dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was great. If Iím going to haver an imperial level of hops, i like the malty backbone of a red. Pours dark red with off white head. Big hoppy dose like a double IPA, and a huge hop front. It quickly moves to a creamy malty finish. Quality, as usual from Terrapin.
ljstephenson (233) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy blood orange pour with well laced white head. Aroma is sweet with malt and some pine. Flavor is strong hops & pine, moderate alcohol presence and heavy malt. Finish is strong but balanced malt and hop.
mattern33 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Medium amber cloudy color. Malty aroma. Malty flavor nd palate. More malty than i like. Too malty; not a hop variety i enjoy. Eh.
Thewade (228) - USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, hoppy, and rich. Always look forward to this every year. Very good fresh, and holds up well in the cellar for a year.
S_Side_Smitty (333) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice coppery-brown with a small off white head. Aroma has that candy-like white pine (sweetly bitter) aroma with a little malt background. Taste is exactly like aroma with lemon, orange, pine & spruce up front fading to a truly interesting chocolate & malt finish. Iíve never had a DIPA like this one and I have to say it is the most shockingly complex and agreeable DIPA Iíve ever had - no exaggeration! You know, itís kinda like candied orange dipped in chocolate! Absolutely amazing!
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle clear amber with a slight head. The aroma is caramel and the taste is of toffee and malt. Rather than hoppy. So why is it hop monster?
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with iphonephan and others. Pours hazy amber with a cream head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and citrus. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head that recedes leaving lots of lacing. Citrus hop nose. Flavors of grass and caramel. Moderate to sweet flavors. Slightly bitter finish
Beergeek23322 (1696) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/3/2010. From bottle. Hoppy aromas with pine, citrus, bread, caramel. A little buttery, but malty and hoppy flavors soon take over. Darn good!
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very very dark red. Almost brown/copper color. Very thin white head that goes away fast.
Smells of raisins and other dark fruits with some sweet malt/caramel. Very little hop profile in the nose as malts dominate.
Taste is very malt forward. For something called Big Hoppy Monster the hops are nowhere near the malts on this. More raisins and sweet caramel in the taste. Almost a profile of more of a slightly hoppier Belgian than an American red.
Mouthfeel is a little bit low considering the sweetness of the brew. Carbonation levels are med-low.
Really kind of disappointed in this. Itís not bad, but Iíd expect something with this name to be considerably hoppier than it is and not a fan of the dark fruit profile. Iíve got some other Terrapin brews that I hope Iíll like better.
deadCATAtlanta (58) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Pours a light copper. super tasty. Aroma of caramel, pine, and hops. Hop heavy, but that goes without saying. Fruity malt in the front hop bite in the back. one of my favorites from Terrapin.