Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.19/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured form a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Best if enjoyed by 3rd week of July.
Color is dark brown with about one finger thick tan colored head with excellent retention. Super long. Very nice lacing on the sides as well. A bit of ruby hues in the light.
Aroma is a mix of some nutty caramel flavors. May be some roast. Some grounded dry hop aroma. A bit herbal. A good amount of hop presence. Overall strength is moderate.
Taste has a good amount of hop bitterness. A good mix of roasted brown malts, a bit of nuts and bitterness from hops. Provides a surprisingly complex taste.
Mouth feel is medium bodied. No hint of alcohol or warmth. Moderate carbonation. Nice piney and oily touch of an IPA.
Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 4.25
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2013 02:39:46 | More by AmitC
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.