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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Hop Karma IPATerrapin Hop Karma IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,001 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,001
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 77
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: athensbeermaster on 04-02-2007

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
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, sixer in the fridge from brawleys

appearance: served in a nonic pint - dark brown body, 1" beige foam with light retention

smell: the (new) classic combination of chocolate malts and bitter piney hops...some citrus and roasted aromas as well

taste: Damn that crazy turtle. The hops in this thing are strong - driven by pine with notes of bitter grapefruit rind. Sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oats, and dark fruits mingle well. Not really a black IPA, more of a brown IPA and one to be enjoyed.

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness, creamy and medium bodied

drinkability: good

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint glass. Label depict a turtle dressed in a robe and playing a sitar. Best by the first week of October.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of light tan head. This settles to a still substantial and puffy coating of foam. The beer itself is a deep mahogany; dark enough that you cannot see through it in the center. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Spicy hop aromas with an undertone a caramel and molasses.

Taste: Mild yet noticeable floraly hop flavors upfront with a solid caramelized malt backbone. An extremely mild hop bitterness lingers after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: Exactly as described; a mix of the expected characteristics of a brown ale and an IPA.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark amber brown with off white 1 finger head, dissipates quickly and leaves a bunch of lace.

Smell: Big burst of american hops here, some citrus mixed with a nice heaping of pine. There's a caramel sweetness from the malt coming through.

Taste: Nice change of pace here, there's those piney/fruity hops up front that washes into a nice sweet malt. There's also a nice bitter bite here but overall very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and tingles the mouth.

Drinkability: I'm definitely enjoying this, the maltiness really balances the hoppiness. I can go through a sixer in no time. This is a beer that begs the powers that be for a new India Brown Ale category.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color with a tan, foamy, two finger head. Tons of sticky lacing from top to bottom.

Grapefruit and earthy hops are the first to hit the nose, then it converts to the brown ale- toasted and sweet malts.

The taste has a strong sweet brown sugar malt base, and is peppered with spicy and earthy hops that resemble dried leaves. There is a little bit of the citrus hops in their that cut the sweet and spicey with a citrus acidity.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Finish is bitter.

I really enjoyed this beer and made a nice little session out of it on NYE. I wish it was available in my neck of the woods, but I do frequent the south quite a bit and this could be a staple on my visits.

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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,001 ratings.