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RATINGS: 600   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Draft at the Ravenous Pig beer dinner. Paired with seared fois gras, zucchini bread, carrot foam, and roasted wild mushrooms. Another fantastic pairing! This brew poured a clear, rusty brown color with a minimal, foamy beige head. Aromas included potent citrus hops atop a roasty caramel malt base, with scorched brown sugar edges and a touch of tasted bread. The flavors stay the course, with fresh grapefruit bitterness countering lightly sweet, toasty caramel and a touch of unexpected chocolate. Medium-plus body. Smooth and easy drinking, with a moderately hoppy finish. This is a really nice beer. The potential food pairings are seemingly limitless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draught at the Federal in Durham, NC. Pours brown, with a nice off-white head, lacing. Aroma is hops and malt. I can smell floral hops with a caramel and a little bit of chocolate. Flavor is similar. Not too strong, but very pleasant. Very tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Handbottle from Beerist ( Thanks a Ton!!!) poured 2 days after received in a trade, refrigerated all time, pours a nice deep dark brown ( Big surprise ;-) ) almost no head formation though, first sip yields some hoppiness followed through by caramel roasty sweet type flavor, this is what makes this beer good, only problem is the mouthfeel this is very thin to me, almost water like... but definitely not lacking in the taste department.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Tap. Pours a clear brown/amber with a one finger lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Had on draft. Poured an amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and brown sugar. A hoppy taste was detected and some roasted malt flavor, but not as much malt as expected. Also detected some faint cocoa flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Deep, dark, amber brown body, tan head. A surprising find, and delicious toasted caramel maltiness. Nice, full, (more coffee, less fruity) bitterness, with minimal metalic grating on the palate. Terrapin knows how to make a quality bitter ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Tasted at WBF. Pour: amber orange. Head: off white creamy. Aroma: hoppy, some malt, floral nose. Flavor: grassy, some hops, grainy, too hoppy for a brown. Palate: smooth. Finish: clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Noogfest Thanks to kp for bringing this one to share. Pours clear light brown with a tan head. Big malt aroma with some hops in back. Sweet start, building bitterness. There’s an off flavor that I can’t id that detracts from the score for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Sampled on draught. Appearance is an amber brown with a small off-white head. Nose is of light citrus and sweet malt. Taste is also of light citrus with some sweet caramel malts. Finish is bitter from the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Draught. Pours dark, brilliant amber/mahogany with pretty tight beige head. The aroma is a surprising amount of grapefruit, along with some toast and caramel. The flavor is grapefruit and other citrus up front, then it mellows into some bread and caramel. Some tannic and sugary notes come out in the finish, and it leaves a somewhat sweet aftertaste. Pretty good.


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