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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%


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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-05-2010)
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 13:05:09 | More by JayS2629
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2010 04:54:20 | More by Reaper16
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coppery-cadmium orange with a good clarity can be had in the glass with a bready white head that was well lasting. Vastly separated macro-bubbles race upwards at a quick pace while the lacing was thick on the glass with only small windows of visibility.

S: Hop aroma was strongest upon first uncapping. In the glass it wasn't as dominant. Fresh hop cones, with fresh vines as the label suggests was so green, green. Sweet malt instances with a light flowery citrus hop presence along with slight hints of thinly peeled apple skins.

T: The flavor was smooth, fresh feathery hop cone leafs, along with pale citrus and pine with a good toasted caramel grain base that brings some sweetness as well a powdery malt appeal. The balance is perhaps the selling point here, fresh hops, equally with a good malt base that is not overdone, but with enough show to give you that perfect feel and flavor that goes down without much thought. A nice seamless marriage of hops and malts with a flowery edge coming about of citrus and pine on the swallow.

M: Good carbonation feel, lively, especially on the tip of the tongue. Body is medium base with a flowery finish of hops lining the tongue.

D: Clean yet bitter enough to garnish respect. Finely crafted and balanced flavorwise makes this a good drinker for the masses and should garnish respect from those who like a balance brought to their drinking. I could do six pack here.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 23:37:35 | More by beerthulhu
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younger35

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +6%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 22:41:10 | More by younger35
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 12/15/11:
2011 release; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - Just over one inch of off-white fluffy head; Clear appearance with a nice caramel/copper color; Moderate lacing

S - Overall faint aroma; Some toffee and caramel sweetness; Very wet smelling grassy, earthy hops

T - This is a unique IPA taste for sure; Up front, there's sweet caramel and toffee that quickly turns to citrusy tones; Spicy, earthy and grassy hops come more in the finish; Just a little bitterness up front that vanishes quickly

M - Some carbonation; Medium bodied; Slightly dry finish that leaves an oily coat on the tongue

O - Overall, I thought this was a very drinkable and unique IPA. The flavor wasn't the most hop heavy that I've had, and the aroma underwhelmed a bit, but the flavor profile was distinctly different with the use of Challenger hops. It brought out a nice sweet, toffee, spicy, earthy flavor that I felt was a good change of pace from what I usually experience in IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 00:37:57 | More by TechTriumph
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 02:49:09 | More by Cyberkedi
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farrago

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easily yields two fingers of fine, airy foam, light tan in color, delicate when against your lips, slight dimpling, steady evaporation, the lacing sticks in thin sheets rather than streaks. Clear amber color to the liquid, mix of brown, red and orange with a metallic rust cast, clear and transparent with almost no bubbles to be seen. The nose delivers as advertised, both fresh and green, so youthful in the glass you want to card it, sparkling orange, lime, grapefruit citrus, just mown bermuda grass, pine sap, garden flowers and dried honey. Has a pie crust to scone side as well, not yeasty. The carbonation shows verve and a tight weave, sets a brisk pace for the flavors. Peppery and close to salty too, brings a mineral water to quinine bite. "Just picked" quality to the peach, nectarine, apricot, red apple, melon fruit, good presence throughout but too young for the sugars to have concentrated. There's not a lot of complexity here, however, the freshness makes it a very versatile food beer, can see this going with a wide range of dishes.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 01:17:44 | More by farrago
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Bready & grassy

T: Grassy, hoheny malt, leafy hops, a touch of grapefruit & tangerine up front. Grassy, piney with toffee & tangerine as this warms. Finishes grassy with citrus & piney notes, just not enough for greatness

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice balance

Not sure how fresh this is, no dating, so who knows. Would love to get a "real fresh" bottle to see how it compares. No Founder's Harvest, but not bad at all

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 04:43:24 | More by russpowell
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cherry Bomb Grill served in a standard pint glass a crisp orange with a thin diminishing off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit of crisp citrus hops. The taste is a nice amount of smooth crisp citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The beer is quite light, crisp and refreshing. This one is excellent on-tap, I would certainly seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 00:08:35 | More by atsprings
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 02:42:06 | More by daliandragon
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billab914

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 22:56:18 | More by billab914
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful beer! It's a perfectly clear light amber color topped by a big-bubble, thin but foamy head. Lacing is alright, but the beer looks so good it makes up for that in other areas.

S: This is the second wet hop beer that I've had today, and this one, sadly, looses out on aroma between the two. The most dominant aroma is some caramel from the malt. It has a mild mild mild earthiness to it as well.

T: Bitterness right up front followed by this great caramel note and finishes with these wonderful tropical-fruit hops. For what this beer lacks in aroma, it sure makes up for in taste.

M: A bit light on the body, but good moderately high levels of carbonation to help bring the hops into full effect.

D: This drinks fine and smoothly, it's a nice sipping beer, but it's so smooth you could easily drink more than intended.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 06:19:43 | More by tlazaroff
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babaracas

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 02:02:52 | More by babaracas
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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 Challenger Hop release

Pours a clear burnt orange with a 2-finger white head which reduces quickly to a small ring leaving a minimal amount of sticky lace.

The nose has a small core of faintly bready pale malt and mild esters with a dominance of wet hop aroma on top. Unfortunately, with the use of the Challenger hop, the aroma is waaaay less pungent and complex than it could be (this is naturally my American bias talking)- wiffs of hop oil and wet grass with faint touches of papaya and orange zest. There is, however, a certain woody-earthiness that I've smelled many times before, oddly enough, in some Pinot Noirs.

The medium-bodied palate is a touch oily on the mouthfeel with a bitterness that, although moderate in nature, seems bigger without the super-pungent hop flavors to balance out the presentation. Flavors include bread crust, earth, leaves and spices with a continuation of that woodiness on the bitter and mildly resinous finish.

I wasn't really feelin this upon first opening, but now that I'm nearing the end of the brew I'm starting to appreciate it. I wish they chose a different hop varietal but then again I've never tasted a wet hop ale made with Challenger so I can respect it for that. The Pinot Noir-like woodiness made the nose really interesting but the palate was merely so-so. That also may be because I just tasted the SN NoHem and Estate before this, and it's really hard, I feel, to come close to those.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 04:31:19 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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gford217

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 00:37:13 | More by gford217
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allthatAles

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 16:49:11 | More by allthatAles
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that falls to a spotty surface foam. Big bubbles stick to the side of the glass.

Smell: floral hops, some earthiness, and orange citrus creates a nice aroma.

Taste: big caramel, orange, ripe pears, floral bitterness, and a hint of earthiness are most notable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch of dryness late.

Drinkability: easy to drink beer. Definitely floral and full of citrus. A decent IPA worth looking into trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 23:21:56 | More by Gavage
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to titosupertramp for the surprise bottle.

a: This poured a chill-hazed, ruddy copper color with a large, uneven head.

s: Nice balance between soft, caramel and vanilla and the fresh smelling grassy citrus of the hops.

t: Here as well, they struck a very nice balance. The malt base is sweet, but not rough or cloying. I tasted caramel, toffee, and vanilla. The hops were a bit muted for a fresh hop ale, but the flavors were very nice. Lightly bitter citrus with an earthy finish that was very appealing.

m: Sticky body with a nice lingering hop bite.

d: I generally expect over the top hops in a harvest ale, but I really like what they did here. Damn tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 10:49:33 | More by DIM
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Thur123

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Terrapin so fresh and so green green ipa

The look is a very clear orange color, no haze what so ever and a bit of white head at the top. The smell is faint. A mix of bitter and sweet hops with a solid malt base. Not too much in the nose or mine isn't working right now. Maybe a bit of booze actually. But it's faint. 

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The flavor is hop rich but I'm afraid I've had this a bit too late. All my hop favorites are there, orange grapefruit bitter rind and even herbal notes. The malt is sweet and grainy and balances the whole thing nicely. Very drinkable and I can only imagine how nice it was fresh. 

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 04:54:42 | More by Thur123
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2011 17:54:56 | More by clayrock81
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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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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

Maryland

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
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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