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Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA brewed by Terrapin Beer Company


Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA brewed by Terrapin Beer Company - Athens, GA       

The Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA (formerly known as the India Style Brown Ale) is a head-on collision between a hoppy west coast IPA and a complex malty brown ale. Brewed with 5 varieties of hops and 7 different malts, this hybrid style represents the best of both worlds. Malts include Pale, Dark Munich, Victory, Special Roast, Crystal 60, Crystal 77, Chocolate. Brewmster Spike uses five different hops for this ale: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Willamette, and Columbus. ABV: 6.0%, IBUís: 65
 

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Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Three fingers of light tan head rise after a healthy pour, muddled tawny color that only shows some clarity when put to the light. Sweet toasted grain and a mildly pungent spicy hops meld well in the nose. Big on smoothness with a semi-creamy medium body. Big hop character with a pungent oilly flavor throughout of pine, tree bark, wild flowers and grapefruit rind. Maltiness holds a good foundation together with toasted bread crust, chicory and cracker like graininess. Finishes a little bitter and dry though refreshing.

Nice fusion of styles though they could have just called it a hoppy brown ... but that would have taken away from the whole scheme of things. Really good drinking here ... glad to hear it is year round!
  

      

Terrapin Beer Company
Terrapin Beer Company was founded by Brian "Spike" Buckowski and John Cochran. The two men actually wanted to develop their own brewery, in 1998, before they had their own beer. After finally developing a beer the two were contemplating names when Buckowski, a Grateful Dead fan, mentioned Terrapin. The name comes from "Terrapin Station," which is a Grateful Dead album. After three years of talking to bankers and investors to no avail, Spike and John realized the only way to start Terrapin Beer Company was to begin as a contract brewery.  
   
Terrapin New Brewery - More beer for everybodyFirst run of Terrapin's new brewery
   
It released its first beer, the Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, in Spring 2002 at the Classic City Brewfest. Six months later this beer, which was sold only in Athens, Georgia, was awarded the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. With demand for Terrapin growing daily, the Rye Pale Ale was soon made available to beer fans in Atlanta, Georgia as well. Soon after, Terrapin was chosen by producers of "Blue Ribbon" on Turner South to be featured on a TV special about breweries in the South. The viewers of this show voted Terrapin as the Best Brewery in the Southeast by an overwhelming margin of 72%.

When a Georgia state law capping beers at 6% alcohol was overturned in 2004, Spike and John turned their attention to creating a line of seasonal beers that pushed the envelope of traditional brewing. It was this desire to challenge the palates of beer drinkers everywhere that led to the creation of the Monster Beer Tour. The seasonal brews consist of Big Hoppy Monster, Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, Rye Squared, and All-American Imperial Pilsner.

Terrapin's brewery in Athens, GA is and open for tours. Located at 265 Newton Bridge Rd. in Athens, GA, the new brewery is 45,000 square feet. Tours are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 5:30-7:30.
 

 





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