CharmCityCrab (221) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I?ve been saying for years that Terrapin ought to expand their distribution area into Maryland, and here they are. The nickname of the University of Maryland football and men?s basketball teams (and all their other sports for that matter) is the Terrapins, which makes this a natural for tailgating, watching games on television in home or bar settings, and to plain old show some Maryland pride (With a beer from Georgia... Don?t think about it too closely, especially when we?re playing Georgia Tech ;) ).Anyhow, the name, label, and logos are strong, and the beer itself is a very reasonable bitter IPA with a malt taste that is stronger than in some IPAs but not to where the hops don?t take control and I?m forced to use the word all hopheads dread- "balanced". ;) Okay, I just used the word, but its in quotes so it doesn?t count. ;) Nothing spectacular, but a decent example of the style. Aroma is a little mild, which puts it just a hair beneath a Torpedo or something like that. EDIT: I appreciate that they took the opportunity to include not only the month, but week its freshest by on the label, but its not that useful without the YEAR. Is like to say there’s no chance a liquor store would leave a beer out so long that year becomes relevant, but we’ve all seen it happen. If its a question of label space, just give us a month and a year rather than a month and a week. They’re being really specific in one sense at the expense of the most important piece of information.
cobaink2 (224) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow hop explosion In can. Tropical, herbal and burnt spruce notes. A little malt backbone. With a lot of alcohol presence for a 7.0 abv beer. Pretty good, but you may not want to drink a lot of these right in a row.
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AwaKe (147) - Laval, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En canette. Couleur ambre, pratiquement sans mousse. Très British IPA, malt caramel au nez et au goût, assez sucrée. Palais faible, effervescence élevée, amertume modérée. Les arômes de houblons proviennent en grande partie du Cascade ce qui rappel la plupart des IPAs commerciales. Un tout petit peu de fruits tropicaux en finale mais somme toute assez sommaire comme produit.
fsbw21086 (402) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer - Boozy profile. Not as 100% hop forward as I expected but it sure does linger. Hop flavor is pretty straight forward. Piney, bittery with some caramel and malty flavors coming through. No dank earthy hops to be had. Crisp straight forward hop flavor that is deep and runs long. Solid.
Doofgoblin (470) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s much maltier than I expected...aroma is hoppy pine with an undertone of caramel candy...taste is spicy hops with bold caramel and toffee flavors...maybe this is an older bottle... finish is bitter but the maltiness really lingers...
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Hamilton. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose of fruits, oranges, hop. Taste also of fruits, grapefruit, malts. Nice tasting. Bitter finish.
tomaz (75) - , GERMANY - SEP 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Merci a sebletitje pour la bouteille qui vient de loin. Apparence attendue, orange brun trouble, petite mousse persistante, bon nez hoppy.
Goût citron mandarine, petit côté sucré agréable, pas d amertume extrême, mais au goût, ça tient longtemps au palais, est persistant. Très agréable à boire. Vu le nom, je m attendais à plus intense, mais ça me plait bien. Pas de notes gingembre piquant.
Du tout bon, agréable à boire, petit peu faible peut être.
puboflyons (2712) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Hazy medium amber color with quick head. Big floral and overripe fruit nose with roasted caramel underneath. Medium and smooth body. Big bitterness lingers quite some time at the finish. Got some punch.
hawanna (2815) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a gift.
Nice citrus Aroma.
Golden, clear and with a frothy white foam head.
Medium body and soft carbonation.
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
07-27-2015 - Bought on holiday in the USA! Very nice IPA, but the others were better.
Finhead (1435) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, golden pour with a white head. The aroma has pine with some fruity notes. It has a medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a quick, smooth finish.