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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green GreenTerrapin So Fresh & So Green Green

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Reviews: 172
Hads: 422
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 20%
Wants: 24
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010

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Photo of Irbycp
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good, not great, but solid for a fresh hop. It doesn't stand out but it isn't awful. Call it a fairway fresh hop that runs in the middle of the pack.

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Photo of richj1970
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 19.2 oz can dated best by 4/22/2016 into snifter.

2015 version with Equinox hops.

A: Crystal clear light golden brown with two finger frothy white head. Decent retention and moderate lacing.

S: Fairly light aroma that consists mainly of dank grassy hops.

T: Lots of earthy bitterness. Piney and grassy hops. There is almost a vegetable quality to the flavor that reminds me of green pepper.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Finish is crisp and bitter.

O: Nice fresh hop beer. I wish it had a touch more citrus or sweetness as a balance, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015- Equinox Hops

A- A translucent amber with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S- Wet, sticky hops. Dirt and earthiness.

T- More earthy bitterness and some woody pine.

M- Medium carbonation and coats the palate.

D- A very fine wet hop American IPA from a brewery that rarely disappoints. Terrapin did a great job.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the hop harvest season at hand, breweries around the country scouring the planet for the freshest, wettest, greenest hops to plop into their brews. And for the Terrapin brewers, this means that time is of the essence. Not a turtle's strong suit.

But the beer overcomes all that, coming to the market with a strikingly bright copper pour, crowned with a creamy off-white froth with great retention and lace. Bursting through it all is the bright hop display of citrus, herb, pine and perfume with a caramelized tone. One sip reveals a supple caramel sweetness that hinges of graham cracker and toffee.

And as the hops rise to prominence, the malty-sweetness relaxes slowly. Trailing with nutty, toasty and caramelized grain sweetness, the malt character soon gives way to the bright and juicy grapefruit, orange and grassy taste that those field-fresh hops provide. Its chlorophyl flavors are green, grassy and sprucy as a resinous bitterness builds and a pungent earthen astringency offers an unsettled but soothing mystique.

Loving its toasted caramelized remnants, the medium-bodied ale finishes strikingly balanced although the hops insist on its front-and-center edge. Due to its sharply bitter finish, its medley of grass, herb, pine and citrus peel weave a hoppy web that's hard to escape deep and long.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice wet hop beer. It pours crystal clear and amber/copper color with a nice white head. The beer leaves some nice lacing as it disappears from the glass. The smell is fresh vegetable hops, some sweet malt that is reminiscent of caramel and a little bit of citrus hiding in there. The taste is grassy, herbal, citrusy and malty with a nice bitterness that lingers after the swallow. It isn't as bitter as I would expect but that is ok with this beer. It is a decently balanced wet hop beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the 2015 equinox variant pours a clear caramel amber with a small head. nose; vegetable musk, hops, orange pulp and syrup. taste; bready malt, citrus pith, caramel, earthy hops, grassy weeds & onion (which rings on a bit on the finish). medium carbonation and mouthfeel. wet hopping can be hit or miss, and overall, this one's just a bit too vegetal for me. still pretty decent.

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Photo of FranklinPaine
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler. At 1st the beer seemed slightly unbalanced and muddled but after a 2nd glass (and some food) this beer grew on me a bit. Developed into a nice round feel, toasty malt notes, sweet citrus flavors, and clean bitter finish. Better than average but not as good as some of the other local beers I have had lately. Better that the "3.75" rating I gave it but not quite a "4". The slight "grainy" aftertaste holds it back for me. Otherwise another great fresh offering from GA!

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Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Good till April 22nd 2016.

Stunner body color. Super crystal clear, and a big bright red bronze color. Plentiful pinhead carbonation, rising to a simple thin creamy three finger easily foaming head. Big retention, some big bubbles but mostly of tiny swiss cheese like variety, and lots of staying power with a very light tan brown classic colored appearance. Excellent looking brew.

Aroma seems to spark upon the pour, but then seems hard to discover while in the glass. First aroma is a good toasty brown bread crust quality. Woody senses kick in a bit, but are also kind of subtle. Not much of a hop forward brew surprisingly on the aromatics going in, but decent if taking awhile to show itself. Some slight citrus and green earth manages to sneak in just a little.

Palate is interesting. Tangy mid palate with a mix between wood spicy and juiced fruit. Caramel malt like flavors seem to creep in just nicely, with a good amount of dryness and getting almost to a crisp toffee angle. Moderate carbonation, with a feel that manages some hop juiced body but also real nice balance of thick malt without the cloying syrup angle. Clean and fun. More wood like tones and green warmth comes in on the palate over time as well.

A real nice easy take on a fresh hop brew.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.49/5  rDev +23%
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.

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Photo of animal69
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Expected quite a bit more than what this beer boasted, nowhere near the " fresh hop" presence I was hoping for...an almost above avg ipa in the end however

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Photo of GFM
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a golden honey color with a small fleeting head. Not much lacing. Very enticing citrus aroma. Smooth feel. The scent was deceiving. It made me expect a stronger citrus hop flavor, but hop profile had more pine notes to it. A little bitter and the strength of the hop flavor weakened with each sip. For me, this So Fresh, So Green was just so-so. I like IPAs so enjoyed it, but wouldn't search it out again. (8.0) (Note: affixed to the bottle was a sticker "correcting" the ABV content--6.6% vs the 8.6% on the bottle. First time I've seen that.)

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Photo of gopens44
2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured this thing into your run o' the mill pint glass and observed a fairly decent color (ambery copper) under a quickly diminishing yet frothy off-white head. Nose was very grassy and lent hope to a similar taste but the hops, while present and sharp, faded out of taste real quick. What was left was an extremely thin beer with almost no malt backbone whatsoever.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- light amber color, not much for head
S- resiny hop smell with some citrus notes
T- piney, grassy, grapefruit rind
M- Medium feel but a little more oily than what I was expecting. Slight bitterness on the back end.
O- Not bad, not great. Solid offering.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, slightly hazed, copper-brown coloring with a tall, foamy, dense, off-white head. Aromas of dank and resinous hops, with some cannibus notes, cut grass, and citrus highlights of grapefruit and lemon zest. Pretty green on the nose. The flavors are a blast of bitter greens forward, with pine tassel, grass, and pine pitch, with peppery highlights and notes of weed. There are citrus highlights throughout, with grapefruit and lemon once again. Very balanced, all on a rich caramel backbone. The body is slick and smooth, with a fruity and dank aftertaste. The finish is smooth, clean, and slightly dry. Very drinkable. Good brew!

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Photo of HopsForBrains
2.36/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Ego
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a torrent of bubbles feeding a white cap of foam, soapy residue clings to the glass and the storm of carbonation below keeps the head quite afloat, she reveals a slightly hazy orange hue, a very attractive glass o' suds

surprisingly mellow, some hops in a semi tropical fruit/light pine vein, some malt presence but pretty meek

again, pretty mellow, would be nice for just your run of the mill american PA with a slightly nicer hop signature on the back end, has a pretty good kick for a medium range ABV and a nice bitterness lingering around the barn

it drinks right body wise, just enough weight to have some but light enough to be quite drinkable, the carbonation is also right on with just a nice bite adding to the overall feel

not a bad beer but not a stunner. a good drinker but then again so are a hundred other beers available year round without the hop-la... get it ? oh man I crack myself up...

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Picked up a 22oz in a trade with a friend in Maryland. Poured into a Modern Times branded pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper hue. Decent head, weak retention, decent lacing. Smell is all grain and bready malt, mild hop presence...what gives??? Taste is like a pale ale...good but not much in the way of hops...especially for a fresh hop ipa - way too much malt! Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, mild carbonation, finishes dry with slight bitterness from the hops.

Not an IPA. Definitely a fresh hopped pale ale...good for a pale ale, but critiqued as an IPA, which is what it is listed as. In my opinion, this is not a beer that "celebrates the hop".


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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 2-finger bubbly, rocky, cream-colored head. Really nice retention and a little bit of patchy lacing. Absolutely crystal clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Some bready and caramel malt but definitely mostly Citra hops with mango, grapefruit, and orange aromas. The hops are there but this doesn’t seem like it’s going to a palate bruiser by any means – not necessarily a bad thing.

T – Follows the nose well. It starts off sweet with bready, caramel malt and citrus and mango flavors. Smooth hop bitterness appears towards the finish. Very balanced.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit hop bitterness lingers only for a bit.

O – This is a nice IPA. It’s tasty, drinkable, and well-balanced. It seems like I may have the wrong idea about these fresh hop ales – they usually seem to be smooth and balanced and not the bitter beasts that I’m expecting them to be. Either way, this is a good beer, and I’m glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of alk3kenny
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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Photo of kdawg978
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2012 Citra Hops
Served in a mug.

A - Clear copper color very little head that dissipated immediately.

S - Strong citrus with a hint of pine

T - Good taste strong citrus hops with a bitter finish, almost too bitter, as you would expect from an IPA very slight hint of alcohol at the end.

M - Light feel slightly flat.

O - Overall a pretty good IPA. Very strong citrus hops which is what Terrapin intended. I felt that the overall flavor could have been better balance. Worth a try.

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Photo of Kromes
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber, with a two-inch, tinted, rocky head that sticks around, leaving webbing on a pint glass.

So Fresh is a bit fusil up front with notes of orange and pine sap in the background. Pine comes forward as it warms.

Moderately bitter with some grapefruit and caramel. Warmth brings tea flavors and the lingering finish has late orange flavors in it.

A medium to full body with a sticky texture and light carbonation. Alcohol is as expected by ABV, but less than expected by aroma. This one is dry, finish to end.

A beer to relax with while watching football and eating nuts or pretzels.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra from mdfb79 - Thanks Dan!

Wet hopped with 2011 Challengers
22oz to pint glass - notes taken on 04/18/12

A: Pour is a very clear darkened caramel amber color with a good three fingers high of thick khaki head. Stacked and cakey with big pockets of air bubbles that eventually settle leaving curtains of sticky lace upon the glass.

S: Does actually smell of fresh greens at first. Like newly cut grass. Hay-like even. Some soft underlying citrus fruit aromas there and a big malty sweet note persists.

T: Taste is real grassy too. Fresh cut alfalfa in a glass. Malts are caramelly sweet and a bit chewy giving quite the bready impression. Hints of pine and citrus but hops seem to drop out rather quick leaving me a bit unsatisfied with this one. Has a nice bitter astringency but the caramel malts seem to take over here.

M: Medium in body with a lighter mouthfeel to it. Nice dry crisping finish and a touch of oily slick linger.

D: This was okay but a bit of a let down for a wet hop IPA...especially given it's name and origin. Some nice fresh grassy notes but much maltier in the end. Way better stuff out there!
Glad to have tried this one though.

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.