Terrapin Monk's Revenge | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Monk's RevengeTerrapin Monk's Revenge

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally Side Project #5, now a Spring release.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009

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Ratings: 679 |  Reviews: 325
Photo of ltdantheman
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of dogma46an2
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance was a golden cloud of deliciousness.

aroma was a mix of belgium and california like they had a baby of awesomeness with hay notes citrus notes and pine notes. i felt like i was on the farm in north belgium.

the taste was remarkably similar to the aroma with a rich characteristic of grapefruit and spiciness, with finish of pepper.

mouthfeel was proper with a lingering lace of butter and caramel that laid stayed on te pallet.

overall i thought this was a perfect beer for its style.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of BhamBeerLover
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge floral nose. Thought the yeast added a great deal to this brew in terms of both aroma and flavor. Have never had any complaints about this hopped up belgian and hope I never will. Will continue to drink this beer at home and in bars when presented with the (all too rare) opportunity. Thanks Terrapin and keep on truckin'!!!

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Photo of bieltzc
5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of bmjivi221
5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of BelgiumsFinest
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A perfectly clear copper body with an off-white bubbly head, about 1 finger.

S: A pine & citrus hop aroma with a slight hint of Belgian yeasts.

T: A citrusy flavor with a mellow malty background and a strong hoppy bitterness. Pepper, apple, and banana can be picked up on the palate along with some Belgian yeast notes followed with a dry aftertaste. Great flavor beer that hides the high ABV.

M: A creamy texture with mild carbonation and medium-full body.

D: This is the kind of revenge I will always look forward to.

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Photo of STKPICR0720
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a lighter colored belgian ale. Very hoppy and full of alcohol. The hops tame the alcohol and make this beer and extremely easy drinking brew for being a 9.6%ABV. I was over welmed at how easy this beer was to drink considering how the hops practically jump out of the bottle. I actually enjoyed this beer the night that it was announced Osama Bin Laden had been killed. This will always be a special beer for me. I would order this brew or pick up a 4-pack anytime. This beer is a must for the hop heads and for anyone who loves a great brew.

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Photo of mwa423
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got as an extra from craytonic. Great extra! If this is a Monk's revenge, I am going to piss one off and he can rain this stuff down on me.

Pours with relatively little head and the color/clarity is close to a light lager, extremely impressive for the style.

Aroma is a knock out blend of belgian yeast and hops, never had a Belgian IIPA with so much in the nose...wait, not sure I have had another....

Anyway, the taste has a good hop bite and lots of orange peel and belgian yeast. Fantastic pairing that makes me think this could become a regular terrapin favorite...well if they make it again.

M/D - Fantastic, couldn't improve it. That is all.

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Photo of DanielClouser
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber into Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. This is my... 4th (I think) time drinking this beer, and I usually drink it from my Duvel tulip (I think the tulip is a little better, but the DFH glass is good too).

I just love this beer. I really hope Terrapin decides to brew this one again.

Thin head (it IS 9.8% ABV, after all), but decent lacing. Luscious fruity scent that takes you from tangerine to apricot to pear and back again. Amarillo is the star here, if I'm not mistaken.

The flavor delivers everything in the aroma, with a heavy bitterness that avoids being either too resinous or too thin and grassy. Amarillo's aspirin quality shows up, and it is excellent in this brew. The yeast actually works with the hops instead of playing a crazy, topsy-turvy balancing act, which is very rare for this style.

Mouthfeel is nice, and the drinkability is just off the charts (until you fall off your chair).

I had this beer very shortly after it came out, and it was good but a little boozy and overly bitter. I have to say that it's really reaching its peak now. Too bad there's not much left anywhere (the one bottle I have left is the only one I know how to find).

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Photo of hughesm4
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is not only the first beer I have had from the Side Projects, but the first that I have had from Terrapin. mwa423 acquired this in a trade and I am very excited to taste.
A. Pours golden in color with very little head, and is very clear
S. Smells strongly of oranges and of hops, I guess this is what to expect of a Belgian IPA
T. Very fruity initial taste that switches to bitterness as it fills your mouth
MD. Leaves a bitter aftertaste of an IPA in the mouth for a few seconds that fades into a sweet taste on the tip of the tongue. Although unique it goes down extremely well, especially for 9.8 abv

This is a combination of two of my favorite styles and it is excellent. All the good tastes of a Belgian with the hops of an IPA. I love it.

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4.52/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Anthony1
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into two snifters

Decided i NEEDED to drink this beer after i realized i was already 3 side projects behind. Could only find it in one bar. Bottled poured into two glasses.

started off with a slightly hazy golden color, crowned with a thin white head. decent lace.

smells sweet and floral. Hops, bread, orange, honey, sugar, spice, and fruits. tastes sweet. very bready and candy like. contrasting sweet malts and bitterness. so many levels of different tastes mixed together into an awesome beer. medium body with decent carbonation. very enjoyable beer. More then happy to put out an above "rAvg" score for this beer.

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4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 12 ounce bottle dated Vintage 2011.

A: Clear deep amber with a thin white head that quickly turns into a thin ring around the edge.

S: This may sound odd, but it reminds me of a gummy flavored jello shot. The phenols are coming through with a slight alcohol kick, lot of sweetness as well, with cherries coming through strong. I absolutely love how this smells, it's complex but sweet, and just smells inviting.

T: This is really interesting. There's sweetness from the candied sugar and malts with a slight spice to it at the end with alcohol coming through, then on the other hand there's the floral and citrus hops coming through. The blend is weird, but I absolutely love this. There's a medicinal taste to this, reminds me of swedish fish flavored cough syrup. That can be taken terribly, but man it tastes great!

M: Full bodied, heavy with very light carbonation that has some sharpness to it.

O: I can see why people would not like this, it's sweet as heck with a lot of going on, but I absolutely love this sweet nectar. This is something I will buy at least once a year.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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