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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 daliandragon
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (766 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (618 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to cdflem for including this as an extra.

Appearance: Filtered, the color is transparently amber, with a touch of ruby in the middle. A fizzy off-white head forms initially but quickly fades to a ring and a few spots on top. Not really any lace.

Smell: A little bit of bready malt and then a long, full pine aroma. Not incredibly strong, but it seems like the wet hops have a more robust aroma.

Taste: Some biscuity malt up front, but the focus is on the robust pine hops. A full and bitter flavor, the wet hop flavor really comes through. I like that the taste really lets the flavor of the wet hops come through, the problems is just that that flavor either isn't amazing or that aspect of the beer is not executed that well. Bitterness builds and sticks around through the finish.

Mouthfeel: It starts crisp on the tongue, with a creaminess coming into play as the sip progresses. A ton of oily hop residue left on the tongue, sort of a paint-peeling effect on the tongue.

Drinkability: This is all right. I haven't had a wet hop beer that I loved yet. The search continues. (1,138 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 oberon
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass a slight hazed copper /bronze with a nice tight formed one finger white head,some faint pine and light toasted caramel malt notes in the nose,a little tame in my opinion.First thing I noticed when drinking is the near watery feel to the beer,it took away from the flavors,mild pine and citrus hop flavors meld with a biscuity malt base with neither really getting the upper hand.Eh this is not one of the better fresh hop ales out there,its not horrific its just a little to simple I think. (525 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 maximum12
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One quick review before we're off next door, where there is no motorized vehicle involved in getting home, though it is uphill, unfortunately. Thanks to stormking47 for this bottle, again, with the amount of beer he sent me, I'll be thanking him for a while yet.

Pours a pure copper kettle. Smell is mixed for a fresh hop brew, pale malts with a hint of Metallica, far too little citrus.

So Fresh & So Green Green is false advertising as a fresh hop beer. Fresh malts, perhaps, because they're driving this bus, terrifically sweet up front with lush honey. Hops are secondary, mostly floral & bittering, but they're drowned in the sweetness, which comes rushing back in after the hops pass, quickly. Very sticky, you can discern the resins of the fresh hops - but where did the taste go?

Pretty routine as an IPA, disappointing for a fresh hop. Heavy-handed on the malts, light on the hops, this isn't a bad beer, but it's certainly not what I expected. (959 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  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 (696 characters)

Photo of younger35
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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!! (1,413 characters)

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

So Fresh & So Green, Green has a dark copper colored body and a tan head that has decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has a bit of pale malt in the background, but it mostly focuses on the hops, especially fresh hops. Grassy, earthy flavors mix with bitterness and citrus.

I'm a fan of most fresh hop beers, and this one is no exception. Moderate bitterness comes with all kinds of fresh hop flavors. Citrus flavors lean more toward blood orange than grapefruit, and that juicy citrus mixes with loads of fresh cut grass and spicy earth flavors. A little bit of pale malt pops up, but just enough to provide a backbone. The finish has some more bitterness and hop flavor, mostly citrus notes. Overall the bitterness is muted in comparison to the hop flavors, which is something I have found with fresh hop beers; more hop flavor with less powerful bitterness.

The body is a little heavier than the average IPA, and as a result the beer feels a little bit creamy.

I went through this one really quickly. There is something about fresh hops that I love. (1,058 characters)

Photo of boomer31
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a copper transparent color with a white head. Darker than all other 'fresh hop' ales I've had.

S - Very fruity hop nose with a touch of caramel malt.

T - Sweet malt with a touch of pine. There is a sweetness that makes the hops fade to the back. Balanced but I was hoping for more hop bitterness.

M - Nice high carb, no lingering taste of hop or sweetness.

D - Very drinkable though I was hoping for more hops

Overall a nice beer. Thought there would be more of a hop presence but still very good. (512 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (829 characters)

Photo of pmccallum86
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red golden color with a bubbly smooth head.

Smell is of wet fresh hops and caramel malts.

Taste is bitter fresh hops up front followed by a light malt backbone. Not as hoppy as I expected

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

Good drinkablility (273 characters)

Photo of cadaugherty
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra from mikesgroove- Thanks Mike

Appearance- Pours a lovely copper with 3 fingers of off-white head that takes a while to subside.

Aroma- A little bit of citrus but you have to work for it. Some malt sweetness here as well.

Taste- Meh, not much hop here. Lots of sweet malt backbone coming through though, makes me think of a marzen.

Mouth/Drink- Easy drinking. Doesn't leave much residue or aftertaste. Easy to take down a bomber by yourself.

Yes I know this beer is about two months old now so the hops will have faded. But I recently drank a Broo Doo and a High Tide that were roughly the same age and they both held up much better. (643 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 glazeman
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to mackey20 for this great extra!

A: Translucent and amber in color with a 1.5 finger white head that has moderate retention and nice lacing.

S: This is not a very strong smelling beer. I had to dig very deep into this beer to find a little bit of citrus hops. There's some acetone acidity up front with a little bit of citrus behind, but not even enough to pinpoint a certain fruit or smell.

T: The taste is that of piney hops with a bit of bitterness at the finish. This is not a hop bomb, but finishes with a nice, appropriate level of bitterness. The flavors up front however, are somewhat lacking and are nowhere near as intense as I would hope for. There's some malt caramel flavor that balances out the piney hops at the start.

M: I felt like this beer could use slightly more carbonation, as I like IPAs to be a little bit more crisp on the palate and this one kind of sat fat and heavy.

D: At 6.6% ABV this is a very drinkable beer, however it is not overly complex or interesting. I feel that while I COULD drink a large amount of this, my desire to do so would not be overly high. (1,112 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (1,425 characters)

Photo of fear025
2.55/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aroma:I get some green hops in the aroma, but it's mild. There is also a little some sweet malt aroma.

Appearance:Amber in color. Low head with poor retention.

Taste:Strong grapefruit flavor in the foretaste, lasting through the aftertaste as grapefruit rind. The aftertaste is also a little sickly sweet.

Mouthfeel:The hop astringency is prominent in this beer. The bittnerness lends acrid mouth puckering feelings.

Drinkability:I don't know how fresh this bottle was, it seemed to lack the kind of kick that fresh hops should provide, with some of the raw green notes that I do expect in a fresh hop beer. (611 characters)

Photo of Thur123
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
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.  (620 characters)

Photo of wvsabbath
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden yellow/tan. Not much of a head.

Smell - Some skunky 'wet' hops, malts, honey, citrus, sugars

Taste - Wow, very nice. Honeymelonish flavored hop influenced beer. Very smooth, tastly, not bitter at all, sweet hops. I Really liked how well hidden the alcohol was and how the malts sweentened it up

Mouthfeel - Its thin and sweet, so it didnt last long but was sweet on tounge, palette and throat. You can really enjoy the mellow and fruit hop aftertaste for a few seconds.

Drinkabilty - Its rather low alcohol %, and being sweet, this needs to be a summertime release cause i so can see myself having a few on a 90 degree day on the pourch or at the pool. I really think this beer would be much more loved as a june release, its winter now, its stout time, not sweet hoppy time. This is a nice pleasent beer, i enjoyed it. (871 characters)

Photo of crosamich
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little darker than I expected. Aroma falls flat for me on this one actually with some alcohol in the nose. With the wet hop variety i don't necessarily expect overpowering hops in the face. Little bit of sweetness would be a good base were there more hops here. There are some pleasant green notes behind this. Mouthfeel is full and could drink a bunch of these but I probably would find something else. (403 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass

Pours 1 finger of khaki white head. Good retention with some thick lacing. Color is a clear mahogany copper.

Aroma: Fresh floral/herbal hops. Kind of piney. Orange citrus with some grapefruit. It is pretty fresh and earthy.

Taste: A somewhat decent twist from the nose. Bready malts stick out right away. Kind of has a biscuit flavor as well. Some grassy and pine hops with a bit of citrus blend.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of sticky.

Overall, it is a bit above average fresh hop. It isn't bad, but nothing sticks out very much. Decent drinkability. Half a bomber was a good amount for me. (696 characters)

Photo of Seanibus
2.03/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Major league disappointment - weak and thin and lacking in anything that speaks of fresh hops. Pours clear amber with a fluffy white head. The aroma is essentially absent, which surprised me a great deal. At least until I tasted it, which explains a lot. The flavor is weak to the point of watery, like a poorly steeped sun tea: there is a little whiff of wheaty malt, but sorely lacking in substance. The hops are disaster - weak and tea-like with no serious aroma or flavor and a very mild tannic bitterness. This is the worst excuse for a fresh hop beer I have encountered. (576 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a clear copper color with a 1 finger antique white head of tiny bubbles that slowly settles to form a nice coaster. Mixed nose of both hops and malt with notes of citrus and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a somewhat subtle and not that strong hop presence. Some soapy quality as well in the taste. Nice lace as the beer settles. Even for only 6.6%, the alcohol is present in the flavor. Overall, this is just an ok beer. I wold have liked to see a more prevalent hop forward flavor and nose. (535 characters)

Photo of bonkers
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a SA perfect pint glass. The pour is deep, clear copper, sticky 2 inch white head. The aroma is fresh cut grass mixed with citrus. The flavors mimick the nose, grassy hops, citrus notes and sweet pine. It has a lingering finish, grassy. It is medium bodied, average carbonation. The hop choice did not work for me and I was expecting more from a wet hopped brew. (390 characters)

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.