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RATINGS: 603   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (628) - - MAY 11, 2013
I like it. could be my favourite offering from my not-so-favourite-think-it-is-somewhat-overrated-no microbrewery. Pours a see through brown with a thin white head. the weight/ mouthfeel darkness is reminiscent of holy city porter. good aroma- lots of hops. taste is hoppy and sweet all at once- well balanced. Much better than the much less interesting brown all from bells brewery. definitely get the piney/ citrusy west coast hops on the palate balanced with a nice sweetness from the dark malt. Little bit of pepper on the palate. Overall a good offering. 12 oz bottle from zillies.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Appearance: Pours brown, letting minimal light through. Not much of a head on this beer, a mere thin cap of white swirls.

Aroma: Sweet brown sugar-like malts, lemon zest and just a nice citrusy hop nose.

Taste: Caramel or honey covered toast, citrusy hops. Cereal, light amounts of chocolate.Finishes with peppery hop spice.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation, medium bodied. A little peppery roughness.

Overall: A very easy to drink hop forward beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Clear deep mahogany brown color topped by a big rocky beige head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma with notes of brown sugar and plums. Rich toasted malt flavor with a spicy, peppery hop backdrop. Slightly tangy with a chewy dried fruit resonance. Reminiscent of toasted nuts and raisins. Overall, a very tasty and unique combination of complex malts and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Mahogany brown pour with a thin head of spotty lacing. Aroma is very malty, with plenty of nuttiness and some nice fresh west coast hops hiding in the background. Flavor is rich brown ale with a hop punch that comes from behind. Had I not known to expect the strong hop presence it would have surprised me. This was all brown all with a pleasant addition of well-executed hop accents.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4473) - 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 (3151) - 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 (4202) - 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 (7401) - 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 (704) - 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


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