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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: 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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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-27-2012 19:23:59 | More by Kubrickx
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-27-2012 16:32:22 | More by flyingmick
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

A: copper/rust/cloudy body, trace khaki head,

S: big oak, bready malt, clean pine

T: lemon peel, smokey oak, bread, long bitter pine finish

M: med/heavy body, hint of bubbly/oily mouth

O: POW! Again, really thrilled to have found Terrapin.
This is another gem that I will seek out and recommend.
So great to see a fine brewery in the South.

VERY TASTY, TREAT YOURSELF!

11-26-2012 20:37:58 | More by BeerLover99
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argock

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Vintage: 2012 on side of label. 4-pack purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $14.29.

A: Very clear orange-amber with 1/2-to-1 finger of off-white head with decent retention and only rare spots of lacing.

S: Caramel-toffee, tropical fruity and citrus hops, and strong but mellow oak aroma

T: The flavor is exceedingly smooth with the oak pretty dominant throughout. It is a non-vanilla oakiness which is not a problem as the caramel and bready maltiness is solid throughout. The hops qualities are mostly providing a low-moderate bitterness with only a little of the fruity and pine character from the aroma. The alcohol is not easy to feel -- except in your belly.

M: Very smooth and creamy with medium-body and low carbonation. Superb feel.

O: A really surprising beer as I remember BHM being pretty bitter and hoppy and this beer is neither of those -- very smooth and unassuming with great malt backbone and a nice oak current throughout.

11-26-2012 04:35:44 | More by argock
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

11-25-2012 20:26:10 | More by Dapperticus
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harrylee773

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

11-23-2012 05:44:16 | More by harrylee773
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-22-2012 02:00:13 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-22-2012 01:58:58 | More by djrn2
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-20-2012 00:40:29 | More by PaulMc
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-18-2012 18:45:15 | More by HopBrain
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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz bottle poured into my Ithaca glass. It poured a murky mahogany color with a creamy, off white head to it. Decent retention and good lacing as I drank it.

The aroma does show the oak presence in it with some dry, woody notes. The oak blends very well with the sweeter caramel and light fruit flavors I'm getting out of the malts. The hoppiness seems little more reserved than I remember from the base beer, but the oak and malts area nice combination.

The taste shows a stronger oak presence up front with more of the dry, woody flavors to it. Again, I'm getting a very rich maltiness to it with notes of caramel and dark fruits. The hoppiness adds a little citrus rind to it, but for the most part continues to play more of a backseat role to the oak and malts.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side of the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it was a pretty good beer. I liked that the oak complimented rather that dominated the flavors. The malty flavors were very good as well. Everything came together pretty well in it.

11-16-2012 00:40:57 | More by billab914
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-14-2012 22:33:23 | More by ShemRahBoo
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-14-2012 19:37:35 | More by sansho
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mhbarber

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-13-2012 23:58:44 | More by mhbarber
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-13-2012 14:02:40 | More by Gehrig13
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nikbullet

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-11-2012 15:00:00 | More by nikbullet
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-10-2012 19:02:25 | More by hopswap1
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-08-2012 23:09:43 | More by Hanzo
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-08-2012 22:59:35 | More by cfinch2
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

I picked up a 4 pack of this on a recent trip to Nashville and decided to give it a go today... I love the regular BHM so I'm really excited to see what a little oak aging does with this...

This pours out into my AB pint glass an incredibly murky reddish hue with a very small and quickly fading thin wispy head... There's nothing clear about this at all... Very murky appearance...

Slightly oaky aromas wafting out of the glass... A bit of sweetness from the malts followed by a punch of pine from the hops... fairly subdued, I must say... Doesn't have nearly the pop that the regular version does... I'm guessing the oak has quieted this one down some... I will say that as it warms, the aromas get a little more pronounced and the hops begin to shine a little more... Quite nice overall...

A punch of those pine hops right off the bat but the earthiness of the oak and the sweetness of the malts pull that bitterness back and meld everything together quite nicely. The booze is warming in this for sure. It's a sipper... In a good way though.. Hints of that oak keep resurfacing bringing to mind a bourbon aspect to this... again, quite nice...

I liked this one... As much as the regular version? Not so sure about that. That's one of my favorite reds (might be my favorite) and it' s tough to top that beer when fresh... That being said, this is a good effort and one that I plan on enjoying while it's still around.

11-08-2012 16:16:54 | More by Tilley4
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reeseandking


4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-03-2012 18:22:26 | More by reeseandking
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kizyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-03-2012 02:48:29 | More by kizyle
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-20-2012 16:56:00 | More by fehrminator
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-19-2012 21:46:19 | More by Zach136
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-13-2012 17:37:36 | More by buckyp
Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.