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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 164
Hads: 391
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 21
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 164 | Hads: 391
Photo of ectomorph
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,277 characters)

Photo of beer2day
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of rapidsequence
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (1,045 characters)

Photo of aepb1
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
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 (331 characters)

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (887 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (802 characters)

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

Interesting story behind this one, my friend got it from a friend who works at Terrapin, and she doesn't like IPAs, so it fell into my possession. No complaints here.

Pours a reddish brown color with a decent white head that sits atop the beer for a minute before falling back down to earth. Decent lacing, too.

Fresh, piney-citrus hop aroma, maybe a little bit of maltiness thrown in there as well, but hops are the main character in this play.

Pretty well-balanced on the tongue... as in the nose, it starts out with the same pine-citrus conglomeration and eventually leads to a nice buttery biscuit malt flavor. Maybe I'd want it a little more hop forward, but it's not bad.

A body that's nearing medium with a moderate amount of carbonation leads to a smooth drinking beer with a fairly dry finish.

Overall, this was a pretty tasty beer from Terrapin and I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it. Good drinkability on this one, give it a try if you see it around. (977 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, fresh, sweet, and pine like hops. In the taste, a sweet fresh hop, pine like and almost minty, with a dry end. A hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry,, fresh hop aftertaste. Nice big fresh hop, almost too fresh with minty burn, quite nice though. (342 characters)

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

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 (386 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (406 characters)

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

I find myself to be a fan of fresh hop beers and this beer keeps that opinion alive. There's a definite freshness about this celebration of the hop. This isn't one of those knock-you-over-the-head-with-hops IPAs. It is a well balanced, flavorful, easy drinking IPA with good hop flavor as the focus of the composition. A solid, biscuit malt body holds its own in the face of the fresh hop goodness.
I would very much like to taste this next to Hopsecutioner and see which one I prefer. Quite similar beers as far as my beer memory goes; a side by side comparison would highlight the subtle differences.
Tasty. Smooth. Try it on for size. (638 characters)

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

A- pours a great deep amber color with a finger of off white head. Decent head retention with a touch of lacing.

S- nice fresh wet hop aromas burst from the glass. Notes of pine, hemp, hop oil on the front end. Leafy green aromas blend in the middle with a touch of wet tabacco. Finish is a backdrop of toasty malt.

T- toasty dry malt with a touch of dry caramel chew. A burst of fresh leafy hops with notes of pine sap, hemp and hop oil in the middle with a round good hop bitterness. A touch of alchohol warmth is tasted with a lingering organic sweet herb hop flavor. Dry finish.

MF- prickly mouthfeel with a medium body and average carbonation.

D- good drinkability

overall a good fresh hop brew! (706 characters)

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 2-finger bubbly, rocky, cream-colored head. Really nice retention and a little bit of patchy lacing. Absolutely crystal clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Some bready and caramel malt but definitely mostly Citra hops with mango, grapefruit, and orange aromas. The hops are there but this doesn’t seem like it’s going to a palate bruiser by any means – not necessarily a bad thing.

T – Follows the nose well. It starts off sweet with bready, caramel malt and citrus and mango flavors. Smooth hop bitterness appears towards the finish. Very balanced.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit hop bitterness lingers only for a bit.

O – This is a nice IPA. It’s tasty, drinkable, and well-balanced. It seems like I may have the wrong idea about these fresh hop ales – they usually seem to be smooth and balanced and not the bitter beasts that I’m expecting them to be. Either way, this is a good beer, and I’m glad I got to try it. (1,127 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bomber into a satan glass (wide flute). Beautiful amber color, semi-transparent and a thick white head.

S - Wow. It smells like a handfull of green hops. Exactly what I was expecting for a wet hop ale. Citrus and a little malt scent getting in there too.

T - I was expecting more bitterness... but this is still great. Subtly bitter with the malty sweet coming through more. Though not really sweet, just more than bitter.

M - Soft and medium body. Light carbonation. Very nice.

D - Very drinkable. The mouthfeel is wonderful. A great looking beer with a nice smell to it. The taste was the only part not bring it strong, but it was still very nice. (672 characters)

Photo of alleykatking
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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! (1,535 characters)

Photo of jsanford
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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! (745 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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. (823 characters)

Photo of shand
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,249 characters)

Photo of SuperNova777
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
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 (867 characters)

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (1,643 characters)

Photo of AgingWarrior
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden to amber color with a nice thick foamy finger and a half of head. The head held up pretty well and provided some nice lace.

Smells piney with some citrus notes. Nothing is overpowering, it's inviting.

Tastes a lot like it smells, nice hop bite on the front with nice malt balance on the end. Crisp finish. Very nice.

Medium body and carbonation.

This one went down very easily and left me wanting another.

Another solid beer by Terrapin. Recommend! (475 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (681 characters)

Photo of aasher
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (607 characters)

Photo of kk73
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my glass. Thanks to dmunroe for this one.

A - Pours a very clear amber color with a generous white one finger head which quickly vanished into a white sheen and some foam around the rim of my glass. Almost no lacing.

S - Smells of light resiny, piney hops. Aroma of sweet malt.

T - Taste is good, but the hops are not overly done here. I guess its missing a bitter hop kick to it. Taste of some orange, and a slight sweet biscuit malt. There is a nice touch of pine left on the tongue.

M - Light to medium bodied, a little light on the carbonation. Dry in a good way.

D - Solid IPA, but not outstanding. Very drinkable. The more I drink the sweeter and maltier it gets, and as it warms almost barleywine like imo. (751 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured a clear amber with a frothy white head that fades quickly but leaves ok lace.

The aroma is more faint than expected, but definitely fresh. Freshly cut grass, lots of floral qualities, and hints of light citrus. Clean malt, cracker and light toast.

Clean toasty malt allows the fresh hops to shine. Nothing astringent. Loads of light floral flavors, hints of citrus, and grass.

A little thin, nicely carbonated

Overall, nothing impressive but easy drinking and enjoyable. (486 characters)

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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