Hoppin' Bubbly
Terrapin Beer Company

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Style:
American Brut IPA
Ranked #39
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,530
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 10.54%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
32
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Photo of jmc65267
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing special for a terrapin. But that’s still good as I really enjoy terrapin. Pretty straight forward IPA but overall an enjoyable beer that I would get again.

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Photo of Nass
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like the classy looking can artwork, great use of color. The pour is golden yellow (similar to Miller High Life). The taste is quite pleasant & easy drinking for a Brut IPA. Furthermore, I get some corn, grassy earthiness, malts, some hops, slight orange, slight pine, grapefruit, with some dryness to round it out. This beer does not taste like your typical Brut IPA but it was not a bad collaboration at all since I am a fan of Miller High Life & Coors Banquet which are both similar in taste imo. The can on date was written kind of blurry so it's hard for me to figure out the date on this beer. Cheers! B

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Photo of clayrock81
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a yellow-gold body with decent head and lace patches down glass. Aroma is mild, faint, with some earthiness to it. Dry, crisp, light-bodied, yeast-like smoothness, mildly earthy, grassy bitter hops that go down easy and have a clean finish.

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Photo of LibationsNurd
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Color: Golden straw color, like a slightly darker version of Miller High Life (no surprise here).
Aroma: Like Miller High Life (lemon and cracker malt), but with more citrus and pine.
Palate: Hints of caramel, nice lemon and orange peel with strong hints of tropical fruit. Somewhat sweet in the beginning and ends up dry with hints of toast and citrus peels.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with some sweetness in the front and very dry in the end.

This is a very solid Brut IPA, one that holds it's own against Sierra Nevada's Brut IPA. I love the way they took Miller High Life's basic malt bill (which is a very good cheap adjunct brew) and souped up the hops. It took a decent brew and tastefully supercharged it to a stellar Brut IPA.

I'm moving to Clarksville, TN in a couple of months and I need to grab a couple of cases before I leave Georgia. It's that good. I'm sure I'll find at least one good example of this style at the Nashville area breweries, but this is world class.

Terrapin Brewing is one of those breweries that rarely ever makes a mediocre beer, and this is just another example of that.

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Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

7th review. Fan of style. Brut = dry.
But for Brut this is a bit sweet, yet veers toward American lighter ales like Balentine, and perhaps the original Miller.
a) Pretty cold, gold, clear body, with splashes of lace.
s) Too faint.
t) Apples, orchard, fall fruit, wine blanc. Nice to skip the tropical fruit in favor of this light, grassy, apple, orchard flavors.
f) Crisp, great feel, great lunch beer.
o) Need to blind test a buncha BRUTs to say, but this is mid-pack my guess.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nice, dry brut IPA with some crisp, clean flavors. Pours a clear golden color with a little fluffy white head and some very scant lingering lacing. Smells of malt, muted fruity tropical hops, vanilla, caramel and bread. Taste follows the nose, some mild hints of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine and mango tropical hops. Decent balance between the slightly bitter hops and the sweeter malt and grain flavors. Smooth, mild, slightly creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Not too bad at all.

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a November 2019 BB date stamp on the bottom - - from the Wall of Beer in Clemson ($1.89).
Served in a lager glass.
Pours with a clear amber body that has excellent clarity and is topped with a semi-durable white head.
Mild aroma that suggests a lighter hop load and more sweetness than tasting reveals. Mildly bitter with fruity and grassy hops dominant.
Smooth, dry, light+ body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Currently #39 in the Top American Brut IPAs list.

CAN: 12 fl oz. Sold in sixers. Best before: 11/01/19.

"Ale brewed with natural flavors and with natural flavors added." 6.5% ABV. "Brut IPA."

Dry but pleasant with a floral hop profile and a soft mouthfeel. Hints of bubblegum. Pale malt/2-row barley. Cheap 6-row. Juniper berry/gin-like juniper dryness.

Thin. Unrefreshing. I can't get past its strange dryness and scratchy texture.

Not a great beer, but drinkable. I prefer Miller High Life, but the cobranding seems purely for marketing...this doesn't resemble that beer in any way and no one drinking it blind would ever make a connection between the two beers.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brut IPA. I didn't know that was a thing. Given the name, I would have thought this beer would have been more carbonated. To me, this tastes like one of those juicy IPA's. It's actually a bit too sweet for my liking, but still quite good.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce can - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BEST BY 10/19/19.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-hued body with an inch or so of frothy, snow white suds.

Smell: Moderately hoppy nose of citrusy, leafy hops with that, for me, distinct powdered aspirin Amarillo note along with a hint of gooseberry. Neath the hoppy elements is a slender malt profile featuring some piquant rye.

Taste: Bready maltiness merged with some rye spiciness and sickly slick corn. Starts a bit sweet and stays so, moreso than anticipated for a brut. Modest albeit contemporary hop flavors (moist leafiness, lemon, dry orange, mild wild berry), relatively low bitterness. Hop flavors culminate on a sip of citrus tea prior to the semi-dry finish with lingering corn syrup.

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

Overall: Hell, I'd rather have the High Life, frankly.

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Photo of Sacrifist
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never expected a collaboration between Terrapin and Miller (High Life, specifically). This beer uses the Miller High Life malt bill (in slightly larger quantities, judging by the ABV), adds a handful of modern hops, and dries it out, presumable with amylase.

It looks great - crystal-clear golden with lots of bubbles.

It might be my allergies, but the smell is just OK. I get notes of grapefruit and sweeter citrus.

The taste follows to a point, with that distinct High Life flavor along with some crisp grapefruit. Almost all the perceived sweetness dries up on the finish, but a little malty taste lingers.

The mouthfeel starts out fantastic - as effervescent as the bubbles suggest - but it gets a little oily on the back end. Again, that may just be my allergies. Your mileage may vary.

This oddball collaboration is interesting for sure. High Life is one of the oldest beers still produced with its original recipe (or so I'm told), and incorporating it into a modern style is pretty cool. Definitely worth a try!

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my first Brut, so I'm trying to figure out its taste and difference.
The beer is definitely hoppy as its name indicated, and it smells fine.
It possesses a substantive mouth feel.
I like it.

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Hoppin' Bubbly from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 32 ratings