rajendra82 (1011) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Terrapin IBA, with a label featuring artwork depicting the eponymous reptile playing a Sitar, when poured into a pint glass, looked red tinged brown, and sported a small head. The smell was pretty much halfway between the two styles as the citric hops intersected with a nutty malt. The taste was wavering between these two styles as well before ultimately settling closer to an IPA. The mouthfeel was a letdown to me, as the body felt watery and somewhat weak. The finish was dry and mineralized. I am not sure why Terrapin chose to release this style of beer, but my mind just kept going back for a comparison to a similarly constructed but wholly superior Big Hoppy Monster from them. Worth trying and savoring, but not a spectacular offering.
Hangover (1100) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-reddish pour with a nice, creamy tan head. Nice citrusy hoppy aroma, not at all in line with the appearance of this one. Medium body, lots of hops all through this one, citrus, pine. The finish is as the bottle advertises, pretty roasty. The roastiness and the big hop flavor really bitter this one out at the end. It’s pretty good. You can always count on Terrapin to come out with cool ideas for brews.
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Bonnaroo. Aroma was hardly there, but what was there was good and clean and roasty. Color was a rusty dark red-brown. Flavor was pretty darn good. Good balance of hop and malt. Nit too strong on either side though. Good stuff.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from Cask. Tan head atop clear brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, floral/orange, some butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some floral, spicy, caramel. Light-medium body.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Bonnaroo: This brew pours a nice nut brown colour with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are nutty, caramel and hint of raisins. Taste is very pleasent, creamy- noticeably hop character, very tastey all around.
robbmotiwalla (60) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at mellow mushroom ($2 on terrapin tuesday in kennesaw) nice brown color. wow, alot more hops than i would expect, they are more pronounced than the nutty brown side. much better than the dogfish head IBA. this is my favorite from terrapin
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft-Nashville. Holy Crap this was hoppy for a Brown Ale. A nice kick in the teeth with a sweet, mellow, malty finish. Never had anything like this one.
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Brown slightly cloudy pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt and faint hops. Taste of caramel malt and coffee with a surprisingly strong hoppy finish.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the grand opening of the new brewery. Color is a nice deep mahogany. Medium sized, mother of pearl color head. Earthy, hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with a sweet caramel backbone.
dchmela (2927) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the GOBF. Pours a chocolaty brown with a thick creamy head. Roasty grain aroma along with lots of citrus and pine. Chocolate malt, roasted grain creamy taste. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Really a unique beer and I can’t wait to get this in bottle.