with a dense half-finger's head of foam atop it. The nose is--delightful. Highly fruity esters mix with citrusy, floral hops and a faintly sweet malt underlying it all. The flavor reminds of an old favorite from Texas, long gone: the Celis Dubbel: it's got perfect spicy yeast notes, with plenty of citrusy hops. Bitterness is moderately high, but the hop flavor is just one part of the complex flavor. Lightly fruity to taste, and finishing very dryly, but with a lingering spiciness. I do wish it were a bit more spritzly carbonated. It's just a little watery compared to my favorite Belgians (though it might be because it comes in a standard 12-oz bottle, which can't handle higher carbonation safely).

My favorite from the Lakewood lineup (and my favorite style, the hoppy Belgian). This is very well-crafted and deserves to be their flagship beer.

allengarvin, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

TX-Badger, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JohnBender, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jame515, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 17, 2014
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Lakewood Hop Trapp from Lakewood Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.