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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
"Sometime around midnight in a city nobody can agree on, the idea for Left Hand and Terrapin to brew a collaboration beer was born. Oxymoron is the third in the series of one-time releases between out two breweries. A combination of contradictions embodied in liquid form. Oxymoron is an American-style IPA brewed with three German malts, six German hops varieties, and a lager yeast strain. Obnoxious yet reserved elevated yet modest, it’s the embodiment of blending two brewing philosophies together in order to achieve singularity. Consider it an expression of cruel kindness".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
I’ll admit I was a bit confused with the style. With all the German influence on the recipe a Euro style strong pale lager seems about right for the style. Lighter bodied than I thought it ’should’ be, malts and hops are present just not enough to make this a Double IPA. Once again another unique, well done beer by Left Hand Brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle pours a clear amber with a medium off white head with lacing. Scent is caramel sweet. Taste is earthy hops. Different. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
22oz bomber. Pours copper / orange-brown with a very soft/subtle haze and a medium-thin white head (that leaves lace on the glass). Aroma is grassy hops with a touch of citrus and a touch of sweet grain. Flavor is clean and grainy upfront with a light cereal sweetness, a grainy stretch toward mid-palate, and a firm but balanced bitterness in the finish. The bitterness is grassy, spicy, and clean. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium-full in body. Overall, quite interesting. Lager yeast fermentation and noble hops do a curious yet veyr tasty things to an IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a light tan head. The head lasts fairly well, and laces great. Aroma is caramel malts, toasted bread and some hops. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is good. Lightly bitter with good balance. Has a light to medium body. The texture is oily. Has a nice finish wiht a pleasing aftertaste. Reminds me of a fine german lager. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
sample at carrboro beverage company. Ugh. Not much hops in the nose or flavor. Slight corny and watery, sweet malts, strange yeast smell and taste. Don’t know what it is, but I don’t like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2010
22oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 41°. Color is a deep gold with mellow carbonation and a thin head. Aroma of caramely malt and wet hops. Body is a lighter medium that has a sharp mouth feel. Flavor comes on with a mild roasted malt taste, a hop spice and a hint of grass and ends bitter. After taste is sharp as the bitterness grows and lingers. Overall its an ok brew but a little too bitter in the end for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a medium copper amber with a thinning head- some lace. Aroma is light caramel and toasted malts, good fresh bread, and definitely a good amount of german hops, herbal and lightly grassy. Flavor is toasty, light sweetness, caramel, herbal and lightly spiced hops hints of mint, and bread, good clean finish and pretty smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (9149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2010
fresh bottle. burnt bronze color. caramel and burnt corn nose; sharp, fusel, aggressive and just generally stinky - some sort of butterscotch and mold character as well. hops are dry and pungent, yeast smells like egg shells. medium-full body; syrupy; disgusting. pretty bad experience when all you’re smelling and tasting is stinky egg shells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, crystal malt, grain, and slight Earth. Poured amber in color with a small, loose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of crystal malt, hops, slight grain, and slight resin. Medium body. Lightly oily texture. Average carbonation. Crystal malt and hop finish is medium bitter. Not really very bitter or flavorful. 7.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium golden/amber color with a small sized head. Aromas and tastes of some earthiness, grassy, earthy, and graininess. Clean finish.

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