Vapricot Imperial IPA | Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
201 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.05%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
When you can't see the smoke through the haze, reach for a beer that cuts right through. Two neighboring breweries in the South, Cigar City Brewing and Terrapin Beer Co., introduce 'Vapricot' Apricot Ginger Imperial IPA. Brewed with apricot puree and ginger for a sweet and spicy profile, this multidimensional beer will help you see things more clearly.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-24-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
201
pDev:
9.81%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
50
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by huysmans:
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Crystal clear pale amber hue, minimal lacing. Lots of ginger in the nose with layers of hop resin and apricots, kiss of alcohol in the aroma as well. Hefty hop flavor throughout with a bitterness that holds firm, perfect amount of ginger on the palate ... slightly spicy. Quite warming, with some clean-ish esters. Hint of stone fruit with a juicy maltiness in the middle. Herbal piney resin from the hops lingers for a good while, faded ginger in the finish.

Pretty damn tasty, all the flavors are well placed with a lot of balance for what this beer is.

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Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle w/o freshness info that I could find

Pours glowing orangy Amber, moderate off light oatmeal head, with minor fine bits of lace left on the glass.

Fruit juicy nose, kicked up by an ample ginger note providing a hot spicy bite

Tasty fruit infused and softly hopped up brew. Apricot does shine through., with a gingery note adding some biting spice...nice....well worth a try...nice brew put together by two quality breweries.

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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Excellent clarity in the deep amber body. Good but bubbly head.
Lightly sour and bitter. Unusual aroma. Medium body with medium low carbonation.
Fruity, malty and hoppy flavor, in that order.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Italiano86
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jgolian
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a fan. I was looking for something else. I was hoping for big sweet apricot flavor. Nothing against the beer. Not my style or taste. I like sweet and was hoping for a lambic style. Must have not read about the ginger. For others it probably is very intreging.

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

way too heavy on the ginger for me. completely over powers everything else.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter. Terrapin and Cigar City are ranked extremely high among my favorite breweries, so I am excited to try this collaboration. The beer pours a golden yellow/orangish color with a nice off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma features a good dose of fresh ginger with the apricot and other citrusy notes coming in as well. The taste like the aroma features a perfect amount of ginger to go along with the solid IPA base. What stands out to me with Vapricot is that the ginger is placed perfectly and does not overpower the other flavors. Overall, this is a great collaboration between two of the south's better breweries.

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Photo of gjzdaniel
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jere_J
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.67/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Vapricot Imperial IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 201 ratings