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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010)
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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with large amounts of herbal hops and lighter amounts of earthy and light citrus notes.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors kick things off and quickly give way to equal amounts of herbal and earthy hop flavors. Midway through the sip slight amounts of light citrus and leafy notes join in, carrying through to a solidly bitter and somewhat dry ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this wasn't a spectacular beer but I thought it was well-balanced and did a nice job of showcasing earthy and herbal hop aromas and flavors. Worth a shot.

glid02, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dsauter, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

ltdantheman, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Keith_R, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of alleykatking
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle. I think this one came from Bmoyer0301. I've traded so much as of recent I can't remember!

A- Pours a copperish color with some light orange highlights. One and a half finger white head shows light retention overall. Lacing on the sides of the glass was light and spotty.

S- Light piney hops in the front quickly get overcome by a caramel malt base. Alcohol is noticable in the ending along with earthy tones (mostly grassy). Plain and simple although I expected a lot more from a fresh hop beer.

T- Front of this beer is a one two combo of piney bitter hop bite with a follow through of grapefruit citrus hops. Nice upfront to this beer. The middle dies down exposing the caramel malt backbone to the beer. This in itself tastes more toasted than anything else which I found a little odd for this beer...expected more of a bready taste. Alcohol sneeks up for a split second on the ending which in turn gets covered by a light bitter hop bite.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer itself. Piney hops with a hint of caramel malt gets left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol and bitter hops that fade leaving it more of a warming alcohol. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were well balanced for a fresh hop beer. No off flavors that I could spot in this one!

D- This beer was good. Nothing over the top which might have been its only downfall at times. Still a nice drinking lower ABV beer. Would love to try on a crisp fall day..now I bet that would be good!

alleykatking, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev +8.7%

VeganUndead, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A - Pours a dark orange-amber with a creamy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing.
S - Obviously there's a good amount of hops, but it's a bit more subdued then I would have guessed for a fresh-hopped beer. Spicy pine and grapefruit hops dominate with a slightly sweet caramel malt background.
T - More pine resin and grapefruit with a bit of tangerine and pineapple for good measure. Sweet caramel malt balances the bitterness a bit, but this is nicely hop-forward without being a hop-bomb.
M - Medium-bodied, slightly creamy. Nice, medium carbonation level, just right for this style.
D - Quite drinkable, this is a nice example of a fresh-hop beer. One of the best Terrapin offerings I've had lately, kudos guys!

jsanford, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of Mosley1212
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mosley1212, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a massive quantity of beer which was consumed at barleys tonight, this one started the whole night off. this one was consumed on 11/06/2010.

pour is a nice medium amber color with a very good clarity to it that allows a ton of carbonation to be visible from the very start. the result is a nice inch of white head that sticks to the sides of the glass very nicely,

aroma is nice fresh hops. sticky pine is the most dominant with a good bit of fresh resin filled grass notes bouncing around inside as well. really nicely balanced for a fresh hop ale. nice clean flavor as well, not overdone in any direction. clean fresh hops, sticky resin and a smooth and even biscuit flavor mid palate. nice lightly dry finish leaves a nice taste of pine on the tongue.

overall very drinkable and a very solid ipa.

mikesgroove, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev +8.7%

DerrickW, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +8.7%

DrBier, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev +8.7%

BeccaH, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of illiniipa
4/5  rDev +8.7%

illiniipa, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of cwguy5
4/5  rDev +8.7%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of jcone17
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jcone17, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Hophead21
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Hophead21, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of bastu
4/5  rDev +8.7%

bastu, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of nikbullet
4/5  rDev +8.7%

nikbullet, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of feelmefoam
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting story behind this one, my friend got it from a friend who works at Terrapin, and she doesn't like IPAs, so it fell into my possession. No complaints here.

Pours a reddish brown color with a decent white head that sits atop the beer for a minute before falling back down to earth. Decent lacing, too.

Fresh, piney-citrus hop aroma, maybe a little bit of maltiness thrown in there as well, but hops are the main character in this play.

Pretty well-balanced on the tongue... as in the nose, it starts out with the same pine-citrus conglomeration and eventually leads to a nice buttery biscuit malt flavor. Maybe I'd want it a little more hop forward, but it's not bad.

A body that's nearing medium with a moderate amount of carbonation leads to a smooth drinking beer with a fairly dry finish.

Overall, this was a pretty tasty beer from Terrapin and I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it. Good drinkability on this one, give it a try if you see it around.

feelmefoam, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

baklo, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev +8.7%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of dandmc24
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of KG710
4/5  rDev +8.7%

KG710, Oct 17, 2014
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.