Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by AdamBear:
2.53/5 rDev -35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
A-dark brown, not quite black with a thick tan head. there's a nice lacing that stays.
S-smells like milk chocolate possibly with a slight bitterness to it, yes definitely, the hops come in late. its a fairly weak smell.
T-comes in with bitter low quality chocolate malts. its a very subtle hit besides the bitterness. the after-taste seems to be a little better with milk chocolate and dark malts as the back bone. this taste is a very mediocre, forgettable experience. it is very unimpressive.
M-real low carbonation with a slightly watery finish. its quite tangy as well.
D-after a few sips, i knew my glass wasn't going to empty any time soon, its just not an enjoyable beer. there really isn't any good tastes or qualities to grab a hold of. its definitely not a beer i could drink all night and its definitely not a beer i ever want again.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 04:31:10 | More by AdamBear
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Dark reddish brown in the glass. Poured an ok 1 finger head. Good lacing.
S- Smells are on the faint side. Caramel, cracker, surprisingly big booze, plum, raisin, slight touch of pine, citrus, and chocolate.
T- Follows the nose fairly closely; however, the flavors are better on the tongue than in the nose. Caramel, bready malts, plum, earthy hop spice, booze, slight orange and grapefruit with some pine.
M- Slightly thicker than medium. Smooth on the tongue. Slightly drying with a bready, fruity, bitter aftertaste.
O- At first I didn't like it, but the warmer it got, the more I did. In the end, I feel its easiest to explain it as 50% Brown Ale, 40% Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and 10% IPA. It is very nicely balanced considering all the contrasting flavors and styles. I would definitely have it again.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 00:15:03 | More by tmm313
Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.