unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Terrapin Georgia Theatre Session: Hoptaneous Combustion. Session Four: Foil wrapped, boxed 22oz bottle, boxed w/o a Golden Ticket. Bottle #1762.
Yet another Fusion of two unique brewing styles from Terrapin. Orange color with the aroma of smoked malts. Citrus hops in the nose. Flavor is of bitter West Coast hops, alcohol, and than smoked malts. The smoke alone sets this beer apart from any other beer I think Iíve ventured. Sticky malt body, sweet caramel malt. Resin, citrus, floral, spruce hops and SMOKE. The only down side, the $12.99 price tag... Although, I want some more of these!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. I figured this was gonna be a big hoppy, smoky monster and thatís exactly what I got. The aroma was mostly hops mixed with smokey wood characters. The flavor is very big and robust. A lot of hops and malts in the mix, along with the smoky bacon flavor. Quite crazy, but itís damn tasty, and not for the faint of heart.
Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really cool beer. Never had a Smoked IPA before. Orange colored beer with a nice head. Smoke and Citrus/piney hops on the nose. Flavor has a lot going on. Smoke, bitter hops, nice malty structure. This was a pleasure to drink. Thanks Carrboro Beverage Company
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber #2209, super fresh. A vigorous pour yields a clear, dark, golden-amber body with a tall, spongy head of cream colored foam. The head recedes at standard pace to a thin film with a thick, bubbly edge, leaving dense, pronounced swaths of lacing clinging hard to the glass. Aromas include a malty base of toffee, smoked clover honey, warming bread dough, and some fruity yeast phenols. Hops are primarily floral, centering on citrus blossoms, but there are also some intonations of naval orange flesh and maybe a touch of candied lemon rind. Smoke levels are relatively low, which I tend to appreciate, as I really wasnít too keen on the idea to begin with. Flavors follow suit, very big on buttery toffee and baking honey, all dashed with light smoke. Yeasty bread and grilled orange slices lend further sweetness. While Iím sure the IBUs are up there, the hops are simply overwhelmed by the avalanche of malts, their citrusy-pithy bitterness held back by honey and toffee. Smoke intensifies on the finish, lingering for a while as the other flavors clear out. A smack of the tongue reveals some residual grapefruit bitterness that doesnít appear at any point prior to the swallow. Predictably, the palate is big and sugary, weighed down by unruly malt. Average carbonation is fine, but the finish is sticky and warm. While interesting and largely inoffensive on the whole, the gravity of the brew is overzealous, and the palate disappoints a bit. It actually works better than I though it would, but itís still not my thing. Oh and $14.99 for a bomber of this stuff is ridiculous.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting style. Found this right after some friends told me it wasnít your best. I gambled anyway and lost. Smoked peach flavor profile. Probably similar to the smell in the air the day the GA theater actually burned. With that being said lets get the building back up and running
drowland (6530) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/21/10. Bottle shared by mlunger12! Huge floral and tropical aroma with just a hint of grilling burgers in the background. Sweet floral aroma with much more prominent smokiness and distinct woodiness. Interesting and surprisingly quite nice.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared with the tallahassee crew, aroma is charcoal, hops, not overwhelming, I might have had it a bit too cold, Still an interesting concept.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boxed bomber picked up at Tower Doraville. No golden ticket.
Pours a clear pale brown with little head. Plenty of bubbles though. Taste and mouthfeel, however, not as carbonated as it looks. Aroma of floral hops, a little citrus, and slight smokiness. Interesting, complex taste. Slight roasty smoke comes in early, the IPA hoppiness takes over strong in the middle, then a toasty dry smoke finish. Would pair nicely at an outdoor pig pickiní. Solid beer, def the best of the GA Theatre series by Terp.
rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The clear body was amber in color, and the carbonation was gentle but ample, forming a three finger thick foamy head above the rim of the glass. The aroma was mango and peach, with a whiff of smoke. The taste was a fantastic combination of up front smoky flavor and floral hops, backed by a tropical fruit sweetness from the malts. The beer felt quite thick and sticky on the tongue, and each sip was satisfyingly rich, with lingering spicy aftertaste. A rare combination that appears to work quite well.
Bottle number 2585, for those that are counting.
mixmasterob (911) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 7593, I think. Poured a super clear light golden color, zero haze. Small white head faded to nothing quickly. Aroma was good and hoppy, light citrus, some sweet fruity emerged as it warmed a bit. Pretty standard as far as doubles go. Smoke didnít come out. Flavors were a mix of candied sweet hop, good fruit and a touch of smoke. A decent booze kick finished it out alongside a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel was oily and thick. This was quite boozy throughout. A tad unbalanced as most of Terrapinís big brews tend to be. Nothing fantastic here but itís a decent IIPA. This is only GA Theatre brew I have tried, at least they are brewed for a fantastic cause.