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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

836 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 158
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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GeorgianBayPackr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2013 22:56:27 | More by GeorgianBayPackr
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DmanGTR

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2013 21:42:44 | More by DmanGTR
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down either. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and some mild herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a sweet flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 04:42:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-28-2013 02:34:06 | More by drewone
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-20-2013 17:08:38 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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jnance34

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-13-2013 02:43:50 | More by jnance34
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-31-2012 20:44:43 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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StefanosG

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-30-2012 17:14:52 | More by StefanosG
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mullenite

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-29-2012 14:38:06 | More by mullenite
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-29-2012 12:53:35 | More by baybum
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had one of these on draft and took a growler home with me after :)

A: Gorgeous deep amber but little to no head retention.

S: Excuse me for being slightly congested but I caught the sweet malty smell with a nice touch of pine and oranges...need to get over this cold.

T: The first thing I noticed was how well balanced this beer was. A perfect combination of sweet malts and slightly bitter hoppiness, not overwhelming as the name may suggest. A nice finish of vanilla and oranges.

M: Terrapin has something good going with this. I love the thicker mouthfeel and how it layers the tongue.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 21:53:40 | More by dsigmon
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-23-2012 05:22:16 | More by sendbeer
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AgentMunky

California

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an BrewDog cervoise glass. I am surprised I've not reviewed this before. Unfortunately, this bottle is a little more than a year old. Vintage 2011.

A: Pours very dark, with little to no head. In direct light, it's only lightly translucent, being a pretty solid ruddy brown. Some effervescence, but almost no lacing.

S: Malty-bitter-sweet. Brown sugar and citrusy hops.

T: Very good! Age has hardly diminished the appeal of this imperial amber. It has all the round, fruity maltiness, but with a wicked bitter twist of abundant hops. The aftertaste is smooth and wet, but the hops and the ABV impart a modicum of dryness.

M: Light carbonation, thin body, sticky finish.

O: A good, high-powered beer and excellent amber. Powerful but well-balanced. Recommended; would enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 02:54:50 | More by AgentMunky
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2012 02:44:12 | More by KevinGordon
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-13-2012 00:00:41 | More by inspektor
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-12-2012 05:35:30 | More by CelticAleMan
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-21-2012 06:14:15 | More by kirbmeist
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Toadhopper

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-20-2012 21:59:30 | More by Toadhopper
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swh1972

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-10-2012 13:28:15 | More by swh1972
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-02-2012 13:58:36 | More by dvmin98
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-01-2012 01:05:04 | More by rabiddawg
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Pammywham


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-27-2012 04:20:27 | More by Pammywham
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Lovely85

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-26-2012 22:37:55 | More by Lovely85
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-17-2012 18:37:58 | More by ncaudle
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-17-2012 18:10:34 | More by MCDub
Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.