Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 21
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and poured with a thin white head that faded into lacy patterns of bubbles. There is a light amount of visible carbonation.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of citrusy and piney hops along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink, although I couldn't see myself having more than one of these in a single sitting.

Photo of Thorpe429
2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color topped by three fingers of foam that leaves a few dots and dashes here and there; decent retention, however

Smell: Piney aromatics interplay with crusty bread malts

Taste: Bready malts, up front, followed by herbacious piney bitterness; just as some sweeter malt elements creep into the fray, a hint of fusel alcohol disrupts the interplay; after the swallow, the piney, herbacious elements, along with a touch of mint, dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Drinkability: When I saw the bottle I was very excited (a fresh hop beer from Terrapin!), but for a brewer of this repute, this was a rather disappointing IPA

Photo of Knapp85
2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass a slight hazed copper /bronze with a nice tight formed one finger white head,some faint pine and light toasted caramel malt notes in the nose,a little tame in my opinion.First thing I noticed when drinking is the near watery feel to the beer,it took away from the flavors,mild pine and citrus hop flavors meld with a biscuity malt base with neither really getting the upper hand.Eh this is not one of the better fresh hop ales out there,its not horrific its just a little to simple I think.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11 ounce goblet - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. 2011 release featuring Challenger hops.

Appearance: Clear, copper-amber body with a ½-inch, near-white head.

Smell: Lightly resinous, earthy, floral hop notes overlaying pale malts, a bit bready to a degree, and hinting at a little citrus.

Taste: Moderately bready maltiness with a honey-toned sugar encrusted sweetness and a very minor toasty quality. Juicy, citrusy hops, not particularly effusive, but has a pleasing refreshing quality to it. Earthy, firmly floral tones beyond the citrus. Moderate bitter. Dry, gently resinous finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A curious choice, Challenger hops, but certainly a departure from the Amarillo hops used the previous year. It has a nice fresh feel to it, but, unlike the similarly named space shuttle, the hops just don't provide a catastrophic explosion of fiery flavor.

Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of pint glasses. Thanks go Barscream for hooking me up with this. Thanks Greg!

Pours a clear copper, with a finger of foamy off-white head. This retains with a thin foamy layer that stays rich and leaves back some soapy looking lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy and spicy smelling with some notes of damp earth and green citrus. Underlying malt character, including caramel and bread, mix in and deliver an earthy tanginess in the nose.

The hops in the taste are fairly earthy feeling with a certain amount of grittiness to them. Bitter citrus rind gives this some assertiveness while caramel and bread from the malts help soften things up a bit. This finishes VERY dry with a leafy bitterness that sticks around on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp creaminess that expands out into the mouth that then intertwines with some oily textures from the hops. Alcohol is well hid and has no impact on the body or drinkibility.

This wasn't too bad for a Fresh Hop Ale, even with a few months on it, but it didn't exactly blow me away either. The hops still had a fresh grassy quality to them, and this seemed well balanced and drinkable enough for what it was. This is more of a middle-of-the-road Side Project effort here from Terrapin.

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Bready & grassy

T: Grassy, hoheny malt, leafy hops, a touch of grapefruit & tangerine up front. Grassy, piney with toffee & tangerine as this warms. Finishes grassy with citrus & piney notes, just not enough for greatness

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice balance

Not sure how fresh this is, no dating, so who knows. Would love to get a "real fresh" bottle to see how it compares. No Founder's Harvest, but not bad at all

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear golden brown with a small, white head that receded to a wispy collar. Floral aroma, fresh and earthy, grass, and lightly toasted bread. More of the same in the taste, lots of fresh hops, dancing between floral and citrus, grassy, and lightly bready and organic. Medium-bodied and crisp, nicely drinkable.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours an amber color with one inch of fluffy white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine and citrus hops.

t - Tastes of pine hops, citrus hops, and fruity malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A good IPA. Would definitely try again,

Photo of drabmuh
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip beer is clear and amber to orange with moderate carbonation, a decent head and some lacing. Looks OK.

Doesn't smell like an IPA, the hop character is low and the nose is sweet.

Beer is medium to light in body and tastes better than it smells but it still is more like an APA than an IPA. The hops just aren't here for that. The malt is good and nicely balance with moderate bitterness. Its decent.

Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of mothman
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass

Pours 1 finger of khaki white head. Good retention with some thick lacing. Color is a clear mahogany copper.

Aroma: Fresh floral/herbal hops. Kind of piney. Orange citrus with some grapefruit. It is pretty fresh and earthy.

Taste: A somewhat decent twist from the nose. Bready malts stick out right away. Kind of has a biscuit flavor as well. Some grassy and pine hops with a bit of citrus blend.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of sticky.

Overall, it is a bit above average fresh hop. It isn't bad, but nothing sticks out very much. Decent drinkability. Half a bomber was a good amount for me.

Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Al's of Hampden served in a pint glass. Appears a perfectly clear light copper color with a light touch of amber hues. A thin film is all that appears for the head which is stained a yellowish to tan color. A minor amount of spotty lace clings to the glass.

The aroma of this brew is grainy sweet caramel malt. It is lightly citrus and herbal hops that are not nearly as bold as one would expect from a fresh hop offering.

The taste is slightly astringent alcohol, it is warming and moderately bitter. The taste of green leafy hops is present tasting grassy, lightly herbal, piny and a touch of citrus rind. A fair backing of caramel malt provides a foundation of sweetness. As it warms, some yeastiness develops and clings inside the mouth tasting young.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is drinkable but not wowing with hop character for a fresh hop ale. Quite a bold amount of alcohol flavoring, very forward for less than 7%. Overall impression of this brew is that it is quite forgettable.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

This beer appears a dark orange color. The head is about a half inch thick and generates a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is a balance of malt and hops, with some sweet scents and a hint of alcohol. So far, it lacks the characteristics typical of the style. The taste is a bit of disappointment as well, and lacks any type of bold hop character. The beer does not taste bad, per se, but I wouldn't even know this was an IPA if it wasn't on the label. There are many better beers out there, IPA or not. I wouldn't recommend this.

Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that falls to a spotty surface foam. Big bubbles stick to the side of the glass.

Smell: floral hops, some earthiness, and orange citrus creates a nice aroma.

Taste: big caramel, orange, ripe pears, floral bitterness, and a hint of earthiness are most notable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch of dryness late.

Drinkability: easy to drink beer. Definitely floral and full of citrus. A decent IPA worth looking into trying.

Photo of tdm168
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale amber with a large, dense, foamy, off white head that has great retention. The nose is cirtusy and earthy; little to no malt aromas. The flavor is rather subdued; very light, bready malt and very light, citrusy, grassy hops. There are some piny notes as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, well carbonated, and a little crisp at first.

For me this is a pretty underwhelming IPA. It's not bad, but the flavors are light and there's nothing that really grabs my attention. I would definitely go with their Hopsecutioner over this offering.

Photo of billab914
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. It poured dark amber in color with a fluffy white head filling the top inch of the glass.

The aroma has a nice fresh hoppiness to it. It has a nice juicy grapefruit citrusneness to it along with a little pine and earthy spice coming through. A bit of the malty and slight caramel flavors are present as well and provide a nice base for the hops.

The taste has more of the juicy citrusness then the aroma did with some nice tropical fruit flavors coming through as well. A grapefruit bitterness starts to show as you get close to the finish. The finish shows some nice sweetness and bitterness to it that both linger for a bit.

The mouthfeel is a little below average thickness and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is good, I enjoyed it a lot. It showed off the nice fresh hops pretty well and was a pretty tasty beer overall.

Photo of tempest
2.66/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm. Really wish there was a fresh hop IPA category, in my mind these are different beers than standard American IPAs. I like the style when done well, with their herbal hops and slightly waxy notes, but when done poorly they can taste of rotting vegetation. This one is clean and nicely herbal, if a tad on the lighter side. Pours amber with a fairly light head that fades to nothing. Smells assertively herbal, but not spicy, and with some notes of paraffin in the background. Almost downright skunky. The taste is similar, but with pleasant additions of cream, some nuttiness, and more waxy notes in addition to the fresh herbalness. Quite smooth, and even a little creamy. Somewhat soft and not a lot of bite. I enjoyed the experiment, but from a lot of standpoints this is probably a better experiment with local hops.

Photo of John_M
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Drafting Room the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. I don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light orange citrus. It's attractive, but I just wish there was more of it. The flavor profile more or less replicates the nose, though once again there just isn't much to it. There is some fairly decent orange citrus and bitterness, but this beer really comes across as kind of simple, one dimensional, and just very underwhelming. The finish comes across as weak and a bit watery. Drinkability is OK I guess, but there are so many better examples out there of a good, solid, wet hop IPA, I just cannot see myself ever ordering this again. Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing in this beer that reflects any wet hopping that might have gone into its making.

Not very impressed...

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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