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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010)
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-10-2014 20:52:02 | More by Gus_13
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vapodge

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber poured into a pint glass

A - super clear, medium golden, well-carbonated producing a nice head, solid lacing

S - citrusy hops, but not nearly as overpowering as I was expecting; smells a touch sweet, too

T - hops are definitely there, but balanced out by a malt backbone; this beer tastes better than I remember it when I first had it a month ago, but it wasn't ultra-hoppy then, either; fairly sweet

M - fairly high level of carbonation, not much aftertaste

D - easy to drink, but not super-memorable or noteworthy; think hoppy pale ale, but not too hoppy

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 05:27:39 | More by vapodge
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-08-2013 02:05:10 | More by dbfp210
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TigerOwl

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-30-2013 20:18:41 | More by TigerOwl
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-13-2013 03:50:52 | More by BillRoth
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-17-2012 08:49:40 | More by WDJersey
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-12-2013 17:06:29 | More by djrn2
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-16-2012 01:35:15 | More by DrFunkenstein
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-03-2013 23:12:56 | More by McAndrew
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-23-2013 00:01:45 | More by ADTaber
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-12-2013 01:06:07 | More by ummswimmin
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-23-2010 22:18:17 | More by prdstmnky
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bum732

Lesotho

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Rich bready malt, marris otter i think, some fresh hop resin, some hop spiciness

L: Golden amber, crystal clear, tight white head with good lacing.

T: Resiny and piney hoppy malt, fairly sweet and malty. Slightly spicy bitterness with some resin. Finishes fairly clean and semi-dry.

M: Medium-thin mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Disappointing for a "fresh hop" ale. No bottling date, so not sure how old it is. More of a pale ale than IPA, still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 01:54:59 | More by bum732
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jacobseyb

Alabama

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass a nice deep orange color. Good citrus notes on the nose, some sweetness present. Taste is balanced with an initial tinge of hoppy citrus bitterness. Feels amply carbonated with some hop oil and a medium body. Overall a good representation of an IPA with a fresh hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 02:13:52 | More by jacobseyb
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HardTarget

Texas

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 on the bottle, so I don't think this was just brewed once.

Appearance: Nice copper amber body holds a thin cover and laces the glass in places.

Smell: Lightly leafy but fresh hop nose on a lightly worty base of grain.

Taste: Beer is generally balanced, hops are flavorful but not oily or bitter, the malt is clean but a bit under attenuated and worty. The two elements play well and both are light and easy.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, almost watery feel.

Overall: A really nice pale ale, but given it's shooting for the IPA range, it's falling a bit short. Still, nothing wrong here, great flavor, refreshing, good stuff.

Thanks to Illudium for the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 06:57:41 | More by HardTarget
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fsvan

Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into imperial pint glass.

A- Dark, bright, clear orange. Two fingers of light, fluffy head.

S- Tons of fruity hops. Mango leading the way gives a more sweet than bitter smell, although the bitterness isn't pushed completely aside.

T- First off, this is more DIPA than IPA, in my opinion. Fairly strong bitterness coats the tongue, with that fruity sweetness from the smell washing over it. Finishes with a strange sweet yet bitter hoppiness on the back of the tongue.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated.

O- Not bad, but not great. A hop bomb of a single IPA, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 01:33:50 | More by fsvan
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HeyItsChili

China

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 03:09:11 | More by HeyItsChili
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2010 05:33:31 | More by stakem
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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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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this 22oz bottle at the Georgetown Deli (Wilkes-Barre) on 25JAN12, for $9.99. Label says it's made with fresh, wet 2011 Challenger hops. Time to indulge.

I poured 2/3 of the bottle into an imperial nonic. It is a bright, medium golden color, with a slight bit of haze. Carbo is scattered and passive, with very little head to speak of, save for a few white bubbles at the rim. A little lacing is present, though not all too much. The aroma is decent, suggesting a semi-sweet, fruity marmalade. The body is middle of the pack, with the feel being mostly smooth with a bit of light, airiness.

The flavor has some subtle fruity notes, with orange and tangerine coming through, albeit in a mild manner. More easily noted is a bitter hop aspect, a suggestion of earthy spiciness, and a hint of mint lurking in the background. Well, while this may supposedly be fresh, it doesn't present much in the way of "oomph". It's decent, but does not leave you yearning for more; especially at $9.99!! Prosit!!

3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1438

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 22:21:46 | More by Bierman9
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11 ounce goblet - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. 2011 release featuring Challenger hops.

Appearance: Clear, copper-amber body with a ½-inch, near-white head.

Smell: Lightly resinous, earthy, floral hop notes overlaying pale malts, a bit bready to a degree, and hinting at a little citrus.

Taste: Moderately bready maltiness with a honey-toned sugar encrusted sweetness and a very minor toasty quality. Juicy, citrusy hops, not particularly effusive, but has a pleasing refreshing quality to it. Earthy, firmly floral tones beyond the citrus. Moderate bitter. Dry, gently resinous finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A curious choice, Challenger hops, but certainly a departure from the Amarillo hops used the previous year. It has a nice fresh feel to it, but, unlike the similarly named space shuttle, the hops just don't provide a catastrophic explosion of fiery flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 16:34:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 02:07:19 | More by brentk56
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 03:35:28 | More by dedrinker
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birchstick

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to BC4MFRED1 for the chance!

A - pours amberish red with a decent sized head on it.

S - the nose is sweet, earthy hops with some onion funk and caramel malt. The more this warmed, the more the citrus hops popped.

T - taste is similar. Lots of caramel malts up front give way to a pleasant amount of earthy, citrusy hops. Ends with a sweet coriander and orange rind flavor. I think I missed the fresh part of this beer and the taste suffered a little due to the age. However, it was still a really pleasant beer, just not as hoppy as other wet hop beers I have tried.

M - nice, full, and creamy

D - pretty solid wet IPA. I wish I could have tried it more toward its bottling date.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 14:19:04 | More by birchstick
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.