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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 84
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 9
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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Photo of gueuzer
1.96/5  rDev -44.5%
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...

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Photo of mentor
2.13/5  rDev -39.7%
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.

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Photo of steve8robin
2.68/5  rDev -24.1%
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...

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Photo of 7ways
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of Jadjunk
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

#122. This was a special birthday gift split between my girlfriend and I, one beer she had been looking forward to for a long time. A 22 oz bottle runs about $7.99.

Served in 2 15 ounce Becker glasses from Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival 2011. Served at 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours about a 1-2 finger depth frothy head which fades gradually and leaves medium lacing. Color is a peach-toned caramel, slightly hazy and with medium carbonation. There was a little bit of peach sediment in the bottom of the glass, always an originality to some fruit beers. It's not a bad appearance. 4

(Smell) Yes, there is a very obvious tart and sweet peach aroma to this beer. It's blatantly noticeable to just about anybody with a nose but it's calm. The peach character masks most other smells in the nose, including a grassy aroma. This smells nice like fruit should but isn't very complex beyond the peaches or even bold. 3.5

(Taste) First and final wave is a very bitter peach tartness, with much less sweet malty flavor than I would have anticipated. However, there's even far less peach in the taste than the aroma gave off. It has a bit of a grass & super dry cracker finish. The peach flavor is underwhelming overall, and bizarrely far more bitter bitter than I would have desired. Kind of a bummer. 2.5

(Mouthfeel) Very mildly crisp but it could have been sharper still. I think that crispness would have better complemented the more bitter taste. Alcohol is mostly hidden away and the body is a light-medium. It isn't bad, but it doesn't pair ideally with the taste. If it had been a touch sweeter, than this would have worked. 3

(Overall) A mildly pleasant beer but probably not my ideal Terrapin choice brew. Certainly worthy of being a one-off beer. I'll try it again later this fall but I doubt things will change. It's about average and needs some serious work if we should try it again. It'll probably work for fans of Magic Hat #9 and other fruit beer lovers, but I expected better. 3

Terrapin Beer Company's
Midnight Project Brew Four: Peaotch
C (2.93)

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Photo of MacQ32
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden orang, nice finger of white head. Good retention, great lacing.

S - Very peachy, smells sweet and a little sour and tart. Not much else, lacking complexity.

T - Peachy pale ale,wet feel. Some light citrus hops

M - Light, a little too much so. Appropriate carbonation, refreshing.

O - A little too light, not bold enough in Southfield flavor or smell

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Photo of n2185
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of Mavajo
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very light copper-hued body with a scant, short-lived, whitish head.

Smell: A fragrant scent of peaches and cream atop far, far lighter, lesser notes of mild-scented, bready malts.

Taste: Faintly toasty, bready malts, faintly sweet and also a bit faintly grainy. Just when you have the malts within your firm, ruthless grasp, that's when the peaches surge forth, leaving everything else seemingly a launch vehicle for the peach flavoring. Mildly bitter with some low herbal, citrus hints (quite low, mind you). At a point the peach taste shreds away, leaving behind what seems to be a bland, faintly boozy blonde ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: About as inspiring a fruit beer as Abita's Purple Haze. Time for a Midnight Project recap! Terra-ryezd was good, Depth Charge was killer, and this was a peach of a beer (and blah).

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Photo of TATURBO
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden with minimal head

S: Sweet Juicy Peach. If the rest of the beer lived up to the smell, This would be great. Smell was awesomely inviting.

T: Peach.... And not much else. A bit grainy in flavor. Not even average in taste hence the 2.5/5

M: Nothing special going on here.. Next...

Overall: Disappointing. Not sure what I'd hoped for in this but no complexity or really anything going on to make it stand out.

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Photo of tewaris
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ale brewed with peaches. Thanks josefiak
7.2% ABV

Copper red with a bubbly head that recedes real fast... looks clean, clear, and rather thin. Aroma is strong on peach but there's not much else to be found. Alright flavor... full of peach with some balancing bitterness but an odd tannic note... as if not just the flesh of the fruit but the seed too. Disappointingly thin and just weak and unsubstantial overall.

3, 4, 3, 2, 3

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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.


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Photo of Jimmys
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Centennial
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
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

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Photo of titosupertramp
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Lillie1128
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of oline73
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of ncfranklin
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
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