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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 7ways on 09-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale with peaches added. Brewed in collaboration with Left Hand Brewing.
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 39
Reviews by drumrboy22:
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Photo of Mavajo
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours a nearly-clear golden with a white head. Aroma is of mild peach -- not intense, but you can't miss it either. Peach Jolly Rancher. The taste is of a simple golden ale with some subtle peach include. A sort of bread/corn taste in there as well. The profile is not particularly sweet and not tart; and a bit too heavy on the palate to be refreshing. There's an aftertaste that lingers briefly...it's the taste that I've grown to associate with cheap American-based fruit beers. Decent mouthfeel. Medium bodied and briskly carbonated.

All in all, a reasonably easy drinker, but it strikes me as a beer without a niche. I'm not sure when or if I would ever want another bottle of this. I think I'd have to call this one a disappointment. Basically a mildly peachy golden ale. And not a particularly good golden ale at that.

The brilliancy of Depth Charge is starting to look more like accidental greatness. The rest of this series has largely sucked.

Photo of russpowell
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from Bbothen as part of my fantasy football BIF winnings.

Pours an effervescent amber/orange with 2_ fingers of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Peach & not much else

T: Peaches & pears & touch of orange marmalade up front. Marmalade bitterness & peach sweetness mix as this warms

MF: Medium bodied with firm carbonation

This is pretty good & drinkable as fruit beers go. I'm glad to have tried this. Not sure why I never see these collaborative Left Hand beers here or the surrounding states, we get all the other Left Hand stuff

Photo of n2185
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of white head that recedes into a sudsy ring with no lacing.

S: Lots of peach aromas here with some bubblegum and candy sugar aromas as well. There is a nice, sweet, peachy finish with just a touch of tartness.

T: For as strong as the peaches are in the aroma, they are barely present in the flavor. Some crystal malt-like flavors and bitter yeasty flavors dominate. The peaches are more on the aftertaste, providing a light tartness.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly light, dry, and clean.

O: Not a bad beer, but just too bland on the flavor. The aroma is full of peaches and, while I don't like extremely fruity beers, the peaches are barely there at all.

Photo of Immortale25
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber with a one finger head that retains a bit before settling into an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and splotchy surface bubbles grouped into completely still mold patterns indicating healthy yeast. Substantial lacing.

S- Sweet, fresh peach aroma that actually smells natural and is very delightful.

T- The peaches come through in the taste quite well, too. Not as pronounced as in the aroma, but I've seen other peach beers fall short of that taste/smell ratio. Also, it's not overly tart like some other brews that have peach flavor *cough* Festina Peche *cough*. A good amount of malts detected, but not so much with the hops. The alcohol is well-hidden but can finally be perceived after multiple sips in a row.

M- Medium-high carbonation that's balanced nicely with a medium body and a relatively dry finish.

O- I like it a lot. One of my new favorite peach beers.

Photo of oline73
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a small layer of off white head that goes away almost completely.

Smell: The smell of this beer is chalked full of peaches. Rather sweet with a note from the grain and some tartness as well.

Taste: Not nearly as peach filled as the smell. The peaches are tastefully added and the beer isn't overly sweet. I'm not really picking up the tartness from the smell, but I am getting mild malt note. The finish is a bit underwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with strong, tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer and found it to be quite refreshing. While it smelled good, I was afraid that the peach would be too sweet and overpowering. I would have liked smoother carbonation and a stronger taste in the finish.

Photo of GeezLynn
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden brown hue with a full white head. Good looking beer.

S: The full spectrum of peach – flesh and skins – along with light citrus. Very fragrant and floral.

T: Soft peach flavors roll through accompanied by a slight sweetness, thinning out into a bready/cracker malt base. Finish is decidedly bitter with some light citrus flavors.

M: Body is light with effervescent carbonation. While alcohol is well-covered in the flavor, there is somewhat noticeable burn in the feel.

I really didn’t have high expectations for this given my last few Terrapin beers, but I think this a better beer than it has been getting credit for so far. Peach isn’t the most overpowering fruit and they did a nice job of packing those flavors in here. Areas for improvement might be dialing down the bitterness a bit and the abv if possible (you can feel that 7.2% pretty easily), but then again, that’s not really Terrapin’s style. Anyway, not a bad option if you’re in the mood for something fruity.

Also, kudos to the label artist - nice GA touch with the firefly. Thanks for the hookup Colin!

Photo of shand
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really? What's up with the reviews here?! Are people familiar with peaches? Peaches are a sweet fruit. This is a peach beer. It's going to be a sweet, peach beer. If you're complaining about it being too sweet and too fruity, why did you buy it?! It's an nice golden color with a tiny head that quickly drops to wisps. Aroma is super-peachy. Tons of peaches. The taste follows, there's a very strong peach taste with a weak wheat aftertaste. It's a fruit beer. It's going to taste like fruit. The mouthfeel is brisk and strongly carbonated, and the drinkability is very good, especially for the elevated ABV.

Honestly, what's with the poor reviews here? This is a very good FRUIT BEER. It's a beer with the primary flavor being fruit. It is excellent at tasting like fruit.

Photo of titosupertramp
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange, fairly clear with two fingers of white head...nice texture. Fair amount of lacing with cap that all but disappears after a few moments.

S: Yep, there's peaches here alright. Pale, bready malts.

T: More peach, but not as much you'd expect. The malts do a good job of balancing things out. Herbal tasting hops bring up the rear.

M: Full almost creamy mouthfeel with just a slight alcohol burn.

O: Hard to compare this to others as I've never had a peach flavored beer, but this isn't too bad. It's one of those that I'm glad I tried, but won't buy again.

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a crystal clear shade of orange with a two finger offwhite head that fades quickly. Looks real nice

S- peaches! The smell doesn't hide what this beer's calling card is...the peach scent is very strong and appealing

T- peachy. Getting some wheat flavors out of this as well. Not bad

M- pretty malty. The wheat really accentuates the malt

O- solid beer. You don't see a ton of peach beers that aren't lambics, so this was a nice change of pace

Photo of gueuzer
1.96/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bomber

App- golden peach colored with a quickly dissipating white head.

Sm- Peaches with a decent medicinal component. Cautiously optimistic.

Ta- Peach flavored Robitussin. That's it. Its so strong you can't taste malt, hops anything. If I were to finish this I would never eat peaches again. Horrible.

MF- Syrupy.

Ov- This is bad. Like really bad. It makes you wonder why they even released this. I'm sure it wasn't a cheap beer to make but someone should have stepped up and nixed this. Maybe since it was a collaboration there were too many toes to step on...

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

thanks to TATURBO for this sample!

reviewed from notes taken on 4/25/12.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: peach colored body. One and a half fingers of head that drop quickly to no head.

Smell: I dont really like peaches, but this beer actually smells good. Fresh and juicy peaches almost has a wine cooler smell to it.

Taste: Big peach flavor upfront and it finishes grainy. Drink this beer cold because as it warms to room temperature it begins to develop a medicinal and veggietal characterists to it that are not that pleasant.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with about moderate carbonation.

Overall: Its very peachy and one demensional. Your girlfreind will love this beer if she enjoys peaches.

Photo of Spider889
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin/Left Hand collab. This was the first beer I ordered at the Left Hand Brewery during GABF week. Review from 9/25/11.

A - Served in a tulip. Excellent clarity to this bright and shiny glittering brass colored beer. Has a nice white head; tall with good retention properties.

S - Wow, the peaches are really ripe, fresh, and sweet. Lots of juicy aromas wafting around here. This fruit was wet, ripe, and delicious on its own, and these breweries added it at the peak of flavor to the beer. Easily the best aroma I have ever come across on a Fruit Beer.

T - Again, the peaches are wonderfully fresh and juicy. There's some crackery malt flavor in the background with a faint Belgian bent.

M/O - Creamy feel despite crisp carbonation. Excellent beer... I am so sad this was sent through the terrapin distribution network - I'd have loved a bottle or two to take home!

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not really what I was expecting when I heard that this beer had been announced- a peach beer for a Midnight Project? Then I thought that it would perhaps be a peach driven dark beer- maybe a porter or imperial stout, you know a peaches and chocolate kind of thing with some roasty notes. Alas, such was not to be. What we have here is a fairly solid, but fairly pedestrian lighter colored (and bodied) peach ale. While it's enjoyable enough, I expected something more interesting. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with a moderate head that fades to a ring. Smells of peach jolly ranchers, with some honest peach juice in the background. As it opens, there is a faint chocolate note that hints of what might have been, In any case it's pleasant here. Nice peach flavors throughout, including some nice astringency that taste if they are from peach skins. The beer did grow on me a bit, but I'd still prefer something darker here.

Photo of match1112
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: bright copper color, half inch of bright white head settled to a ring with a little lacing.

s: real peaches, not medicine!

t: more peaches, they're dominating the flavor, cant pick up on anything else.

m: full bodied, slight oily feel and a little over carbonated makes it lively on the tongue.

o: i think this is the first peach beer i had that didnt taste like medicine. very well done.

Photo of 7ways
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant, crystalline orange. Let's say the color of peach juice. A heavy handed pour leaves less than a centimeter of white head.

Some sweet peach in the aroma, but I had to literally stick my nose all the way in the glass and inhale very deeply several times. Mostly just reminds me of a mildly hopped English pale ale with a hint of fruit.

The peach is definitely there in the taste, but not very intense. Some Belgian yeast strains could make beer taste fruitier than this. It is fairly tangy, and a bit sour, and only a tad sweet. It is more like a picked-too-early store bought peach compared to fresh from the tree (that's not a comment on the brewing process, I don't know what they used). Malty and bready at first, peachy in the middle, crackers and mild astringency on the finish.

Nothing terrible to say about this beer from a technical standpoint, but I would not recommend it. Definitely not worth the money.

And yet again, negative style points for cheesy artwork and nonsensical prattle on the label.

Photo of steve8robin
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this brew on a recent work trip. 22oz bottle...

A: A nice golden orange clear filtered color with a tiny 1/4 inch white head that fades quickly to a small lace atop the brew. Decent.

S: I get some watery peach and sweet malt. Some more peach finally attacks in the middle. Not much on the back. Ok.

T: A floral peach upfront blended with a mild hop bitterness. I feel like the flavors do not blend well at all. It seems like they fight each other to create a kind of flavor mess which does not taste appealing. Peach is there, but mixed with some floral hop. It kind of reminds me of Sublime malt beverage, which is not good. Eh.

M: Medium body with a light carbonation. A bitter peach finish. Decent.

O: All in all, this is not a great beer. As a matter of fact, unless you like Sublime malt beverage, then avoid. This is exactly like that. Ugh...

Photo of mdfb79
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up in NJ around Christmas. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Spotty lacing left on the glass and lasts about a minute.

s - Smells of peaches, fruity malts, sweet fruits, sugar, and bready malts. Tons of sweet peaches. The nose reminds me a bit of those sugary, candy peach rings you can buy at the store. I actually like it.

t - Tastes of watered down peaches, sugar, and fruity malts. Also some herbal/tea taste to it. Taste is not bad, but a lot weaker and seems watered down.

m - Thin body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, but a bit too thin.

o - Overall a decent beer. I actually liked the nose quite a bit, but the taste was a lot weaker, and the mouthfeel wasn't great. Not a bad beer, but probably not really worth seeking out more than once.

Photo of ckeegan04
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer I picked up a Bruisin Ales about two weeks ago.

A - Clean and clear golden-orang in color with a nice two finger head of off-white foam. Very active carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the top.

S - Strong aroma of sweet peach syrup. Very inviting peach aroma initially but as the beer warms it becomes more like the artificial peach taste in some of those peach hard candies. Faint hints of bready malts underneath.

T - Sweet and peachy up front. The sweetness is really a bit much and then a nice acidic kick comes in to cut the sweetness a touch. Biscuity malt profile provides just a touch of back end support.

M - Well carbonated beer that moves the sweetness along nicely. Medium bodied.

O - Interesting. A bit too sweet for me and the peach tastes become a bit off-putting as the beer warms. Straight out of the fridge and for the first 10 minutes or so I find thos one to be decent. Became a drain pour after it had a bit of time to warm.

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber paired with shrimp tacos and corn.

A - A fairly pale golden ale. Slight head retention, and not much lace left behind after the pore.

S - Peaches^2! Wow. Apricots, peaches, and a little sugar on top. Smells very fresh.

T - Peaches and apricot up front, but balanced and mild at the end. Very smooth. It goes great with my dinner.

M - Light bodied with low carbonation.

O - A very good light ale. Hidden alcohol flavor, and very fresh.

Photo of beer2day
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark strawberry blonde, more strawberry than peach. 1-finger pale white head. Decent retention and light lace.

Sweet fruity nose. Really get the peach part. Strong floral nose, too. If you like peaches, you will probably like this.

Floral, peachy taste. Surprisingly heavy body for what I expected to be a lighter feeling beer. Not quite chewy, but thick - for some reason I keep thinking cake. Nice malt presence in the finish with only a faint suggestion of hops that makes the fruit sour just a bit in the very end. ABV well hidden.

Overall, if peaches are your thing (and I like them), then give it a try. Hey, the beer does come from the Peach State!

Photo of Lillie1128
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Terrapin melting point pint glass

A - Pours a deep amber with a small white head

S - Smells like peach rings...I like it!

T - I think the peach taste is pretty well balanced in this one. Really sweet with a decent amount of hoppiness

M - a little thin

Not the most impressive beer from Terrapin, but I think it's pretty tasty.

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= It had a strong amber/orange color nice foamy white head kind of disappears rather quick. Some spotty lacking.

S= The smell is what the label says and that is peaches. The peach smell is very strong I really like the nose of this beer.

T= The taste is peaches not as strong as the nose with some wheat in there tasted nice just wished it would have had a stronger peach taste.

M= Nice carbonation, A little on the lighter side nice clean finish.

O= Overall, it was a good beer I was really impressed with nose and appearance of this beer it is worth a try and would probably get it again.

Photo of mentor
2.13/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a lightly oranged head that faded faster than soda-pop fizz. Brilliant sharp copper liquid. Oddly, it seems a bit luminescent. Smells cherry cough syrup, peach, and mild lemon. Not good.

Tastes lightly grainy and lightly peach. Very dry with mild hop bitter, noticeable cleansing alcohol sting, and robustly sized carbonation. Grain flavors are vienna and biscuit. The peach is true to the fruit, albeit it comes across as if they were firm and not ripe. It's hard to get past the cough syrup nose without finding a bit of it in the flavor, too. Comes across like a bundle of potpourri or a scented candle. Acid balance is a bit off, leaning toward too acidic. No need for another.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rackhouse Pub, had to order this just in case I can't pick up a bottle locally. Dark orange color, scant head smells a little bit peachy and maybe some biscuit thrown in. The flavor was very peachy in a sweet way and reminded me of peach jolly ranchers but with less sugar. Maybe they used a purée for this? Either way I could have drank more than one if I didn't have to drive.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Bottle Revolution. Price unknown.

Appearance: Hazy peachy orange, stiff white head with brief retention. It does leave a bit of sticky lace. Not a bad looking beer.

Smell: Sweet and peachy. Not a whole lot else really. If I blindly smelled this, I would say peach, but would not guess beer. It does smell good though.

Taste: It does taste like a beer. Sweet pale malt and lots of peach with a slightly tart and bitter finish which rounds it out well. Good.

Mouthfeel: A fairly high level of carbonation wrhich works well. Refreshing, crisp, and light for a 7% beer.

Overall: I like it. Its not overbearing in peachiness or sweetness. Solid.

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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.