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Terrapin SunRay Wheat Beer - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin SunRay Wheat BeerTerrapin SunRay Wheat Beer

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237 Ratings

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ncvbc on 09-27-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

djcira, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Ljoreilly, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of EvanWilliams
3/5  rDev -14.8%

EvanWilliams, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tclapper, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted last summer - reviewed from notes that were lost, but recently found.

Pours hazed straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Some strands of lacing stick.

The smell is of honey with a wheat tang.

The taste is of sweet honey with some wheat tang and bready dryness in the finish.

The feel, in my opinion is the best part of the brew. It is velvety smooth and yet crisp. Certainly "refreshing".

Not really a Hefeweizen in my opinion, but an American Pale Wheat with the characteristics of the former. Anyway, it's not a bad summer refreshing brew, though a bit too heavy on the honey sweetness for me to put into my summer regular lineup.

jwc215, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single finger frothy white head with some lacing on top of a cloudy golden body. Aroma is very fruity with lemon, banana and orange. A wheat mustiness of course as well. Flavor is more citrus with an earthy note but sadly is a bit watered down. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Not a bad wheat beer overall. Just a little too watery in the flavor otherwise it would be one of the better ones out there.

kylehay2004, Jan 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Brewsed, Jan 03, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up in NC a few days ago. poured into a weizen glass.

a - brew poured a cloudy murky golden orange with a thin white bubbly head. beer comes alive with some swirls and has slimey lacing that slowly slides down the glass.

s - burst of tropical fruit leading with banana, bubblegum, honey, vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and butter. very sweet smelling. a wheaty sweet, not a candy sweet.

t - flavor mimics the nose. banana, bubblegum and honey. lots of vanilla and biscuitiness to it. lots of orange peel as well.

m - a bit fizzy. cooling. cloying.

o - overall this is a style that i'm not wild about in general, but for a hefe, this one is pretty good. the sweetness is a bit overwhelming at first, but i did get used to it.

cosmicevan, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

jtmcgraw, Dec 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

opwog, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

syntheticwings, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

CrookedStill, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

dsauter, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of tvan
4/5  rDev +13.6%

tvan, Dec 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear dark straw with just a wisp of white head.

Smells of bubblegum with hints of banana and clove.

Heavy pink bubblegum flavor up front. Rounds into a little bit of spiciness and clove in the finish.

Fairly light with good carbonation.

I'm a fan of bubblegum/banana flavors that are light on the clove so this hefe is balanced well for me. Still not terribly great flavors. Good, but not outstanding.

[Edit] After posting this, realized reviews aren't great so want to add that ironically this is the first Terrapin beer that I've thought was better than I expected. Usually find their brews underwhelming.

jmarsh123, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

PthPndr, Nov 23, 2011
Terrapin SunRay Wheat Beer from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.