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: 48 | 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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Photo of tdm168
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale amber with a large, dense, foamy, off white head that has great retention. The nose is cirtusy and earthy; little to no malt aromas. The flavor is rather subdued; very light, bready malt and very light, citrusy, grassy hops. There are some piny notes as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, well carbonated, and a little crisp at first.

For me this is a pretty underwhelming IPA. It's not bad, but the flavors are light and there's nothing that really grabs my attention. I would definitely go with their Hopsecutioner over this offering. (572 characters)

Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra from mdfb79 - Thanks Dan!

Wet hopped with 2011 Challengers
22oz to pint glass - notes taken on 04/18/12

A: Pour is a very clear darkened caramel amber color with a good three fingers high of thick khaki head. Stacked and cakey with big pockets of air bubbles that eventually settle leaving curtains of sticky lace upon the glass.

S: Does actually smell of fresh greens at first. Like newly cut grass. Hay-like even. Some soft underlying citrus fruit aromas there and a big malty sweet note persists.

T: Taste is real grassy too. Fresh cut alfalfa in a glass. Malts are caramelly sweet and a bit chewy giving quite the bready impression. Hints of pine and citrus but hops seem to drop out rather quick leaving me a bit unsatisfied with this one. Has a nice bitter astringency but the caramel malts seem to take over here.

M: Medium in body with a lighter mouthfeel to it. Nice dry crisping finish and a touch of oily slick linger.

D: This was okay but a bit of a let down for a wet hop IPA...especially given it's name and origin. Some nice fresh grassy notes but much maltier in the end. Way better stuff out there!
Glad to have tried this one though. (1,179 characters)

Photo of FanofHefe
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; no dating on the bottle. Mostly clear, amber body with a one-finger light tan head. Only a smattering of lacing.

The caramel malt aroma seems to overpower the hops. Still, a bit of hop aroma, mostly an earthy, slightly grassy aroma.

The flavor is a little better. The hops come through just a little more with some citrus flavor that balances decently with the malt. Still, a little sweet overall.

Medium to light mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but not in the top tier of IPAs. (510 characters)

Photo of mymrnngjckt
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oured from a bomber into my trusty Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours a dark / golden brown. Smell is not too strong. Small amounts of floral. No citrus. Taste is spot on for a fresh hop. Not overpowering in the hop department but enough hop presence to make it satisfying for the hop lover. Well carbonated and easily drinkable.

A good beer. (338 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip beer is clear and amber to orange with moderate carbonation, a decent head and some lacing. Looks OK.

Doesn't smell like an IPA, the hop character is low and the nose is sweet.

Beer is medium to light in body and tastes better than it smells but it still is more like an APA than an IPA. The hops just aren't here for that. The malt is good and nicely balance with moderate bitterness. Its decent. (419 characters)

Photo of UMNbeerhunter
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a HotD Tulip on 2/23/11.

Pours a medium golden amber with a finger of head of off frothy white head. After the head dissipates it leaves the littlest of fine white lacing.

Smells of fresh citrus hops but the smell is not as strong as I had hoped it to be.

Taste does have a strong hop presence but the malt really stands out in this one. The taste actually reminds me of a really fruity barley wine that was just bottled and the hops are still kickin around.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. For a fresh hop IPA I expected it to have more resin after taste left in my mouth after the swallow but this has almost no after taste at all.

Drinkability is moderate. Its a good beer but I don't find anything spectacular about it. It does have a good ABV for a good round of drinking(6.6) but Terrapin would have to do some tweaking if this ever was turned into more then just a one off. It could however be a very good choice as a base for a IPA/DIPA tasting. (979 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of pint glasses. Thanks go Barscream for hooking me up with this. Thanks Greg!

Pours a clear copper, with a finger of foamy off-white head. This retains with a thin foamy layer that stays rich and leaves back some soapy looking lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy and spicy smelling with some notes of damp earth and green citrus. Underlying malt character, including caramel and bread, mix in and deliver an earthy tanginess in the nose.

The hops in the taste are fairly earthy feeling with a certain amount of grittiness to them. Bitter citrus rind gives this some assertiveness while caramel and bread from the malts help soften things up a bit. This finishes VERY dry with a leafy bitterness that sticks around on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp creaminess that expands out into the mouth that then intertwines with some oily textures from the hops. Alcohol is well hid and has no impact on the body or drinkibility.

This wasn't too bad for a Fresh Hop Ale, even with a few months on it, but it didn't exactly blow me away either. The hops still had a fresh grassy quality to them, and this seemed well balanced and drinkable enough for what it was. This is more of a middle-of-the-road Side Project effort here from Terrapin. (1,327 characters)

Photo of Holland
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (414 characters)

Photo of Lerxst
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A vigorous pour produced a thin off white head that disappeared immediately and left just a few wisps of lace. Poured a clear amber.

S-Nose is a bit tame and subdued, but I am picking up pine, citrus hops and a touch of malt.

T-Follows the nose with the pine/citrus hop combo and the touch of malt. A bit earthy/grassy as well.

M-A touch thin, crisp carb bite with a dry finish.

D-Goes down easily enough it just doesn't inspire me to have another. (455 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear golden brown with a small, white head that receded to a wispy collar. Floral aroma, fresh and earthy, grass, and lightly toasted bread. More of the same in the taste, lots of fresh hops, dancing between floral and citrus, grassy, and lightly bready and organic. Medium-bodied and crisp, nicely drinkable. (364 characters)

Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 batch brewed with Challenger Hops. Served at Taco Mac Decatur in an 11 oz. glass. Reviewed from Notes.

(Appearance) A Solid clear orange. Very translucent. White cream head with some droopy lacing. A nice complete surface cover drapes the glass. Moderate carbonation on the sides. Darker, wetter and bolder looking than the average IPA. 3.5

(Smell) Smooth laid-back bready wet hop aroma is the dominant smell. Very noticeable bread tones in background for a malty base makes this a calm, but balanced ipa. Aroma is somewhat weak and should be more potent in some regard. 3.5

(Taste) Well-balanced bready malt and hop base and a mildly crisp hop finish. A more malt-heavy character than dry hopped IPAs. Mild and enjoyable but a gradual drinker. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Quite smooth and calm, could be more bold. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium, heavy for an IPA due to the malt and wet hop flavor, it's one to drink in smaller portions. 3.5

(Overall) A Mildly enjoyable but not super impressive Terrapin brew. Much more malt heavy in flavor than I'd have hoped for, less hop character. Might get this once a year. 3.5

Terrapin Beer Company's
So Fresh & So Green Green (2011 Challenger Hops)
3.5 (1,204 characters)

Photo of gatorbreath
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber to pint glass

orange/straw hazy hue with a cream colored foamy head. lacing is def noticeable.. smell is caramels and malt taste is malty with a sneaky intrusion of some mild hop flavors, then it is gone, and the flavor is back to malt. this is a little over carbonated for my taste, not a huge huge fan of this.. (321 characters)

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Poured a nice amber or light orange color nice foamy head that left some pretty good lacing.

S= To me I really didn't smell to much going on in this beer. I guess you could say there is a little bit of pine hops in this one but not to much in the nose.

T= To me it tasted pretty good it was clean and crisp to me not a "hop bomb" or anything like that.

M= Medium in body clean and crisp.

D= Really drinkable. It is fresh and clean but normally not what I expect from a fresh hop beer. I think it's missing some hops. (523 characters)

Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green appears a surprisingly light brown/yellow. The head is a very light foamy cappuccino color. Its retention is good, but the lacing is average.

Its aroma has some bright citrus fruit notes, along with a slightly piney hint. For what the beer is, I expected a much bigger aroma.

The taste starts off with little flavor, going into the mid palate it does become far more complexed. It is very well balanced as the malt sweetness gives a nice balance to the beginning of the hop onslaught. The finish finally lives up to the billing of this IPA. It has citrus and piney bitterness and is to the edge of overwhelming, as it continues to play on the palate for minutes.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side, but the carbonation is light.

Overall, Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green is very well balanced and drinkable. Although it is as hoppy as expected it is surprisingly sessionable. I gave this beer a try because I have never had a "wet hopped" beer, so I would suggest it to anyone who has not tried one as well. (1,050 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep clear amber in color. Forms a thin, but stable, off-white, bubbly, rocky head. Little lacing.

S: For a fresh hop beer, there is a strong malt component to the aroma. Aroma is also very "green" and herbaceous. Almost to the point of being minty or reminiscent of parsley.

T: Much like the aroma, this beer is rather malty with more of the herbaceousnecss. Parsley-like. Mildly sweet. Mild to moderate bitterness. The herby flavor hangs on the tongue.

M: Medium in weight, though somewhat sticky, with appropriate carbonation.

D: A decent beer, with a very fresh, herbal taste, but somehow this beer fails to showcase the beauty of the fresh hop. (659 characters)

Photo of Jerone
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Amber color with a slightly red tinge, off white head that goes away after a few mins and leaves fair lacing.

S - Some floral hops with sweet malts mingling a touch of citrus but not much.

T - Sweet bread and caramel tasting malt up front gives way to floral hops that have a touch of spice, not very bitter, needs more hops and less malt imho.

M - Light to medium on the mouthfeel with low carbonation, doesn't coat mouth like you would hope but is not bad.

O - While the beer tastes good i am dissappointed in the absence of hop flavor, more malt taste than hops in a wet hop ale shouldn't happen. (611 characters)

Photo of theboozecruise
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a deep orange color, darker than a typical IPA. There's an impressive head with good retention and lacing.

It's hoppy... very hoppy. It's a more floral hop note with a little bit of sweetness to it. Pretty good.

The flavor is just more of the same... hoppy, not a lot of balance. It's good but not great on the flavor.

The mouthfeel is good, despite the dominant hops there really isn't a bad aftertaste at all.

Not a bad IPA, but not one I'd reach for again with other IPAs on the shelf. (555 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)

Photo of SLeffler27
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber, with a two-inch, tinted, rocky head that sticks around, leaving webbing on a pint glass.

So Fresh is a bit fusil up front with notes of orange and pine sap in the background. Pine comes forward as it warms.

Moderately bitter with some grapefruit and caramel. Warmth brings tea flavors and the lingering finish has late orange flavors in it.

A medium to full body with a sticky texture and light carbonation. Alcohol is as expected by ABV, but less than expected by aroma. This one is dry, finish to end.

A beer to relax with while watching football and eating nuts or pretzels. (600 characters)

Photo of axeman9182
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, pleasantly surprised to find this one on shelves up in NJ, poured into my Duvel tulip.

The beer pours a surprisingly dark amber. The bone colored head comes together and gathers up to about 2.5 fingers in height. Lacing and retention are both just a tad underwhelming. Nose is great, a hint of caramel (but not as much as I might have expected given the dark color) and then a massive dose of resinous hops come crashing through. After the great nose the flavor is a little bit of a letdown. The caramel presence is bigger (read: a little bit too big) on my palate. A pretty solid punch of bitterness comes across next, but the hop flavor on the back end is a mess. There's a suggestion both of pine and flowery herbal notes, but no real cohesion. In addition, these come across rather abruptly, the flavors don't have any staying power at all. The body is a little bit more rich than normal for an IPA, and the carbonation is pretty bubbly as well. The result is a sort of creamy mouthfeel that I'm really enjoying. So Fresh and So Green, Green is a solid IPA, but not the standout experience that I expected my first fresh hop ale to be. (1,153 characters)

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Ward's in Atlanta.

A: very nice light copper color with good lacy head
S: mild nose with some malt but more fruity hops
T: good IPA, well-balanced between malt and hops, not OTT with hop bitterness but generally decent but nothing extremely outstanding
M: good, malty with nice hop balance
D: good, easy drinking IPA that's not too bitter like most American IPAs (376 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and poured with a thin white head that faded into lacy patterns of bubbles. There is a light amount of visible carbonation.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of citrusy and piney hops along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink, although I couldn't see myself having more than one of these in a single sitting. (570 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Al's of Hampden served in a pint glass. Appears a perfectly clear light copper color with a light touch of amber hues. A thin film is all that appears for the head which is stained a yellowish to tan color. A minor amount of spotty lace clings to the glass.

The aroma of this brew is grainy sweet caramel malt. It is lightly citrus and herbal hops that are not nearly as bold as one would expect from a fresh hop offering.

The taste is slightly astringent alcohol, it is warming and moderately bitter. The taste of green leafy hops is present tasting grassy, lightly herbal, piny and a touch of citrus rind. A fair backing of caramel malt provides a foundation of sweetness. As it warms, some yeastiness develops and clings inside the mouth tasting young.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is drinkable but not wowing with hop character for a fresh hop ale. Quite a bold amount of alcohol flavoring, very forward for less than 7%. Overall impression of this brew is that it is quite forgettable. (1,041 characters)

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

Very nice clear amber color.

Aroma is elusive, as in not much there, but I pick up a faint grapefruit and coniferous resin.

Flavor is kinda spicy and floral with ambiguous tropical/ citrus notes. Maybe I taste the alcohol too, but this is not a super strong beer at all.

Medium body with a sweet leaf finish. And I don't mean Ozzy.

I would drink this again, btu I wouldn't pay the $8.49 it cost when Sierra Harvest is better at $4.99 (437 characters)

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

Big thanks to BC4MFRED1 for the chance!

A - pours amberish red with a decent sized head on it.

S - the nose is sweet, earthy hops with some onion funk and caramel malt. The more this warmed, the more the citrus hops popped.

T - taste is similar. Lots of caramel malts up front give way to a pleasant amount of earthy, citrusy hops. Ends with a sweet coriander and orange rind flavor. I think I missed the fresh part of this beer and the taste suffered a little due to the age. However, it was still a really pleasant beer, just not as hoppy as other wet hop beers I have tried.

M - nice, full, and creamy

D - pretty solid wet IPA. I wish I could have tried it more toward its bottling date. (695 characters)

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