Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by Thur123:
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is a dark ruby brown color with a little off white head that fades quickly. The carbonation looks full and the smell is...hop bitterness undercut by strong toasted bread like malt. The hops almost smell thin compared to the malt character, which is much fuller. Caramel and toffee add to the overall roast flavor of the malt.
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The hop flavor is huge on the front end with all the herbal and floral bitterness, and even a bit of citrus paired with the sweet piney taste that dominates the hops aftertaste. All of this goes on while malt rounds out the bottom end with that roasted character that's honestly a little at odds with the hop flavor. It like each aspect would be perfect in their respective styles but together their just a bit off. Overall a pretty good beer that's unique for certain, just not exquisite.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2009 02:34:31 | More by Thur123
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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.