Terrapin The Walking Dead – Blood Orange IPA

Posted: February 18, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Terrapin Beer Company

I finally started watching “The Walking Dead” again. I didn’t think last season was very good, but this season is a bit better. I wonder how many seasons they can keep going for. I didn’t like “Fear The Walking Dead” at all, but I still watched the whole season. Since we’re talking about the show, let’s drink “The Walking Dead” beer from Terrapin.

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ABV: 6.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Terrapin Beer Co. and The Walking Dead have teamed up to brew the official beer of the undead. Made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty Red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse!”

Random: Zombie terrapin!

The beer poured with a one finger, khaki colored head. It dissipated slowly and left generous lacing on the glass. The body was darker than I’m used to for the normal IPA. It was a deep sienna color, although clear. There was no carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of bitter citrus peel. I got blood orange (which was to be expected) and regular orange peel. It had some spicy malt as well, almost like rye. The taste was also quite citric. Lots of orange peel, although not a huge amount of blood orange. There was a lot of spice from the malt and tasted like rye. The beer was dry, although not intensely bitter. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was long with rye spice and orange flesh that was moderate bitter. The bottle was $8.99, which broke down to $.41 per ounce. The beer was decent, but nothing mind-blowing. I would have appreciated a bit more blood orange.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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