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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%


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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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010)
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 23:21:56 | More by Gavage
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Been sorta disappointed with the Terrapin Limited Release series lately.. Let's hope this one changes my opinion...

Crystal clear amber with a fluffy foamy head... Looks pretty good...

Balanced aromas here... Not enough hops for a fresh hop ale really... Its balanced for sure but it shouldn't be...

More balance here which I guess is okay but not what I'm looking for in a fresh hop ale... No oily resiny hoppiness present but rather a blend of the malts and hops...

Ok overall.. Nothing to write home about..decent

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 04:39:42 | More by Tilley4
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 02:51:41 | More by jsanford
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nickfl

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 05:25:56 | More by nickfl
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, pleasantly surprised to find this one on shelves up in NJ, poured into my Duvel tulip.

The beer pours a surprisingly dark amber. The bone colored head comes together and gathers up to about 2.5 fingers in height. Lacing and retention are both just a tad underwhelming. Nose is great, a hint of caramel (but not as much as I might have expected given the dark color) and then a massive dose of resinous hops come crashing through. After the great nose the flavor is a little bit of a letdown. The caramel presence is bigger (read: a little bit too big) on my palate. A pretty solid punch of bitterness comes across next, but the hop flavor on the back end is a mess. There's a suggestion both of pine and flowery herbal notes, but no real cohesion. In addition, these come across rather abruptly, the flavors don't have any staying power at all. The body is a little bit more rich than normal for an IPA, and the carbonation is pretty bubbly as well. The result is a sort of creamy mouthfeel that I'm really enjoying. So Fresh and So Green, Green is a solid IPA, but not the standout experience that I expected my first fresh hop ale to be.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 05:10:09 | More by axeman9182
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Fastcarboy

South Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22oz. Amber pale with not as much hops in the nose as I expected. Taste was, immeadiately, off my expectations as well. Sweeter than I ever want in a 6something% IPA. Way out-of-balance. Where's my huge citrus bite? There's way better Fresh Hop ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 03:35:36 | More by Fastcarboy
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with large amounts of herbal hops and lighter amounts of earthy and light citrus notes.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors kick things off and quickly give way to equal amounts of herbal and earthy hop flavors. Midway through the sip slight amounts of light citrus and leafy notes join in, carrying through to a solidly bitter and somewhat dry ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this wasn't a spectacular beer but I thought it was well-balanced and did a nice job of showcasing earthy and herbal hop aromas and flavors. Worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 19:02:30 | More by glid02
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allthatAles

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: deep burnt orange. Well constructed tan head breaks down slowly. Light effervescence.

Nose: light malt clean citrus notes as nuance. Little cream.

Mouth: the hops are softer more feminine and impart a 'planty' earthiness that's nice but still a little light for my liking. The hops play well with fruity esters.

Very nice. Terrapin is always trying to step their game up & that's awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 16:49:11 | More by allthatAles
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billab914

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 22:56:18 | More by billab914
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz foiled bottle. $8 from Neds.

Appearance: Clear, bright, almost luminous orange amber color. White head has subpar retention, and lacing is also not the best. The clarity and color do make up for the other shortcomings somewhat.

Smell: Orange and grapefruit, pine needles, and a little dank. A little sweet caramel malt. Not sure what all this is hopped with, but I'm pretty there's amarillo in there-- its got that orange slice candy aroma. Smells green and clean and bright.

Taste: Not as exciting as I'd hoped after smelling it. Lots of pine and grapefruit in the flavor. Very sharp hops taste and brief bitterness, but this isnt super bitter-- at all. Flavorful, but not overbearing caramel malt, and a slightly spicy malt note too. Finish is just green hops taste.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat lackluster. A little too thin in the mouth. It could actually stand a little more carbonation (just a litle) too. Sticky resin finish.

Drinkability: I seem to always have too-high hopes for these fresh hop beers. This is a pretty darn good one.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 00:40:01 | More by rapidsequence
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mntlover

Tennessee

2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear bright freshly buffed copper color with thumb sized off white head that falls with some lace.

Aroma is nice fresh hops lots of pine needles with under lying orange peels. Aroma is about all hops not much malt noted underneath.

Taste is not as nice as aroma its all hops little to hot not nice and piny and bitter like most IPA's. Not sure whats going on ABV is only 6.6% so why is it tasting like hops dipped in paint thinner? Kind of reminds me of Simpsons episode where they were making wine with antifreeze.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium little to fizzy.

Drinkability is well don't waste your money i debated buying this after my last Terrapin special release, hell could be drinking a great beer for the same price. Not sure whats going on Terrapins regular beers are great, but past two special releases have blown.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 00:21:14 | More by mntlover
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - almost like sniffing a pine tree, with a firm undertone of slightly sweet grapefruit. It pours a luscious dark golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma promised, but is still fairly hoppy with a malty undertone and more than a hint of citrus, mainly grapefruit and orange. Texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a nice tingle.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 02:49:09 | More by Cyberkedi
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cjgator3

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is fresh leafy hops and some malt. I was expecting more hops in the nose, I was a little underwhelmed by the aroma.

T- The taste has some malt up front with a some fresh hop flavors in the finish. The hops are more flavorful than bitter. You can tell the hops are extremely fresh but I would have like to have seen the hops be a little more assertive in both the taste and aroma.

M- The mouthfeel is somewhere between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a good solid highly drinkable brew. My only complaint is the hops are not quite as prevalent as I would have wanted. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 03:25:50 | More by cjgator3
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 15:27:36 | More by Chaney
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2010 22:25:07 | More by Thorpe429
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled of floral hops and some citrus.

T: Tasted of hops, citrus, and a bit of malt in the finish. A solid flavor, but hardly groundbreaking.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick, oily finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A decently drinkable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 12:10:55 | More by avalon07
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Yesac

Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear dark orange/amber, very small white head that fades to a thin layer

S- Malt and weak faint hop

T- Watery, weak toasty malt and weak hops. No quality flavors.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

D- Not impressed by this at all. No smell and no flavors. It's almost a cheap lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 18:35:46 | More by Yesac
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mdfb79

New York

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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,

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 03:45:54 | More by mdfb79
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JayQue

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good fresh hop IPA!!! Pours a clear copper color with a nice sized white head, good retention and good spotty lacing.

Smell of floral hops

Tastes very good. Floral and piney hops with just enough malt to keep it from being a totally unbalanced hop bomb.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, The fresh hop oiliness is very evident.

Drinkability is very good. I could drink a lot more of this

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 03:04:51 | More by JayQue
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claspada

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is loaded with flowery and earthy fresh hops. The malty backbone is mildly detectable.

Taste is fantastic, by far the best wet/fresh hop ale I have ever had. So many of these beers are rubbish and this is fantastic. Loaded with fresh earthy and floral tastes but at the same time it is perfectly and wonderfully balanced by the simple malt makeup. This beer is so simple, yet delicious. The hops totally own this show but never ovberpowering or heavy handed.

Overall I am very impressed with this beer. I enjoyed it much more than I expected, since I've generally been a bit disappointed by wet hopped beers, but Terrapin is by far my new/current favorite brewing company.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 19:46:32 | More by claspada
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a very translucent, warm copper body. The white head was minuscule on this pour, though lacing happened in occasional spindles. Not much to say; pretty average looking beer.

The aroma is not average, not even close. Those wet hops really stick out here. Fresh lawn clippings, pineapple, Meyer lemon, and Pine-Sol blast into your nose. There is a pleasant amount of cracker malt for balance, but the hops are the star of the show here. Some might find it too balanced. It smells closer to a super-hoppy pils than it does an IPA. This beer should probably be listed as an APA, and I will review it as such. The fresh hop aromas make this a stellar APA wrt aroma.

The taste is nearly as good as the aroma. Crackery malt flavors --not overpowering, not thick -- provide the base for which to highlight the wet hops. Light citrus, heavy pine and vegetal garden tastes. Floral flavors abound. This is a dry beer, and the hoppiness makes for a crisp drink.

I didn't consciously think about the mouthfeel much, which is almost always a good thing. The body size was appropriate to carry the flavors. It was not distracting in any way. As far as drinkability goes, this is low enough in ABV% and tasty enough that I would want to session this. The price at the bar I was at prevented me from doing that, though.

I always like to determine the best new beer name of each year. I thought for sure that Boulevard's Boss Tom's Golden Bock would be the runaway favorite for the 2010 award (look up Tom Pendergast to see why that name is brilliant for a KC beer). But Terrapin's late entry is going to take the win. So Fresh and So Green, Green is obviously an OutKast reference. So perfect for an ATL brewery. The beer lives up to the name. Living in Alabama now (formerly Kansas City) I don't have a lot of options for wet hop/harvest beers anymore. I'm very glad to have an option as good as this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2010 04:54:20 | More by Reaper16
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awalk1227

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 10/16/10

Poured into Sweetwater IPA pint glass

A: Orange, almost peach in color. Shines in the light. Finger of pretty head. Collar sticks to the glass with a bit of lacing.

S: Oranges, apricots, sugar coated grapefruit. Grassy esters linger.

T: Like a beautiful field in the summertime. Floral taste, bright citrus notes. Woodiness. Mild bitterness and lemon rind.

F: Not much hoppy prickle, and a very clean mouthfeel. Light. Not as creamy as Founders.

D: Great, and I think the bomber is a good serving format, because one is just enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 20:38:50 | More by awalk1227
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babaracas

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark orange with one finger foamy white head, fast fading. Smell: green, grassy, a little orange citrus, sweet and bready. Too balanced and doesn't pop. Taste: grassy, lemon, herbal, resinous, caramel backdrop. Nice carbonation, but thins out too quickly. Enjoyable, but not the best fresh hop ipa. Sept 30 bottling.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 02:02:52 | More by babaracas
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BamaViper1

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on draught at the J. Clyde in Birmingham, Al.

This beer pours clear amber brown with a thin off-white head that dissipates into tiny 'soap suds' around the rim of the pint glass.

Fresh, wonderful hops consume this beer with aromas of pine and citrus.

The taste has a hopcentric nose with a hempy citrus taste. This is balanced slightly with caramel malt, but the finish is still bitter with notes of fresh bread.

This beer has a light-medium body with good carbonation to accentuate the hoppy bitterness that is the focal point.

With a lower alcohol content, great hoppy, bitter, piny, citrus goodness, and a great body, this beer has very high repeat drinkability.

Overall, this is a solid IPA by the kids at Terrapin. And of course with a name like "So Fresh and So Green, Green," how could anyone not like this beer? Way to go Terrapin crew!

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2010 04:37:06 | More by BamaViper1
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gford217

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours a deep, clear amber with a creamy beige head that recedes to a soapy collar and leaves some spotty lacing. it's definitely a little darker than I was expecting.

The aroma is nice, with some fresh herbal hops, pine resin and some grassy notes. There's almost a minty character to the nose with some sweet malts thrown in.

The taste also has an herbal, minty character with some green resinous hops. Sweet caramel malts and light lemon zest. Finish is sweet by dry and not all that bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops and a light, soft carbonation.

This is a nice beer from Terrapin, maybe a little bit of a let down after Hopzilla, but that's a pretty steep comparison. Drinkable stuff overall though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 00:37:13 | More by gford217
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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