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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

507 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
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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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-13-2012 17:37:36 | More by buckyp
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Brianito

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-12-2012 10:04:13 | More by Brianito
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jtd1969

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky brown with a slight reddish tint. good lacing

S - Oak and citrus hops

T - Deep alcohol malt flavor with a deep scottish ale flavor. Earthy hops with herbal accent. Malt over power the hops, but balanced nicely

M - Full bodied, smooth, between medium n light carbonation

O - What a great beer. A tasty alternative to the main one!! I recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:15:09 | More by jtd1969
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Lantern


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-09-2012 11:18:35 | More by Lantern
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-08-2012 23:48:50 | More by chinchill
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-08-2012 13:27:36 | More by jriggins6
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 4 pack picked up at Green's on Buford Hwy. I did not realize the season Hoppy Monster this year comes with a new twist...Oak Aged! Woo hoo!

A - Dark amber, little clarity. Lots of head and sticky lace.

S - Hoppiness, oakiness, Alcohol, sweet, toffee, brown sugar

T - Smooth at first sip, and then a huge hoppy/malty backbone hits you on second swallow and it just sucks you in. Huge flavor! All the same tastes as the qualities I mentioned in the Smell

M - Full bodied, very highly carbonated.

O - I love the standard Hoppy Monster. Even have the T-shirt. Absolutely love the Oak Aged version!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:49:28 | More by BeerDawgs
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 12.98/ 4 pack. 2012 vintage (I believe bottled 09/2012). Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours cloudy ruddy red-brown with one and a half fingers of dense pale head that leaves nice sheets of lacing as it recedes.

Smells smooth and hoppy. Floral, piney, citrus and sweet bread.

Taste is a nice blend of hops and smooth malts and oak. Pine, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, biscuits, wood and vanilla. The alcohol is there but much more subtle than I expected at over 9% abv.

Medium feel with mild but present carbonation. Creamy slick and coating, the floral aftertaste lingers quite a while.

I liked the original Big Hoppy Monster but the oaked version brings it to a new level of richness and complexity. I'll be buying more and probably laying a few down to enjoy in 6-12 months. Definately worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 01:00:34 | More by ThickNStout
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-30-2012 01:06:21 | More by BigTrubble
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-14-2012 22:34:13 | More by Keith_R
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: reddish in color with a short 1/2" head. Some moderate lace appears.

Smell: malt sweetness and some caramel is all that can be detected.

Taste: caramel, earthy tones, oak, some vanilla, a bit of fruitiness, and a hearty biting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: definite slow sipping beer. Bold flavors too.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 11:09:06 | More by Gavage
Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.