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Terrapin Side Project Hop Shortage Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
2008 will forever be known in professional brewing circles as the year of the Hop Shortage. Brewers everywhere are scrambling to find hops just to produce their standard line of beers. Some are so nervous they are even cutting back on brewing hoppy beers. NOT US! In typical Terrapin fashion we are going against the grain (or against the hops, so the speak). If there is going to be a shortage of hops, why not put them all into one huge hop bomb of a beer? We hope you enjoy our HOP SHORTAGE ALE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Thanks Philip at Bruisin Ales for hooking us up with the last bottle of this hoppy hoppy beer. The words hop shortage has nothing to do with how hoppy this beer really is! Pours a copper golden color with thin white head. The taste is out of this world with a blast of hops with more hops that leave a great taste in the palate. Soooo glad I got to get this amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Got the last bottle at Terrapin’s Side Project @ Bruisin’ Ales. If you dream of hops, this beer is for you. Aroma is super hoppy with citrus notes. Flavor is a mouthfull of hops, decent carbonation. White creamy head. I am glad to be one of few to drink this awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, and a wonderful juicy citrus hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, biscuit, and a nice citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a transparent light copper bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of big, fresh, resiny piny hops and some mild pale malty sweetness. Starts lightly sweet and pale malty with a good amount of fresh grapefruity bittering and flavor hops before a drier, crisp finish. A nicely balanced, and very drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCMike22 (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Poured into snifter. Medium golden color. Huge hoppy nose. Much more balanced than the nose would indicate, very drinkable. Very tasty brew.

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