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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: 420
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

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Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010

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Reviews: 172 | Hads: 420
Photo of fear025
2.55/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Thur123
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Terrapin so fresh and so green green ipa

The look is a very clear orange color, no haze what so ever and a bit of white head at the top. The smell is faint. A mix of bitter and sweet hops with a solid malt base. Not too much in the nose or mine isn't working right now. Maybe a bit of booze actually. But it's faint. 

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The flavor is hop rich but I'm afraid I've had this a bit too late. All my hop favorites are there, orange grapefruit bitter rind and even herbal notes. The malt is sweet and grainy and balances the whole thing nicely. Very drinkable and I can only imagine how nice it was fresh. 

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden yellow/tan. Not much of a head.

Smell - Some skunky 'wet' hops, malts, honey, citrus, sugars

Taste - Wow, very nice. Honeymelonish flavored hop influenced beer. Very smooth, tastly, not bitter at all, sweet hops. I Really liked how well hidden the alcohol was and how the malts sweentened it up

Mouthfeel - Its thin and sweet, so it didnt last long but was sweet on tounge, palette and throat. You can really enjoy the mellow and fruit hop aftertaste for a few seconds.

Drinkabilty - Its rather low alcohol %, and being sweet, this needs to be a summertime release cause i so can see myself having a few on a 90 degree day on the pourch or at the pool. I really think this beer would be much more loved as a june release, its winter now, its stout time, not sweet hoppy time. This is a nice pleasent beer, i enjoyed it.

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Photo of crosamich
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little darker than I expected. Aroma falls flat for me on this one actually with some alcohol in the nose. With the wet hop variety i don't necessarily expect overpowering hops in the face. Little bit of sweetness would be a good base were there more hops here. There are some pleasant green notes behind this. Mouthfeel is full and could drink a bunch of these but I probably would find something else.

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Photo of mothman
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of Seanibus
2.03/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a clear copper color with a 1 finger antique white head of tiny bubbles that slowly settles to form a nice coaster. Mixed nose of both hops and malt with notes of citrus and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a somewhat subtle and not that strong hop presence. Some soapy quality as well in the taste. Nice lace as the beer settles. Even for only 6.6%, the alcohol is present in the flavor. Overall, this is just an ok beer. I wold have liked to see a more prevalent hop forward flavor and nose.

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Photo of bonkers
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a SA perfect pint glass. The pour is deep, clear copper, sticky 2 inch white head. The aroma is fresh cut grass mixed with citrus. The flavors mimick the nose, grassy hops, citrus notes and sweet pine. It has a lingering finish, grassy. It is medium bodied, average carbonation. The hop choice did not work for me and I was expecting more from a wet hopped brew.

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Photo of farrago
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easily yields two fingers of fine, airy foam, light tan in color, delicate when against your lips, slight dimpling, steady evaporation, the lacing sticks in thin sheets rather than streaks. Clear amber color to the liquid, mix of brown, red and orange with a metallic rust cast, clear and transparent with almost no bubbles to be seen. The nose delivers as advertised, both fresh and green, so youthful in the glass you want to card it, sparkling orange, lime, grapefruit citrus, just mown bermuda grass, pine sap, garden flowers and dried honey. Has a pie crust to scone side as well, not yeasty. The carbonation shows verve and a tight weave, sets a brisk pace for the flavors. Peppery and close to salty too, brings a mineral water to quinine bite. "Just picked" quality to the peach, nectarine, apricot, red apple, melon fruit, good presence throughout but too young for the sugars to have concentrated. There's not a lot of complexity here, however, the freshness makes it a very versatile food beer, can see this going with a wide range of dishes.

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Photo of krisandajt
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this bottle as a part of our beer club's latest case split.

Appearance: Poured from the bottle into my new Duchesse de Bourgogne glass, this beer is deep, clear, vibrant amber color. Not too much head, maybe only a centimeter or so. What little head there was faded pretty quickly, but it did leave behind a little lacing around the glass.

Smell: Fresh hops are certainly there, but in such low amounts that I'm thinking they faded a bit. There's actually more of a bready maltiness to it than hops. I'm hoping I didn't wait too long to open this up.

Taste: Alas, whatever potential this brew may have had appears to have faded away. There is some residual bitterness from the hops, but this quality is muted and overshadowed by the bready malt.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and a medium body. Basically what I would come to expect from an IPA.

Drinkability: While in its present condition, I don't think I would reach for another one of these. However, if I knew that I would be consuming a fresh bottle I would definitely pick it up and give it another go.

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Photo of kk73
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my glass. Thanks to dmunroe for this one.

A - Pours a very clear amber color with a generous white one finger head which quickly vanished into a white sheen and some foam around the rim of my glass. Almost no lacing.

S - Smells of light resiny, piney hops. Aroma of sweet malt.

T - Taste is good, but the hops are not overly done here. I guess its missing a bitter hop kick to it. Taste of some orange, and a slight sweet biscuit malt. There is a nice touch of pine left on the tongue.

M - Light to medium bodied, a little light on the carbonation. Dry in a good way.

D - Solid IPA, but not outstanding. Very drinkable. The more I drink the sweeter and maltier it gets, and as it warms almost barleywine like imo.

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Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bomber into a satan glass (wide flute). Beautiful amber color, semi-transparent and a thick white head.

S - Wow. It smells like a handfull of green hops. Exactly what I was expecting for a wet hop ale. Citrus and a little malt scent getting in there too.

T - I was expecting more bitterness... but this is still great. Subtly bitter with the malty sweet coming through more. Though not really sweet, just more than bitter.

M - Soft and medium body. Light carbonation. Very nice.

D - Very drinkable. The mouthfeel is wonderful. A great looking beer with a nice smell to it. The taste was the only part not bring it strong, but it was still very nice.

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Photo of DIM
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to titosupertramp for the surprise bottle.

a: This poured a chill-hazed, ruddy copper color with a large, uneven head.

s: Nice balance between soft, caramel and vanilla and the fresh smelling grassy citrus of the hops.

t: Here as well, they struck a very nice balance. The malt base is sweet, but not rough or cloying. I tasted caramel, toffee, and vanilla. The hops were a bit muted for a fresh hop ale, but the flavors were very nice. Lightly bitter citrus with an earthy finish that was very appealing.

m: Sticky body with a nice lingering hop bite.

d: I generally expect over the top hops in a harvest ale, but I really like what they did here. Damn tasty brew.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find myself to be a fan of fresh hop beers and this beer keeps that opinion alive. There's a definite freshness about this celebration of the hop. This isn't one of those knock-you-over-the-head-with-hops IPAs. It is a well balanced, flavorful, easy drinking IPA with good hop flavor as the focus of the composition. A solid, biscuit malt body holds its own in the face of the fresh hop goodness.
I would very much like to taste this next to Hopsecutioner and see which one I prefer. Quite similar beers as far as my beer memory goes; a side by side comparison would highlight the subtle differences.
Tasty. Smooth. Try it on for size.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle at 42* into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: This pours a transluscent dark red color with a half-finger of cream colored frothiness that retreats to the edges quickly.

S: The nose is just pure hoppy goodness - pine and floral - with some grapefruit and spice notes as well.

T: It features more fresh hoppiness, some citrus (but it's drowned-out a bit), and some earthy spiciness.

M: It has a medium body with some frothiness and a drying effect.

D: This is a hop celebration indeed.

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Photo of atsprings
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cherry Bomb Grill served in a standard pint glass a crisp orange with a thin diminishing off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit of crisp citrus hops. The taste is a nice amount of smooth crisp citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The beer is quite light, crisp and refreshing. This one is excellent on-tap, I would certainly seek it out again.

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Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First growler pour into a standard pint glass. Body is a nice orange / copper color with 2 fingers of head that leaves nice lacing behind. A nice combination of citrus and pine hop aromas, does smell quite fresh as you'd expect. Tastes follows inline with the nose, just not as strong (unfortunately). Its tasty, just not as citrusy as the smell led me to believe. Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, and easy drinking. It was nice to try this one, but not quite as flavorful as other fresh hop beers Ive tried.

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Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Terrapin's "So Fresh and So Green", on tap @ The Brick Store served into 4oz tasting glass. Poured a darker than gold hue, kinda cloudy, with a small off white 1/2 finger head. Smells of VERY faint hops, slight malts, really not much on the nose here folks. Tastes very weak, very faint hops, not much here either. Overall a very mild IPA, kinda reminds me of Dundee's IPA. I'm really not that accustom to wet hop IPA's, but i truly believe that this is just not a good example of the style. A mediocre IPA at best. Thumbs sideways here.

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Photo of feelmefoam
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting story behind this one, my friend got it from a friend who works at Terrapin, and she doesn't like IPAs, so it fell into my possession. No complaints here.

Pours a reddish brown color with a decent white head that sits atop the beer for a minute before falling back down to earth. Decent lacing, too.

Fresh, piney-citrus hop aroma, maybe a little bit of maltiness thrown in there as well, but hops are the main character in this play.

Pretty well-balanced on the tongue... as in the nose, it starts out with the same pine-citrus conglomeration and eventually leads to a nice buttery biscuit malt flavor. Maybe I'd want it a little more hop forward, but it's not bad.

A body that's nearing medium with a moderate amount of carbonation leads to a smooth drinking beer with a fairly dry finish.

Overall, this was a pretty tasty beer from Terrapin and I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it. Good drinkability on this one, give it a try if you see it around.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Red amber body, excellent clarity, topped by three fingers of soft white foam.

Aroma seems a mix of the hop spectrum: citrus, pine, and earthy herbal. Inviting and fresh.

A rather mild malt base slides around the mouth. Topped by earthy herbal hops - the pine and citrus in the nose doesn't seem to make it to the tongue.

Sloppy mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

A not bad IPA, but a lot of the nose didn't make it to the tongue. Doesn't carry the big fresh sensation of top notch wet hop ales. Expected more from Terrapin.

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Photo of AgingWarrior
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden to amber color with a nice thick foamy finger and a half of head. The head held up pretty well and provided some nice lace.

Smells piney with some citrus notes. Nothing is overpowering, it's inviting.

Tastes a lot like it smells, nice hop bite on the front with nice malt balance on the end. Crisp finish. Very nice.

Medium body and carbonation.

This one went down very easily and left me wanting another.

Another solid beer by Terrapin. Recommend!

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Poured a nice amber or light orange color nice foamy head that left some pretty good lacing.

S= To me I really didn't smell to much going on in this beer. I guess you could say there is a little bit of pine hops in this one but not to much in the nose.

T= To me it tasted pretty good it was clean and crisp to me not a "hop bomb" or anything like that.

M= Medium in body clean and crisp.

D= Really drinkable. It is fresh and clean but normally not what I expect from a fresh hop beer. I think it's missing some hops.

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Photo of donniecuffs
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this in a flight at the Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ. Poured copper/amber with little visible carbonation, and one finger of white head, with great retention and lacing. The nose was one of bitter dry orange peel, with some herbiness in there as well. The taste mirrored the nose, though with a very thin, modestly dry finish. Thin ipa, and much more carbonated than the appearance would suggest. While the feel may make sessioning this beer an easier proposition, I found it to be too one-dimensional, and the thin finish was too obvious to ignore.

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Photo of John_M
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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...

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