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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Lazy Dog Growler bottle, 2014 version where the "side project" label has been dropped. Nice copper color with a foamy khaki head of tight bubbles and sheets of lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, simple syrup and only a hint of hop bitterness. The flavor is actually fairly gentle with big note of citrus orange. Also no real hint of the 10+ ABV. Well balanced for the IBU count.

4.1
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Dank, chewy, citrus, resin, huge hops, sweet malt backbone, nice warmth from ABV, highly recommended.

4.8
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Smells of citrus and solid bitterness. Taste is citrus, hints of sweetness, and a strong bitter backbone. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Hopzilla Double IPA finishes with a surprising lingering sweetness.

3.7
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Comes together well. Seems like some Belgian yeast because there are floral elements here. Finishes with light sweetness. Pours amber with good head and lacing, soft carbonation. Comes together well. Thanks to the people next to me for a taste of this.

3.2
AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Monster Beer Tour 2014 Vintage. Orange hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing fizzy off-white head. Virtually no lacing. Heavy grapefruit aroma, but also pine, lemon and bubble gum. Moderate bitter grapefruit up front with a moderate astringent citrus finish. Watery texture, flat carbonation. I was excited about this then quickly disappointed.

4.1
beersighted (134) - - APR 28, 2014
This monster was unleashed on my palate! Boldly bitter and resiny with a wonderful balanced malt base. The sweetness of this DIPA blew me away. This beer is destroying everything in its path tonight.

3.3
kramer (6682) - 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.

3.3
BMMillsy (1788) - 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.

3.4
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, 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.

3.6
48FanInCali (851) - 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.


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