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Beer Review: Terrapin Beer Co., Liquid Bliss (Side Project #18)

Ding Points: 68.50 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Here we go with Side Project #18 from Terrapin, a 'peanut butter beer'. The usual, 22 oz, gold-foiled presentation for the Side Project series. The whole series can be viewed on Terrapin's web site, here. The beer pours an attractive, dark, chocolate brown pour with a nice looking mocha colored head that is about two fingers high. Retention and lace are not great, but I suppose adequate. For...

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Beer Review: Terrapin Beer Co., Samurai Krunkles (Side Project 17)

Ding Points: 47.00 Pour: 60.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 40.00, Mouth: 50.00, Global: 40.00 Tasting Notes: Side Project 17. A quick look at the description of this beer has me interested. 'Ale brewed with ginger and with green tea added'. Ginger and green tea are flavor profiles that I enjoy, but of course these are usually best in lighter styles than IPA's (especially when considering heavy, overbearing American versions) where they can impart their subtlety, but still shine through. IPA seems...

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Beer Review: Terrapin Beer Co., Phlux Capacitor (Side Project 16)

Ding Points: 80.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Here we go with Side Project 16, Phlux Capacitor. Label says 'Oak Aged, American Ale' and declares 9.8%, so I suppose I should be expecting something like an Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Not exactly my favorite beer, but we'll see how it shakes down. Chestnut brown pour with a two finger head but with better retention and lace than one might expect for a beer that is close to 10% ABV. Nose and...

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Beer Review: Terrapin Beer Co., So Fresh & So Green, Green 2011 (Challenger)

Ding Points: 80.00 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Single hop beers (or even multi-hop beers that are dominated by only one hop) are OK, IF the hop that is being featured is one that is suitable, and can cope with being on its own or heavily featured. Some hops can manage, some can't, so I always feel such beers are a gamble. I'm not sure if this is a single hop beer of not but, the web page for the beer would suggest that it is. The pour is...

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Beer Review: Terrapin Beer Co. & Left Hand Brewing, Peaotch (Midnight Project Collaboration #4)

Ding Points: 58.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 50.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 50.00 Tasting Notes: The latest in the Midnight Project Series (brew four) from the Left Hand and Terrapin collaboration. More, somewhat juvenile naming. Label describes this as "Ale with Peaches added'. Brewed with peaches form Georgia and Colorado. They grow peaches in Colorado? Mid copper pour, nice clarity and some white head. Some retention and lace but not a huge amount. Nose is strong, heavy on the peach...

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Beer Review: Shmaltz & Terrapin Beer Co., (A Beer For Hope) Reunion Ale ’11

Ding Points: 73.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Another beer in the charitable, reunion series. 22 oz bottle. A 'Dark Imperial Ale' whatever THAT is! This is the Shmaltz version. This should be interesting since Shmaltz is one of my favorite brewers with their malt based offerings, and Terrapin's star has been fading quite badly in my eyes over the last couple of years - too many beers, in too short a time has bred some mediocrity. Nice...

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