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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 13 | 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 HarmonMW
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

HarmonMW, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Jerone
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%

A - Amber color with a slightly red tinge, off white head that goes away after a few mins and leaves fair lacing.

S - Some floral hops with sweet malts mingling a touch of citrus but not much.

T - Sweet bread and caramel tasting malt up front gives way to floral hops that have a touch of spice, not very bitter, needs more hops and less malt imho.

M - Light to medium on the mouthfeel with low carbonation, doesn't coat mouth like you would hope but is not bad.

O - While the beer tastes good i am dissappointed in the absence of hop flavor, more malt taste than hops in a wet hop ale shouldn't happen.

Jerone, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jeremy13586
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%

22oz bottle that my girlfriend got in a case from her beer club at work. We ended up splitting the bottle. Only date on the bottle is "2011 Challenger Hops".

Copper colored beer that poured a two finger off-white fluffy head. As the head went away, it left behind some nice sticky lacing.

Light grassy hops with some tiny notes of lemon. Sweet malt seems pretty prevalent to me.

Surprisingly malty for the style. I'm not saying that it wasn't hoppy, because it was. There was a grassy and spicy hoppiness that was nice and mellow, but I was expecting it to be a bit more pronounced. Is it because of the hops used? Is it because I waited so long to drink this fresh hopped ale? I don't know. Either way, meh.

Standard body and carbonation for an IPA. The finish was nice and clean.

This was a big let down in the hop department, and that was the biggest surprise to me. It was easy to drink, so I have to give it that. I'd try it in the future if they end up brewing this again and changing the hops, but until then, I don't plan on buying another bottle.

jeremy13586, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of MrHolland10
3/5  rDev -18.3%

MrHolland10, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bcal16, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

ltdantheman, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jessmbowen
4/5  rDev +9%

jessmbowen, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

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 wcooper19
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wcooper19, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

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 TechTriumph
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

From notes on 12/15/11:
2011 release; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - Just over one inch of off-white fluffy head; Clear appearance with a nice caramel/copper color; Moderate lacing

S - Overall faint aroma; Some toffee and caramel sweetness; Very wet smelling grassy, earthy hops

T - This is a unique IPA taste for sure; Up front, there's sweet caramel and toffee that quickly turns to citrusy tones; Spicy, earthy and grassy hops come more in the finish; Just a little bitterness up front that vanishes quickly

M - Some carbonation; Medium bodied; Slightly dry finish that leaves an oily coat on the tongue

O - Overall, I thought this was a very drinkable and unique IPA. The flavor wasn't the most hop heavy that I've had, and the aroma underwhelmed a bit, but the flavor profile was distinctly different with the use of Challenger hops. It brought out a nice sweet, toffee, spicy, earthy flavor that I felt was a good change of pace from what I usually experience in IPA's.

TechTriumph, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

2011 batch brewed with Challenger Hops. Served at Taco Mac Decatur in an 11 oz. glass. Reviewed from Notes.

(Appearance) A Solid clear orange. Very translucent. White cream head with some droopy lacing. A nice complete surface cover drapes the glass. Moderate carbonation on the sides. Darker, wetter and bolder looking than the average IPA. 3.5

(Smell) Smooth laid-back bready wet hop aroma is the dominant smell. Very noticeable bread tones in background for a malty base makes this a calm, but balanced ipa. Aroma is somewhat weak and should be more potent in some regard. 3.5

(Taste) Well-balanced bready malt and hop base and a mildly crisp hop finish. A more malt-heavy character than dry hopped IPAs. Mild and enjoyable but a gradual drinker. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Quite smooth and calm, could be more bold. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium, heavy for an IPA due to the malt and wet hop flavor, it's one to drink in smaller portions. 3.5

(Overall) A Mildly enjoyable but not super impressive Terrapin brew. Much more malt heavy in flavor than I'd have hoped for, less hop character. Might get this once a year. 3.5

Terrapin Beer Company's
So Fresh & So Green Green (2011 Challenger Hops)
3.5

Jadjunk, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

cdawg11, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

RTrain12, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tclapper, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

cwj14, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

djre4orm, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

brez8791, Jan 04, 2012
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.