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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle, bottle date 08-18-10. Poured a slight hazed orange with a frothy off-white head that settled to a ring. Initial aroma of yeast and pale lager. Grass and floral comes out more as it warms. The flavor found yeast and citrus hop. Medium body and a light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Draft at Lefthand. Orange-brown, filtered. Soapy off-white head. Herbal aroma. Very interesting beer. Pretty hop forward, but ends with some nice lager yeast notes. Sprucy, sage flavors, but they balance out quite well. Broad range of herbal hop nuances. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle from Dorothy Lane. I liked this type and beer. Very nice example with copper color, nice head and lacing, with a unique must taste up front, very subtle so it adds to flavor, citrus notes as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
On Tap at Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont 15/09/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured floral hoppy and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a bitter and creamy malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pors deep golden with a bit of a haze. It has muted notes of spicy hops which truly show up nicely on the mid palate and then blends out to a nice herbal finish. Doesn’t show the ABV that badly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Resin and vanilla aromas. Sweet caramel and vanilla upfront with a lasting woody resin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Picked this up at Rick’s in Alexandria. Poured a light orange copper with a white head. Nose brings a bit of citrus zest along with some mild grainy notes. Taste offers some hops, but.not what I would expect from the IPL "style." Some citrus and a bit of an herbal taste. Mouhfeel is light and slightly bitter. Drinks fairly well but is not what it could be given the hoppy portfolios of the breweries individually. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-07-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3719) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
Bomber via Lubiere, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear orange-amber with a small, thin white head. Aroma: Quite fruity with peaches and berries, behind that, a good dose of pine, grapefruit and resinous hops, dusty, some decent caramel, a little peppery, more fruits, citrus, light esters?, nice. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Biscuit, caramel, the malts are a bit...dirty, fairly strong pine and resin hops, still a bit dusty, a touch brothy, there is a bit of vague fruitiness, but much less than the nose, a bit of eucalyptus, kinda strange; lightly sweet with formidable bitterness and a mineral, dusty, peppery/pine finish.

A different brew indeed. Clearly brewed with care. Not entirely my cup of tea. Or beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is very peppery, with caramerl malt and floral tropical fruity hopcitrus. Tastes rich, very citric, pepperym, with caramel malt, some tannins, and a true hop blast at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2011
(draft at Trinity, 9/20/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Light spicy hop aroma. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

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