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RATINGS: 599   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1173) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
(Growler, courtesy of CaptainCougar) Pours a medium brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, graham crackers, caramel, nuts, and florals. Flavor of hops, caramel, and cocoa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(RBSG07, growler) 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From growler. Pours brown/amber. Aroma is nice floral and slight citric hops. Flavour is fresh fruity hops, nice orange/grape fruit note. Finish is sweet fruity hoppy bitter. Brown ale? Never mind its good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Approximately 1.5 oz. sample at the Grand Tasting of the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in the Twin Cities, MN on July 23, 2007. This was the twenty-fourth of 26 beers that I sampled and rated during the tasting. Very hoppy, sharp aroma features citrus and pitted fruit scents. Pours a brown color with an amber glow. Pacific-Northwest-hoppy flavor with a light candy-sweet base. Medium body. Undercarbonated, but it was poured from a growler, so that is to be expected. About what I expected given the name (a hoppy but nonetheless sweet brown ale). Thanks to CaptainCougar for bringing this one.


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