Terrapin

TERRAPIN BREWING COMPANY

“Terrapin was founded in 2002 by Brian “Spike” Buckowski and John Cochran in Athens, Georgia, USA.”  They produce year-round and seasonal beers including their award winning Rye Pale Ale.

www.terrapinbeer.com

Year-Round/Seasonals:

Specialty/Limited Release:

HOP KARMA BROWN IPA: 89 Points

Not overly bitter

Not overly bitter

This Brown IPA is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “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.”

My Description: This is a tasty beer with a complex portfolio of flavors. This beer is not as hop forward as I expected, this has a similar bitterness level to an English IPA rather than an American IPA. Perhaps that is what the brewer was going for. It begins with a decent sized, beige colored head that lasts for some time and leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and rich with notes of malt, dark fruit, and earthy hops. It is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is more of a brown ale than an IPA but it is balanced very nicely. Upfront, there are notes of deep malt, bread, brown sugar, and a touch of pine hops. This transitions smoothly into an aftertaste that is noticeably bitter with coffee notes and some roastiness. Overall, this is nice ale to try on a cool night and is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with gourmet cheeses, steak burgers, or ribs.

ABV: 6%  Color: Dark Brown  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

HOPSECUTIONER IPA: 93 Points

Clean Double IPA

Clean Double IPA

This Double IPA is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “You love hops, you ask for hops, and Hopsecutioner delivers! This Killer IPA earns its title by being brewed with six different hops to create an aggressive, yet exceptionally well-balanced, beer. Expect citrus and pine on the nose with a beautifully bitter finish; a strong malt backbone keeps the bitterness in check. We brewed this IPA for hop lovers and you may lose your hop head over this one.”

My Description: This is a double IPA where the bitterness is subdued without compromising on hop flavors, it is nicely done. It has a good sized, off-white colored head with a good retention level and it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is bright with notes of citrus and pine hops accompanied by caramel malt. It is roughly medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The alcohol is beautifully hidden in this beer which allows the hop flavors to shine through. Upfront, there are notes of pine, floral, and citrus hops with a light malt body that helps bring balance. The aftertaste is moderately bitter and very clean. This beer is tasty and easy drinking for a double IPA. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with burgers, pizza, or grilled chicken.

ABV: 7.3%  Color: Orange/Brown  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 5/10

MAGGIES’ PEACH FARMHOUSE ALE: 85 Points

Nice Peach Note

Nice Peach Note

This Farmhouse Ale is released seasonally in the Spring in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale delivers a wholesome host of peach flavor and a refreshing spiciness that will get your juices flowing. Brewed with Georgia grown peaches and a lot of love, this Old World style of beer will take you back to a simpler time.” “Just like Granny used to brew.”

My Description: Be careful pouring this Saison, I didn’t shake the bottle at all and the head was around 6 inches. After the white colored  head settled down a bit, it held on the whole way leaving behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is peachy with some barnyard funk and some yeast spice notes, it smells rather pleasant. It is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile of this beer is almost more fruity than Saison but overall it was enjoyable. The peach flavor stood out the most with the farmhouse flavors playing a supporting role. These flavors include some funk, floral notes, a subtle spice undertone, and a hint of sweetness. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with coconut shrimp, grilled zucchini, or shrimp fajitas.

ABV: 5.3%  Color: Hazy Gold  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 1.5/10

MOO-HOO: 91 Points

Cow's are great

Cow’s are great

This Milk Stout is released seasonally in the Winter months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The Terrapin “Moo-Hoo” Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An  appetizing cold weather treat this sweet stout is rich creamy and uniquely satisfying. Beer and Chocolate together they truly make one of life’s great indulgences.”

My Description: It pours a good sized, beige colored head with a good retention level and it leaves behind a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant with notes of chocolate and cocoa nibs, not too much else though. Moo-Hoo is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a very dry finish. Deep cocoa notes are apparent throughout with some roasted notes and a touch of sweetness that shines through. The aftertaste is slightly bitter bringing a much needed balance for the sweetness. This beer is easy drinking and tasty but felt rather thin at times. Never-the-less, it is a must try. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with aged Cheddar, braised chicken, or rich raspberry desserts.

ABV: 6.1%  Color: Black  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 3/10

PUMPKINFEST: 84 Points

Pumpkin meets Lager

Pumpkin meets Lager

This Fruit Lager is released seasonally in the Autumn months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Pumpkin beers have been an American tradition since the pilgrims hit Plymouth Rock while Oktoberfest beers have been brewed in Germany since not long after Prince Ludwig got hitched in 1810. Now Terrapin is “carving” out our own special brew by combining these two great styles into a unique PUMPKINFEST beer…This Side Project has all the complex maltiness of a great Oktoberfest lager with the delicate spiciness of grandma’s fresh baked pumpkin pie.”

My Description: I appreciate the thought behind making a crisp and refreshing pumpkin beer but the blend just seemed to fall short of flavor and satisfaction. It begins with a nice sized, white colored head that doesn’t last very long or leave a good amount of lacing. The aroma is the best part of this beer with notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, all-spice, brown sugar, and some grain notes. The aroma is pleasant and reminiscent of the season. This lager is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. There are nice Autumn flavors in this beer such as pumpkin, nutmeg, and other spices accompanied by some sweetness. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and crisp. This is an interesting hybrid but I think I would rather drink a pumpkin ale with stronger flavors. This lager is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with smoked ribs, baked turkey, or stuffing.

ABV: 6.1%  Color: Amber/Orange  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

RYE PALE ALE: 92 Points

Great Rye Addition

Great Rye Addition

This Pale Ale is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.”

My Description: This is a great pale ale because the rye addition is faint and not easily picked up on, which allows the full flavors of the hops and malt to shine through. It has a good sized, off-white colored head that lasts for some time and leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and enjoyable with notes of grapefruit hops, pale malt, and a touch of rye spice. It is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry finish. The texture really makes this beer easy drinking and very smooth. The flavors work in clean harmony with each other; upfront, there are notes of malt and rye which transition nicely into an aftertaste that is slightly bitter with a pine hop flavor that lingers momentarily. This is a great everyday beer. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with cheeseburgers, cauliflower pizza, or grilled shrimp.

ABV: 5.3%  Color: Orange/Copper  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 3/10

TREE HUGGER: 86 Points

An environmentalist beer

An environmental beer

This Altbier style Ale is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Brewed for the nature lover in all of us, our Tree Hugger Ale is blossoming with flavor. Behold the amber color of the “Altcentric” ale and celebrate the majestic balance of both hops and malt.”

My Description: This Altbier is tasty and enjoyable but lacks smoothness and cleanliness, which is ironic considering it supports the cleanliness of the Earth. It has a good sized, off-white colored head with a nice retention level and it leave behind a noticeable amount of lacing. The aroma is fairly malt forward and accompanied by notes of herbal hops and bread. This ale is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. Given the aroma I would have thought that the beer would be more on the malty side but it is the exact opposite. There are sweet malt notes upfront accompanied by flavor notes of toffee and a touch of fruit. However, the aftertaste is moderately bitter and quickly takes over the palate with notes of herbal hops and a slight touch of hop spice. I love hops but found the bitterness to be slightly harsh and unnecessary. This beer is still a good ale and worth trying out. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with grilled salmon, pizza, or beef stew.

ABV: 5.1%  Color: Amber  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 4.5/10

WAKE “N” BAKE: 96 Points

Why Not?

Why Not?

This Oatmeal Imperial Stout is released seasonally in the Winter months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with a special blend of beans from all over the world developed and roasted specifically for Terrapin by our friends at Jittery Joe’s Coffee right here in Athens, Ga. This unique blend of coffee produces a robust and flavorful beer that will leave you asking why not beer for breakfast!”

My Description: Addicting and delicious are the first thoughts when sipping this beer. It’s smooth, clean, and the coffee flavor is so true a freshly brewed pot that it is impressive. It pours a very large and dense, dark beige colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a thick wall of lacing. The aroma is inviting with notes of freshly ground coffee, chocolate, and earthy undertones. This ale is full bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. Coffee notes dominate the flavor profile accompanied by hints of dark fruit and milk chocolate. Subtle roasted malt notes are apparent along with a touch of sweetness. The aftertaste is slightly bitter bringing great drinkability to this stout. The alcohol is nicely hidden and felt only slightly. It is best served around 55°F and pairs nicely with blue cheese crusted steak, cheesecake, or a cigar.

ABV: 9.4%  Color: Black  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

DOS COCOAS (2013): 88 Points

Chocolate Porter

Chocolate Porter

This Porter is a limited release and available in 22 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The Terrapin “”Dos Cocoas”” gets its name from the deep history of chocolate and the two forms of Ecuadorian cocoa we use in this exceptional beer. Brewed with 100% cocoa powder, and aged on a bed of pure cocoa nibs, the chocolate flavor in this beer is so mouth watering it will even make Wonka jealous.”

My Description: There is definitely a difference between using chocolate malt to get that chocolate flavor and using actual high quality cocoa nibs. There is a beautiful cocoa presence in this beer that is perfect for any cocoa lover. Unfortunately not much else in this ale is worth bragging about. It begins with a large, beige colored head that lasts for some time and leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is my favorite part of this beer. It smells on point with pure cocoa reminding me of hot chocolate. There are also notes of roasted malt and a hint of coffee. This ale is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. There are definitely tasty cocoa notes in this ale accompanied by notes of roasted malt but not much else. This beer feels thin and lacking layers that I would have liked to see. However, this can easily be overlooked by that great cocoa flavor. The aftertaste is minimally bitter with a metallic note that lingers from time to time. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with desserts, steaks, or grilled lamb.

ABV: 5.6%  Color: Very Dark Brown  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

HOPZILLA (2014): 97 Points

A captivating aroma

A captivating aroma

This Imperial IPA is brewed with and IBU of 110 and is released in limited quantities in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “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.”

My Description: What a masterpiece of an Imperial IPA; strong bitterness is held in line by a deep malt presence, the alcohol is felt but hardly tasted, and it is as smooth as butter. It pours a decent sized, off-white colored head with a nice retention level and it leaves behind a noticeable amount of lacing. The aroma is superb and sucks you right in with its fruity intensity. Beautiful hop notes of citrus, pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruits delight the senses commanding you to take a sip. Hopzilla is medium/full bodied with a slightly lower carbonation level and a dry finish. A clean malt backbone delivers a smooth and easy drinking experience while pine hops and tropical notes dominate the flavor profile. A moderately higher bitterness level lingers nicely for some time and the alcohol is beautifully hidden. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with braised lamb, shrimp po’boy, or glazed spare ribs.

ABV: 10.3%  Color: Orange/Amber  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 6.5/10

LIQUID BLISS: 83 Points

Smells like Reece's

Smells like Reece’s

This Chocolate Porter is released randomly in limited quantities in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Melt into another dimension with Terrapin’s newest Side Project… “Liquid Bliss”. This chocolate, peanut-butter porter concoction flows like a river of self-indulgent righteousness deep into the depths of your innermost childhood memory. Turn on, tune in, and drop out of this world for a tongue tripping experience of flavors never before so eloquently combined in a liquid or solid form.”

My Description: I like the idea here because the chocolate flavors of a porter would taste great with some peanut butter addition. Terrapin’s version just needs some maintenance for it to be truly great. It begins with a good sized, beige colored head with a decent retention level that holds for a while leaving behind a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is the best part of this beer; it smells like a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup. There are chocolate notes, peanut butter notes, and some roasted malts as well. Liquid Bliss is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is enjoyable enough for a novelty beer but it doesn’t live up to the aroma. The base of the beer, the porter itself, tastes rather bland with some dark malt notes and chocolate notes with a noticeable bitter aftertaste. The peanut butter itself adds a nutty presence but otherwise is reserved in the taste and doesn’t blend well with the beer like it did in the smell. I think the body of this beer is what is holding everything back. If this porter was bolder, stronger, and fuller, there would be a greater depth of flavor, a better mouthfeel, and a more enjoyable drinking experience. It is best served around 55°F and pairs nicely with chocolate desserts, Thai noodles, or blue cheese.

ABV: 6.1%  Color: Deep Dark Brown  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

MIDNIGHT MONK (2014): 76 Points

Lacks Flavor

Lacks Flavor

This Belgian Black IPA is released for a limited time in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Take off your robe and slip into the night to get one step closer to the Holy Grail of all beers.  “Midnight Monk” Belgian-Style Black IPA will have your senses juggling all the complex flavor and aroma this beer has to offer.”

My Description: This beer is rather disappointing, I was expecting a plethora of delicious flavors but this beer is bland. With a style like Belgian Black IPA, I was hoping for a burst of hop flavors, roasted flavors, and yeast flavors but they are hidden behind a weak malt body. It begins with a large, light beige colored head with a great retention level and a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is tamed, which was where the disappointment began, with some faint coffee notes, some roasted notes, and woodsy hops. I was expecting a burst of hop notes and yeast notes, oh well. Midnight Monk is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. Minimal pine hop notes define the flavor profile along with notes of roasted malt, a hint of banana, and alcohol. The alcohol flavor shines through more than it should, even at this alcohol level. The aftertaste is moderately bitter and doesn’t leave you wanting more. I like the idea of this beer, but the not the execution. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with roasted duck, baked brie, or chocolate desserts.

ABV: 9.8%  Color: Black  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 4/10

MONK’S REVENGE (2013): 90 Points

Great mix of styles

Great mix of styles

This Imperial IPA is part of their Side Project Series and is available in limited quantities in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “‘Monk’s Revenge,’ otherwise known as the “Big Nasty,” has all the flavor and aroma of a double IPA while hidden behind lies the malt character of a fine Belgian Tripel.”

My Description: This is an interesting beer that tastes great and the Belgian element brings complexity and welcoming flavor notes to this big IPA. It begins with a large, off-white colored head with a good retention level and it leaves behind a real nice layer of lacing. The aroma is a great indicator of the flavors in this beer; there are pleasant yeast notes, citrus hop notes, some biscuit notes, and a touch of spice. This ale is full bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is balanced nicely for an IIPA with notes of caramel malt, pepper, floralness, a subtle citrus hop addition, and some hidden fruit notes. The aftertaste is moderately bitter and not harsh. This beer is smooth and the alcohol is only slightly apparent. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with deep dish pizzas, burgers, or grilled chicken.

ABV: 9.6%  Color: Copper  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 5/10

MOSAIC: 94 Points

collage of hop flavors

collage of hop flavors

This Amber Rye Ale is released for a limited time in 22 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: ” Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale. Brewer “Spike” has an affinity towards rye malt, so this comes a no surprise. Freshly harvested from Hop Breeding Company, LLC in Yakima Valley, the hops used in Side Project 19 “Mosaic” came freshly picked from the fields of Perrault Farms, to our brewery, and into your glass. Known as hop HBC 369 before official naming in 2011, Mosaic is the daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14) and a Nugget-derived male. To get the best of all worlds from this new Humulus lupus, we used 100% Mosaic throughout the brewing process to utilize all the flavor and aroma that this world-class hop has to offer.”

My Description: It is always nice to showcase a hop on the shoulders of a great beer. I may not have enjoyed the Mosaic hop if Terrapin made a crappy beer but overall this a great tasting beer that has made me a fan of the Mosaic hop. It begins with a good sized, beige colored head that lasts for quite some time and leaves behind an abundant amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasing and ever-changing with notes of rye, malt, pine hops, citrus hops, and tropical fruits with a hint of peach. It is medium bodied with a slightly lower carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavors are very clean with tasty rye spice undertones accompanied by a collage of hop flavors including tropical fruit, pine, citrus, and more. The aftertaste is moderately bitter but not harsh or intrusive. This is a great beer and is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with Arctic Charr, jerk chicken, or grilled lamb chops.

ABV: 6.6%  Color: Deep Amber  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 4.5/10

OAKED BIG HOPPY MONSTER: 94 Points

Big Oak Flavor

Big Oak Flavor

This Imperial Amber American Ale is released in limited quantities during Autumn in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The original Monster better than ever….  Oaked Big Hoppy Monster Imperial Red Ale pours a luscious garnet color.  Expect this brew to lead with big American-style hop aroma, quickly complemented by a monstrous malt backbone rounded with rich oaky notes and hints of vanilla.  A bit of alcohol warmth and a multitude of malty goodness, with just a snarl of hop bitterness, awaits at the finish.  This enormous beer will go down smooth… but watch out; this Monster bites!”

My Description: The oak shines through nicely in this ale, delivering a beer that is flavorful, complex, and satisfying. It has a large, light beige colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong and malty with accompanying notes of oak, vanilla, woodsy hops, some breadiness, and a touch of cherry. This beer is full bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. This ale is remarkably smooth and as array of flavors. Oak is definitely noticeable as is the strong malt backbone. There are also notes of vanilla, woodsy hops, grapefruit hops, and some dark fruit sweetness. The aftertaste is moderately bitter and the alcohol is nicely hidden but felt, especially as the beer warms. These flavors work together nicely to create a beer worth sipping and savoring. This is a nice choice for those cool Autumn nights. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with roasted pork, aged Cheddar cheese, or warm apple pie.

ABV: 10.6%  Color: Brown/Garnet  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 5.5/10

RYE CUBED (2014): 92 Points

Not very bitter

Not very bitter

This American Strong Ale/India Pale Ale is released in limited quantities in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Rye beers have been a part of our brewing arsenal from day one. “Rye”, “Rye Squared” and now “Rye Cubed” Triple IPA completes this trilogy of brewing excellence.”

My Description: Classified as a India Pale Ale on their label and their website says that the IBU is over 100; there is only a minimal amount of bitterness in this beer and it is almost misleading initially. Either way, it is a tasty beer that really highlights the rye grain. It begins with a good sized, off-white colored head with a really nice retention level and it leaves behind a noticeable amount of lacing. The aroma is real bready with rye notes and raw grains. There are also traces of pine and citrus hops, but not much. Rye Cubed is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. Clean and very smooth, this beer is not overly complex and it is pleasing to the palate. This flavor profile is balanced with a slight lean to the sweeter side. A strong malty backbone holds up delicious rye bread-like notes with hints of woodsy hops. The alcohol is beautifully hidden but is felt. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with a lingering rye spice that satisfies. I just wish this beer was a little more bitter but it is still a great beer. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with smoked beef brisket, grilled lamb loin, or blue cheese.

ABV: 10.7%  Color: Amber  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 3/10

SO FRESH & SO GREEN, GREEN (2013): 95 Points

All Centennial Hops

All Centennial Hops

This IPA is released yearly and showcases a different hop every year. This year is highlights the Centennial hop. It is available for a limited time in 22 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Terrapin’s “So Fresh and so Green Green” is a beer that celebrates the hop! Made with freshly picked, whole leaf, “wet hops”. These off the vine beauties will encourage you to drink fresh, drink local and drink now.”

My Description: This beer is made with Centennial hops coming right off the plant from Washington State and as usual the ingredients do matter because this tastes fresh and clean. It has a beige colored, good sized head that lasts for some time and leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is straight forward and welcoming with notes of pine and citrus hops that smell fresh and delightful. The aroma matches the taste spot on in both flavor and freshness. There is a caramel malt presence in the beer but the hops take center stage with soft pine and citrus notes. The bitterness is not sharp or overly done and the alcohol only becomes noticeable as the beer warms.  So Fresh is easy drinking and a nice treat during the Autumn harvest. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with mushroom Swiss burgers, flat-bread pizzas, or Thai noodles. Drink this sooner than later.

ABV: 6.6%  Color: Golden/Amber  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 5/10

VAPRICOT: 78 Points

Lacks flavors

Lacks flavors

This collaboration with Cigar City is released for a limited time in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “When you can’t see the smoke through the haze, reach for a beer the cuts right through. Two neighboring breweries in the South, Cigar City and Terrapin Beer Co., introduce “Vapricot” Apricot Ginger Imperial IPA. Brewed with apricot puree and ginger for a sweet and spicy profile, this multidimensional beer will help you see things more clearly.”

My Description: This is not an apricot lover’s dream but it makes for an interesting sipper. It begins with a decent, off-white colored head that fades to a thin film that holds the whole way leaving behind some spotty lacing. The aroma is pleasant with notes of caramel malt, stone fruits, with faint ginger notes. Vapricot is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is a slight letdown because it all seems weak. There are notes of pale malts, apricot puree, and hints of hops. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with lingering ginger notes. The alcohol is slightly tasted because this beer needs more body, more bitterness, and more hop flavors. It is definitely a drinkable beer but lacks in taste. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with shrimp stir-fry, Thai noodles, or cheesecake.

ABV: 9.05%  Color: Hazy Apricot  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10