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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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"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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with weak smokey hints. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak smokey hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a dense cream head. Aroma of caramel, tangerine, citrus, and pine. Flavor of caramel, orange, tangerine, light pine, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bomber from Ace in Boulder, CO. Pours clear amber/copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roast caramel. Hop? Med body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is pale malt and a heck of a lot of hop. Grassy/herby hop. Noble hop. Not pure Saaz. But very nice. It starts to finish sweet and then the hop goes bump. Incredibly delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11868) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2010
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/lemon, caramel, some lager yeast, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some lemon/lager yeast, caramel. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11320) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild pine/earthy. Taste is mild pine/earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Oxymoron
Date: October 25, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark copper, frothy off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, very fruity, balancing woodsy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dry and earthy, lots of bitterness, touch of malty sheetness adds the needed balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, spicy hops, earthiness, tropical fruit and apricot. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth withj a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops, orange zest and light carmel with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Deep orange pour. Aroma hits with some serious wildflower honey, corn tortillas, and some lightly citrus aromas. Flavor is mandarin oranges from the can, citrusy bitter hops, honey. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Draft sample at Whole Foods Fairfax, VA on 10/20/10. Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big buttery notes and a bit of caramel. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, caramel, butter and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Odd beer and quite the butter bomb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma reeks of way too many spicy, musky, resiny and peppery German hops. There’s also mild biscuit and medium-roast malt thrown into the aromatic mix, but overall there’s just way too much lupulin here from a hop growing region that I don’t particularly care for. Medium to full-bodied with kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is all about the hops. As previously mentioned, they aren’t my favorite varietals, but they certainly are intense. Even at room temperature, the sweetness is very low and my palate is bombarded by sharp, tannic, walnut skin bitterness. Finishes astringent, bitter and dry.

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