Hop Stimulator

Florida
United States
Hop Stimulator by Funk Buddha Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Introducing Hop Stimulator, an IPA we've dosed with so much hops that drinking one is downright transformative. Resinous alpha and beta acids intertwine with a muscular all-malt body to create a beer that's so bold, it's... it’s... MONSTROUS!

Profile

ABV: 
9.5%
IBUs: 
88
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

As the name would suggest, your senses will be immediately stimulated with huge hop vapors of pungent resin, pine and spruce – as evergreen-type hops dominate the initial perception. These slowly give way to a citrus hop character with notes of tangerine, grapefruit as well as nectarine and even a hint of pineapple. There is a touch of sulfur, which dissipates over time. The head retention on this beer is impressive: it's long-lasting and lacing remains around the glass after each sip. The malt is quite heavy and full, which flirts with low-end barleywine territory given the fullness of body and sweetness of the finish. While being flavorful and pleasant, this rich malt character does diminish the drinkability of the beer and casts it into more of a “sipping beer” rather than a “quaffable” one. That being said, this is a beer I would reach for when I want a single glass of hop-focused beer that leans on the resinous personality of hops with a touch of citrus underneath .