CharmCityCrab (126) - 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.
electrotype (148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arôme de pommes vertes et de malt léger. Couleur cuivrée et plutôt translucide. En bouche, c’est houblonné mais j’ai définitivement déjà vu plus intense à ce niveau, quoiqu’en dise leur publicité! En fait, le malt ne donne pas sa place et son sucre complémente assez bien l’amertûme des houblons. C’est bon, mais pas génial.
reberiii (195) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and malty. Hop edge, malty, tripel-esque finish. Consumed from 12oz bottle. Would repeat
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Golden with a slight, off-white head. grapefruit, pineapple and pine and with some decent malts, before a lingering, dry finish. Very good.
IceChipsSky11 (152) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
Nero55 (259) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper with small white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Light/medium body with citrus hop bitterness upfront, some caramel notes, and balanced with a nice malt body.
smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a coppery golden color with medium-sized foamy off-white head. Aroma is strong hoppy citrus. Flavor echoes the aroma, this is a hop bomb, pure citrusy hop flavor. Light-to-medium bodied, a very drinkable IPA. This is one of my favorite IPAs.
DrunkSanta410 (34) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to glass. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste is bitter, citrusy hops. Not much on the palate after the initial sips. Well carbonated. Good IPA, nothing earthshattering.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear gold color with a nice white, sustained head. Green grass, eggs, fresh hops in the aroma. Bitter flavors with a musty dungeon aftertaste. Solid, above average IPA.
IndianaRed (2053) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a clear orange with a slight white ring of white bubbles. Standard bitter tangerine aroma. Big bitter flavor and smooth palatte
scarletfire65 (829) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Average IPA with grapefruit, citrus, floral hops, and a bit of caramel. OK.