Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a delectable deep amber color with a subtle eggshell white head. Unfortunately, the retention is noticeably lacking. However, it should be noted that I am reviewing a batch from 2010. It is always hard to predict what two years of aging will do to a brew.
S: A sweet malty essences comes across rather forcibly. There is a barley-wine similarity. Again, this is probably do to the aging since the ingredients have had more time to combine thoroughly.
T: Exceedingly unique malty sweetness provide a caramel, toffee, sugary flavor which combines nicely with the hops to provide a taste similar to that of a barley-wine combined with a amber ale.
M: Even with the barley-wine sweetness from the malts, it does not finish like a barley-wine. The hops work nicely to eliminate that thickness associated with most barley-wines. This is probably the closest aspect to a true amber ale.
O: After aging for two years, this oddly comes across much different than its original counterpart. It is highly complex and is definitely a beer worth the appreciation.
Serving type: growler
08-05-2012 21:45:46 | More by turnerk3
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