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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 164
Hads: 391
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 21
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010

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Reviews: 164 | Hads: 391
Photo of scottyg354
4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Coppery amber in color. Medium size creamy white head about 1/2" thick. Some light lacing. Nothing major.

S: Piney and citrusy. Some sweet breads notes. Really nice and fresh.

T: nice mellow hop character. Hops are up front followed by a smooth bready characteristic. Again really nice.

M: Smooth, refreshing and crisp.

O: Sometimes your not looking for a punch in your face hop character. If your having one of those days this is your beer. Excellent. I'd recommend. (474 characters)

Photo of sbw138
4.64/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap the other night at Pinocchio's in Media.

A - Poured a nice light amber color with some decent carbonation. It was poured with a small one finger head, which remained for quite a white. Left a pretty solid lacing on the pint glass as I drank.

S - Amazing!! Such hoppy goodness! Awesome piney hop overload scent. One of the best smelling beers I have had in a while.

T - Almost right up there with the smell, this beer tasted great. The hops practically punch you right in the face, and you will love it!

M - Good solid mouthfeel, the hops give your tounge a nice little tingle.

D - Pretty good drinkability for such an agressive IPA. I was really surprised this beer didn't have better ratings, I thought it was absolutely fantastic. (748 characters)

Photo of One2Remeber
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft poured into a snifter. This is the Challenger version.

A: Orangish-red colored body, looks like an apple color. Transparent. Head is creamy, Quite not so white. Looks absolutely delicious, and lighter bodied for style.

S: Smells like a barelywine as far as alcohol content is concerned, just not as dominant or overbearing. Extremely clean smell like a freshly cut red apple. Undertone of spicy hops but nothing to kill your nostril.

T: Wow! Doesn't hit the palate immediately, but after a Brooklyn minute an unique hop presence shines without having a typical lingering bitterness. I get a gummy hop taste that is very different; I usually associate gummy with malt notes, like bready/biscuity. Reminds me of gummy bears.

M: The hop presence is very warm and wet, almost sticky. Bitterness is up front, more from the carbonation, then transitions to mellow, lightly spicy hop notes that are one of a kind.

D: Excellent brew. I know this is really fresh which helps with the review; the whole point of the beer is too drink fresh to enjoy the fresh hops. One-of-a-kind that will broaden the pallets of hop-heads:) (1,130 characters)

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.49/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy reddish orange color, dense off white head, good lacing

S: Floral and earthy hops, sweet malts

T: Floral, and earthy hops that give way to a good amount of sweet maltiness.

M: Medium feel

I: I reaaly like Terrapins Hopsicutioner and this one reminds me a lot of that one. Really malty with a stiff hoppyness. A definite keeper for me. (350 characters)

Photo of Mavajo
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fairly dark amber color with a moderate white head. Minimal lacing. Run-of-the-mill appearance.

Nose is loaded with hops. Resiny with flowery, spicy notes. The malty backbone is detectable. Taste is fantastic. Loaded with fresh, resiny hops. The malt is mixed in wonderfully and adds a bit of a sweetness to the character - a bit of a spicy, brown sugar sweetness. However, the hops are left here to shine - the malt doesn't get in the way; it merely compliments it.

Mouthfeel is good.

All in all, very impressed with this beer. I enjoyed it much more than I expected, since I've generally been a bit disappointed by the Side Project series. I'd say this is probably the best in the series - I liked it much more than Hopzilla. A fresh hop assault with a nice slightly sweet undertone. Tasty as hell. (811 characters)

Photo of Kromes
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Citra Hop

A hazy orange amber color with a thick off-white colored head that laces the glass.

Amazing aroma here....peach and apricot with some strong cut grass and citrus hop.

Wow....taste follows the aroma. A big peach, mango and citrus fruit flavor with a touch of grassy hop. There is a nice toasted malt flavor in the background with a good amount of sweetness. Finishes dry with minimal bitterness and a nice citrus, peach and toasted malt flavor. Definitely has that fresh nugs quality.

Medium body with some peppery carbonation. A bit of a sticky feel also. A nice dry finish.

I thought this beer was going to need to mellow, but it is perfect right now. Fruity, flavorful, and sweet without being cloying. Very drinkable beer. I'm glad I picked this up, I going to grab a few more of these tomorrow. (818 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Citra Hops Version... Had the 2011 didn't like it that much, but didn't get around to reviewing it... Looks nice hazy orange copper color... Nose is strong piney and citrus very evident. I really like the smell. Flavor is very bright... citrus, orange, hop bitterness is there but a very fresh clean flavor... Doesn't leave a lot on the back of the tongue like most ipa's though these fresh hop beers tend to not be as bitter... I really do like this years version pick one up if you see it around. (503 characters)

Photo of cdizinno
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep clear amber in color. Nice thick and fluffy, off-white, bubbly, rocky head. Mild lacing.

S: Definitely VERY "green" and floral/earty.

T&M: Defintely original tasting. Very grassy and earthy hop taste. Mildly sweet with a mild to moderate bitterness. The earthy hop flavor hangs on the tongue. Medium bodied.

Very good IPA. Hopped to the brim with such fresh hops that it is like chewing on sweet buds. It is over the top on a single hop which gives it this original flavor. NOt up there with the best, but a very drinkable IPA that is ulitmately satisfying. (569 characters)

Photo of Swim424
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into anchor bar pint glass

A- seems to be a deep orangish/red. looks very clean. Can see some bubble coming up, but not a ton. small head that falls into a thin head that seems to maintain.

S-again clean and crisp. I can smell some malt, along with so hops. some pine, and floral. very nice.

T- Very good. hops hit me up front. finishing with some malty hop to it. Like i keep saying and they advertised it seems very clean and smooth. not over powering hops but they did very good at bringing out the flavors instead of just bitterness.

MF- very smooth, with maybe a little creamy feeling after it goes down. gave me a slight tingle on the tongue when it first hits, but very nice.

O-overall i got to say this is just a very smooth and crisp beer. It isnt over powering, which i do usually enjoy, but it still has enough bite to it to satisfy that, while balancing it well with the malt and hop flavors. This is a very enjoyable beer. (962 characters)

Photo of WMEugene
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange/Amber color with a thick bubbly head and lacing is evident. Very, very attractive beer.

S - A balanced blend of piny & citrusy hops and caramel malts. I'm a little surprised at how balanced it is, considering it plays up the hops so much on the label. It's a very nice smell, just not quite as advertised.

T - Hoppier than the nose. Caramel malts dominate and give the beer a sort of thick chewy taste. The hops are present and delicious, but aren't bitter. It does do a nice job of balancing the flavors and tasting very natural.

M - As described above, it's a bit chewy and thick in taste - even though the body is more medium. Nice carbonation level with a smooth, hoppy finish.

O - I really liked So Fresh and So Green, Green. Besides the delightful OutKast reference, this has been a really delightful brew. It's not quite what the advertising would have you think it is, but it is a quality brew. It's extremely well-balanced without losing the essence of its ingredients. A delight! (1,004 characters)

Photo of wvsabbath
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden yellow/tan. Not much of a head.

Smell - Some skunky 'wet' hops, malts, honey, citrus, sugars

Taste - Wow, very nice. Honeymelonish flavored hop influenced beer. Very smooth, tastly, not bitter at all, sweet hops. I Really liked how well hidden the alcohol was and how the malts sweentened it up

Mouthfeel - Its thin and sweet, so it didnt last long but was sweet on tounge, palette and throat. You can really enjoy the mellow and fruit hop aftertaste for a few seconds.

Drinkabilty - Its rather low alcohol %, and being sweet, this needs to be a summertime release cause i so can see myself having a few on a 90 degree day on the pourch or at the pool. I really think this beer would be much more loved as a june release, its winter now, its stout time, not sweet hoppy time. This is a nice pleasent beer, i enjoyed it. (871 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. No freshness date which I find ironic.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch beige head that retains decently before popping away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large, bubbly patch of surface foam. Sticky, melty lacing.

S- I'm not sure, but I'm willing to bet this is the 2012 version (the shop I got it from has a low turnover so some bottles just sit) because I believe I'm picking up the Citra hops. Very floral and citrusy aroma that's somewhat pungent. There's a malt sweetness beneath as well.

T- Smoothly balanced bitter-to-fruity ratio. Mild notes of grapefruit mingle with the semi-sturdy malt backbone. Very vibrant and juicy with little trace of alcohol.

M- Somewhat sharp and oily. Medium carbonation, same with the body.

O- Great IPA that's easy to drink and doesn't skimp on flavor. The only thing that's annoying is I'm pretty sure I had the 2010 version which I also enjoyed but, since they keep the same label every year and there are no freshness dates on the bottles, there's no way of me knowing for sure which year it was because I didn't review beers back then. Oh well, this one's good and I guess that's all that matters. (1,204 characters)

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hopped with fresh 2012 Citra hops. 22-ounce brown glass bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Served at approximately 45 degrees F.

Pours especially clear, showing off a deep orangeish-copper hue with a huge two-fingered head of beige-tinged froth. As the head falls away, it clings to the glass with herculean strength, leaving behind long legs and fat splotches of lace.

The nose is a wonderful melange of citrus and tropical fruit notes, showing off a spread of blood orange, mango, papaya, and a hint of pineapple, all encircled by hints of starfruit. This showcase is what Citra hops are all about.

Smooth and medium-bodied, with a surprisingly lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Unlike the nose, the palate is pleasantly malt-accentuated and well-balanced. Bready, grain-like malt notes take the show from the get-go, teased in the middle with a balancing dose of dry bitterness that shows touches of grapefruit and orange around the edges but which doesn't intrude much further than that. Going down, more grainy breadiness takes hold and lingers afterward in the finish, melding with a moderately-dry bitterness to leave the drinker reaching for another.

The combination of an amazing bouquet, a balanced palate, and a dry finish yield one heck of a drinkable brew, and this showcase of brewing talent and a magnificent hop variety speaks of a beer that Terrapin should think heavily on re-releasing in the future. (1,423 characters)

Photo of GPHarris
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i had this on tap last night at the j.clyde in birmingham for a cool beer event w/ terrapin and spike was in attendance as well.

a - poured a dark amber color into a pint glass with a nice "hat" on top the color of eggshell.
s - lots of good hop aroma in this one, very floral.
t - light hop bitterness with a hint of dryness and some slightly sweet malts to balance it out nicely.
m - thin to medium.
d - highly drinkable and very tasty wet hop beer. (452 characters)

Photo of BigBlacke
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light amber color with a nice little lacing as the head dissipates. Smells of fresh citrus and piney hops. Taste is of fresh pine hops with citrus notes. Not too hoppy, perfect for a ipa begginner, and refreshing for an IPA veteran. Mouthfeel is slightly high in carbonation. Oily residue left on the palate allows you to continually taste the fresh hops. Drinkability is among the highest for IPA's ingredients are perfectly balanced in this one. Terrapin, you are very quickly gaining my respect. (511 characters)

Photo of thedoubler55
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice see through amber color, with a small present head at the top, Lacing surrounded the glass.

S: Very herbal scent and a presence of some malts. A slight hint of apples, but very fresh morning scent to this one.

T: Same as the nose on the taste, very herb like flavor, malts are very present, slight sweetness as well.

M: Mid carbonation, medium bodied.

D: I enjoyed this brew, very simple and unique in its own right. Would definitely buy another, Terrapin never lets me down.

Bottle poured into Duvel Tulip Glass. (530 characters)

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle:

The beer poured a nice deep amber/light orange color with a nice, thick white head that was well retained and left some nice lacing.

The beer had a really good hoppy aroma to it. The pine and citrus hops really dominated, nothing else could really be made out.

The taste followed the nose really well. Really good, solid, but not too overpowering hops flavor.

The beer had a medium mouthfeel to it. It was smooth and crisp, very drinkable and refreshing. Overall, I think that this is one of Terrapin's best side projects to date. (547 characters)

Photo of awalk1227
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 10/16/10

Poured into Sweetwater IPA pint glass

A: Orange, almost peach in color. Shines in the light. Finger of pretty head. Collar sticks to the glass with a bit of lacing.

S: Oranges, apricots, sugar coated grapefruit. Grassy esters linger.

T: Like a beautiful field in the summertime. Floral taste, bright citrus notes. Woodiness. Mild bitterness and lemon rind.

F: Not much hoppy prickle, and a very clean mouthfeel. Light. Not as creamy as Founders.

D: Great, and I think the bomber is a good serving format, because one is just enough. (556 characters)

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle at 42* into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: This pours a transluscent dark red color with a half-finger of cream colored frothiness that retreats to the edges quickly.

S: The nose is just pure hoppy goodness - pine and floral - with some grapefruit and spice notes as well.

T: It features more fresh hoppiness, some citrus (but it's drowned-out a bit), and some earthy spiciness.

M: It has a medium body with some frothiness and a drying effect.

D: This is a hop celebration indeed. (492 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of white foam, topping a perfectly clear, amber-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves moderate lace.

S - Powdery, fresh and green hops. Lots of pine with some orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Sweet caramel malt in the background with some toffee.

T - Thick, rich caramel malt up front with notes of honey, red apple, and toasted grain. Moderate hop flavor appears in the middle with notes of candied orange and pineapple. The beer finishes with more dark, malty sugar and fruity hops that are balanced by moderate bitterness and some lingering, woody pine in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The hop aroma is fresh and strong, just as one would expect. There is still significant hop character in the flavor, but it is not as powerful or fresh as in the aroma. The malt character is quite nice and richly accented by caramel and toffee, and while this is nice on its own, it doesn't seem to do much for the hops. They shine in the aroma, where they are supported by subtle malt, but the flavor profile is dominated by thicker malt that subdues the hops and makes them much duller than they are in the aroma. Overall, it is a nice wet IPA, but I wish the malt was a bit more subtle so that the hops could shine more effectively. (1,337 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a hick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale and crystal malt flavor; not sweet, but sporting some light caramel notes. The hop aroma is well received. It's fresh and piney, but not overly aggressive. Fresh hop beers rarely have a powerful aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth malty base along with a nice bitter hop flavor. Again, it's not over the top, rather it's mild, but resinating. The hops taste quite fresh and compliment a solid malt base. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious harvest IPA. The fresh hopped IPA is an acquired taste. Those looking for a hop bomb will be disappointed. It's more geared towards the freshness of the ingredients. (820 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a look typical for the style, with a slightly hazed copper-orange-rust liquid sporting healthy bubble motion that feeds a fluffy off-white head. Lace sticks then slides immediately down the wall of the glass, with only a little of it sticking permanently.

Unsurprisingly for a fresh hop beer, the smells is fragrant, perfume-like, crisp, clean, breezy, pine-laden, pithy, citrus-rind goodness.

The taste is just what you might expect, being an extremely clean, breezy dose of hop-forward flavor, dangling somewhere between lemon rind and evergreen tips. Malt is quite subtle, having the mildness of a water cracker, present and pleasing but very much in a supporting role. It is to the hops what the cracker is to the pungent Roquefort cheese. Pretty dry and not much left in the finish other than a quick flash of lemon/lime zest.

Feel is tingly from carbonation but tempered by a medium body with just a tad of stick to it. Round enough, smooth enough, nice enough.

What's the problem? Seems this one is a little underrated. It's no hop bomb, but c'mon, "fresh hop" does not equal "hop bomb." It performs as advertised, no more and no less. Had they bulked up the malt a bit, we would have had something a little heartier, but then it would have lost as much as it has gained in being a true "fresh hop" flavor. I like, I like. (1,340 characters)

Photo of BamaViper1
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on draught at the J. Clyde in Birmingham, Al.

This beer pours clear amber brown with a thin off-white head that dissipates into tiny 'soap suds' around the rim of the pint glass.

Fresh, wonderful hops consume this beer with aromas of pine and citrus.

The taste has a hopcentric nose with a hempy citrus taste. This is balanced slightly with caramel malt, but the finish is still bitter with notes of fresh bread.

This beer has a light-medium body with good carbonation to accentuate the hoppy bitterness that is the focal point.

With a lower alcohol content, great hoppy, bitter, piny, citrus goodness, and a great body, this beer has very high repeat drinkability.

Overall, this is a solid IPA by the kids at Terrapin. And of course with a name like "So Fresh and So Green, Green," how could anyone not like this beer? Way to go Terrapin crew! (871 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper ruby hue with a bright white head forming thick and leaves behind fine speckled lacing going down the sides of the glass. Aroma has pine, citrus, mildly minty hops. Not overtly hoppy but a nice green minty/pine/citric finish that doesn't overpower is found between waves of caramel hops within this beer. Sugar coated malts exist here lying between layers of sugary caramel malts and green vinous layers of fresh hops. I get tones of mint/herbs/and citric pine hop accents, this is no big hop character like a west coast IPA but it's a nice consistent vegetable green flavor going down. Full of chlorphyll flavor with a mild caramel malt content booze are hidden well. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied carbonation is even nothing to write home about. Drinkability is solid go for it, drink while it is still fresh. (829 characters)

Photo of match1112
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one and a half finger of off white head sits atop a clear copper colored body. as it slowly recedes some lacing is left behind and a thin spotty cap on top is all that is left. smell and taste are both the same. they are filled with citrus and pine hops, with a bready malt body. mouthfeel is a little oily with decent carbonation and a medium body feel. a long dry finish leaves you wanting more of this easy drinking ipa. overall this is very drinkable, ingredients are subtle and blended well. nothing is overpowering in this beer. (534 characters)

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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