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Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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858 Ratings

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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 162
Gots: 45 | 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:
Beer added by: rajendra82 on 10-09-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Red Ale.
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: - Dark dark, deep amber color, excellent carbonation but no or extremely slight lacing

S - Mainly malt with some burnt sugar and a twist of citrus(very light)

T - Tons of deep sweet burnt sugary caramel style malt with a smooth that bites(Hops linger onto a peppery finish). (Almost like a "light" Barleywine.)

M - Full bodied with medium carbonation and a peppery hops that lingers after the over abundance of deep medium malts

O - Delicious, I highly recommend if you like the style!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.