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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Unpleasant lingering bitterness, bland malt flavor, moderately grassy hop aromas, boozy, and flavors that elicit thoughts of lawnmowers. Ummmm. Didn’t care for this at all... After a nearly 3.5 year break I’ve given this beer another shot. It still sucks. In fact it sucks worse than I remember. It’s all sweet oranges, malty as hell but boozy and astringent. This is kinda disgusting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Solid all the way, smells of herbs and even hemp. mouth feel is full slightly oily and perfectly carbonated. taste is malt with a taste of grassy, piny hops. very strong. Drink it slowly and enjoy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle shared by alexdsdad06. Poured cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittesweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle… Cloudy peach-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. I’m pulling tropical fruits from the aroma – pineapple stands out. Maybe a little resin and a hint of fuzzy fruit –apricot or peach. Full-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor leans sweet and sugary, but there’s enough tropical fruit-like hop bitterness and essence to nearly balance things out. Finishes fruity, grassy, abrasive and dry. A touch boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - OCT 18, 2010
Draft at thirsty monk in Asheville nc. Pours yellow colored with thin white head. It has grapefruit aroma typical of imperial ipa. Hugely hoppy but also quite drinkable. Tasty brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: Ultra hop character, deep out of way alpha hop fell. Alpha hop juice. Malted green organic carrot with alphorns mango. Clean malty feel with alpha hop feel.
Appearance: slight haze on golden brew with medium light top.
Flavour and Palate: medium full bodied. Fairly soft textured ale. Big malted base with peachy par hops. Drinkable vig brew. Alcohol well covered . Neat ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (1786) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Pours a hazed muddy orange straw into the glass, with a lightly retentive suds ring that leaves light soapy lace. The nose is floral with huge pine notes. A very heady hop leads a grapefruit and rind/peel essence along with a decent malt balance. The hop carries forth through the finish with lots of pine bitters, lingering decently without being heavy or overburdening. A nice grapefruit essence hangs over, just at the end of the pull. This is extremely quaffable, with an impeccable balance, and the ABV integration is held superbly in check. The mouthfeel is substantial, complex and round, with an almost perfect palate integration. One of the best IIPA’s I’ve experienced, let’s hope this "side project" becomes a "main one". Flat out great.... really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Yellow-golden, whitish cover. Aroma is nice, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is slicker, sweet ,citrus, orange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (752) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bomber shared by Steve-O, pours semi-hazy golden orange with a small white head when cold, second half pours with a two finger white head that leaves a few spots of lacing and holds a small cap and ring. Aroma is of fruit and citrus, tangerine, peaches, lemon, grapefruit, with some pine & floral, a bit of spice and yeast. The taste is excellent as well with the hops dominating from the outset with pineapples and oranges. There is a hefty malt base but it gives way to a bitter resinous pine finish. Really nice flavour. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and prickly with hop juice. A drinkable double IPA, and dangerously smooth.


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