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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 bigfnjoe
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%

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

bigfnjoe, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%

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).

ChainGangGuy, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

brstls4drmrs, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Jadjunk
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%

#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)

Jadjunk, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of ArrogantB
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

ArrogantB, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Poured from bomber into tulip...

A- Pours a very clear golden orange color- kinda looks like peach juice. Finger of head settles quickly leaving not much behind.

S- Peaches galore- not that its in your face, but thats pretty much all there is. A bit of sulfur, surprising as this is an ale. Really it is all fruit, not much beer.

T/M- Nice light, crisp cracker backbone which supports the obvious fruity and peachy aspect of this beer. Some bitterness on back end, but no hop flavor. Light beer. Medium carbonation.

O- Just a light fruity beer. Natural tasting I will say, though subtle, the flavor isn't that fake peach flavoring you get in some food/candy/drinks/etc. Not a bad fruit beer (which other BAs seem to think if a blasphemous style) but not worth $7.29 price tag.

TheGordianKnot, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of Lillie1128
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

Lillie1128, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of Mavajo
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

Mavajo, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of 7ways
2.68/5  rDev -24.9%

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.

7ways, Sep 21, 2011
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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.