Terrapin Hop Karma IPA | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Hop Karma IPATerrapin Hop Karma IPA
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Terrapin Hop Karma IPATerrapin Hop Karma IPA

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
"The Terrapin Hop Karma IPA (formerly known as the India Style Brown Ale) is a head on collision between a hoppy, west coast IPA and a complex, malty brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds." 65 IBU

Added by athensbeermaster on 04-02-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear medium-dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is caramel and toffee malt with some pine and chocolate malt The flavor is piney hops with some toffee notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This was an older bottle - still labeled as India Brown Ale - which may be why the hops were not more prominent. Still, it was a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, sixer in the fridge from brawleys

appearance: served in a nonic pint - dark brown body, 1" beige foam with light retention

smell: the (new) classic combination of chocolate malts and bitter piney hops...some citrus and roasted aromas as well

taste: Damn that crazy turtle. The hops in this thing are strong - driven by pine with notes of bitter grapefruit rind. Sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oats, and dark fruits mingle well. Not really a black IPA, more of a brown IPA and one to be enjoyed.

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness, creamy and medium bodied

drinkability: good

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint glass. Label depict a turtle dressed in a robe and playing a sitar. Best by the first week of October.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of light tan head. This settles to a still substantial and puffy coating of foam. The beer itself is a deep mahogany; dark enough that you cannot see through it in the center. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Spicy hop aromas with an undertone a caramel and molasses.

Taste: Mild yet noticeable floraly hop flavors upfront with a solid caramelized malt backbone. An extremely mild hop bitterness lingers after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: Exactly as described; a mix of the expected characteristics of a brown ale and an IPA.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark amber brown with off white 1 finger head, dissipates quickly and leaves a bunch of lace.

Smell: Big burst of american hops here, some citrus mixed with a nice heaping of pine. There's a caramel sweetness from the malt coming through.

Taste: Nice change of pace here, there's those piney/fruity hops up front that washes into a nice sweet malt. There's also a nice bitter bite here but overall very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and tingles the mouth.

Drinkability: I'm definitely enjoying this, the maltiness really balances the hoppiness. I can go through a sixer in no time. This is a beer that begs the powers that be for a new India Brown Ale category.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color with a tan, foamy, two finger head. Tons of sticky lacing from top to bottom.

Grapefruit and earthy hops are the first to hit the nose, then it converts to the brown ale- toasted and sweet malts.

The taste has a strong sweet brown sugar malt base, and is peppered with spicy and earthy hops that resemble dried leaves. There is a little bit of the citrus hops in their that cut the sweet and spicey with a citrus acidity.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Finish is bitter.

I really enjoyed this beer and made a nice little session out of it on NYE. I wish it was available in my neck of the woods, but I do frequent the south quite a bit and this could be a staple on my visits.

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Terrapin Hop Karma IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 77.2% out of 100 with 1,009 ratings
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