1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Lakewood Hop Trapp - Lakewood Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lakewood Hop Trapp
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
82
good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 156
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-05-2012

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.
View: Beers (27) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JasonR1975
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TangoMike
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of Bulljump
4.15/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of gnaztee
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Premo88
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JakeSmith
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of beerforpresident
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of amvrana
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Tayloraphilips
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ranger7
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of capnamerica
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Mtn
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kwill
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dts311
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RobTheKnob
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of johndavidfitzgerald
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ParlayHard8
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Lakewood Hop Trapp from Lakewood Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.