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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA
Terrapin Beer Company
265 Newton Bridge Road
Athens, GA USA
Est. 2002
Brain Damage Quotient = 6.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Ruby colored brown body.
Dense piny hops aromas.
Two fingered tan head that lasts.

Draped lace on glass.
Great taste of hops and brown ale notes. Balanced.

Smooth and creamy like a brown and bitter finish like an IPA.
Not overly carbonated.
edium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Like brown ales?  Fancy and IPA?  Can't decide?  Well, you don't have to anymore.  Terrapin has a mash-up of both styles in one ale.  "Hop Karma" Brown IPA is complete with a sitar playing turtle wearing Indian regalia.

The brown ale notes are mingled with the hops in the nose.  The first sip says 'brown ale' then it smacks your taste buds with a "ha ha, fooled you" IPA hops pop.  This is very strange indeed.  Hop Karma is so well balanced you really can distinguish both styles rather than just a blurry blending of the ingredients.

Get it "Within You Without You".

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