Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
Pours a nice light amber color with a nice little lacing as the head dissipates. Smells of fresh citrus and piney hops. Taste is of fresh pine hops with citrus notes. Not too hoppy, perfect for a ipa begginner, and refreshing for an IPA veteran. Mouthfeel is slightly high in carbonation. Oily residue left on the palate allows you to continually taste the fresh hops. Drinkability is among the highest for IPA's ingredients are perfectly balanced in this one. Terrapin, you are very quickly gaining my respect.
11-18-2010 00:29:10 | More by BigBlacke
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
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
A: A nice see through amber color, with a small present head at the top, Lacing surrounded the glass.
S: Very herbal scent and a presence of some malts. A slight hint of apples, but very fresh morning scent to this one.
T: Same as the nose on the taste, very herb like flavor, malts are very present, slight sweetness as well.
M: Mid carbonation, medium bodied.
D: I enjoyed this brew, very simple and unique in its own right. Would definitely buy another, Terrapin never lets me down.
Bottle poured into Duvel Tulip Glass.
11-18-2011 15:01:11 | More by thedoubler55
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
4.13/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
11-15-2010 20:16:08 | More by PhillyStyle
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
22 oz. bottle at 42* into a Stone IRS tulip.
A: This pours a transluscent dark red color with a half-finger of cream colored frothiness that retreats to the edges quickly.
S: The nose is just pure hoppy goodness - pine and floral - with some grapefruit and spice notes as well.
T: It features more fresh hoppiness, some citrus (but it's drowned-out a bit), and some earthy spiciness.
M: It has a medium body with some frothiness and a drying effect.
D: This is a hop celebration indeed.
11-24-2010 03:42:58 | More by bucklemyshoe
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
01-13-2011 17:21:06 | More by WesWes
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
11-03-2010 05:25:56 | More by nickfl
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
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
01-19-2011 23:09:24 | More by Metalmonk
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
12-22-2010 03:32:36 | More by WVbeergeek
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint.
Ah, it's the most wonderful time of the year! Fresh hop season! 2011 bottling with Challenger hops. Challenger? Yeah, Challenger. Interesting choice for a fresh-hop brew, let's give this a try. It sure looks like an IPA, copper color with two fingers of head. Good retention and lacing, you know the drill. Let's get some mood music on for this beer. Drinking to it while listening to So Fresh and So Clean should be a requirement. The aroma is a herbal and spicy hop over biscuity malts. Not very pungent for a fresh hop, but let's let this keep going.
The taste? This is obviously full of Challenger hops. Challenger is a really strange choice for a single-hop fresh hop IPA, you're usually much more likely to find them in something like an ESB. So, you're getting what I imagine is an absolutely huge amount of Challenger hops in here, providing a strong herbal hop, with a strong bitterness and spiciness on the backend. Nothing like the stereotypical, bright, fresh hop. This is actually a real nice change, there's a solid biscuity malt on the backend. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, and the drinkability is very good. Looking for something different in your fresh hop haul? Slot this one in.
10-14-2011 02:41:34 | More by shand
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
one and a half finger of off white head sits atop a clear copper colored body. as it slowly recedes some lacing is left behind and a thin spotty cap on top is all that is left. smell and taste are both the same. they are filled with citrus and pine hops, with a bready malt body. mouthfeel is a little oily with decent carbonation and a medium body feel. a long dry finish leaves you wanting more of this easy drinking ipa. overall this is very drinkable, ingredients are subtle and blended well. nothing is overpowering in this beer.
12-21-2011 18:24:10 | More by match1112
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
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
10-31-2010 19:02:30 | More by glid02
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.