RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
"Sometime around midnight in a city nobody can agree on, the idea for Left Hand and Terrapin to brew a collaboration beer was born. Oxymoron is the third in the series of one-time releases between out two breweries. A combination of contradictions embodied in liquid form. Oxymoron is an American-style IPA brewed with three German malts, six German hops varieties, and a lager yeast strain. Obnoxious yet reserved elevated yet modest, it’s the embodiment of blending two brewing philosophies together in order to achieve singularity. Consider it an expression of cruel kindness".

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Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Smells slightly roasted and of oranges. "I could wear this!" Tastes similar to how it smells, but with a lingering bitter iron flavor.

scoth (690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours orange-amber with a medium beige head, fine lasting lacing. Earth y aroma, with notes of grapefruit, vegetables, bubblegum, caramel, and toast. Medium body, velvety, and dry. A tiny bit of initial sweetness, and a hint of crisp citrus midpalate, then the big brutal hammer of bitterness; a lasting grapefruit finish. The first few sips were reminiscent of grapefruit pith, but it quickly grew more enjoyable. Only a minor flaw, a hint of DMS, in this fantastically daring lager.

Scouser (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Nice golden colour with beige head and lacing. Mild malty aroma. Tastes like a traditional lager with a bitter hop kick. Very drinkable, but nothing to write home about. I’m confused with this one I liked it but couldn’t tell you why.

hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2010
on tap. very drinkable and crisp. amberish color with a nice thickish head. i would expect more for a collaboration, but i guess this is good for the style.

Beaver (1846) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper amber with a medium forthy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet slightly corny malts, and metallic perfumey hops.

The flavor is sweet slightly vegetal malts with a good amount of bitterness in the finish - perfumey and slightly tarry hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, not too impressive. Kind of a sub-par imperial pils. I was hoping for a lot more American hops with a lager base.

Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bomber from 5Points. Poured clearish orange with a tight white head. Nose is bisuity and hoppy. Taste is mix of malt, bread, grain, citrus hops. Finish is bitter. Body was medium and a bit dry. Overall, a decent lager. I like this better than the coney island hoppy lager (swordswallower?) but, I’d probably enjoyed this better in a normal IPA. Not bad...

drjay44 (3829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a short lived, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose light cereal, hop spice....taste sweet cereal malts at start, then light hop bitterness, which lingered....mouth feel thick, carbonation creamy sensations. This is identifiable as a Pilsner in style. It is sweet, has a noble bitterness, but is not as big as other "Imperial Pilsners". It is not as crisp and refreshing as any in the IPA spectrum. I doubt the ingredients selected could get to an IPA, any more than Cascade or Centennial could be used in quantity to make a classic Pilsner. However, the experiments must continue for we who have, and enjoy, the BURDEN of tasting. BJCP 5/3/13/4/6

Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
There is a slight sweet pleasant aroma. The appearance of golden orange with a small head. The flavor of a crisp lager/IPA with a medium to light body and citrus notes ending on the palate.

talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Nice pour for a lager with a clear, orangey-amber color and an average, creamy, white head which settles to a thin pillowy layer and leaves thin lace rings. The nose is fair with some light notes of pepper, lemon peel, and floral with sweet cereal and biscuit notes. Flavor is similar with light pepper, floral, lemon peel, sweet biscuits, and a moderate bitterness. The palate is nice, nearly lively, medium, and creamy but crisp. The finish is subtle with light pepper, lemon peel, and a crisp bitterness. Pretty much like a very subtle imperial pilsner with more ale-like qualities. The thing that bothers me most about this one is the fact that it refers to its style as an American India Pale Lager; to me, an American IPL should contain American hops. It was very drinkable and interesting to see something different in this style but nothing like the previous Project Midnight brews.

jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Draft at Capone’s with pat. Pours a clear darkened gold with lots of white lacing. Slight hop in the aroma and flavor ruined by a terrible Mouthfeel and flavor of cheap pilsner.

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