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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA is a head on collision between a hoppy west coast India Pale Ale and a malty, complex brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds. PEACE, LOVE and HOPPINESS

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OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Cask @ Tyler’s in Durham. Was told that 1oz of hops was in the cask. Good aroma. Caramel, chocolate, slight citrusy (orange / lime). Hazed orangy brown color, good head & lace. Sweet flavor, Like aroma but, more intense. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Very nice version of this beer.

pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Dark brown with a floral, hoppy nose. The flavor is burnt toast and followed by a healthy dose of bitter hops. Hides the alcohol pretty well, but as it warms up you can start tasting it. (And feeling it) Didn’t change any numbers, but damn, I love this beer!

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: India Brown Ale
Date: April 01, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Athens
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy beige head, specks of lace
Aroma: fresh citrus hop aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, well balanced with plenty of bittering hops, nice citrus character, light lingering bitter finish

Name: India Brown Ale
Date: April 04, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac
Score: 3.4 to 3.6
the hop flavor is subdued enough to allow the rich chocolate malt to come out but assertive enough to add lots of flavor and character,

Name: India Brown Ale
Date: August 17, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: wild wing
Vintage: batch 2
Score: 3.6 to 3.5
Appearance: color is now more of a clear dark brown befitting a brown ale, thick creamy beige head leaves thick lace
Aroma: picking up some bready quality in the aroma
Flavor: the chocolate flavor is coming out richer as the hops are a bit more subdued
Overall: now more of a brown ale than an india brown ale

Name: India Brown Ale
Date: March 08, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of hops to balance the chocolate but still allows a dark caramel sweetness to emerge to enrichen the chocolate

Name: India Brown Ale
Date: August 06, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Green’s
Aroma: dry chocolate and roasted aroma with citrus hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of earthy and citrus hops, plenty of bitterness keeps it dry and pulls a burnt roasted character out of the malt
Overall: this first bottle batch has dried out quite a bit

Name: India Brown Ale
Date: August 28, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
still the great citrus ipa with lots of chocolate and a touch of roasted,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Delirium (669) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Draught. Pours brown with a moderate head. Aroma is IIPA-like, strongly hopped with a strong malt backbone. Flavor is similar. There are bits of grapefruit and pine in the hops, and lots of caramel and some grain in the malt. Despite being billed (and described by others) as a highly-hopped brown ale, it really seemed like basically a more-brown IIPA to me. Similar in style to Terrapin’s other fine IIPAs, just with more caramel basically. Pretty good on the whole.

craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 bottle on 5/28/10... pours a perfect dark brown with a 1+ finger creamy beige head with bubbles up top. The head settles down to a solid 1/4"+ throughout. I really like to see a solid head throughout an IPA, black or gold. Across the nose, a solid level of hops linger intertwined with some creamy malts. Over the mouth a medium body carries an aggressive bitterness with notes of citrus and light honey. The sweet malts flow from top to bottom and finish with a surge of more citrus hops. Overall, this is a really nice dark IPA with a creamy body that delivers a perfect blend of malt and hop.

on tap at mellow mushroom... very different brown ale... a hoppy brown ale. palate is a little thin, light brown color. tastes wonderful.

jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Tap at Brick Store. Not sure how fresh this was. Not much hop bite as I had heard about. Decent brown.

decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
RBSG 07 grand tasting thanks to Captain Cougar. A brown pour with a light head and lacing. A huge hop profile for a brown ale. Malt dominates on the front end followed by a very good hop bitter but not as dominate as the nose would suggest. Not over the top but very good. Carbonation is pretty good for a growler. Palate is just a bit thin but not bad. Overall a good concept on high hopping a brown ale.

Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear brown with a thin tan head. Hoppy citrus nose, floral and caramel. The flavor is not nearly hoppy as the nose suggests, sweet caramel and lemongrass, some nuts and a light roastiness.

hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Growler... RBSG 07... Cloudy, clay-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is a churning eddy of woodsy, floral hops and caramel malts with an undercurrent of citrusy, pink grapefruit and toasted cashews. The malt profile offers up caramel and toffee that is followed closely by earthy, pine and citrus hop bitterness. Hints at smoke and leans slightly toward the bitter side of balance. Light to medium-bodied with middling carbonation. Caramel, grapefruit rind finish.

weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing the hand bottled, half liter growler... Appears a semi-transparent amber with a small beige head that fades into a mild film and soapy collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of light tartness, mild yeast, light citrus, and a touch of caramelized grain. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a lemongrass flavor coming through with other notes of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, hoppy, and bitter.

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