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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Hop Karma IPATerrapin Hop Karma IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 963
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%


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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JCaweinstein

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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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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.

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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
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