Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.55/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep ruby with brown highlights. Smaller off white head without much lacing. Smell is remarkable. The oak is in no way overpowering and adds another level of complexity to this already great beer. Brings out more of a pineapple scent on top of the base smell. Still caramel and that lovely brown sugar. Also pine and light citrus hops. Seems like there are even hints of coconut. Very light oak and wood presence. Just lovely. Taste is much of the same. This is one beer that I almost wish there was more oak presence, which is seldom the case as many are overdone. Still, very nice and gives the regular flavors a chance to shine while adding complexity. Great mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Moderate bitterness balanced with the malt sweetness. Not too thick and just about perfect. I could have had a couple more pints of this one. It is easily approachable and the oak flavor is in no way dominating. Very, very great beer. Who would have thought Big Hoppy could get much better? It does.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2008 16:38:51 | More by ncvbc
Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.