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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Terrapin Side Project 12 is none other than the fearless Hopzilla Double IPA. This hoptastic creature clocks in at 110 IBUs and has all the hop explosions of a B-rate monster movie.
Made with 100% Maris Otter malt to back up the barrage of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma, this beast knows no boundaries. With all of this hoppy goodness packed into one beer, we wouldn’t have called it by any other name.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
bottle from phaleslu- thanks PETER! initial impression is a nice, clean, well attenuated mango peach orange drink. nice fruit character. lightly boozey with a bright grassy grapefruit hop essence. decent balance. bit too much mango, but liked the bright clean hop character. nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4094) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Pours a soft hazy yellow with one finger of frothy off white head. Nose is citrusy, with notes of pink grapefruit, orange flesh, and hints of pineapple. Interesting nose. Flavor is not as complex, spicy citrus rind hop character with some caramelly malt. Palate is a bit forward on the bitterness and seems a tad light on body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Aroma:Sweet cotton candy and citrus (orange and grapefruit) hops in the nose. Appearance:Cloudy pale orange in color. Nice white fluffy head, good retention. Taste:Very hoppy and bitter in the foretaste. The hops are mostly just bitter grapefruit, with a little peach, and a little pine. Sweet malt backbone. Sweet nutty malt aftertaste. Palate:Medium body, hot alcohol burn, a little hop astringency. Overall:This one is another hop bomb, but the hops themselves don’t really stand out flavorwise. I do like it a lot better than some of the more pine-foward IIPAs out there. It is a little tough to get through a bottle by yourself, as this is more of a sipper IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8700) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bomber from Whole Foods Market, Glen Allen, VA, opened 9/23/10. Pours a very hazy orange yellow color with a medium creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, earthy and tropical hops, with coconut and a hint of caramel. The taste is big hops, practically pineapple juice, along with citrus and tropical notes. Pale malts and a bit of a coconut vibe, again. Lingering bitterness. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Fall Beer Festival. Pours amber orange with a white head. Great wet hop aroma- floral, fruity, and sweet. Medium bodied with a nice steady carbonation. I really like the Maris Otter malt here, as it provides a great backdrop to the bold, but not aggressive juicy hop bitterness. Semi dry finish. A well constructed Double IPA with nice transititions

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a thin off white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet resin/lemon. Tast is sweet resin/lemon hops bite, secondary light malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle:   Hazy straw, a little on the dark side, huge sudsy white head, clingy lacing.   Bright pithy nose, learned that from scrizzz.   Citrus peel, white bits, and a bit of alcohol heat on the nose.   Seems to have a mild sweetness.   Hops are minor.   Semi-sweet hoppy/citrusy on the tongue.   Pretty damn tasty.   Has as bit more alcohol burn than I care for, but a little bit of time would fix that.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Very warming, not as heavy as I would have thought.   As I often say, seems like 1˝ IPA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, decent malt base but not real heavy.   Lingering bright citrusy notes, hoppy without being bitter.   Has character, hoppy, citrusy, with some alcohol flair.   Thanks to jtclockwork for the bottle!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3380) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2010
22 oz bottle. Foggy yellow brown with a white head. Nose is orange, caramel, pineapple and grapefruit. Medium body with a buzz. Taste is orange, vodka and juniper. Malts a bit under-represented.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Nose of strong grapefruit, lemon, grassy hops. Flavor is a bit rough and boozy. Bitterness, a heavy does of melon-y and sugary sweetness, and more bitterness and slightly astringent in the finish. Solid, but not my favorite. Definitely more hop heavy than most of their ’hoppy’ beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight, Orlando. Likely my favorite IPA that Terrapin has done and maybe the best I’ve had from the southeast region. Super wet and juicy hop aroma. Fresh fruit, citrus and fruit juice sugar flavors. Not too sweet, but fresh as can be. Very nice. Juicy is the best way to describe it. I love it.


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