Terrapin Vapricot

Posted: January 27, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, Terrapin Beer Company

This beer was also highlighted on social media as well, but because most people who bought it complained about the high pricetag and the fact that it was a huge letdown. I’m hoping they were wrong…


ABV: 9.05%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “When you can’t see the smoke through the hazy, reach for a beer that cuts right through. Two neightboring breweries in the South, Cigar City and Terrapin Beer Co., introduce ‘Vapricot’ Apricot Ginger Imperial IPA. Brwed with apricot puree and ginger for a sweet and spicy profile, this multidimensional beer will help you see things more clearly.”

Random: Thie beer uses CTZ ADHA 529, Simcoe, El Dorado and Equinox hops in the boil while dry-hopping with Equinox, El Dorado and Citra.

This beer poured with a one finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated rather quickly and left a modicum of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark, hazy orange with light carbonation visible. The nose was very strong with ground ginger. It wasn’t pleasant. The taste was medicinal with a lot of ginger. There was even more than the nose. There was some sweetness with golden fruit as well. There was some hop characteristic to it, but as soon as it came out, it again got overwhelmed by the ginger. Some lightly toasted malt came through as well. There was alcohol present on the back of the sip. The body was on the thick side and bordered on syrupy with light carbonation. It had a long finish with the same ginger note that pervaded every aspect of this beer. This beer was quite expensive at $4.00 per single bottle ($.33 per ounce). Despite the price, I wanted to like this beer because I really enjoy apricot and ginger, but the ginger overwhelmed everything. I wouldn’t have this beer again, even if it were half the price.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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