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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Hop Karma IPATerrapin Hop Karma IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

987 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 77
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"The Terrapin Hop Karma IPA (formerly known as the India Style Brown Ale) is a head on collision between a hoppy, west coast IPA and a complex, malty brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds." 65 IBU

(Beer added by: athensbeermaster on 04-02-2007)
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Llamameister

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-03-2014 04:54:32 | More by Llamameister
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TigerOwl

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-30-2013 20:15:10 | More by TigerOwl
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-24-2013 23:15:26 | More by jaemeno3
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-19-2013 02:44:23 | More by anhigdon
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-15-2013 18:46:01 | More by BillRoth
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Ruby red brown in color with a finger of light khaki colored fizzy head, little spots of lacing.
S - Slight alcohol, lots of roasted malts, some burnt maple, hickory, slight earthy hops.
T - A light citrus flavor up front with some spicy resinous hops, then it gets very roasty, lots of sweet malt, maple, hickory chips, slightly smoky.
M - Creamy smooth, a touch of burn and peppery spice to it
O - Really interesting and complex IBA, lots of character to it, one of the better versions of the style thats out there.

12-13-2013 04:31:37 | More by Omnium
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from bottle into goblet at reefer temp.
Head average (3 cm), light brown, creamy; becomes frothy while mostly diminishing.
Lacing good.
Body is clear amber with a marked reddish hue.
Aroma is more malty than hoppy.
Begins moderately bitter and ends the same; no particular flavor outstanding.
Light to medium body, watery, carbonation soft.

I've been buying this beer when I could find it since it was India Style Brown Ale; it doesn't make it to western PA often. This beer is best when poured and allowed to open up before drinking.

12-08-2013 11:33:09 | More by Ozzylizard
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anaids

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-07-2013 15:41:17 | More by anaids
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-04-2013 17:15:24 | More by RochefortChris
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2013 23:08:04 | More by NooseJustice
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-27-2013 21:35:30 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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SUP3RDAV3

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2013 16:44:04 | More by SUP3RDAV3
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AmandaRae

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-26-2013 04:17:52 | More by AmandaRae
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davidwantsataco

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-16-2013 21:13:03 | More by davidwantsataco
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Judging by others who reviewed this beer, my guess is that mine is old.
I didn't get any hop aroma or taste.
In the aroma i did pick up hints of chocalate. In the taste it was alittle more complex with chocolate and anise and molasses.
The bottle had a notch that said good to at least April 14, I don't know.

11-16-2013 13:45:39 | More by micromaniac129
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade.

A- Pours a light muddy brown body with a small off-white head that reduces quickly. Leaves little lacing.

S- Caramel, nutty, toffee, some pine and resin.

T- Starts off pretty malty with bread, caramel, brown sugar notes. The finish is a muted hoppiness - some pine. Rather dull.

M- Medium-light body, not much carbonation.

Meh, it was alright. Maybe it sat in my fridge a little too long, but the flavor and character was just lacking here.

11-14-2013 03:54:17 | More by gcamparone
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-03-2013 16:07:36 | More by DerrickW
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Stugotzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-01-2013 14:34:02 | More by Stugotzo
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-25-2013 15:30:46 | More by jjd315
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-23-2013 21:51:33 | More by ZEB89
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

10-22-2013 17:07:03 | More by RBorsato
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-20-2013 20:31:51 | More by mychalg9
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2013 08:08:51 | More by hopkrid
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-19-2013 22:39:09 | More by dankjohn
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Netdigger2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-13-2013 14:09:55 | More by Netdigger2
Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.