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Terrapin/Left Hand Midnight Project – Peaotch

Terrapin/Left Hand Midnight Project - Peaotch

Terrapin/Left Hand Midnight Project - Peaotch

Yeah, yeah, been a bit quiet on this end for a while.  Let’s just sum it all up and attribute it to me being a slacker and move along, k?

So here’s the latest in the series of collaborations between Terrapin Beer Company and Left Hand Brewing, the same duo that brought us Depth Charge (and need to bring it back again!).  This one’s a bit different … while collaboration beers tend to be either a big stout or super-hoppy DIPA, Terrapin and Left Hand have brought us … a fruit beer.

Now, before you go asking to see my guy card, let me explain that this isn’t a beer that is flavored with fruit in an effort to hid the fact that what is in the glass is indeed beer.  It’s not sweet or cloying, nor does it smell like an air freshener.  While the aroma does hint strongly towards the peaches in the beer, it’s melded nicely with a slight hint of hop aroma.  The flavor starts out with just a touch of sweetness, followed by the nice, fruity flavor of the peaches, and finishing with a nice touch of hop bitterness to round out the experience.  Quenching and dry, this beer would have done nicely in the heat of the summer – not too heavy, not too sweet.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great beer, but as the weather cools a bit, I find myself reaching for something a bit more substantial.  Even though this beer clocks in at 7.2% ABV, you’d never know it…there’s not a hint of alcohol bite or heat in this beer.

If you’re after this beer, I strongly suggest you be out on the hunt for it now.  The Midnight Project beers never seem to last long on shelves and this one has already been out for about a week.  I’m not sure I’d consider this a beer to hoard, but I’d still recommend it, if for no other reason than it’s a bit out of the ordinary.  It’s not Depth Charge, but then I don’t think that beer will ever meet its equal.

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