Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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
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 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 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 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 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 pixieskid
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, this thing is exactly what I expected...a balanced beer with lots of peach aroma and flavor.

Pours a nice orange hue with a thin white head.

Aroma, straight peaches...fresh, slightly tart a bit musky, pretty spot on.
Aside from the peach flavor there is a bit of honey and an overall fruitiness with a touch of bitterness in the finish. It's pretty rad that this thing is full of actual peach flavors and not a sweet, unbalanced fruit beer.

Definitely one dimensional but it is what it is and that is a dank little peach beer with good balance.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single finger head on a golden with orange/crimson hues and clear. Little lacing.

S: They certainly got it to smell like peach, which is good. Other citrus comes through as well.

T: Lots of peach here too. Also malts and grain with a mild musty hop flavor.

M: medium body, moderate carbonation and moist finish

Overall I liked the amount of peach in this one and was surprised they made it this strong. I like these limited release brews from Terrapin and their collaborators.

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured in a pint glass with a 2" orange/caramel colored froth. Thick ring sticks around afterwards and the head stays thin. Beer has a slight foggy light orange tint to it with a straw like color.

S - Apricots and peach galore with some orange zest coming in like a light breeze. Its like a dead ripe peach in your glass with no scents of alcohol.

T - Like peach nectar with a slight fuzzy alcohol taste. A creamy finish reminding me of those creamsicles I use to get.

M - Very smooth and light carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this one very much. I'm thinking this one is going to be one of those love/hate types.

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 Cyberkedi
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is malty with a strong overtone of peach. I love peaches! (My roots are in Georgia, though I was born in Canada.) It pours an attractive clear amber with a fairly thick, if not persistent, off-white head. Malty flavor has a strong peach component to it, though this does not overwhelm the flavor the way it did the aroma. The peach sweetness nicely balances the hoppy bitterness, making for a very satisfying flavor. Firm-bodied texture is quite fizzy, leaving behind a firm and persistent tingle and a malty, peachy flavor. Another great collaboration!

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.

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 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 rajendra82
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The amber colored body was lightly carbonated, with little to no head formation. The lack of foam allowed the peach aroma to come through very clearly. Taste was very malty with more than a hint of peach. There was a lot of the juicy fruit in the barrel apparently, as little else was detectable in the flavor. Mouthfeel was medium thick, and the finish was sticky and sweet. A bit one dimensional, as most fruit beers are apt to be, but deliciously peachy.

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 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 ncfranklin
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a tulip

A: Hazy straw gold. Small white head that recedes to a cap quickly.

S: Definite peach. Some light breadiness.

T: Peach, with a small sour, tart quality. A malt backbone is there, but it isn't sweet or even noticeable in the flavor profile.

M: Light, and heavily carbonated.

D: It's a peach beer. It tastes, like peaches. I guess if that's what you're looking for, then well done. It does avoid the syrupy sweet flavors that are associated with some bad fruit beers, but it definitely doesn't knock me out of the park either.

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 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 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 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 Centennial
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft into tulip

A. Glowing golden orange, under a finger head, slightly cloudly

S. Peaches. peaches and more peaches, they just take over here and nothing else really comes through

T. Refreshing peach, more tangy then sweet or tart with very light bitterness.

M. Bubbly higher carbonation level, but good for the beer

O. Light and refreshing, alcohol well hidden as this drinks more like 4% abv. Had this in the fall, but it would be perfect on a nice summer evening.

Photo of Jimmys
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

had on tap at pizzeria paradiso in old town alexandria. reviewed from notes.

A: light copper. frothy promising head with good retention. O.K. lacing.

S: both peaches and apricots blast initially on the nose. a sugary sweetness as well, most likely from the fruit.

T: easy drinking. light peach flavor. sugars follow. apricot flavor. grain comes out towards in the finish.

M: moderate carbonation. expecting a medium body, but it is definitely more light.

D: an O.K. fruit beer, but nothing exceptional. the apricot flavors/nose with the peaches is a nice touch of complexity, but that is about it. overall a refreshing, light, fruit beer.

Photo of Reagan1984
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just back from a trip to Atlanta, I plopped on the couch, turned on the football game and popped open this bottle. Thanks to Bhalter8 for another bottle of the Midnight Project series. Actually got to share some beers with Ben this past weekend and really enjoyed it.

Pours with a finger of fizzy foam that forms quickly and fades even quicker. Bright/clear orange amber color. No lace, but some sudsy foam hangs around on the beer.

Didn’t need to read the label to smell the peach in this one. Smells a bit like the syrup from canned peaches

Wow, the canned peach theme comes to the flavor as well. Distinct canned peach fruit flavor up front. Sweetness in the middle, then some dull bitterness. This doesn’t mix well with the peach sweetness. Then the flavor kind of fades at the end. Finishes a little flat.

The body is not a thin as I describe, but the finish of the flavor almost makes it seem more thin than it is. Not watery, but just a little lacking.

Eh….

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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
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