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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: 51 | 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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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-09-2013 03:17:38 | More by kevgod
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Off_inthe_Shower

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-08-2013 20:55:21 | More by Off_inthe_Shower
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-06-2013 03:37:23 | More by kingmaker
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-05-2013 22:12:35 | More by mpalestino
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TheDoak

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2013 21:00:35 | More by TheDoak
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

08-03-2013 01:37:52 | More by mwbrady12
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-31-2013 02:34:18 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-31-2013 02:17:28 | More by Quafftastic
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dankspank420

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Really, really good beer.

Appearance is a reddish, mahogany brown. Little thin... light head. Nice, sticky lacing.

Smell out the bat is carmel. Then the chocolate comes through. Piney citris at the end.

Tastes really good. Similar to the smell. Allthoguh i taste more chocolate. Could use more hops, IMO.

Mouthfeel...wish it was a little less carbonated.

07-30-2013 22:35:07 | More by dankspank420
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-30-2013 02:12:56 | More by outoffocus
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2013 04:25:34 | More by Localdrinklax
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prototypic

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

Hop Karma pours a mahogany brown color. There’s a lot of light cutting through. Backlighting reveals strong garnet highlights. It almost looks red. It’s topped with a light tan collection of bubbles. It ‘s too modest to identify as a “head.” It disappears very quickly, leaving a spotty, light lacing on the glass. It’s not bad. Not great either.

The nose is good. It kicks off with a really nice brown malt scent. Chocolate and roasted malts are easily noted throughout. Cocoa definitely stands out. There’s definitely a strong hoppy scent. It’s mostly citric scents of grapefruit, orange, and a bit of pine. It blends well with the dark malt varieties. Smells like it anyway. It’s tough to tell which will be the stronger in flavor. Smells pretty well balanced though. Alcohol is masked really well. I’m not getting much.

This is good stuff. The malt base is nice and is rather sturdy. Chocolate and malted varieties combine to create a really nice roasty, cocoa flavor. It’s a little sweet, but tastes more bittersweet and cocoa-ish. Hops are rather strong and seem to take over the flavor profile. It’s good, but isn’t quite as balanced as I’d hoped. The hops added nice grapefruit, orange, and pine flavors. It’s definitely bitter. Not palate wrecking, but bitter. Alcohol isn’t much of a factor at all. I’m barely getting any. Finishes mostly hoppy, a little malty, and rather dry.

Hop Karma has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. It’s not bad, but it feels a little thin. Carbonation is rather light and soft. It’s not smooth, but it goes down pretty easy. I could handle a couple of these in a sitting easily.

I’m a big fan of Terrapin Beer Company. Hop Karma is a pretty solid beer on their decorated roster. I’d probably like it a little more with a stronger malty side, but it’s good stuff. I’m enjoying it. Definitely worth checking out.

07-28-2013 03:48:09 | More by prototypic
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tazzman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2013 19:52:24 | More by tazzman
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-27-2013 11:06:08 | More by dgherm
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2013 04:33:02 | More by BeerMeBrah
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-21-2013 04:06:17 | More by bmjivi221
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2013 02:35:19 | More by WOLFGANG
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jmm380

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2013 15:16:24 | More by jmm380
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2013 01:53:32 | More by pathman
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-15-2013 16:43:39 | More by JakeEsterly
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Dracarys

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2013 20:37:52 | More by Dracarys
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-12-2013 13:45:54 | More by SamuelTylerHam
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-07-2013 02:49:14 | More by BGsWo22
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CMOrak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-07-2013 01:34:34 | More by CMOrak
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einman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2013 01:09:01 | More by einman
Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.