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Magnum P.A. - Terminal Brewhouse

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terminal Brewhouse visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Okay Hop-heads, we have found a way to combine the strong aromatic hop of a big West coast style double IPA and and the subtle bitter hop finish of a traditional English IPA. Magnum hops combined with traditional Cascade will make your over stimulated tongue do a double take. Close your mouth and let the hops do their magic. Wait for it, wait for it. Okay now pop that top button open and let the sexy out (that’s your fresh crop of chest hair.)

(Beer added by: Tone on 10-09-2009)
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ncfranklin

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a shaker pint at the brewhouse on 05/26.

A: Hazy golden yellow. Finger white head.

S: Big orange and lemon citrus nose, some grassy levels present too. Biscuity malt.

T: Big bitter bite up front. Citrus is there, but not as dominant as in the nose. Grassier flavors come in heavy. Only some light malt character underneath.

M: Good, drinkable medium body. Very crisp in carbonation and bitterness.

O: One of the better IPA's i've had from a brewpub. Very bitter. I guess that translates to "west coast" in IPA speak. Could use more citrus flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 15:08:05 | More by ncfranklin
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at brewpub.

A: a golden color with a moderate size white head. The head has excellent retention and lacing.

M: good carbonation, but seems a tad light/watery.

More East coast than West coast, with a strong malt component that nearly balances the hop load. This does have a moderately bitter and mildly hoppy aftertaste, but the malt load is really high, and the hop load a bit low, for a beer sold as a West Coast IPA. Does become more hop forward with warming.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fiance brought me back a growler from her trip to Chattanooga! Poured into FFF pint glass...

A- Has a very deep and rich orange color. Pours with a half inch of bubbly head, but it goes away quickly. Pretty hazy.

S- All kinds of citrus in here- orange, clementine, grapefruits, and even faint lemons. Otherwise there isn't much else here poppong out, its a very reserved and subtle aroma. I like it, but would never ever in a million years consider this a west coast ipa as they advertise it.

T- Taste closely follows the footsteps of the aroma. Bitterness is mellow and subdued. Has a very orangey flavor with some additional floral tones in the background, which I thoroughly enjoy. On the finish, the palate gets the IBUs with a more harsh hop presence becoming of the style. I wonder if this is made with wheat because it has that sweet grainy flavor and a nice slick body that really makes this go down smooth.

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Mhil

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look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma - Citrus from the Cascade hops comes through in colors. The hop levels provide a hint of grass in the nose. After cutting through the hops there was a subtle malt aroma possibly biscuit or victory malt.

Appearance - Hazy, None of the beers poured clear. Non-existent head.

Flavor - Moderate residual sweetness combined with a strong hop bitterness. The Magnum hops provide a nice clean component with the citrus laden cascades.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with a fair amount of residual sweetness and cloying hop resins. It might be nice to drive the Final Gravity a little lower to restore the balance with the hops. Moderate carbonation was actually well balanced with the hop bitterness.

Overall - An average to above average IPA. I enjoyed the use of Magnum hops to balance the cascades. Very drinkable, and the best of the bunch.

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I had a pint on tap at Terminal today and I was instantly skeptical of the "west coast" description. The beer looked great, bright yellow orange with a ton of lace. Nice smell of hops but not a west coast blast just some muted citrus. The flavor was mostly bitter but had a nice floral quality as well. They suggested pairing this with their Italian meat pizza and it really worked well. I was impressed but they should drop the west coast and just call it a hoppy ipa.

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First, let me say that while most of the Terminal beers are 'decent', this one is world class. The first thing that caught my eye was the perfectly clean light golden amber/yellow with a bubbly head that dissapated into a scarily fantastic oil slick. Seriously, the top of this beer resembled a fine oatmeal brew or world class lager(like Dortmunder Gold) in that the surface was ominous with lace and that oily characteristic that left me yearning to get a feel of this brews mouthfeel... and it didn't dissapoint. The sticky texture kept those wonderful hops jumping in my mouth between each sip. I knew I wouldn't be going back to the other flavors anytime soon. This IPA was going to haul up for the night. Nothing is overdone and everything is done right. The bitterness....prominant, but not too much, the citrus, as much in the nose as the taste, and it is a true citrus - not off-putting in any way whatsoever. A late prickle on the back of my tongue said 'thank you sir may I have another'... maybe they should just offer this one beer... this is a flagship offering no doubt. Warning on the abv and sugars/conagers here... this beer tastes awesome, but it is NOT hangover friendly.

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This beer definitely lives up to its name.
Poured a clear to slightly hazy copper with fine white lacing.
Has a nice floral, piney scent.
Oh, the hops! Bitter, in a good way. Certainly reminds of some of the best CA IPAs I've had.
Well put together, just hint of malt, but mostly hops.
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served up a well-hazed, orange-hued body with a full inch of near-white foam.

Smell: Well, it most definitely smells hoppy. I'll give it that. Sharp notes of shimmering resin and moist lemon pith fill the nose. Supporting, background hint of lightly toasted, bready malts.

Taste: Lightly sweet pale malts quickly transition into a citric, pithy, resinous hop character and staunch bitterness. Drying finish filled with plenty of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Slight heft of oiliness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: One for the hopheads. If you're in the mood for a boldly bitter brew while stopping in at the Terminal BrewHouse, then this is one to reach for.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2010 06:04:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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shivtim

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to the name, it looks like a good IPA. Hazy copper with slight brown hints. Nice dense, sticky white head.
Nose is straight up cascade hops. Hoppy mc hopperson.

Comes across more pine-y in the taste. Long lingering pine hops. Leafy and resinous. Slight balancing malt/cookie and a little hint of tropical fruit sweetness.

Good mouthfeel and drinkability. Good overall offering.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 22:20:56 | More by shivtim
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Magnum P.A. from Terminal Brewhouse
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