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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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very good

550 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: GJ40 on 11-07-2008

75 IBU
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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled into a snifter.

Pours chestnut brown with a quarter inch dark tan head that quickly recedes leaving minimal surface layer and lacing.

Strong aromas of caramelized sugar and pine resin.

Very strong initial flavors of the aforementioned caramelized sugar and pine resin but as it rests on the back of the tongue you get strong flavors of wood and hints of leather from the oak.

Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering aftertaste with very little alcohol burn.

Overall, not a bad beer if you like this particular flavor profile. Not overly complex but the flavors that are there definitely make their presence known.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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1.59/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle 2012 edition into a tulip glass. color is a deep red hue, with a rich looking but not overly large head. Smell is aromatic full of herbal, floral attributes. First taste is smoothier then expected, hops are present full of pine and earth. The oak comes through next it acts almost like a cleaning agent it takes the hops and levels it all out for an extremely easy drinking double IPA. Overall a really nice beer, I don't like to be beat over the head by hoppy bitterness i appreciate the skill it takes to turn a bold IPA into something that stays true to itself but it also equally drinkable and something i want to go back to seconds on.

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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.