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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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swid

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3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big shout-out to tpd975 for sending me a selection of FL/GA beers. Thanks!

Big Hoppy Monster pours a deep ruby/near-brown color into my glass. A 1/4" tan head appears and then disappears nearly instantly. Low carbonation, virtually no lacing. The aroma is dominated by the hop elements, with pine and citrus being most notable. Only after the beer warms up after a while does any appreciable malty caramel aroma become apparent.

The taste of this beer is, once again, initially dominated by a pine and citrus hop bitterness. After about a second, a strong caramel maltiness comes through. A hint of dry alcoholic heat is detectable, but is remarkably well hidden for a beer of this ABV. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Finishes with a warm, citrusy bitterness.

Overall, an enjoyable beer, but one that's a bit too "extreme" for the American Amber style. If a Double Red/Amber style existed, Big Hoppy Monster would be a near-perfect example. Oh well, a man can dream...

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 03:12:47 | More by swid
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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.