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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5092) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is big and citrusy with lots of grapefruit and orange zest. Nicely restrained caramel maltiness that doesn’t get in the way of the hops. The flavor is nicely hoppy without being overly bitter and brash. There’s a bit too much caramel and brown sugar sweetness on the finish for my tastes though. Not so much that it’s overly cloying or all that horrible, but not what I’d prefer. A slight bit of an alcohol kick on the back end, but pretty muted for the 10 plus percent alcohol. Medium bodied with a slight cling to the finish and some lingering citrusy hops. Not bad, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1515) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Tipples. No date. Pours slightly hazy dark orange color with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, sweet grapefruit, some pine, stale hops it seems like. Smells nice but a little dull with respect to the hops. Flavor is a big malt bomb, low to medium bitter, orange rind, super sweet syrupy caramel. I hope this is just old but I thought it was a relatively recent release for the 12 oz. Big hefty body, medium carbonation, slick and resinous. This was a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draft. Pours orange with decent head. Aroma is citrus - pineapple, mango, orange peel. Some decent resin/pine notes in the flavor mixed with the citrus. I’m getting pineapple here again. Lingering hop bitterness on the palate. The malt is noticeable and plays well against the hops. Decent and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - APR 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Orangish hue with white head. Nose of a hop bomb with citrus and floral notes. Taste follows the nose but with less citrus and a little more pine. Average malt backbone for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BazookaJoe (257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours dark orange with a sweet hop aroma with a hint of booze. Flavor is very sweet and citrusy, however not very piney. Finishes way too sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopsythe (46) - - APR 15, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy orange with white head. Smells of apricots and malts. Upfront is melon and strawberry with a hint of citrus. Towards the back develops into a sweet burst of the pines (apples and needles). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - APR 15, 2014
Lots of malt and tropical fruit in this one. Malt base supports well. Not a typical West Coast hop mixture but we’ll balanced. Tropical hop flavor lasts a long time. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (832) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
(Bottle ). Pours an orange complexion with thin head and some lacing. Sweet floral and hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruit with some alcohol noted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: fantastic sweet floral nose which transitions to a sweet hoppy dipa. A fruity and hoppy brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (364) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours dark copper amber with an inch of fizzy and soapy off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, pine, sweet tropical citrus. Taste starts with an earthy malt base and evolves into a complex tropical citrus (orange peel, pineapple) and piney hops. Aftertaste amps the bitterness a bit with warming. Alcohol pretty well disguised. Not as sweet as many DIPAs and not as bitter/hoppy as others. I think the malt predominates a bit here. I like my DIPAs and this is above average.

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