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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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Reviews: 172
Hads: 420
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 20%
Wants: 24
Gots: 56 | 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: 172 | Hads: 420
Photo of Jerone
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of jeremy13586
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle that my girlfriend got in a case from her beer club at work. We ended up splitting the bottle. Only date on the bottle is "2011 Challenger Hops".

Copper colored beer that poured a two finger off-white fluffy head. As the head went away, it left behind some nice sticky lacing.

Light grassy hops with some tiny notes of lemon. Sweet malt seems pretty prevalent to me.

Surprisingly malty for the style. I'm not saying that it wasn't hoppy, because it was. There was a grassy and spicy hoppiness that was nice and mellow, but I was expecting it to be a bit more pronounced. Is it because of the hops used? Is it because I waited so long to drink this fresh hopped ale? I don't know. Either way, meh.

Standard body and carbonation for an IPA. The finish was nice and clean.

This was a big let down in the hop department, and that was the biggest surprise to me. It was easy to drink, so I have to give it that. I'd try it in the future if they end up brewing this again and changing the hops, but until then, I don't plan on buying another bottle.

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Photo of birchstick
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this 22oz bottle at the Georgetown Deli (Wilkes-Barre) on 25JAN12, for $9.99. Label says it's made with fresh, wet 2011 Challenger hops. Time to indulge.

I poured 2/3 of the bottle into an imperial nonic. It is a bright, medium golden color, with a slight bit of haze. Carbo is scattered and passive, with very little head to speak of, save for a few white bubbles at the rim. A little lacing is present, though not all too much. The aroma is decent, suggesting a semi-sweet, fruity marmalade. The body is middle of the pack, with the feel being mostly smooth with a bit of light, airiness.

The flavor has some subtle fruity notes, with orange and tangerine coming through, albeit in a mild manner. More easily noted is a bitter hop aspect, a suggestion of earthy spiciness, and a hint of mint lurking in the background. Well, while this may supposedly be fresh, it doesn't present much in the way of "oomph". It's decent, but does not leave you yearning for more; especially at $9.99!! Prosit!!

3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


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Photo of TechTriumph
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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)

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Photo of tdm168
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of match1112
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one and a half finger of off white head sits atop a clear copper colored body. as it slowly recedes some lacing is left behind and a thin spotty cap on top is all that is left. smell and taste are both the same. they are filled with citrus and pine hops, with a bready malt body. mouthfeel is a little oily with decent carbonation and a medium body feel. a long dry finish leaves you wanting more of this easy drinking ipa. overall this is very drinkable, ingredients are subtle and blended well. nothing is overpowering in this beer.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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Photo of scottyg354
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Coppery amber in color. Medium size creamy white head about 1/2" thick. Some light lacing. Nothing major.

S: Piney and citrusy. Some sweet breads notes. Really nice and fresh.

T: nice mellow hop character. Hops are up front followed by a smooth bready characteristic. Again really nice.

M: Smooth, refreshing and crisp.

O: Sometimes your not looking for a punch in your face hop character. If your having one of those days this is your beer. Excellent. I'd recommend.

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Photo of gatorbreath
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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..

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a dimpled mug

Pours a pretty amber, clean and bright. A two finger ecru cap falls to form a thin collar and leaves some dots of lace behind.

Hmm. Fresh hop IPA? I know this is probably close to two months old, but boy have these hops faded. This is more of a dry hopped lager, not sure what the other reviews say.

The aroma is earthy and musty with a clean, crisp lager yeast like aroma. Some faint oranges and pine are a little difficult to pick out.

On the palate, this guy is very similar to the nose. Clean and crisp throughout with some earty spice up front. Orange rind and pine needles come through in the finish. Some lingering juicy orange.

Medium body, clean and crisp on the finish. This truly reminds me of a dry hopped lager and not a wet hop ipa.

A nice beer that I think a little age hurt. Still, if this was intended to be a fresh hop lager, this is well above average. But as a fresh hop ipa, this is short of middle of the road.

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Photo of Holland
3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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

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Photo of thedoubler55
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kbuzz
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of WMEugene
4.36/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of tempest
2.66/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Tripphop
2.16/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Emerson1310
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

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Photo of livewire05
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a deep amber color with foamy, but quickly dissolving head. Good lacing. As for the smell, hops are evidently there, but they're not terribly overwhelming. Some citrus. Taste-wise, I was expecting a little more pizzazz. There's a muted bitterness to this medium bodied beer, but it didn't blow me away. In my opinion its still a slightly above average IPA, maybe good for a change of pace every once in a while, but nothing that would drag me away from my current favorites.

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Photo of One2Remeber
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft poured into a snifter. This is the Challenger version.

A: Orangish-red colored body, looks like an apple color. Transparent. Head is creamy, Quite not so white. Looks absolutely delicious, and lighter bodied for style.

S: Smells like a barelywine as far as alcohol content is concerned, just not as dominant or overbearing. Extremely clean smell like a freshly cut red apple. Undertone of spicy hops but nothing to kill your nostril.

T: Wow! Doesn't hit the palate immediately, but after a Brooklyn minute an unique hop presence shines without having a typical lingering bitterness. I get a gummy hop taste that is very different; I usually associate gummy with malt notes, like bready/biscuity. Reminds me of gummy bears.

M: The hop presence is very warm and wet, almost sticky. Bitterness is up front, more from the carbonation, then transitions to mellow, lightly spicy hop notes that are one of a kind.

D: Excellent brew. I know this is really fresh which helps with the review; the whole point of the beer is too drink fresh to enjoy the fresh hops. One-of-a-kind that will broaden the pallets of hop-heads:)

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Photo of Viciousknishs
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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!

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Photo of JayS2629
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.