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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA is a head on collision between a hoppy west coast India Pale Ale and a malty, complex brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds. PEACE, LOVE and HOPPINESS


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear ruby brown with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine, caramel, roasted malts. Flavor is the same, touch of coffee. Light sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 26, 2013
Great beer, starts a bit dry on the palate and then the maltiness from the brown ale sets in. A bit of a sweet finish with great mouth feel and a bit of bread, caramel, coffee taste well counterbalanced by the hops

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2013
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a frothy white head. Hints of coffee flavor and smell. Smooth, with slight bitterness. Not too exciting but easy to drink. Medium body and light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, milk chocolate, earthy hops, plums, figs, and light vanilla. Flavor is balanced roast malts and earthy hops with supporting dark fruit esters, bittering chocolate, light coffee, and light ash; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark cream head. Roast and grapefruit aroma. Roast and grapefruit flavor with light dark malts. Medium bodied. Roast and grapefruit linger with light caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2013
If I wasn’t busy trying to do actual, you know, work, I would research the history of this style. It seems to me like Black IPA’s try to be two things at once and succeed at being neither. This beer had a bit of the grainy hoppiness of and IPA, but with strong bread and malt tones. I also detected a bit of wine flavoring. Pours a reddish hue of brown. Excellent lacing. A good beer, don’t know if I would grab again, but I could say this about all Black (er, Brown) IPA’s. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadAprilia1000 (259) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours a dark copper color with a creamy brown head. Nice aroma on this one with notes of chocolate, caramel, floral and citrus notes from the hops.Taste on this one is pretty good. Its a sweet brown ale with nice bitter hop notes.This beer has a subtle complexity to it. The aftertaste is very nice. I do think the body of this beer is somewhat thin though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1671) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle from smith split with the wife. Pours lovely tan amber with a thin tan head. Nose of grapefruit, toffee, and faint caramel. Taste has solid bitterness, but it is not overwhelming. Sweetness mid stream comes from some caramel and toffee. Just a hint of nut. My expectaions were exceeded with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3183) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle at Jakes on Main. Pours a cola brown with an off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavors if caramel and toffee with a big hop kick. The combo works surprisingly well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
Good stuff.brown with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet and bitter.nice balancr.


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