RATINGS: 115   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, its the embodiment of blending two brewing philosophies together in order to achieve singularity. Consider it an expression of cruel kindness".

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Serving: Draft at Fireworks.
Aroma: The nose is... subdued. There is a bit of papery hops but not much else.
Appearance: It pours a light amber color with a small, foamy, off-white head.
Taste: The flavor is somewhat unique. There is sweet malt and a touch of butter upfront, but the hops come in abruptly with notes of grass and resin. The bitterness really hangs around. There is a very faint caramel note in there too.
Palate: Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a long, acridic finish. Its a bit harsh at the end.
Overall: I like the start, but the finish is a little on the rough side. Another example of a category that is very unforgiving of any flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3616) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Pours clear copper color wih off white head. Aromas of pilsner malts and grassy hops. Biscuit malt flavor with grassy hops and a big amount of bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. A decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Amber bodied with a moderate golden blade head. Nose is biscuit malts, light honey, soft lemony notes, grassy and Euro hops, and caramel. Taste is big grains, caramel notes, biscuit, light honey, soft spicy hops, lemony zest, and grassy notes. Body is chewy and medium-full with a creamy, but strong carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, grassy notes, buttered biscuit, honey tea, light lemon and caramel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13516) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Draft sample at Whole Foods Fairfax, VA on 10/20/10. Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big buttery notes and a bit of caramel. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, caramel, butter and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Odd beer and quite the butter bomb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
tasted on my birthday, strong malty nose, bready, with a good dose of nobel hops, saaz? hallertau? really spicy on the nose like oregano. tastes similar. I would pair this with pizza. It would be a really nice pizza beer. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (9185) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Pours out a coppery ruby color with a thick ivory rocky head. Smelled like a typical lager plus toast, very light toffee, and grassy hops. Taste was almost exactly the same as smell. Interesting. Potentially the most unique beer I have had thus far. However, not my cup of tea. Balanced, but with a funny tasting hop profile. Not sure how to pin this one down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12401) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild pine/earthy. Taste is mild pine/earthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bomber pours brilliant clear copper with soothing short lived tan head. The aroma tosses up soft rounded notes of floral hops, mild spicy hops and a touch of sweetness. The taste is smooth and easy drinkin with soft yet fairly bold floral hops and then picking up pulses of spicy hops with a supporting note or two of sweet maltiness. Smooth hoppy and slightly lagery brew. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Brew Three, Vintage 2010.
22oz bottle. Pours clear orange-amber color. Nice hop aroma. A touch of bread, lager yeast scent, pale malts, and loads of citrus and honey. Flavor has a nice hop complexity. Ever sip seem to have a different hop characteristic. Grass, floral, herbal, and a nice peppery spice. Nice sweet malt flavor, with a touch of corn and vegetables. Flavors fit the description of the "style".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4672) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Pours a soft copper amber with one finger of creamy sandstone head. Nose is rich, bready malt and spicy hops with a mild citrus rind undertone. Flavor shows resinous hops with an earthy/herbal character and sweet malt background. Lightly toasted and caramelly grain. Palate is spicy with a kind of astringent bitterness.

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