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Lakewood Hop Trapp - Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood Hop Trapp
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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%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of TangoMike
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

TangoMike, Jun 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great IPA to try if your in the Dallas Texas area.

Typical strong IPA flavor, but with hints of creamy citrus that emerge if you dont swallow right away. Pours a bronze color.

Taste stays with you for a long time. Could still taste it 15 minutes after I finished dinner.

Bulljump, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

BJasny, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jaydoc, May 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Premo88, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

JakeSmith, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

amvrana, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Tayloraphilips, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ranger7
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a laser-etched Sam Adams glass.
Review from notes 3/8/2014.

A: Amber with nice white head.

S: Smells ale-like, not too hoppy.

T: Hoppy front and back, with smooth middle.

M: Medium body and smooth.

O: Pretty good; not too hoppy. A decent choice from Lakewood.

ranger7, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

capnamerica, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Chucker17, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

johndavidfitzgerald, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ParlayHard8, Jan 23, 2014
Lakewood Hop Trapp from Lakewood Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.