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Terrapin Monk's Revenge - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

636 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 51
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally Side Project #5, now a Spring release.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009)
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ltdantheman

Georgia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-18-2012 15:30:42 | More by ltdantheman
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dogma46an2

Alabama

5/5  rDev +30.5%

appearance was a golden cloud of deliciousness.

aroma was a mix of belgium and california like they had a baby of awesomeness with hay notes citrus notes and pine notes. i felt like i was on the farm in north belgium.

the taste was remarkably similar to the aroma with a rich characteristic of grapefruit and spiciness, with finish of pepper.

mouthfeel was proper with a lingering lace of butter and caramel that laid stayed on te pallet.

overall i thought this was a perfect beer for its style.

10-20-2012 03:24:10 | More by dogma46an2
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jnolan

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.5%

06-03-2012 07:17:06 | More by jnolan
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acharpster01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-28-2011 21:19:23 | More by acharpster01
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BhamBeerLover


5/5  rDev +30.5%

Huge floral nose. Thought the yeast added a great deal to this brew in terms of both aroma and flavor. Have never had any complaints about this hopped up belgian and hope I never will. Will continue to drink this beer at home and in bars when presented with the (all too rare) opportunity. Thanks Terrapin and keep on truckin'!!!

10-20-2012 02:46:46 | More by BhamBeerLover
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bieltzc

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-21-2011 01:39:22 | More by bieltzc
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Brotton

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.5%

01-18-2013 23:04:39 | More by Brotton
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-21-2013 04:09:01 | More by bmjivi221
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AlCzerik

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-29-2012 03:22:19 | More by AlCzerik
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BelgiumsFinest

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-10-2012 04:54:27 | More by BelgiumsFinest
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mwa423

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +22.7%

Got as an extra from craytonic. Great extra! If this is a Monk's revenge, I am going to piss one off and he can rain this stuff down on me.

Pours with relatively little head and the color/clarity is close to a light lager, extremely impressive for the style.

Aroma is a knock out blend of belgian yeast and hops, never had a Belgian IIPA with so much in the nose...wait, not sure I have had another....

Anyway, the taste has a good hop bite and lots of orange peel and belgian yeast. Fantastic pairing that makes me think this could become a regular terrapin favorite...well if they make it again.

M/D - Fantastic, couldn't improve it. That is all.

08-10-2009 02:44:06 | More by mwa423
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.68/5  rDev +22.2%

A: A perfectly clear copper body with an off-white bubbly head, about 1 finger.

S: A pine & citrus hop aroma with a slight hint of Belgian yeasts.

T: A citrusy flavor with a mellow malty background and a strong hoppy bitterness. Pepper, apple, and banana can be picked up on the palate along with some Belgian yeast notes followed with a dry aftertaste. Great flavor beer that hides the high ABV.

M: A creamy texture with mild carbonation and medium-full body.

D: This is the kind of revenge I will always look forward to.

09-14-2010 00:24:57 | More by BrewCrew2010
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STKPICR0720

Alabama

4.65/5  rDev +21.4%

This is a lighter colored belgian ale. Very hoppy and full of alcohol. The hops tame the alcohol and make this beer and extremely easy drinking brew for being a 9.6%ABV. I was over welmed at how easy this beer was to drink considering how the hops practically jump out of the bottle. I actually enjoyed this beer the night that it was announced Osama Bin Laden had been killed. This will always be a special beer for me. I would order this brew or pick up a 4-pack anytime. This beer is a must for the hop heads and for anyone who loves a great brew.

05-04-2011 18:10:14 | More by STKPICR0720
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DanielClouser

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +20.9%

22 oz bomber into Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. This is my... 4th (I think) time drinking this beer, and I usually drink it from my Duvel tulip (I think the tulip is a little better, but the DFH glass is good too).

I just love this beer. I really hope Terrapin decides to brew this one again.

Thin head (it IS 9.8% ABV, after all), but decent lacing. Luscious fruity scent that takes you from tangerine to apricot to pear and back again. Amarillo is the star here, if I'm not mistaken.

The flavor delivers everything in the aroma, with a heavy bitterness that avoids being either too resinous or too thin and grassy. Amarillo's aspirin quality shows up, and it is excellent in this brew. The yeast actually works with the hops instead of playing a crazy, topsy-turvy balancing act, which is very rare for this style.

Mouthfeel is nice, and the drinkability is just off the charts (until you fall off your chair).

I had this beer very shortly after it came out, and it was good but a little boozy and overly bitter. I have to say that it's really reaching its peak now. Too bad there's not much left anywhere (the one bottle I have left is the only one I know how to find).

08-11-2009 01:43:10 | More by DanielClouser
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Anthony1

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +19.6%

Poured into two snifters

Decided i NEEDED to drink this beer after i realized i was already 3 side projects behind. Could only find it in one bar. Bottled poured into two glasses.

started off with a slightly hazy golden color, crowned with a thin white head. decent lace.

smells sweet and floral. Hops, bread, orange, honey, sugar, spice, and fruits. tastes sweet. very bready and candy like. contrasting sweet malts and bitterness. so many levels of different tastes mixed together into an awesome beer. medium body with decent carbonation. very enjoyable beer. More then happy to put out an above "rAvg" score for this beer.

07-13-2009 18:25:09 | More by Anthony1
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hughesm4

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +18.3%

This is not only the first beer I have had from the Side Projects, but the first that I have had from Terrapin. mwa423 acquired this in a trade and I am very excited to taste.
A. Pours golden in color with very little head, and is very clear
S. Smells strongly of oranges and of hops, I guess this is what to expect of a Belgian IPA
T. Very fruity initial taste that switches to bitterness as it fills your mouth
MD. Leaves a bitter aftertaste of an IPA in the mouth for a few seconds that fades into a sweet taste on the tip of the tongue. Although unique it goes down extremely well, especially for 9.8 abv

This is a combination of two of my favorite styles and it is excellent. All the good tastes of a Belgian with the hops of an IPA. I love it.

08-10-2009 02:47:36 | More by hughesm4
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-04-2012 03:37:46 | More by jaminjohnson
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-15-2012 03:43:08 | More by GRG1313
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-04-2013 04:29:03 | More by brudz2134
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-22-2012 11:27:21 | More by hopsandstouts
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

08-07-2012 22:42:07 | More by Tumble
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sbvrt6913

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-25-2012 15:02:31 | More by sbvrt6913
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protton

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-19-2013 01:12:44 | More by protton
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-04-2012 18:53:14 | More by ucsbmullet
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-01-2013 21:21:52 | More by IPAchris
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Terrapin Monk's Revenge from Terrapin Beer Company
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