Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale with peaches added. Brewed in collaboration with Left Hand Brewing.

(Beer added by: 7ways on 09-21-2011)
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Photo of PthPndr
4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Brittmb29
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of steve8robin
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
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 EasyReader
4/5  rDev +12%

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2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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….

Photo of Centennial
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
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 mentor
2.13/5  rDev -40.3%
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 ckeegan04
3.25/5  rDev -9%
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 MacQ32
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
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

Photo of ncfranklin
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
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 GeezLynn
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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 rapidsequence
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
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 gueuzer
1.85/5  rDev -48.2%
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 BeerDawgs
4/5  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 Jimmys
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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 titosupertramp
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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 pixieskid
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
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 Georgiabeer
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
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 beer2day
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
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 LiquidBread219
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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 rajendra82
3.68/5  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 Cyberkedi
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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!

Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.