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Terrapin Side Project Hop Shortage Ale

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear to hazy medium orange color with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white grey head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, oxidide, light honey, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, dry, honey sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is soapy and citrusy. Citrusy, slight peachy and flat malty. Bitter, fruity and mild citrusy. Ends lingering fruity and slight malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29144) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, and dusty hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of sincereNC. Pours a cloudy and almost opaque amber with an off-white head. The nose has a little citrusy hops and an oxidized caramel touch. Medium body, sweet fruitiness, caramel and licorice allsorts. Clearly the hops have oxidized by now. The finish is not all that bitter. 230211

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles with notes of cookies. Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Ok hoppy.... old hoppy, honey, oxidation, cheese, knækbrød, sweetness, sharpness, pure american IPA - but too old !!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
Chewy Terrapin aroma with vaguely bright fruits. Hazy blonde. Crisp, bitter hops. Decent balance though it still has some of that Terrapin chewiness. The finish is off-dry and the bursting hop notes have more or less disappeared by this point.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a clear orange body with small white head. Aroma of canned pineapple, apricot, peach, and orange gelatin. Flavor of citric hops, earthiness, and some caramel malt with a thin, watery mouthfeel. For a one-off project this is a fairly average IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks Immy) Medium off-white head quickly dissipates atop a crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange. Resiny medium body, light acidity. Despite the promise (threat?) on the label, this is no hop bomb. It is, however, a tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
bottle @Hoboken#1-pours a thin white head and gold color. Aroma is nice citrus-grapefruit/floral-hops (cascade and simcoe?), some medium malt. Taste is nice citrus-grapefruit/floral/some pine-hops (cascade and simcoe?), some medium malt. Mild carbonation.


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