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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2196) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 bottle on 5/28/10... pours a perfect dark brown with a 1+ finger creamy beige head with bubbles up top. The head settles down to a solid 1/4"+ throughout. I really like to see a solid head throughout an IPA, black or gold. Across the nose, a solid level of hops linger intertwined with some creamy malts. Over the mouth a medium body carries an aggressive bitterness with notes of citrus and light honey. The sweet malts flow from top to bottom and finish with a surge of more citrus hops. Overall, this is a really nice dark IPA with a creamy body that delivers a perfect blend of malt and hop.

on tap at mellow mushroom... very different brown ale... a hoppy brown ale. palate is a little thin, light brown color. tastes wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Tap at Brick Store. Not sure how fresh this was. Not much hop bite as I had heard about. Decent brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
RBSG 07 grand tasting thanks to Captain Cougar. A brown pour with a light head and lacing. A huge hop profile for a brown ale. Malt dominates on the front end followed by a very good hop bitter but not as dominate as the nose would suggest. Not over the top but very good. Carbonation is pretty good for a growler. Palate is just a bit thin but not bad. Overall a good concept on high hopping a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear brown with a thin tan head. Hoppy citrus nose, floral and caramel. The flavor is not nearly hoppy as the nose suggests, sweet caramel and lemongrass, some nuts and a light roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Growler... RBSG 07... Cloudy, clay-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is a churning eddy of woodsy, floral hops and caramel malts with an undercurrent of citrusy, pink grapefruit and toasted cashews. The malt profile offers up caramel and toffee that is followed closely by earthy, pine and citrus hop bitterness. Hints at smoke and leans slightly toward the bitter side of balance. Light to medium-bodied with middling carbonation. Caramel, grapefruit rind finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing the hand bottled, half liter growler... Appears a semi-transparent amber with a small beige head that fades into a mild film and soapy collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of light tartness, mild yeast, light citrus, and a touch of caramelized grain. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a lemongrass flavor coming through with other notes of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, hoppy, and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Hand Bottle. Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a deep amber body with thin head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet malty candy aroma. Flavor is sweet, slight hops. Thsi was more sweet than anything. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Hand bottle sample acquired in trade wit jimbowood (thanks jimbo!). Poured a darker brownish/amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, eathy, pine, toasted malts, and caramel. Tastes of earthiness, citrus, caramel, and roast. Thinner body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Poured a red amber color with a small, light tan head, that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, nuts, floral hops, caramel malts, and some citrus fruits as well. Taste of toffee, light roast, nuts, bread, caramel, and light smoke, with a citrus bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4566) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one hand bottled. Blind tasting. Pours a golden ruby amber with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, some earthy/floral hops, pine, caramel malt, nuts and overall on the light side. Flavor of citrus, lemon, some caramel malt, on the watery side. Some light hop bitterness.

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