Terrapin Beer Hoppin’ Bubbly
What the brewers say
Hoppin’ Bubbly Brut IPA celebrates the classic malt bill from ‘The Champagne of Beers’ and Terrapin’s affinity for IPAs.
What our panel thought
Toast and light fruit up front, pleasant and relatively delicate. Lush strawberry and hints of orange peel. Dry-ish on the finish but not as bracing as a lot of versions of the style. Finish has great balance with lingering pine bitterness.
What our editors thought
Strawberry-orange-peel nose with a touch of breadiness. The sip is a bit too malt-forward for the nascent style but still resolves cleanly enough. A middling approach that’s neither disappointing nor thrilling.