Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brown with amber showing through around the edges and the bottom of the glass. One finger off white head dissipates quickly. From the best I can tell this beer is clear.
Smells like chocolate, maybe it's more of a caramel aroma, not picking up much in the way of hops.
First off I get roasted malt, then chocolate followed by grapefruit, and it leaves a coffee like aftertaste...so good.
It's medium bodied and really pretty dry with some bold malt and hop flavors. It leaves a very pleasant bitter aftertaste, one time it was like grapefruit and one time like coffee.
First brown IPA I've had. This is one tasty beer though to be sure. The aroma and flavors are balanced between hops and malts, making this one very complex beer. I say bravo!
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2012 01:04:29 | More by JCaweinstein
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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 957 ratings.