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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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988 Ratings

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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 76
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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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap selection at the Nashville Flying Saucer, Terrapin Night so it was on sale.
Arrived a clear, dark brown color with a thick, light tan head. Good foam retention and left some chhunky lacing on the glass. The aroma had some nice citrus and pine hoppiness, mixed with the roasted, dark malt. The taste is well balanced between the two styles. Some cocoa/chocolate and roasted, smoky malt sweetness. Mild pine and some light citrus hops give a good dose of bitterness. Overall, this was a nice beer that delivered just as advertised - a brown IPA.
I enjoy getting to try these hybrid styles.

BigBry, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bastu, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

axres, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

SBoyar1, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

cdtoffers, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to 7ways for this one.

Poured from the bottle a clear and dark red brown with a thin bubbly tan head.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a kick of piney hops.

Piney hop bitterness upfront which soon reveals a toasted malt and caramel finish.

Lighter bodied, clean and crisp, with moderate carbonation.

A nice brown ale from Terrapin. Easy to drink even easier to enjoy.

Monkeyknife, Dec 10, 2008
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

thatoneguymike, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

akinsja, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mattyb79, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to admit, I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this beer, but I liked the label, and the blending of styles interested me.

It poured a nice chestnut color with a two finger tan head that dissipated preety quickly and left nice webs of lace. This beer smells great! It has a nice aromatic aroma roasted malt and citrusy notes from the hops, as well as some other things. It was very pleasant. The flavor is a little more brown ale than IPA, especially at first, but there is a nicely balanced hops finish to it.

I really enjoyed this beer, and will work it into my regular rotation. It was very smooth and very drinkable.

uabjeff, May 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

kristougher, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

rpetroni, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Oakenator, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

justintcoons, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of LtCracker20
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Jax in Florida.

A- Pours a slightly hazy brown body with a thin off-white cap that sticks around for a while. Leaves a slight trail of lace.

S- Wow. A big hop punch. A lot of pine and citrus with some caramel that backs it all up.

T- Caramel sweetness and a nice piney hop flavor that lasts.

MF- Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

LtCracker20, Jul 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

TheDoak, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

cadaugherty, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tchaos, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jk3, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mychalg9, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JF1917, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.