Terrapin Oak Aged India Brown Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by atsprings on 03-03-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of KajII
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Shaker]

Poured a dark brown and had a nice mahogany hue with an average sized(1 to 2 fingers) light brown frothy head that was mostly diminishing, but had some excellent lacing that stuck to the glass and stayed there.

The aroma was of dark roasted malts, a moderate resin hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of caramel, coffee and chocolate.

It tasted sweetly bitter and lightly malty with a hint of caramel in the beginning and finished with this nice bitter chocolate-coffee flavor that had a mild hoppiness at the end and left the flavor lasting a nice long time.

Mouthfeel was creamy yet dry in texture with a medium to full body with a very light carbonation.

Overall it was quite tasty and had a nice hoppy twist on a classic Brown Ale.

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Photo of theopholis
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours an semi-opaque ruby body capped by a head of off-white foam.. The head is quite small, and dissipated fairly quickly.

Smell-Good malt aroma with overtones of toasted grains, brown sugar, and chocolate with hints of oak and fresh, floral hops.

Taste- Basically, it taste like a brown ale with a slight flavor hoppiness of an IPA. Hints of some roasted malts with bread crusts, and chocolate. The hops are earthy,and citrusy with more bitterness than you would expect from an American Brown Ale. Finishes dry, and a tad bit harsh, but still, overal, quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: good for a hybrid.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an opaque body the color of walnut wood and capped by a head of off-white foam.

Smell: Earthy malt aroma of toast, brown sugar, and cocoa peppered with notes of oak and fresh, fragrant hops.

Taste: Darkened malts with tastes of brown sugar, bread crusts, and cocoa powder. The oak character is shoved in back, only providing light touches of spicy oak and vanilla. Earthy, lightly citrusy hops with a medium-plus bitterness. Drying finish with a small amount of bitterness lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's good. The Indian Brown Ale greatly improved upon by the cask conditioning and oak aging.

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Photo of atsprings
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on cask at Raleigh Times, aged with Cabernet stoves and driven from Georgia to Raleigh packed on snow! Served in a Terrapin pint glass I get to keep! Served a nice deep brown with a thin lasting head. Aroma is rich brown malts and slight hops. Taste is a wonderful balance of brown malts, caramel and pine hops with a hint of red wine. The beer is very smooth with just a hint of carbonation. This is a truly wonderful cask beer.

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Terrapin Oak Aged India Brown Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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