Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by sarahspat:
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Great looking mocha colored head. Very sticky; good retention. Nice globs and webs of lacing show up.
Smells very herbaceous and piney. Candied pineapple and grapefruit make notable appearances later on, after warming.
The most forward flavor is bitter pine sap. Next in line comes ruby red grapefruit. Tart fruit in the middle: fresh raspberries, peaches and apricots. Also, chocolate, maple syrup are forces in the finish.
The first bottle from this pack that I had seemed almost too bitter (and I love bitter beers), but the second was perfect. I guess maybe I drank the other one too cold? Obviously, this beer is hoppier than most brown ales, but the hops still do not out-shout the malt. I love all of the flavors in this one, and it's very complex for the style. Nicely done.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2009 02:49:34 | More by sarahspat
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 957 ratings.