Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Terrapin Double Feature | Terrapin Beer Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Terrapin Double FeatureTerrapin Double Feature
BA SCORE
3.74/5
Good
63 Ratings
Terrapin Double FeatureTerrapin Double Feature
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chefmikeanderson on 07-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
63
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of harpus
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Before red curtains framed the Georgia Theatre stage, they hung alongside silver screen legends: Bogart's trademark scar, Bette Davis' eyes. The Elite Theatre hummed with a reel-to-reel movie projector, and lines for the box office looped the block for the hottest ticket in town. By 1935, the building's signature red-lettered marquee advertised double-feature nickelodeons and spaghetti westerns. Like any good sequel, the Georgia Theatre kept what was great about the Elite: star-studded evenings of entertainment. Double Feature stars as the second in Terrapin's Georgia Theatre Sessions, a Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale as smooth as the silver screen." Brewed in the style of a Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale, This beer was released in 2010 amongst Terrapin's other three Georgia Theatre Session Ales. This is the second installment. Bottle number 4977.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served above 56º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy, sudsed ginger-white head over a copper-orange body. Clarity is moderate with a mild haze and some flecked sediment. Carbonation is plentiful and vivacious. Retention is average at best, lacing is thin and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Aromas of light toasted caramel malt syrup, Belgian candied sugars, essences of fruit including plum and figs and a pinch of vanilla and spice round out the aroma. No notable hop presence is to be gathered from the aroma. A fairly well-rounded Belgian Dubbel and a pleasant aroma with little harshness nor unpleasantries. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) The flavor continues much of the aroma's emphasis on malt-forward character, with a light bready sweetness, some toasted grain and a pinch of spice for the Belgian edge. The drink notably exposes a previously well-hidden booziness that grazes much of the subtler flavors. While this doesn't ruin the beverage, it is admittedly out-of-check and distracts from the overall drinking experience. Double Feature finishes with a peppy note of candied apples, plum sugar and honey, ending on a pleasingly sweetened high note reminiscent of a traditional candy shop sampler. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) The drink texture is smooth, lightly syrupy and a bit chewy. Carbonation adds a bold crispness and air to the texture for a buzzy mouthfeel. The body is medium for the style and medium+ amongst all beer. Alcohol presence is medium/high, fairly easy to pick out in the flavor, although it is well absent in the aroma. Balance is slightly in favor of alcohol over sweetness, with fruit tartness subtle to indiscernible. Bitterness, uncommon in most traditional Belgian styles, is expectedly absent in this beer. The carbonation is unusually vivacious in this Dubbel but seems to work well enough against the flavor and average body this beer has. 3.75

(Overall) Despite some poorly concealed alcohol presence in this beer, I was incredibly pleased with how well balanced and approachable Double Feature was. Despite only being halfway done with the Georgia Theatre sessions, this is more enjoyable to me over the Iron Tankard Old Ale, and while I don't expect it to improve any more with age, I wouldn't turn down the idea of picking up a bottle and trying it again in the near future, if the price is reasonable- granted, if I could find another bottle! 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Georgia Theater Double Feature
3.71/5.00

 3,353 characters

Photo of BeerGod27
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of rolive
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Pammywham
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of pthansford
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Riverared
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of jsanford
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice caramel-brown with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving just the slightest ring of tiny bubbles around the edge. Big, malt-forward aromas of caramel, toffee, over-ripe pear, and baked raisin bread. Taste is similarly malt-heavy, with caramel and toffee, candied orange peel, more ripe tree fruit, and grain. Not bad, but nothing unique. Mouthfeel is a bit fizzier then I'd like, but it may be due to the age. Medium-bodied overall, with fizzy carbonation. Overall a decent attempt at a Dubbel, but nothing special.

 541 characters

Photo of billn3
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of matzah
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MrHolland10
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Terrapin Double Feature from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 63 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.