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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

517 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | 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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BlakeL

Florida

1/5  rDev -74%

01-11-2013 00:33:00 | More by BlakeL
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -74%

09-28-2013 11:31:28 | More by JohnnyK
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NanomiaCara

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

05-15-2012 22:23:11 | More by NanomiaCara
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teromous

Virginia

1.53/5  rDev -60.2%

A: The body is a very cloudy dark brown color with an eggshell colored fluffy head that delivers some good lacing on the glass.

S: I get a slam of catty hop aroma, followed by a strong alcohol scent, and a bit of band-aid. It's not that pleasant to me.

T: At first I get a very strong alcohol flavor, followed by what tastes like plastic or vinyl. It's pretty awful tasting, I don't know if it's always like this or what. I do get some woody oak flavor but nothing competes with the plastic and alcohol flavors that are so sickly strong. In the aftertaste I can fortunately taste some of the hops, which have a bit of pine flavor and are a bit earthy. It's unfortunate that I can't even drink this beer because of how it tastes.

M: The beer has a full mouthfeel. It is incredibly hard to drink this beer because of the overall flavors.

O: I could not drink this beer. I was expecting some big hoppy delicious beer with oak, but instead I was slammed with this awful combination of plastic and alcohol flavor. I kept telling myself "there's no way it's that bad" and had to take another sip. Obviously it wasn't getting any better with the sips. I would say that if I was in a life or death situation where I had to drink it, then I could. Given any other beer, I probably would choose a run-of-the-mill commercial beer over this.

09-28-2013 01:32:30 | More by teromous
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

12-04-2013 01:50:54 | More by lupercmda
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

07-31-2014 04:36:24 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

07-31-2014 04:37:38 | More by Elicoleman
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

12-08-2013 03:35:37 | More by RyanAU
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

01-12-2013 20:28:40 | More by DonFrap
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

06-14-2014 00:17:21 | More by wertschy
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garuda

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -31.5%

A - Murky deep amber with a one finger head that retains well with some lacing.

S/T - With a name like Big Hoppy Monster, there's minimal hop content in aroma and taste. Mostly dominated by dark fruits of plum and raisin, and a lot of sweetness. Oak comes in through the finish, with only a touch of earthy hops adding a small amount of bitterness.

M - Medium body, thick and creamy with a low carbonation. The oakiness helps dry it up a bit, but residual sugars are still left coating the mouth.

O - Totally not what I was expecting from the name. Almost no hop character, very sweet and malty, with the oak not really incorporated well into the beer. Kind of turns me off from trying the regular version.

11-08-2011 00:59:45 | More by garuda
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

03-09-2013 02:59:37 | More by Travcofarms
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frankthetank86

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

10-30-2013 01:18:23 | More by frankthetank86
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

12-15-2012 21:30:30 | More by EdelweissDad
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Jsmercer

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

11-12-2013 01:14:21 | More by Jsmercer
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

12-01-2013 23:06:45 | More by NooseJustice
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -27.1%

Thanks again to AtlCarl as I work my way through all the beer that landed, with a resounding noise heard for blocks around, on my porch not long ago. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is a clear light red that turns to mild murk as the last bit is poured from the bottle. Much like it's namesake sans oak, this is a beer dominated by malt (Big Malty Monster?) - my pharynx is filled to overflowing with sweet, sweet toffee. Neither hops nor oak appear on radar.

Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster, once tasted, definitely needs a moniker change. Caramel malts flap in your face like a loose feather boa covered in sickly sweet honey. Oak is barely visible over the shoulder of the malts, & a tiny bite of vanilla appears. Hops? None. Heavy. After a few sips I feel like I've ingested three Krispy Kremes in less than a minute. Stomach, expanding.

Just like the original, this is a heavy, filing, brutal beast of a beer that gets points knocked off for false advertising.; I couldn't do more than six ounces, nor would I want to. This monster doesn't even frighten to mediocrity; sub-par.

11-30-2012 02:52:34 | More by maximum12
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -24.7%

2013 vintage. into snifter.

A: a very, very hazy brown body. head is off-white and is bubbly. retention and lacing are minimal.

S: wood and raisins. plums and figs. not getting any oxidation or off-aromas. not getting any hops either.

T: a lot of raisins. dark, sweet fruit. a lot of wood. distinctive oak flavor right smack in the middle of the drink. really kind of unpleasant. finish returns to more wood and dark fruit. not cloying without much in this finish.

M: carb is pretty average. full bodied.

D: really not a desirable brew for me. too much wood, not enough malt and hops to provide balance. not all beers should be put in oak! I actually get no hops. don't think ill be trying this one again.

02-05-2014 03:31:05 | More by Jimmys
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BadJustin

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-11-2013 00:42:01 | More by BadJustin
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-09-2013 20:51:17 | More by Larrydoherty
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-10-2013 05:23:29 | More by griffeyb
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-14-2013 16:08:45 | More by 100200300
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Klebe

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-20-2014 13:18:29 | More by Klebe
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Connor

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-14-2013 17:49:02 | More by Connor
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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.