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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 14 | 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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010)
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Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a dimpled mug

Pours a pretty amber, clean and bright. A two finger ecru cap falls to form a thin collar and leaves some dots of lace behind.

Hmm. Fresh hop IPA? I know this is probably close to two months old, but boy have these hops faded. This is more of a dry hopped lager, not sure what the other reviews say.

The aroma is earthy and musty with a clean, crisp lager yeast like aroma. Some faint oranges and pine are a little difficult to pick out.

On the palate, this guy is very similar to the nose. Clean and crisp throughout with some earty spice up front. Orange rind and pine needles come through in the finish. Some lingering juicy orange.

Medium body, clean and crisp on the finish. This truly reminds me of a dry hopped lager and not a wet hop ipa.

A nice beer that I think a little age hurt. Still, if this was intended to be a fresh hop lager, this is well above average. But as a fresh hop ipa, this is short of middle of the road.

ColForbinBC, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of maximum12
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One quick review before we're off next door, where there is no motorized vehicle involved in getting home, though it is uphill, unfortunately. Thanks to stormking47 for this bottle, again, with the amount of beer he sent me, I'll be thanking him for a while yet.

Pours a pure copper kettle. Smell is mixed for a fresh hop brew, pale malts with a hint of Metallica, far too little citrus.

So Fresh & So Green Green is false advertising as a fresh hop beer. Fresh malts, perhaps, because they're driving this bus, terrifically sweet up front with lush honey. Hops are secondary, mostly floral & bittering, but they're drowned in the sweetness, which comes rushing back in after the hops pass, quickly. Very sticky, you can discern the resins of the fresh hops - but where did the taste go?

Pretty routine as an IPA, disappointing for a fresh hop. Heavy-handed on the malts, light on the hops, this isn't a bad beer, but it's certainly not what I expected.

maximum12, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -18.3%

jophish17, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Holland
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a slightly darker than golden color with a thin off-white head.

S: smells of bitterness and pine along with sweet pale malt.

T: bitterness with sweetness, some bread, and the pine flavor are present.

M: feels a bit light - I don't think it's the body, but could be the fine carbonation. Interesting feel.

O: drinkable, priced around $6 for a bomber. Not worth it for the price, but not a bad beer.

Holland, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

thatoneguymike, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Bierman9
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this 22oz bottle at the Georgetown Deli (Wilkes-Barre) on 25JAN12, for $9.99. Label says it's made with fresh, wet 2011 Challenger hops. Time to indulge.

I poured 2/3 of the bottle into an imperial nonic. It is a bright, medium golden color, with a slight bit of haze. Carbo is scattered and passive, with very little head to speak of, save for a few white bubbles at the rim. A little lacing is present, though not all too much. The aroma is decent, suggesting a semi-sweet, fruity marmalade. The body is middle of the pack, with the feel being mostly smooth with a bit of light, airiness.

The flavor has some subtle fruity notes, with orange and tangerine coming through, albeit in a mild manner. More easily noted is a bitter hop aspect, a suggestion of earthy spiciness, and a hint of mint lurking in the background. Well, while this may supposedly be fresh, it doesn't present much in the way of "oomph". It's decent, but does not leave you yearning for more; especially at $9.99!! Prosit!!

3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Bierman9, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A small-headed, copper colored beer, this beer has an appealing allure, but balls a bit short. It's aroma is modestly hoppy, not nearly a fresh as I expected, given the name. Fruit, a touch of alcohol, some herbal hoppiness and a touch of resin. Muted. The flavor is similar to the taste, with a bit of pale malt coming forth. Medium body. A bit of warmth, and a dry character in the finish. Could be much better.

Suds, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep clear amber in color. Forms a thin, but stable, off-white, bubbly, rocky head. Little lacing.

S: For a fresh hop beer, there is a strong malt component to the aroma. Aroma is also very "green" and herbaceous. Almost to the point of being minty or reminiscent of parsley.

T: Much like the aroma, this beer is rather malty with more of the herbaceousnecss. Parsley-like. Mildly sweet. Mild to moderate bitterness. The herby flavor hangs on the tongue.

M: Medium in weight, though somewhat sticky, with appropriate carbonation.

D: A decent beer, with a very fresh, herbal taste, but somehow this beer fails to showcase the beauty of the fresh hop.

Florida9, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

st9647v3, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks to key west for having this available at conch as a single and thank you to TSA for not breaking everything in my suitcase!

A - Cracked the bottle and poured into a duvel tasting tulip. Poured a really nice amber color with a thin pinky of white frothy head. Carbonation was lively and I could see the bubbles racing from the bottom center to the top of the pour. Lacing was semi sticky leaving some ringish clling. Clear and crisp...dare I say, so fresh and so clean clean?

S - Malty hops. One of the maltuer IPAs I've ever smelled. Tamer than most pale ales even. Smelled nice, but not really what I usually look for in an IPA.

T - Again, somewhat like a bitter pale ale. It is odd to have the bitterness without the hoppiness I would usually look for in this kind of brew. I wish there was a bottled on or freshness date since this kind of feels like what I expect an IPA to taste like after the hops flavoring becomes heavily faded. Malty and tame, but not as smooth as something like HoTD's Ruth...but along those lines. I find Ruth to be a relatively tame Pale Ale, but this is an IPA.

M/D - Surprisingly bitter and tingly in the mouth with the almost absent hop presence. An easy drinker but this is no IPA like I'm used to. I tend to expect a big hop profile and this beer is really lacking what in my opinion is the crucial element for the style. The malt backbone is dominating. Not a bad beer, but I wouldn't drink it if I was in the mood for an IPA.

cosmicevan, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of birchstick
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to BC4MFRED1 for the chance!

A - pours amberish red with a decent sized head on it.

S - the nose is sweet, earthy hops with some onion funk and caramel malt. The more this warmed, the more the citrus hops popped.

T - taste is similar. Lots of caramel malts up front give way to a pleasant amount of earthy, citrusy hops. Ends with a sweet coriander and orange rind flavor. I think I missed the fresh part of this beer and the taste suffered a little due to the age. However, it was still a really pleasant beer, just not as hoppy as other wet hop beers I have tried.

M - nice, full, and creamy

D - pretty solid wet IPA. I wish I could have tried it more toward its bottling date.

birchstick, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Metalmonk, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

WDJersey, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ADTaber, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ncstateplaya, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Hanzo, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark looking... evil even! It pours the darkest shade of red-orange I have seen in an IPA in a long time. Especially one that only clocks in at 6.6%. The force is definitely with the carbonation and the head is almost two inches and sticks around for a while, with great retention to boot.

S: Since this is wet-hopped, the nose is strong, floral, and somewhat earthy and the Amarillo is very distinctive.... even at a distance.

T: A bit on the thin side to be honest. The bitterness is so muted in fact, it almost tastes diluted. Nothing really special, and somewhat disappointing.

M: Smooth drinker for sure, the carbonation level is spot on, and there basically is not a sweetening element in this brew. Passable +.

D: The marketing-speak on Terrapin's website states that this is a celebration of the Amarillo hop. I totally get that, but I wish it weren't so expensive for such a one dimensional beer. Good effort, but I wouldn't repeat...

Chaney, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev +9%
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 lupercmda
3/5  rDev -18.3%

lupercmda, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ncaudle, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Immortale25, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So Fresh & So Green, Green has a dark copper colored body and a tan head that has decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has a bit of pale malt in the background, but it mostly focuses on the hops, especially fresh hops. Grassy, earthy flavors mix with bitterness and citrus.

I'm a fan of most fresh hop beers, and this one is no exception. Moderate bitterness comes with all kinds of fresh hop flavors. Citrus flavors lean more toward blood orange than grapefruit, and that juicy citrus mixes with loads of fresh cut grass and spicy earth flavors. A little bit of pale malt pops up, but just enough to provide a backbone. The finish has some more bitterness and hop flavor, mostly citrus notes. Overall the bitterness is muted in comparison to the hop flavors, which is something I have found with fresh hop beers; more hop flavor with less powerful bitterness.

The body is a little heavier than the average IPA, and as a result the beer feels a little bit creamy.

I went through this one really quickly. There is something about fresh hops that I love.

Hojaminbag, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Falcone, Aug 12, 2014
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.