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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Hear ye, hear ye... All hopheads shall herewith rejoice! Terrapin hath recruited ye old HOPSECUTIONER to execute the exact hop profile for this killer IPA. You may lose your hophead over this one!

IBU’s: 78. O.G.: 16.3. FG: 3.0. Malt: 2 Row Pale Malt,Munich, Pale Crystal 24L, Victory. Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade (dry hop)

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharmCityCrab (149) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4598) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
27/VII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. @ pre-Gentse-Feesten-Ponton-Tasting - BB: week 3/VIII/14 (2014-847) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!

Clear deep orange beer, aery off-white head, bit creamy, adhesive. aroma: bit floral, soapy touch, yeast notes, peaches. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, very malty, some honey, bit of citrus, bitter hops, bit of exotic fruits. Aftertaste: sweet malt profile, hoppy, caramel. Decent, but probably much better when fresh(er).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (156) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours clear amber color. Fantastic head retention and lacing throughout the session. Aroma is honey, floral hoppiness, bready malt. Flavor is well balanced between the malt and hops. It is not bitter despite the advertised 78 IBU’s. Slick, creamy mouthfeel, no aftertaste. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2220) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottled. Pours a dark is orange. Highly hopped with citrus etc. Above average ipa but nothing super creative here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from Gbbf 2014 and drunk on a train. Clear dark amber colour lasting cream head. Strong piney resiny hop aroma. Decent straight diwn the line American ipa. Requisite hops flavours and supporting malt. Slightly malty than hoppy. Fine but not much to make it stand out. Growing bitterness on the finish is good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
another really hoppy beer that i got from gbbf very nice beer a good bitter finish with a nice amount of citrus and fruity tastes going on

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (220) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Well as the label obviously implies, this hop-heavy IPA goes for overkill, and apparently is not interested in balancing out that flavor. That being said there is still noticeable malty background to the strong Pacific hop flavors. Also it isn't so much bitter as it is just a more intense hop profile. Almost could pass as a double IPA. Beyond taste, appearance and aroma are standard for the style. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Strong resin finish. Good but I wouldn't go out of my way to try it again. On a food pairing note, seems like it would pair well with fish and chips or other "pub food" entrees.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip-esque glass. Thanks, Brandon. Lovely barely-hazy copper-orange pour; creamy head; nice lacing. Cereal grains, citrus, light pine, light caramel, floral, light grassy. Quite bitter but the balance is really there. Medium-full body, lightly sticky. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (637) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Weak aroma of hops a trace of citrus. Good looking amber colored beer with a short lasting well head. Bitter indistinctive taste. Watery feel with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz botle, hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, oxidized hops, hints of dark sugar, touch of white fruit, biscuit, bread, hints of grain, some lemon. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, white fruit, hitns of biscuit, bread, some spice, orange, grapefruit, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Hope to try this fresh some day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (591) - Delaware, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Malty hoppy aroma. Average, slightly above average golden brown appearance. Good.

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