Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.45/5 rDev -6%
A: pours a slightly darker than golden color with a thin off-white head.
S: smells of bitterness and pine along with sweet pale malt.
T: bitterness with sweetness, some bread, and the pine flavor are present.
M: feels a bit light - I don't think it's the body, but could be the fine carbonation. Interesting feel.
O: drinkable, priced around $6 for a bomber. Not worth it for the price, but not a bad beer.
12-05-2011 00:58:54 | More by Holland
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
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
12-02-2011 04:43:24 | More by russpowell
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
2.8/5 rDev -23.7%
Poured from a bomber into my trusty snifter. could not find a date on the bottle, but it's labeled "2011 Challenger Hops"...
A: Pours light copper in color...kind of a burnt orange with sunset effect in the glass when held to different lights. Minimal head that faded pretty fast. Clear as can be with a fair amount of bubbles shooting up through it.
S: Sweet fruity hop nose. Definitely a bit muted...might be due to the age on the bottle, but is also probably attributable to the wet hops used. Not much else in the way of aroma.
T: Not as much bitterness up front as I would have wanted - in fact, there was barely any. Again, the taste is muted and actually gives you more caramel malt notes at the front of the palate. The taste seems a little empty to me. There is a very faint soapy hop bitterness, but not the fruity notes that I got in the nose. A little bit of a fresh cut grass thing going on here, perhaps.
M: Definitely on the thin side. Pretty highly carbonated. Not bad, but nothing special. Very easy-drinking beer.
O: Just not very impressive. Not ultra familiar with this hop variety, but I've had much better wet-hopped/hop harvest ales. Again, it just doesn't have anything that pops. The nose is weak as is the taste. Terrapin can and has done better than this.
11-13-2011 01:09:02 | More by kbuzz
4.38/5 rDev +19.3%
A - Orange/Amber color with a thick bubbly head and lacing is evident. Very, very attractive beer.
S - A balanced blend of piny & citrusy hops and caramel malts. I'm a little surprised at how balanced it is, considering it plays up the hops so much on the label. It's a very nice smell, just not quite as advertised.
T - Hoppier than the nose. Caramel malts dominate and give the beer a sort of thick chewy taste. The hops are present and delicious, but aren't bitter. It does do a nice job of balancing the flavors and tasting very natural.
M - As described above, it's a bit chewy and thick in taste - even though the body is more medium. Nice carbonation level with a smooth, hoppy finish.
O - I really liked So Fresh and So Green, Green. Besides the delightful OutKast reference, this has been a really delightful brew. It's not quite what the advertising would have you think it is, but it is a quality brew. It's extremely well-balanced without losing the essence of its ingredients. A delight!
11-11-2011 01:17:02 | More by WMEugene
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
11-07-2011 06:19:43 | More by tlazaroff
2.63/5 rDev -28.3%
Had a pint at Liberty St. Tavern and didn't bother finishing the glass. It wasn't very hoppy and there was a strong, vaguely cheesy off flavor. Has this been sitting out too long, maybe with an infection run a muck? There was a little smooth ester character and a touch of grapefruit, but not much. Watch out for this one.
11-07-2011 00:42:15 | More by tempest
2.15/5 rDev -41.4%
What a let down. I really enjoy most of the Terrapin brews, but this was a huge disappointment. Hops taste old and muted, there is nothing "green" about this beer. Color is standard, pale, whispy white foam, large inconsistent bubbles, head dissipates very quick. Aroma is absent, stale hops, smells like a wet burlap sack. Flavor is bleh, challenger hops, not my first choice. Really, a lackluster beer. I bought two so I could send one to a friend in California, but I am doing him a favor by struggling through this second bottle to write this shitty review. Try again with some good hops next year, please Terrapin.
11-05-2011 04:52:41 | More by Tripphop
3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
Got this fresh-shipped at TW here in Alexandria. 22oz bomber.
A: Reddish, coppery gold, clear. Nice 3-finger off-white head, and yes, lots of lacing on my Bells glass. Good amount of carbonation too.
S: Malts, little hops and little fruit/floral. Malts dominate.
T: Too much resins and pines, not enuff fruitiness. I am NOT into pines and resins, I prefer my crafts to have the sweeter, more grapefruit/citrus hop-style like in Pliny. Anyhow, alot of bitterness on the front of the tongue. Probably due to the British Challenger hop variety, instead of some of the sweeter American hop species.
O: Not something I intend to buy again. A wet-hopped beer, but they wet-hopped it with the wrong hops!! At 6.6% ABV, a sessionable beer. I would like to try this more fresh, like on tap...
11-03-2011 20:39:58 | More by Emerson1310
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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