Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
564 Ratings
Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy MonsterTerrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBU

Added by GJ40 on 11-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
564
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
46
For Trade:
1
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I have ever enjoyed, great everythIing

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer ages perfectly. 2013 pours a pretty red color with foamy head. The oak is available immediately and throughout the taste. The hops are gone, which works just fine in this case. I can't think of any examples of straight oak aging that i prefer over this.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby with brown highlights. Smaller off white head without much lacing. Smell is remarkable. The oak is in no way overpowering and adds another level of complexity to this already great beer. Brings out more of a pineapple scent on top of the base smell. Still caramel and that lovely brown sugar. Also pine and light citrus hops. Seems like there are even hints of coconut. Very light oak and wood presence. Just lovely. Taste is much of the same. This is one beer that I almost wish there was more oak presence, which is seldom the case as many are overdone. Still, very nice and gives the regular flavors a chance to shine while adding complexity. Great mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Moderate bitterness balanced with the malt sweetness. Not too thick and just about perfect. I could have had a couple more pints of this one. It is easily approachable and the oak flavor is in no way dominating. Very, very great beer. Who would have thought Big Hoppy could get much better? It does.

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Terrapin Oaked Big Hoppy Monster from Terrapin Beer Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 564 ratings.
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