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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Boom ShakaLager is the next installment in Terrapinís ďSide ProjectĒ series of beers. This Imperial Lager is made exclusively with German malts, German hops and a true Bavarian lager yeast strain.
While 99% of the beers brewed at Terrapin are ales, we figured we should show some love to the lager style as well. Not that this off-beat, big beer is going to be brewed to a traditional style or anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5198) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dirty hazy beige color lager with an average size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt base with some floral hops is quite interesting. Taste is also an interesting mix between some sweet malt with are offset by floral hops with light bittering and dry finish. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Maybe a tad too sweet for the style with not enough dry hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2281) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, hay, & floral hops; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, spicy hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, pretty good - I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of grain and hay, moderate perfume and orange liqueur for the hops, light dough and musty for the yeast with date, white wine, wood and alcohol in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, off-white with some spotty lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a carbonation between soft and lively, and has a moderately alcoholic finish. This Imperial Pilsener has both complexity in the aroma and fine balance in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bomber, name is almost as good as my homebrew "Badunkafunk". Nose is soft and malty, lightly Bohemian? Dark golden with plenty of carbonation and a finely-bubbled tan head. Heavy, weighty alcohol in the mouth, a real drawback, with a dominant caramel/dark malt base. Donít like this malt-hop combination or the yeast. Full-bodied and just way too heavy to enjoy, almost syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1505) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bomber procured at Bourbon Street P-burg. Full bodied and to the point a powerfully honey sweet malt base encapsulated in single tone of biting hop. Took me awhile to finish this critter on such a hot day. Swimming in the neighbors pond did help it go down. Nose is well present as are the wavy legs. My brain hurts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Big malty aroma, with sweet crackers, cereal, straw, grass, and toast. Flavor of grass, toast, soggy cereal, brown sugar, and an odd, wet earthy note. Light-medium bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not my favorite style and this one seems fairly representative of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
20100612 Bomber from...Iím not sure where I got this, but I think I bought it at JR in Brielle. That makes sense, because this beer is coming across as kind of old. Medium orange-amber with a frothy beige foam. Aroma is sweet and malty with cracker, some lager yeast, and leafy malts, rosemary, mustard. Late oaky vanilla notes. Creamy on the palate with late mild bitterness. Not bad, and better than Iíd hoped. Kind of reminds me of a strong dunkel more than an imperial pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Bomber from Leukenís Oldsmar. Pours dark yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some yeast, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is similar with some vague hops in the finish. Light-bodied and ok overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Whoa! Tons of carbonation in this one. I levered the cap off and the foam came running out the top. And I didnít shake it up - I promise. Pours with a cloudy orange color with a huge rocky head that lingers and lingers. Each sip leaves big chunks of lacing stuck to the glass. Looks nice. Aroma is very wheaty, pine resin, caramel, and something sharp. Taste is bitter with no strong flavor profile. Notes of pine, prunes, an indeterminate spice, caramel sweetness, alcohol warmth. Decent but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #126. I want to mention one thing before I get to the sensory elements, I noticed a fair amount of rust on the undersides of the crown and around the lip of the bottle, donít know how this will affect anything tbut Iím taking it into consideration during my rating. Slightly hazy orange/brown color with a thin dirty white head that left a nice little bit of lacing. Sweet caramel with some hops and a little oxidation, slightly metallic. Flavor is pretty good, slight bitterness and an underlying sweetness, decent mouthfeel with a moderate aftertaste, not bad. (1706)

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