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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Hop Karma IPATerrapin Hop Karma IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

983 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 77
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"The Terrapin Hop Karma IPA (formerly known as the India Style Brown Ale) is a head on collision between a hoppy, west coast IPA and a complex, malty brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds." 65 IBU

(Beer added by: athensbeermaster on 04-02-2007)
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a light level of lacing.

Smell – A sweeter and roasty aroma are most prevalent. The sweet in the nose is of a caramel, light chocolate and molasses smell, with the roasted noted being of a brown bread nature with a note of coffee. Overall, it is a lighter but pleasant aroma none the less.

Taste- A roasted malt and more herbal hop flavor greet the tongue. These are complimented by a lighter chocolate and molasses flavor. The sweetness grows in strength toward the middle of the taste as flavors of caramel join the molasses and chocolate flavor initially present. As the flavor advances further toward the end some bitter hop notes of an earthy and grapefruit citrus come to the taste and leave a semi-sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lighter to medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is just a tad above average. It is a little to light in body and too high in carbonation for the dark and chocolate flavors. With this said though it is by no means bad.

Overall – A pretty easy drinking brew with a decent blend between hop, roast, and sweet. All are somewhat subdued, but in concert, they work fairly well.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 22:25:01 | More by Darkmagus82
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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.