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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Brown colored pour. Hoppy nose with a nondescript malty body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
DL Day: Ruby brown hue a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, walnut, milk chocolate, grassy hops, biscuity, and earthy yeast esters. The taste is mostly your standard brown ale fare but there is a light kick of bitterness and even some citrus twang upon the backend. The mouth feel is smooth and drinkable, a bit metallic in the end. A solid brew from out of GA crew I would have guessed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with a creamy, light tan head. Smell: Aroma of toasted nuts and caramel with just a smidgen of chocolate. Hops impart mostly citrus notes with some pine and a light grassiness in there as well. Taste: Earthy malt flavor of toasted nuts and caramel. More pine showing in the taste, with citrus and fresh-cut grass taking a backseat. Plenty of bitterness in the dry, lightly chocolaty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Just a touch watery. Drinkability: Its alright.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
This brown ale pours a light brown color from a growler. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is nutty, citrusy and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are caramel, sweet, nutty and a touch sweet. Hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. Nice sweet finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Thanks to whomever shared this at the noogfest. It poured clear brown with an apple cider aroma and sweet flavor.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
yomintyfresh (53) - USA - JUN 13, 2007
Looked almost like a cola in the glass. Malty, overly sweet, with a medicinal aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Clear brown, no head. Rather thin bodied, in a good way. Nicely malty and spicey. Clean, crisp finish. Uncomplictated and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Reddish brown in color with a creamy white head. Nice hoppy aroma, very earthy. Flavor is somewhere between a sweet brown ale and an IPA, a very well-balanced beer. Smooth on the palate with a subtle, mildly bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peridot (17) - Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Hoppy aroma. It’s a gorgeous brown with a thick, offwhite head. Roasty flavour with strong hop flavour but very little bitterness. Not overly carbonated, but almost creamy on the palate. Good beer but the lack of bitterness with such strong hop flavour is offputting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Date: 4/28/2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Three Floyds Brewing Co. Parking Lot
Serving: Sampled from a growler shared by kp. Thank you!

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Obviously dry-hopped since it smells mostly like hop pellets and grass.
Appearance: Transparent amber/bronze color with a lasting foamy beige head that leaves foamy lacing effects on the inside of the glass. Mild level of visible carbonation.
Flavor: Light caramel, toffee, and honey malts. Orange and pine hop flavors. Subtle nutty quality. Mild bitterness.
Palate: Mild, mellow, and smooth.
Overall: This is somewhat of interesting brew. It would probably be just fine without the dry-hopping. Terrapin might want to work on this one a little bit before they decide to release it to the masses in bottles!


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