Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company
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1.93/5 rDev -47.4%
Bottle bought from Sam's at the pre-WBF party.
A - coppery clear pour. Very small head that dissipates. No lacing to speak of (first warning).
S - Just...bad. For a beer called "So Fresh and So Green Green" it neither smells fresh nor green - very, very little hops in the aroma at all. A little biscuity malt and the faintest whiff of hops. As the score says, I am not impressed.
T - more of the same, but somehow worse. No hops. This beer can't be that old, either for the new batch. Drainpour. It had no hops and very little malt - just watery.
M - eh, it was ok. Carbonation wasn't off or anything.
Overall, just bad. I sincerely hope it was just this bottle. It's gotta be, right? There's no way they'd put out this kind of beer with no hop presence.
10-08-2011 01:16:45 | More by OSUBeerStudent
1.98/5 rDev -46%
Poured into a snifter on 11/5/10
Courtesy of PDXHops
Dull copper/amber color with slight golden highlights. It is pretty clear, though. Poured one finger of foam & a bunch of soapy-looking bubbles. Over time the foam thins, though the bubbles remain. Decent lace.
Green, Green smells really weird for a fresh hop ale. Murky; not at all lively. Very grassy & vegetal with stray floral notions. Hints of rotten orange rind peak in from time to time. Upon opening the bottle I smelled bread; it's definitely strong in the back, as is a dusty yeast note.
Everything about the taste is muddled. The hops offer a near indistinguishable clump of minimally bitter pine, vegetation, watery juice & tea leaves. Citrus isn't really appreciable. Musty yeast & bread notes. Astoundingly bland.
Very thin, watery feel. Carbonation is quite low. Each sip is gone in a flash; nothing about the beer makes it hang around, even for a moment (not a bad thing, in this instance). Finishes with hints of flora, vegetables, bread & the faintest bitterness.
Aside from the weird aroma, the taste & feel are just thin & bland. The second glass is also kind of soapy. I just can't get down with this one. The last third went down the drain.
11-09-2010 03:48:39 | More by Ryan011235
2.03/5 rDev -44.7%
Major league disappointment - weak and thin and lacking in anything that speaks of fresh hops. Pours clear amber with a fluffy white head. The aroma is essentially absent, which surprised me a great deal. At least until I tasted it, which explains a lot. The flavor is weak to the point of watery, like a poorly steeped sun tea: there is a little whiff of wheaty malt, but sorely lacking in substance. The hops are disaster - weak and tea-like with no serious aroma or flavor and a very mild tannic bitterness. This is the worst excuse for a fresh hop beer I have encountered.
12-02-2010 21:58:02 | More by Seanibus
2.05/5 rDev -44.1%
Bomber poured into an oversized snifter. See-thru amber with a skim of head and small collar of foam that manages to leave some scattered specks of lacing.
Coming from the PNW, I've been lucky enough to try a ton of of wet hop ales, and I know how wonderful they can smell. This certainly doesn't smell bad, but is a bit on the tame side. Moderately herbal and floral, with a vague maltiness.
Strange-tasting brew. A sharp initial bitterness quickly turns into a metallic flavor that threatens to drown out anything else. Herbal and grassy hop flavors do a decent job at fighting for attention, but it's that metallic flavor that lingers. On the positive side, malt sweetness is definitely kept in check. Some nuttiness lingers with the metal in the finish.
Overall impression: Pretty much a mess. Can't recommend this one.
10-16-2010 02:04:57 | More by PDXHops
2.15/5 rDev -41.4%
What a let down. I really enjoy most of the Terrapin brews, but this was a huge disappointment. Hops taste old and muted, there is nothing "green" about this beer. Color is standard, pale, whispy white foam, large inconsistent bubbles, head dissipates very quick. Aroma is absent, stale hops, smells like a wet burlap sack. Flavor is bleh, challenger hops, not my first choice. Really, a lackluster beer. I bought two so I could send one to a friend in California, but I am doing him a favor by struggling through this second bottle to write this shitty review. Try again with some good hops next year, please Terrapin.
11-05-2011 04:52:41 | More by Tripphop
2.36/5 rDev -35.7%
I feel like I am being overly generous with my review of this obviously apparent heavy malt backbone "ipa" seeing that it is only slightly hoppier than most british IPA's. The smell is extremely lacking in an IPA that I would suggest nor imbibe religiously while the taste is like that of a false nutty caramel. Overall, very disappointed with this 'ipa' from what I have come to expect from Terrapin Brewing.
07-03-2014 03:23:46 | More by HopsForBrains
2.42/5 rDev -34.1%
Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint.
Appearance: Very light appearing, much more so than I would have though.
Smell: Really earthy, more like british hops rather than american citrus hops. Not that this is necessarily bad...
Taste: Definitely not overwhelmed with hops like I was hoping.
Mouthfeel: Missing. A severe lack of carbonation and body.
Drinkability: I am usually a huge fan of Terrapin brews, but this one was really disappointing.
01-21-2011 14:25:08 | More by mjaquillard
2.48/5 rDev -32.4%
Aroma:I get some green hops in the aroma, but it's mild. There is also a little some sweet malt aroma.
Appearance:Amber in color. Low head with poor retention.
Taste:Strong grapefruit flavor in the foretaste, lasting through the aftertaste as grapefruit rind. The aftertaste is also a little sickly sweet.
Mouthfeel:The hop astringency is prominent in this beer. The bittnerness lends acrid mouth puckering feelings.
Drinkability:I don't know how fresh this bottle was, it seemed to lack the kind of kick that fresh hops should provide, with some of the raw green notes that I do expect in a fresh hop beer.
12-13-2010 00:16:30 | More by fear025
2.58/5 rDev -29.7%
22oz bomber, bottled Sept 30, 2010 (per the case stamp).
Pours clear amber with a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a light wispy cap and only leaves a few spots of lacing.
Aroma is fairly weak, but does feature some grassy, earthy, floral hops, a bit of citrus, and some sweet bready malt, starts to pick up a bit of a medicinal note as it warms up.
Flavor is also fairly weak with some floral and grassy hops, some caramel malt and bread. Mild bitterness & mild sweetness. Finishes dry and watery.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick, low to medium carbonation.
Pretty meh...especially for $8 a bottle, but the bright side is that is makes me look forward even more to the Sierra Nevada Harvest awaiting in the fridge along with my last two bottles of the amazing Founders Harvest Ale.
Does get a bit better as it warms but is still unremarkable particularly if it is going to be categorized as an IPA (seems more like an APA to me, and even then it's weak sauce...)
10-17-2010 05:01:59 | More by elgiacomo
2.63/5 rDev -28.3%
Had a pint at Liberty St. Tavern and didn't bother finishing the glass. It wasn't very hoppy and there was a strong, vaguely cheesy off flavor. Has this been sitting out too long, maybe with an infection run a muck? There was a little smooth ester character and a touch of grapefruit, but not much. Watch out for this one.
11-07-2011 00:42:15 | More by tempest
2.65/5 rDev -27.8%
Pours a clear bright freshly buffed copper color with thumb sized off white head that falls with some lace.
Aroma is nice fresh hops lots of pine needles with under lying orange peels. Aroma is about all hops not much malt noted underneath.
Taste is not as nice as aroma its all hops little to hot not nice and piny and bitter like most IPA's. Not sure whats going on ABV is only 6.6% so why is it tasting like hops dipped in paint thinner? Kind of reminds me of Simpsons episode where they were making wine with antifreeze.
Mouthfeel is light side of medium little to fizzy.
Drinkability is well don't waste your money i debated buying this after my last Terrapin special release, hell could be drinking a great beer for the same price. Not sure whats going on Terrapins regular beers are great, but past two special releases have blown.
10-30-2010 00:21:14 | More by mntlover
2.7/5 rDev -26.4%
22oz. Amber pale with not as much hops in the nose as I expected. Taste was, immeadiately, off my expectations as well. Sweeter than I ever want in a 6something% IPA. Way out-of-balance. Where's my huge citrus bite? There's way better Fresh Hop ales out there.
11-02-2010 03:35:36 | More by Fastcarboy
2.78/5 rDev -24.3%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. I wanted to get my hand on this one when it first came out finally found it just wish I could have had it fresh.
A: Poured a murky amber with a small tan head that dissipated quickly.
S: Little to no Hop smell came through to me, but a lot of maltyness.
T: Taste was the same as smell very little to no Hop flavor. I am hoping this is due to the fact that this was a little on the old side by the time I found it.But the malty flavor that came through was very smooth and tasty.
M: A medium bodied smooth drinking beer that was a little heavy on carbonation.
O: I wish I could have tasted this fresh cause I probably would have tasted a completely different beer, but that is what I get for buying an IPA that was released about 8 months ago. Just couldn't pass up a Terrapin Beer that made reference to Outkast.
05-04-2011 19:49:05 | More by Aaron420
2.78/5 rDev -24.3%
A little weak I thought, I was hoping for something more. Honestly I thought this would be much hoppier since it's a wet hop ale. I honestly didn't get much of a hop flavor at all. Perhaps it's the type of hops they used. The color was a really nice gold and I even though the aroma was pretty nice but this brew just turned out to be a little on the boring side when it comes to hops.
03-28-2011 00:26:31 | More by Knapp85
2.8/5 rDev -23.7%
Poured from a bomber into my trusty snifter. could not find a date on the bottle, but it's labeled "2011 Challenger Hops"...
A: Pours light copper in color...kind of a burnt orange with sunset effect in the glass when held to different lights. Minimal head that faded pretty fast. Clear as can be with a fair amount of bubbles shooting up through it.
S: Sweet fruity hop nose. Definitely a bit muted...might be due to the age on the bottle, but is also probably attributable to the wet hops used. Not much else in the way of aroma.
T: Not as much bitterness up front as I would have wanted - in fact, there was barely any. Again, the taste is muted and actually gives you more caramel malt notes at the front of the palate. The taste seems a little empty to me. There is a very faint soapy hop bitterness, but not the fruity notes that I got in the nose. A little bit of a fresh cut grass thing going on here, perhaps.
M: Definitely on the thin side. Pretty highly carbonated. Not bad, but nothing special. Very easy-drinking beer.
O: Just not very impressive. Not ultra familiar with this hop variety, but I've had much better wet-hopped/hop harvest ales. Again, it just doesn't have anything that pops. The nose is weak as is the taste. Terrapin can and has done better than this.
11-13-2011 01:09:02 | More by kbuzz
2.93/5 rDev -20.2%
On tap at Galaxy Hut.
Pours an amber copper with a bit of a white head and some rig lacing. Nose is really sling hops and a good dose of Harpoon yeast. Side note: I need to find out what that is. Taste has slight hops with some pale malts. Light body with low carbonation. Drinks well but is not as advertised.
10-26-2010 22:25:07 | More by Thorpe429
2.95/5 rDev -19.6%
A- Clear dark orange/amber, very small white head that fades to a thin layer
S- Malt and weak faint hop
T- Watery, weak toasty malt and weak hops. No quality flavors.
M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
D- Not impressed by this at all. No smell and no flavors. It's almost a cheap lager.
10-24-2010 18:35:46 | More by Yesac
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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