Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.78/5 rDev +3%
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.
10-31-2010 16:49:11 | More by allthatAles
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
10-30-2010 22:56:18 | More by billab914
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
10-30-2010 00:40:01 | More by rapidsequence
2.65/5 rDev -27.8%
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.
10-30-2010 00:21:14 | More by mntlover
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
10-29-2010 02:49:09 | More by Cyberkedi
3.35/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
10-28-2010 03:25:50 | More by cjgator3
District of Columbia
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
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...
10-27-2010 15:27:36 | More by Chaney
2.93/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
10-26-2010 22:25:07 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
10-25-2010 12:10:55 | More by avalon07
2.95/5 rDev -19.6%
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.
10-24-2010 18:35:46 | More by Yesac
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
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,
10-24-2010 03:45:54 | More by mdfb79
4/5 rDev +9%
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
10-24-2010 03:04:51 | More by JayQue
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
10-23-2010 19:46:32 | More by claspada
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
10-22-2010 04:54:20 | More by Reaper16
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
10-21-2010 20:38:50 | More by awalk1227
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
10-21-2010 02:02:52 | More by babaracas
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
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!
10-20-2010 04:37:06 | More by BamaViper1
3.78/5 rDev +3%
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.
10-19-2010 00:37:13 | More by gford217
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
Bomber bottle with more great Pinkerton artwork, but no sign of the old turtle. Just hops workers wearing lots of bling. No freshness dating noticed, served in a DFH glass.
A - Beautiful amber in color, brilliantly clear, lots of active carbonation rises from the bottom. Small white head fades quickly leaving little in the way of lace.
S - Pineapple, lemon, and citrus hops slap in the face. Just a hint of bubblegum sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable.
T - Initial hops bitterness gets your attention without being harsh. Little in the way of malt, only enough to showcase the loads and loads of fresh hops goodness in this one. There are notes of pine sap, citrus, and earth in the hops flavor. So much flavor from the hops you'd expect 8+ percent abv, but this one packs them in with a much lower and drinkable 6.6... A bomb of a hop bill squeezed into an American IPA malt body.
M - Medium bodied, good palate scrub from the carbonation with a clean finish. You will belch pine for 30 minutes, but it's great!!
D - This one, for what it is, is exceptionally high. A bomber of this doesn't wreck your palate or your senses with booze. I may come off as a Terrapin employee with my reviews, but these guys and girls have this beer thing figured out in Athens, GA.
10-17-2010 20:21:45 | More by ectomorph
2.58/5 rDev -29.7%
22oz bomber, bottled Sept 30, 2010 (per the case stamp).
Pours clear amber with a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a light wispy cap and only leaves a few spots of lacing.
Aroma is fairly weak, but does feature some grassy, earthy, floral hops, a bit of citrus, and some sweet bready malt, starts to pick up a bit of a medicinal note as it warms up.
Flavor is also fairly weak with some floral and grassy hops, some caramel malt and bread. Mild bitterness & mild sweetness. Finishes dry and watery.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick, low to medium carbonation.
Pretty meh...especially for $8 a bottle, but the bright side is that is makes me look forward even more to the Sierra Nevada Harvest awaiting in the fridge along with my last two bottles of the amazing Founders Harvest Ale.
Does get a bit better as it warms but is still unremarkable particularly if it is going to be categorized as an IPA (seems more like an APA to me, and even then it's weak sauce...)
10-17-2010 05:01:59 | More by elgiacomo
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Very nice clear amber color.
Aroma is elusive, as in not much there, but I pick up a faint grapefruit and coniferous resin.
Flavor is kinda spicy and floral with ambiguous tropical/ citrus notes. Maybe I taste the alcohol too, but this is not a super strong beer at all.
Medium body with a sweet leaf finish. And I don't mean Ozzy.
I would drink this again, btu I wouldn't pay the $8.49 it cost when Sierra Harvest is better at $4.99
10-16-2010 03:35:28 | More by dedrinker
2.05/5 rDev -44.1%
Bomber poured into an oversized snifter. See-thru amber with a skim of head and small collar of foam that manages to leave some scattered specks of lacing.
Coming from the PNW, I've been lucky enough to try a ton of of wet hop ales, and I know how wonderful they can smell. This certainly doesn't smell bad, but is a bit on the tame side. Moderately herbal and floral, with a vague maltiness.
Strange-tasting brew. A sharp initial bitterness quickly turns into a metallic flavor that threatens to drown out anything else. Herbal and grassy hop flavors do a decent job at fighting for attention, but it's that metallic flavor that lingers. On the positive side, malt sweetness is definitely kept in check. Some nuttiness lingers with the metal in the finish.
Overall impression: Pretty much a mess. Can't recommend this one.
10-16-2010 02:04:57 | More by PDXHops
4.53/5 rDev +23.4%
Pours a fairly dark amber color with a moderate white head. Minimal lacing. Run-of-the-mill appearance.
Nose is loaded with hops. Resiny with flowery, spicy notes. The malty backbone is detectable. Taste is fantastic. Loaded with fresh, resiny hops. The malt is mixed in wonderfully and adds a bit of a sweetness to the character - a bit of a spicy, brown sugar sweetness. However, the hops are left here to shine - the malt doesn't get in the way; it merely compliments it.
Mouthfeel is good.
All in all, very impressed with this beer. I enjoyed it much more than I expected, since I've generally been a bit disappointed by the Side Project series. I'd say this is probably the best in the series - I liked it much more than Hopzilla. A fresh hop assault with a nice slightly sweet undertone. Tasty as hell.
10-15-2010 13:40:21 | More by Mavajo
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
Hmm. Really wish there was a fresh hop IPA category, in my mind these are different beers than standard American IPAs. I like the style when done well, with their herbal hops and slightly waxy notes, but when done poorly they can taste of rotting vegetation. This one is clean and nicely herbal, if a tad on the lighter side. Pours amber with a fairly light head that fades to nothing. Smells assertively herbal, but not spicy, and with some notes of paraffin in the background. Almost downright skunky. The taste is similar, but with pleasant additions of cream, some nuttiness, and more waxy notes in addition to the fresh herbalness. Quite smooth, and even a little creamy. Somewhat soft and not a lot of bite. I enjoyed the experiment, but from a lot of standpoints this is probably a better experiment with local hops.
10-15-2010 02:36:37 | More by Georgiabeer
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
i had this on tap last night at the j.clyde in birmingham for a cool beer event w/ terrapin and spike was in attendance as well.
a - poured a dark amber color into a pint glass with a nice "hat" on top the color of eggshell.
s - lots of good hop aroma in this one, very floral.
t - light hop bitterness with a hint of dryness and some slightly sweet malts to balance it out nicely.
m - thin to medium.
d - highly drinkable and very tasty wet hop beer.
10-05-2010 15:38:11 | More by GPHarris
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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