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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
georgiadawgb (1) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2007 does not count
Cask at Aromaís was great. Draft at brewfest was just about perfect. Great new one from Terrapin canít wait till I can pick it up at the store.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (5715) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Wonderful chestnut and thistle aroma, moderately strong for a brown ale. Clear brown medium yellow head, good lacing. Earthy and mossy witb a hop kick. Grapefruit is present. Bark and citrus zest finish. This may be my new favorite beer. Could use more complexity, but Iím nit picking. Fabulous piece of crafting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Terrapin is a great brewery that hasnít let me down and this brew only emphasisís my commitment to their creations. Itís got a unique complex fruity taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2007
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2007
Tap at TacoMac. Dark Brown color. heavy hitting pine aroma. hop bitterness, nice and hoppy! My new favorite Turtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2009
When I saw this beer on the menu at the Craft Ale House, I knew I had to try it. After that initial notion, my next thought was, "I hope this is similar to DFHís IBA. And thankfully, it was. Although I think Dogfishís offering is just a tad-bit better. But this one came awfully close. It pours a very dark brown color with a generous and rich brown head. The head leaves an incredible amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of chocolate malt, bread, floral hops, pine and a touch of grapefruit. The body is a quite thick, but is still drinkable and enjoyable. The flavors have notes of bready malts, lightly toasted bread, a touch of chocolate, pine, grapefruit and of course plenty of spicy hops. The finish is rich, hoppy and extremely delicious. Hereís to hoping that I can find this beer in cases somewhere in my neighborhood!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
From a bottle,dark red in color,white head,medium body,taste like a tootie roll with hops.Highly recommend !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
bottle poured into pint glass. small nutty aroma. brown/caramel color. small tan head. Very hoppy and tasty, but is balanced out by the nutty flavors. medium carbonation. very tasty overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
After drinking Terrapin for a long time, these beers do not hold up for long. Hop karma is basically taking a sweet brown ale, and throwing a bunch of hops in it. Nice carbonation, nice moutfeel, good depth of flavor, very clean tasting and smooth. Sorry to see so many just donít like this one. I think itís more of a drink fresh/crowd pleaser type beer, but count me in. Enjoyability 4.5/5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Is this Terrapinís Brown IPA renamed, or a totally different beer? Deepest infrared ale supports a squat fawn foam. My glass is amply hieroglyphed with tattered lace thatís as clingy as a wet teeshirt on a Spring break coed. OMG! Fruity-spicy hop aromaÖ mango, sweet citrus, "hopsack", Christmas tree, flowery (noble?) hops. Oily malt and zesty-spicy "green" hop favor. Roasty with some caramel and pistachio notes. Fullish yet dry body, enhanced by pinpoint carbonation. Dark chocolate and gin-peppermint aftertaste. Kind of a chocolately version of Green Flash West Coast IPA. This beer is so good that it makes me horny.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2009 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle. Scarlet in the glass, boasting an enduring mocha froth. The nose combines toasty nutty malt with juicy citric American hops and possibly softly spicy noble hops. Beginning with the roasty-caramelly kiss of a masterful brown ale, the flavor immediately transitions to the heady earthy-spiciness of German origin hops. Finishes with a flash of citric fruity tartness, then "green" and "sharp" hop flavor. Creamy, silken mouthfeel... smooth, lingering espresso aftertaste. Outstanding in all respects and overblown in none. I could gladly enjoy this treat every day.

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