Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle, an extra from a generous trader.]
An imperial red ale, huh? Looks more like an imperial maroon ale. Brownish red with a small ring and film of head. Looks pretty nice, but I honestly don't have much to compare this "style" to.
Smell is huge caramel and baked bread. Smells like a barleywine, big malt - not too much but a touch of earthy hops too.
OH YEAH! Taste is freaking fantastic!! Huge malt backbone, tons of caramel and dark toffee. Even a kiss of chocolate at the end. This is def. not a huge hop bomb now, may have been when fresher, but this has such an awesome malt profile. Just a perfect mix of sweet caramel and dark fruit. LOVE THIS!!
Mouthfeel is great, just enough carb and a hefty visco.
Drinkability is too good for it's own good - I wish I had more, this is GREAT stuff!! Much more like an American Barleywine than a Amber/Red.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2010 00:57:28 | More by jampics2
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