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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 20
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of HeyItsChili
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at GBX the other night.

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a bright amber with golden highlights. A big foamy head settles on the top and has great retention.

S - The aroma is sort of mildly brown sugar sweet and really light floral hops. Not nearly as pronounced hops aroma as I would assume.

T - Seems a little bit flat to me. Malty, with very little hops flavor. A bit of a letdown.

M - Low carbonation

Photo of mjaquillard
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint.

Appearance: Very light appearing, much more so than I would have though.

Smell: Really earthy, more like british hops rather than american citrus hops. Not that this is necessarily bad...

Taste: Definitely not overwhelmed with hops like I was hoping.

Mouthfeel: Missing. A severe lack of carbonation and body.

Drinkability: I am usually a huge fan of Terrapin brews, but this one was really disappointing.

Photo of Axic10
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a finger of fluffy off white foam that settles after a few moments.

Smell: Fragrant floral hops, earthy notes and subtle malt aroma.

Taste: Bitter piney hops, grass, I'm picking up some sort of weird apple juice flavor at the end that I'm not digging.

Mouthfeel: The body was too thin I thought with a dry finish.

Drinkability: I thought I'd like this more than I did. The nose was close to being pretty good, but the taste and body killed it for me. Not horrible, but I don't see myself paying the money for this one again.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of aepb1
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Tan body with an airy off-white head

S- Hops! Floral, piney hops, some sweet hops under that

T- Some bready sweetness right off and then moves into grassy/piney hops finish. It's not overly hoppy, much less-so than the nose

M- Medium bodied, creamy and good carbonation

D- Incredible nose! Very easy to drink and a nice beer

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a Chimay goblet

A- pours a really dark amber with a one finger white head that fades really quickly. Lacing is minimal. Really dark for an IPA, a little offputting. The very basic head is also offputting

S- very mild citrus hops. Not a lot here

T- floral and citrusy but overall, really weak. I got this in October and have had it refrigerated ever since, so the hops couldn't have faded that much, could they?

M- feel is good. A little thick

D- meh. The dullness of everything here is a huge turnoff. I wanted this to be awesome, but it wasn't at all.

Photo of Kegatron
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of pint glasses. Thanks go Barscream for hooking me up with this. Thanks Greg!

Pours a clear copper, with a finger of foamy off-white head. This retains with a thin foamy layer that stays rich and leaves back some soapy looking lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy and spicy smelling with some notes of damp earth and green citrus. Underlying malt character, including caramel and bread, mix in and deliver an earthy tanginess in the nose.

The hops in the taste are fairly earthy feeling with a certain amount of grittiness to them. Bitter citrus rind gives this some assertiveness while caramel and bread from the malts help soften things up a bit. This finishes VERY dry with a leafy bitterness that sticks around on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp creaminess that expands out into the mouth that then intertwines with some oily textures from the hops. Alcohol is well hid and has no impact on the body or drinkibility.

This wasn't too bad for a Fresh Hop Ale, even with a few months on it, but it didn't exactly blow me away either. The hops still had a fresh grassy quality to them, and this seemed well balanced and drinkable enough for what it was. This is more of a middle-of-the-road Side Project effort here from Terrapin.

Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a hick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale and crystal malt flavor; not sweet, but sporting some light caramel notes. The hop aroma is well received. It's fresh and piney, but not overly aggressive. Fresh hop beers rarely have a powerful aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth malty base along with a nice bitter hop flavor. Again, it's not over the top, rather it's mild, but resinating. The hops taste quite fresh and compliment a solid malt base. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious harvest IPA. The fresh hopped IPA is an acquired taste. Those looking for a hop bomb will be disappointed. It's more geared towards the freshness of the ingredients.

Photo of SuperNova777
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanx to Bstaffor for this

A:Pours a see thru copper color with a finger worth of white head that falls fairly slowly,
nice lacing is left hanging around the glass

S:All the nose is picking up is a nice mixture of hop aromas. A nice dose of citrus and piney
hops followed up by a lemon zest that then starts to dominate the nose

T:Up front and in the middle intially comes a dose of some pale malts followed up by the
same hops that were coming thru in the nose with the zestiness that lingers around on the palate.

M:Body ended up a little thinner and watery than I was expecting, piney and lemon hops
are left lingering around with some stickiness on the lips

D:Brew ended up being pretty refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink. Zesty flavor dominates the palate and the drink in general. First offering from Terripan and look forward to many more

Photo of jrallen34
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into my Narke tulip...Pours a dark but clear copper with a huge tan head, really good retention and lacing. A huge fluffy cupcake icing cap, looks great...For a fresh wet hopped beer I thought the aroma would be exploding with yummy hops, its shockingly muted. Malty caramel, a touch of musky hops, that its, boring!...The taste is equally muted and boring, no flavor. Tastes like a watered down ipa, a quarter ipa, three quarters water. The finish brings a little more hops, nice bitter finish.

Pretty easy to drink, but no flavor, a Bud light IPA. Can't believe this is wet hopped. I would pass on this, MAYBE if on tap.

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Ward's in Atlanta.

A: very nice light copper color with good lacy head
S: mild nose with some malt but more fruity hops
T: good IPA, well-balanced between malt and hops, not OTT with hop bitterness but generally decent but nothing extremely outstanding
M: good, malty with nice hop balance
D: good, easy drinking IPA that's not too bitter like most American IPAs

Photo of daliandragon
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at a new beer store that opened in Apex a few blocks from where my son's babysitter lives. Pours a reddish blond with a soft, wet head and a mellow citrus and pine scent.

Interesting taste; definitely a little off kilter for an American IPA. The hops are present but they aren't very assertive and don't really follow into the aftertaste. Some biscuit and bread tones give the malt a room with a view as well. This isn't a bad beer at all but it's not a flavor filled hop bomb and that's enough to make it difficult within the style. Mouthfeel is thin but that fits the motif.

Overall, this one goes down as easy as water and does have some pleasant notes. It's almost like an "IPA lite" but it's slowly growing on me and I could see trying this again.

Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with a one-finger head that sticks around forever and leaves a lace ring. A wet, floral and spicy hop aroma along with some bread and caramel malt in the nose. Maybe a little thin or overcarbonated from the tap, but I found this beer to have a great hoppy bite as it is close to medium-bodied with a bready, cracker like dryness balanced w/ caramel and possibly honey sweetness and a great hop punch of citrus, spice and even a touch of grape. A great balance and while maybe not for all hopheads as the hops are simple and this beer is a tad sweet for a real hoppy IPA, I found it quite enjoyable.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to cdflem for including this as an extra.

Appearance: Filtered, the color is transparently amber, with a touch of ruby in the middle. A fizzy off-white head forms initially but quickly fades to a ring and a few spots on top. Not really any lace.

Smell: A little bit of bready malt and then a long, full pine aroma. Not incredibly strong, but it seems like the wet hops have a more robust aroma.

Taste: Some biscuity malt up front, but the focus is on the robust pine hops. A full and bitter flavor, the wet hop flavor really comes through. I like that the taste really lets the flavor of the wet hops come through, the problems is just that that flavor either isn't amazing or that aspect of the beer is not executed that well. Bitterness builds and sticks around through the finish.

Mouthfeel: It starts crisp on the tongue, with a creaminess coming into play as the sip progresses. A ton of oily hop residue left on the tongue, sort of a paint-peeling effect on the tongue.

Drinkability: This is all right. I haven't had a wet hop beer that I loved yet. The search continues.

Photo of alleykatking
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle. I think this one came from Bmoyer0301. I've traded so much as of recent I can't remember!

A- Pours a copperish color with some light orange highlights. One and a half finger white head shows light retention overall. Lacing on the sides of the glass was light and spotty.

S- Light piney hops in the front quickly get overcome by a caramel malt base. Alcohol is noticable in the ending along with earthy tones (mostly grassy). Plain and simple although I expected a lot more from a fresh hop beer.

T- Front of this beer is a one two combo of piney bitter hop bite with a follow through of grapefruit citrus hops. Nice upfront to this beer. The middle dies down exposing the caramel malt backbone to the beer. This in itself tastes more toasted than anything else which I found a little odd for this beer...expected more of a bready taste. Alcohol sneeks up for a split second on the ending which in turn gets covered by a light bitter hop bite.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer itself. Piney hops with a hint of caramel malt gets left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol and bitter hops that fade leaving it more of a warming alcohol. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were well balanced for a fresh hop beer. No off flavors that I could spot in this one!

D- This beer was good. Nothing over the top which might have been its only downfall at times. Still a nice drinking lower ABV beer. Would love to try on a crisp fall day..now I bet that would be good!

Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass a slight hazed copper /bronze with a nice tight formed one finger white head,some faint pine and light toasted caramel malt notes in the nose,a little tame in my opinion.First thing I noticed when drinking is the near watery feel to the beer,it took away from the flavors,mild pine and citrus hop flavors meld with a biscuity malt base with neither really getting the upper hand.Eh this is not one of the better fresh hop ales out there,its not horrific its just a little to simple I think.

Photo of aasher
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This bottle was a couple months old, so probably not as hoppy as it should have been. It looked like a typical IPA. It poured a dark copper in color and was pretty thin in body. It smelled of piny hops and fresh honeycomb, which really surprised me. The sweetness really overpowered the hops, probably due to the age. I still really liked it though. The flavors were two fold again but the honey took over the hoppiness here too. The beer drank a little ok, which was fine. This was very drinkable. I'd buy it if it were in a six pack. It was a lighter IPA that didn't give cotton mouth and had nice flavor.

Photo of maximum12
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color topped by three fingers of foam that leaves a few dots and dashes here and there; decent retention, however

Smell: Piney aromatics interplay with crusty bread malts

Taste: Bready malts, up front, followed by herbacious piney bitterness; just as some sweeter malt elements creep into the fray, a hint of fusel alcohol disrupts the interplay; after the swallow, the piney, herbacious elements, along with a touch of mint, dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Drinkability: When I saw the bottle I was very excited (a fresh hop beer from Terrapin!), but for a brewer of this repute, this was a rather disappointing IPA

Photo of younger35
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this beer from my main man out in Philly Gibby. I loves me a good fresh hop brew and this one has a great name. Drank from my Surlyfest Stein.

Appearance- Pours a surprisingly dark copper orange with a half finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly. A decent collar is maintained the entire beer with a bit of random lacing.
Smell- Not the most intensely fresh hopped beer I've ever whiffed. Fairly earthy with grassy tones and enough pine to remind me this is a IPA. A touch of something that reminds me of dandelion is also fairly prevalent. A touch of caramel seeps in and is actually pretty strong all things considered. I also get a touch of alcohol which is strange since it's only 6.6%.
Taste- Starts with a nice clean bitterness upfront that's pretty piney and lightly fruity. A touch of peach and a bit of grapefruit sneaks in but nothing over-the-top. Not an ounce of that weird vegetable thing that can come from these fresh hopped brews. A touch of malt is present but its super light and somewhat toasty. A bit of alcohol is noticeable in the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium body with a pretty aggressive bite of carbonation. A somewhat oily hoppiness just hangs around.
Drinkability- The smell was kind of underwhelming but the taste definitely has made up for it. It's nice and piney with a great sort of underlying fruitiness. Super drinkable and pretty damned tasty. Thanks much Jeff!!

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of boomer31
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a copper transparent color with a white head. Darker than all other 'fresh hop' ales I've had.

S - Very fruity hop nose with a touch of caramel malt.

T - Sweet malt with a touch of pine. There is a sweetness that makes the hops fade to the back. Balanced but I was hoping for more hop bitterness.

M - Nice high carb, no lingering taste of hop or sweetness.

D - Very drinkable though I was hoping for more hops

Overall a nice beer. Thought there would be more of a hop presence but still very good.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper ruby hue with a bright white head forming thick and leaves behind fine speckled lacing going down the sides of the glass. Aroma has pine, citrus, mildly minty hops. Not overtly hoppy but a nice green minty/pine/citric finish that doesn't overpower is found between waves of caramel hops within this beer. Sugar coated malts exist here lying between layers of sugary caramel malts and green vinous layers of fresh hops. I get tones of mint/herbs/and citric pine hop accents, this is no big hop character like a west coast IPA but it's a nice consistent vegetable green flavor going down. Full of chlorphyll flavor with a mild caramel malt content booze are hidden well. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied carbonation is even nothing to write home about. Drinkability is solid go for it, drink while it is still fresh.

Photo of pmccallum86
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red golden color with a bubbly smooth head.

Smell is of wet fresh hops and caramel malts.

Taste is bitter fresh hops up front followed by a light malt backbone. Not as hoppy as I expected

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

Good drinkablility

Photo of cadaugherty
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra from mikesgroove- Thanks Mike

Appearance- Pours a lovely copper with 3 fingers of off-white head that takes a while to subside.

Aroma- A little bit of citrus but you have to work for it. Some malt sweetness here as well.

Taste- Meh, not much hop here. Lots of sweet malt backbone coming through though, makes me think of a marzen.

Mouth/Drink- Easy drinking. Doesn't leave much residue or aftertaste. Easy to take down a bomber by yourself.

Yes I know this beer is about two months old now so the hops will have faded. But I recently drank a Broo Doo and a High Tide that were roughly the same age and they both held up much better.

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.