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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

522 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark orange brown color. Poured an awesome creamy 2 finger head. Dissipated to thin layer of cream on top. Great lacing.

S- Wow. Tropical fruit, caramel, chocolate, BIG Oak, vanilla, and a touch of pine. Subtle Scotch. Very inviting.

T- Super sweet intro that morphs into flavors mentioned above. Complex and very well balanced. Booze isn't hidden, but adds a rich caramel meets licorice flavor.

M- Thick body. Crisp carbonation. Oily finish.

O- I am impressed. And a bit buzzed. 10.3% sneaks up on you. This is a wonderful beer. Super complex and incredibly balanced. Flavors all over the map. A hoppy, malty, Imperial Red Ale spiked with the luscious tastes, smells, and feel of a good Scotch. I really can't say enough. I will definitely have again.

tmm313, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

griffeyb, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

RyanAU, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

inspektor, Nov 29, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a vintage date.

All hazed out with a rusty brown color, the lacing on top is the saving grace for appearance. Massive malt nose; caramel, brioche, faint honey, pineapple, guava, mild hop resin, oak, & booze. Very smooth, big bodied, ripe fruit, brown bread, oak, ample hop bitterness, very warming alcohol, light syrup, caramel, leafy, orange rind, mild spice, semi-sweet oaky finish.

One thing I love about this beer is that the hoppiness was not over done but rather steady throughout. An excellent tipple here.

Jason, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Westbrook snifter

A - pours up a hazy burnt orange color with a tan two inch head, decent retention and lacing considering the high ABV.

S - pine, resin, bread, oak

T - pretty malt forward with some faint caramel and molasses flavors. Finishes very dry with a big oak taste and some alcohol warming. Alcohol though present is not as prominent as I expected.

M - very full bodied with an oak aftertaste

O - fairly complex, but the oak is sort of overwhelming.

Mojo, Nov 26, 2013
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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.