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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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83
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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 17
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First beer I'm trying from our recent NEPA Beer Club Stockertown-turned-Shangy's split.

Pours a clear copper color with a few bubbles rising lazily to the top. Only get about a finger of off-white head which settles to no more than a bubbly, very thin lace with no real stick on the sides.

Smell has a floral citrusy quality to it, subtle but pleasant, with an herbal and slightly earthy quality as well. A very nice fresh hop aroma, with some bready, lightly sweet malt as well.

Taste-wise the hops here are very subtle; too subtle. There is some earthy and citrus flavor but both are light. Not a whole lot of character coming from these fresh hops unfortunately. There is some caramel sweetness but the malt is more bready than caramely, with a slightly toasted quality to it as well. A touch grainy. Drinks more like a pale ale; just does not deliver the hop flavor I expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. I'm surprised the head was not better on this one because there is plenty of carbonation here. It's pretty smooth with a moderately bitter, dry finish.

This is a pretty good fresh hop beer but this year in particular I have had some excellent ones. A really nice IPA can be created with fresh hops, and unfortunately this one falls short of that level. It's decent, and is drinkable enough, but is not particularly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 03:21:11 | More by number1bum
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle:

The beer poured a nice deep amber/light orange color with a nice, thick white head that was well retained and left some nice lacing.

The beer had a really good hoppy aroma to it. The pine and citrus hops really dominated, nothing else could really be made out.

The taste followed the nose really well. Really good, solid, but not too overpowering hops flavor.

The beer had a medium mouthfeel to it. It was smooth and crisp, very drinkable and refreshing. Overall, I think that this is one of Terrapin's best side projects to date.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 20:16:08 | More by PhillyStyle
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sbw138

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap the other night at Pinocchio's in Media.

A - Poured a nice light amber color with some decent carbonation. It was poured with a small one finger head, which remained for quite a white. Left a pretty solid lacing on the pint glass as I drank.

S - Amazing!! Such hoppy goodness! Awesome piney hop overload scent. One of the best smelling beers I have had in a while.

T - Almost right up there with the smell, this beer tasted great. The hops practically punch you right in the face, and you will love it!

M - Good solid mouthfeel, the hops give your tounge a nice little tingle.

D - Pretty good drinkability for such an agressive IPA. I was really surprised this beer didn't have better ratings, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2010 19:27:33 | More by sbw138
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 03:23:32 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 23:25:53 | More by Huhzubendah
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mymrnngjckt

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oured from a bomber into my trusty Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours a dark / golden brown. Smell is not too strong. Small amounts of floral. No citrus. Taste is spot on for a fresh hop. Not overpowering in the hop department but enough hop presence to make it satisfying for the hop lover. Well carbonated and easily drinkable.

A good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 19:45:11 | More by mymrnngjckt
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - A clear copper, color

S - Smells great. The fresh hops are evident

T - The 1st taste is the best. It tastes great when it hits your lips, but it does not pack the typical Terrapin punch/kick at the end. It is missing a bitter bite at the end.

M - Average. Pretty smooth. Not bitter.

D - I could drink several, but unless it put in 6 packs, I will not purchase it again. I think the Hopsecutioner is much better, which you can buy a 6 pack for for the same price

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 03:28:55 | More by BeerDawgs
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Smith Imperial pint.

Pours deep copper, clear with nice reddish-amber highlights. Head is small, thin, soapy, though persistent in what it is. Bit of nice lacing. My usual notch bump due to overvaluation of appearance.

Nose is nice combination of floral, pungent hops, a bit piny, big fruitiness, firm caramel body underneath offers a balancing sweetness. Esthery alcohol brings out the fruitiness even more.

Taste follows step for step - whoa-big fruitiness meshes up with what citrus there is in the hops, bit candied, along with the piny bitterness and mild pungency, with the caramel coming through with (again) a firm sweetness underneath. Finish starts out sweet, lightly pungent, floral, more lingering fruitiness. Alcohol more prominent than usual for the style, really brings that fruitiy quality to the front. A really interesting beer - not at all true to the American IPA style, and not the usual fare for most American-style Harvest Ales also. This, to me, is much closer to an English-style IPA (or even ESB) with a smattering of American ingredients. Still, quite pleasant, if miscategorized.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body,mid carbonation with very little bite; again works well for what I would consider an English-style ale, and a tasty one at that. Just a bit sticky.

Drinkability is, for me, excellent. Beautiful balance, well put-together for what it is. I found this one to match up to my own personal tastes fairly well, but I also know how poorly this has fared when being rated as an America IPA. Either way, nice take on the style that's just outside-the-box enough to be quite interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 02:22:30 | More by JohnQVegas
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Typical IPA like pour with orange amber color and clear body, but carbonation was light and formed a small head at best. The smell was herbal and citric and very nice for this dedicated hop head. After that smell, I was expecting a hoppy assault on the palette, but I got an insipid taste instead. More like a cream ale with a ton of hops than even an APA. What happened to all the malt backing? Nicely bitter, but lacking much depth. Very light across the tongue too. Not in the same league as the Sierra Nevada wet hopped beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 05:18:50 | More by rajendra82
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Ryan011235

Ohio

1.98/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a snifter on 11/5/10

Courtesy of PDXHops

Dull copper/amber color with slight golden highlights. It is pretty clear, though. Poured one finger of foam & a bunch of soapy-looking bubbles. Over time the foam thins, though the bubbles remain. Decent lace.

Green, Green smells really weird for a fresh hop ale. Murky; not at all lively. Very grassy & vegetal with stray floral notions. Hints of rotten orange rind peak in from time to time. Upon opening the bottle I smelled bread; it's definitely strong in the back, as is a dusty yeast note.

Everything about the taste is muddled. The hops offer a near indistinguishable clump of minimally bitter pine, vegetation, watery juice & tea leaves. Citrus isn't really appreciable. Musty yeast & bread notes. Astoundingly bland.

Very thin, watery feel. Carbonation is quite low. Each sip is gone in a flash; nothing about the beer makes it hang around, even for a moment (not a bad thing, in this instance). Finishes with hints of flora, vegetables, bread & the faintest bitterness.

Aside from the weird aroma, the taste & feel are just thin & bland. The second glass is also kind of soapy. I just can't get down with this one. The last third went down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 03:48:39 | More by Ryan011235
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beer2day

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber orange pour with thin 1/2 finger of beige head. What little head there is does retain well.

Grassy nose with notes of herbs and pine hops. Lemon grass is big here. Fairly aggressive.

Hits with a cream feel, but quickly fades. Pine flavors with herbal, grassy notes. Nice tha tit matches the nose. Finish is not quite there. Should be richer. Lots of grass in the finish.

Not a bad beer, but not one that inspires a 2nd helping.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 01:37:40 | More by beer2day
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Lerxst

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A vigorous pour produced a thin off white head that disappeared immediately and left just a few wisps of lace. Poured a clear amber.

S-Nose is a bit tame and subdued, but I am picking up pine, citrus hops and a touch of malt.

T-Follows the nose with the pine/citrus hop combo and the touch of malt. A bit earthy/grassy as well.

M-A touch thin, crisp carb bite with a dry finish.

D-Goes down easily enough it just doesn't inspire me to have another.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 18:13:38 | More by Lerxst
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2010 01:36:04 | More by mikesgroove
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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
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.