Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by NiceTaps:
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a growler into a room temp pint glass.
A- Pours a coffee brown color with red hihglights. This pour resulted in a 2-finger mocha colored head that tapered slowly to a film. Lots of lacing, sticky rings. Now that I can see the dark roasted malts, let's find out more....
S- There's the roasted malt along with chocolate right away. Mix in a hint of floral and citrus hop aromas as well. That chocolate steps up as the beer warms.
T-Roasted malt and chocolate malt up front once again. The citrus hop flavor hangs back allowing malts to lead here. Maybe a touch of coffee backround, too.
M- Medium feel, good carbonation, and very easy drinking, Not heavy at all, probably thanks to its 6.0 abv and 65 ibus working well together. The hop tang lingers a bit on the finish but there's no doubt that this is a brown ale.
O- Well Done! Another fine Terrapin Beer offering. Ideal for this time of year.
Serving type: growler
10-28-2012 17:25:28 | More by NiceTaps
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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 958 ratings.