hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cybercat (4030) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of the tap it is a rich opaque brown with a thin but persistent head, very attractive. Aroma is very hoppy, smelling a lot like a pine tree, which means extreme hoppiness. Flavor is, as the aroma promises, extremely hoppy and pleasantly bitter, with a smoky overtone and hints of chocolate. Finish is pleasing and hoppy, with a touch of sweetness to offset the bitterness. Excellent!
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hand bottle from jimbowood thanks:
pours a well brown which is very good because it is called a brown ale, with a small tan head that fades into a thin line.
aroma is hops at first then caramel malt and a touch of chocoalate. flavour is a little watery but very easy to drink with a taste of bitter citrus hops and caramel. finishes a bit bitter and earth hop with some roasted chocolate. not to bad and am happy to try it.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is either a malty IPA or a hoppy Brown Ale. Either way it is an interesting marriage. It was a good local brew that I was happy to try on my one-day southern tour.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from growler, RBSG Minneapolis Grand Tasting, June 23 2007. Dark and cloudy brown with just a bit of smooth head....caramel dominates the nose at first, but sour milky-lactic qualiteies creep in, a faint nuttiness shows up but it is on the old and dull side, touch of citric hops.....smooth, clean, a bit watery in the mouthfeel....dull, woody, dry....hmm, I really wasn’t crazy about this; did I get the "suck-ass" growler while y’all got the "solid" one? Well, it wasn’t terrible but I’m mystified by the praise; Terrapin being a solid brewery and all, I’m going to chalk this up to palate fatigue or just plain weirdness on my part.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room. Pours a clear brownish amber brew with an average off-white head that produces a good lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, some floral hops and some sweet biscuits. Taste is medium bodied with more citrus taste than in the aroma. Finish is tart bitterness with a slight caramel aftertatse. Unusual name for an Indian Brown Ale.
tennisjoel (1222) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting
Thanks captaincougar/kp for bringing this brew. My first Terrapin beer. This is a hoppy brown ale. Some caramel malts and ciitrus hops make this beer what it is. Very decent brew.
alexsdad06 (7029) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a growler shared by kp @ DLD 4/28/07. Thanks kp. Pours a clear brown color with a medium beige head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is mostly grassy hops. The flavor begins with light caramel and toffee malt along with citrus hops. I get a little piney hops and the slightest amount of nuts. There is an overall mild bitterness to this beer. Smooth and easy to drink.