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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

992 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 78
Gots: 55 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.3%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JKV96, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kramerbarthomer, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

crowbar540, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Damian74Shensky, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Llamameister, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

TigerOwl, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jaemeno3, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

anhigdon, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Omnium, Dec 13, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Ozzylizard, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

anaids, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

SUP3RDAV3, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

AmandaRae, Nov 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

davidwantsataco, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

micromaniac129, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

gcamparone, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Stugotzo, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jjd315, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ZEB89, Oct 23, 2013
Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.