Rumbling onto shelves soon is Terrapin Beer Co.’s long-running imperial red ale: Big Hoppy Monster! As the founding member of the Monster Beer Tour series of high-gravity seasonal brews, this year’s release gets an upgrade: Terrapin has aged the entire batch on French oak! Originally released in fall of 2004 in a nod to the state of Georgia raising the ABV limit from 6% to 14%, the oaked version of Big Hoppy Monster has previously been available to only a lucky few on draft.
“Oaked” Big Hoppy Monster Imperial Red Ale pours with a luscious garnet color. Expect this brew to lead with a big American-style hop aroma, that’s quickly complemented by a monstrous malt backbone. With its rich oaky notes and hints of vanilla, this monster of a beer hits on all cylinders. Our “Oaked” Big Hoppy Monster is one enormous beer that goes down smooth, but watch out! This Monster bites!
Hops: Bravo, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Munich, Caramalt, Crystal 77, Amber, Crystal 45
Oaked Big Hoppy Monster will be released in 12oz bottles (4-packs) and 1/6 barrel kegs in Terrapin’s nine-state distribution range which includes the states of GA, FL, TN, AL, NC, SC, VA PA and NJ.
Source: Press Release