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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

835 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 157
Gots: 35 | 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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jmarsh123

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3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sent to me in a trade (Thanks Kevin!)

Pours a very very dark red. Almost brown/copper color. Very thin white head that goes away fast.

Smells of raisins and other dark fruits with some sweet malt/caramel. Very little hop profile in the nose as malts dominate.

Taste is very malt forward. For something called Big Hoppy Monster the hops are nowhere near the malts on this. More raisins and sweet caramel in the taste. Almost a profile of more of a slightly hoppier Belgian than an American red.

Mouthfeel is a little bit low considering the sweetness of the brew. Carbonation levels are med-low.

Really kind of disappointed in this. It's not bad, but I'd expect something with this name to be considerably hoppier than it is and not a fan of the dark fruit profile. I've got some other Terrapin brews that I hope I'll like better.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 20:34:08 | More by jmarsh123
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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.