Terrapin’s Hop Karma Brown IPA has a mixture of aromas that include the cocoa aroma of a brown ale blended with hoppy flora of an IPA. Wow!
The beer poured with nice head that faded to a mild amount of lacing around the glass with minimal bubbles left.
The beer is crisp in the mouth with a nice strong mocha malt flavor that reminds me of Fuller’s London Porter. The hops kick in during the finish to provide a very good bit.
This beer has been a nice surprise and it will be one of my regular beers.
The Nook had their release event for Terrapin Beer Co.’s “Dos Cocoas” Chocolate Porter.
It was great! It had a very balanced flavor. Everyone was impressed.
Here is how Terrapin describes it:
“The “Dos Cocoas” is a traditional Porter with a chocolaty experimental twist. “Spike” incorporated two types of chocolate at two different stages of production to achieve the balanced chocolate flavors in the “Dos Cocoas”. The first addition was 60 pounds of cocoa powder added in the whirlpool. Next, the porter was aged for one month on a 60 pound bed of cocoa nibs to really bring the dark chocolate flavors home. The result is a fine chocolate aroma, a unique bitterness and a tantalizingly balanced chocolate flavor from both the cocoa powder and the nibs.”