This Double IPA pours a darker golden orange with a very light bubbly head and decent retention. The aroma has a nice pine resin character that complements the caramel malt. There is also a hint of hoppy cantaloupe with a slight bitterness. The flavor starts with a very interesting honeysuckle presence that is backed up with a smooth caramel malt sweetness. This has a pretty big cantaloupe bitter finish, however it is nicely balanced with a hint of sweetness. The Hop Stimulator has a higher carbonation and a lighter, medium body for the style, which makes it stand out in a positive way. This is a solid DIPA offering from Funky Buddha, don’t miss your chance to check it out.