Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.11/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy deep gold, forms a one-finger white head over medium visible carbonation.
S: Hops! Tropical fruit, dank, citrus, and a bit of pine. Background of light biscuit or cracker malts.
T: Follows the aroma in notes, but this is closer to balanced than expected from the nose. Hop flavors of citrus, tropical, grapefruit/pineapple and dank grassy come through without big bitterness - I assume this had lots of late hop additions. A mild spicy/onion hop character shows up near the end, with only mild bitterness in the hang.
M: Medium body, low alcohol presence, decent carbonation sensation.
O: Quite enjoyable, but nothing to make it stand out. Certainly paled in comparison to the Stone Enjoy By I drank following this bottle. But I wouldn't turn down another.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 16:29:42 | More by macrosmatic
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4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a rinsed chalice from the bottle.
A: hazy golden deep orange Suspended carbonation or solids, can't tell. one finger head quickly dissipated to a thick collar and some islands of bubbly head. Some say generous lacing, I am getting some but not generous. No legs are visible.
S: Musty grapefruit. Synephrine laced orange pith. Carmel or other medium roasted malts. Malted milk ball centers.
T: Puckery grapefruit, bitter citrus. Huge malt stands up very well to the hops. Sweetness like a candy sugar, most likely unfermented caramel malts and not candy sugar. Bittersweet is the perfect moniker for this beer. Yeast is not offensive, just a light estered note.
M: SMOOOTH,carbonation is spot on and malts are generating some sweet smoothness. Very slightly dry at finish with phenolic notes on outbreath. Hides booziness pretty well.
O: Big. Has the most grapefruit notes I have had since Devil Dancer, without the huge dryness and desert parching qualities of DD. This is pretty good for a high IBU grapefruit bomb.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 02:08:53 | More by Scrapss
Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
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