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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

509 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
75 IBU

(Beer added by: GJ40 on 11-07-2008)
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ThickNStout

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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 12.98/ 4 pack. 2012 vintage (I believe bottled 09/2012). Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours cloudy ruddy red-brown with one and a half fingers of dense pale head that leaves nice sheets of lacing as it recedes.

Smells smooth and hoppy. Floral, piney, citrus and sweet bread.

Taste is a nice blend of hops and smooth malts and oak. Pine, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, biscuits, wood and vanilla. The alcohol is there but much more subtle than I expected at over 9% abv.

Medium feel with mild but present carbonation. Creamy slick and coating, the floral aftertaste lingers quite a while.

I liked the original Big Hoppy Monster but the oaked version brings it to a new level of richness and complexity. I'll be buying more and probably laying a few down to enjoy in 6-12 months. Definately worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 01:00:34 | More by ThickNStout
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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.