Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear darkish brown with a thick one finger light tan head. Amazing head retention and some nice globs of lacing on the glass. A really nice looking beer.
I find the aroma to be a little bit weak. Some mild citrus sneaking through with a little bit of pine along with a touch of coffee and roasted malt. There is a little citric tartness reminiscent of lime.
The taste thankfully has more going on than the aroma. Some cocoa and light roast marries nicely with mild pine and and some light citrus in the way of lemon and lime. Towards the end I can pick up more in the way of darker chocolate and cherries. Bitterness is on the mild side leading to a slightly sticky finish.
Overall, this is a nice beer that is a hoppy brown almost bordering on a light Black IPA. Not overly complex but a good easy-drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2013 00:49:49 | More by rangerred
More User Reviews:
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 959 ratings.