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RATINGS: 597   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
amber color. thick tan head. it surprised me with the hop flavor which i so enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2007
On tap at KPís. A brown color with a generous head. Some alcohol can be picked up in the nose along with caramel and nutmeg. Some yeast is presence in the flavor and also some nutmeg, caramel, and toffee. The finish is rather sweet. This must be an imperial brown. Good one!

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2007
On draught at the speakeasy. Pour was hazlenut with a small off white head. Nose was very piney and hoppy. Flavor is way off, Finish is terrible. I am having trouble drinking this. Not going to finish the pint. Tasted like dirt mixed with metal and plastic and little rusty particles on top. Otherwise, it was top notch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler at flossmoor. Brown pretty clear color. Aroma and flavor of pine and light earthiness to it. Had a pretty nice aftertaste to it.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
growler shared at DLD. nose of a lawn mower bag full of freshly cut grass. what happened here? every time someone opened it the whole area stunk. yep thatís my rating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler shared at DLD. Nutty aroma hoppy with pine, and chocolate ... interesting combo. Light brown in color with a beige head. Bakers chocolate, carmel, nutty, and some piney bitterness. Interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Growler shared at Flossmoor: Brown with a light tan head. Aroma, earthy notes, some caramel, and a hint of citrus. Flavor, caramel, piny earthy hops, a bit nutty, and on the sweet side. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Growler shared at Flossmoor the night before DLD by someone. Pours pale brown with a short white head. Aromas of orange, blended with some nuts and caramel. Flavor is lots of orange and a good amount of pine as well. Caramel, nuts, and even a little chocolate under the hops. Medium bodied but a little to the watery side on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Tylers in Durham. Mostly clear reddish brown color with a substantial cream head. Caramel and chocolate in the aroma with a bit of tangerine. Flavor is citrusy upfront with tangerine dominating but chocolate coming in at the end. It reminds me of one of those chocolate orange things you can buy at gourmet shops. Really a fun beer to drink and very unique in the new world of IBAs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3050) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2007
This really is pretty nice. Itís got a beautiful maltiness. Great nutty character, light on the sweetness, but it balances the bitterness from the hops well. Hop aroma really shines better in a less malty beer, so a lot of the subtleties of the hop aroma in an IPA are lost underneath the hefty malt notes here, but this is still a solid beer. You get a bit of pine and pith peaking through the toasted nuts here. Good stuff.


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