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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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very good

997 Ratings

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 78
Gots: 57 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Photo of Ozzylizard
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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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.

Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.