Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by Daktah:
4.24/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a hazy medium brown with a frothy off white head. Good lacing left behind. Smell was hops and a little sweetness from the malt (a little chocolate and nuttiness). Taste is more of the same, with a great balance of hops and full malt taste. There's a little doughy taste as well, which was a nice surprise. Mouthfeel on this one is great and really carries the flavors well.
A very interesting beer; I can't think of anything I've tried that is similar. Definitely on top of the Terrapin offerings for me at this point.
Serving type: on-tap
05-31-2013 14:40:18 | More by Daktah
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 964 ratings.