Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by blakesell:
4.43/5 rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the 12oz bottle into an over sized English pint glass.
Thanks to Gary for leaving this behind after the party.
Appearance- Beer pours clear and brown with a substantial four finger head of foam that leaves ample lacing on the sides of the glass. The leftover foam is creamy and tan brown very similar to a stout. About the most impressive looking brown I've ever seen.
Smell- Excellent smelling, strong English brown scent with a strong citrus laden hop presence. Pine hops are also present, very welcome. The hops only increase as the beer warms and leans more toward the American IPA category, well described as the new brown IPA style.
Taste- Toasted bready, very nice and similar to an English brown upfront on flavor. The hops immediately come in afterward providing an excellent contrast that I wish I had a cheese to go along with. Finish is like Samuel Smith Brown mixed with Bells two hearted. Amazing.
Mouthfeel- Creamy, oh so creamy, toasty, hoppy, medium in carbonation, full bodied, lightly warming.
Drinkability- Worth obtaining a six pack of, worth obtaining a twelve. I could drink this and be happy for the rest of the summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2010 23:15:49 | More by blakesell
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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.