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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

839 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 839
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 158
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Red Ale.

(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 10-09-2004)
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illidurit

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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear maroon with a modest tan head. Leaves plenty of lacing with substantial retention.

Malt is the overriding aroma, with a huge dose of burnt brown sugar and a hint of booze. There are some subdued hop notes that manifest as herbal tinges.

Taste isn't really true to this beer's name. Malt is clearly the dominant flavor, with hops playing a minor role. The burnt character comes out in the flavor as well as the aroma. The hops come out in the finish as a bitter, tannic, tea-like note.

This beer is way overcarbonated, and not hoppy enough. Alcohol comes out with warmth and makes this the second (of two) Terrapin beers that I find overrated.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 05:42:30 | More by illidurit
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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 839 ratings.