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This week, I picked up a four-pack of Funky Buddha Brewery's latest year-round core beer, Hop Stimulator, a 9.5% ABV, 88 IBU double IPA. The beer was just released to retailers this past Tuesday, so this first batch is still pretty fresh off the line.
Hop Stimulator is the next generation of a long-time taproom beer, Small Axe Big IPA. I'm an admitted fan of the original SABIPA, so with this new beer I'm coming at it with a lot of baggage.