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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green - Terrapin Beer Company

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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 21
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
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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Ratings: 384 | Reviews: 167
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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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)
3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of elgiacomo
2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22oz bomber, bottled Sept 30, 2010 (per the case stamp).

Pours clear amber with a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a light wispy cap and only leaves a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is fairly weak, but does feature some grassy, earthy, floral hops, a bit of citrus, and some sweet bready malt, starts to pick up a bit of a medicinal note as it warms up.

Flavor is also fairly weak with some floral and grassy hops, some caramel malt and bread. Mild bitterness & mild sweetness. Finishes dry and watery.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick, low to medium carbonation.

Pretty meh...especially for $8 a bottle, but the bright side is that is makes me look forward even more to the Sierra Nevada Harvest awaiting in the fridge along with my last two bottles of the amazing Founders Harvest Ale.

Does get a bit better as it warms but is still unremarkable particularly if it is going to be categorized as an IPA (seems more like an APA to me, and even then it's weak sauce...)

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle:

The beer poured a nice deep amber/light orange color with a nice, thick white head that was well retained and left some nice lacing.

The beer had a really good hoppy aroma to it. The pine and citrus hops really dominated, nothing else could really be made out.

The taste followed the nose really well. Really good, solid, but not too overpowering hops flavor.

The beer had a medium mouthfeel to it. It was smooth and crisp, very drinkable and refreshing. Overall, I think that this is one of Terrapin's best side projects to date.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find myself to be a fan of fresh hop beers and this beer keeps that opinion alive. There's a definite freshness about this celebration of the hop. This isn't one of those knock-you-over-the-head-with-hops IPAs. It is a well balanced, flavorful, easy drinking IPA with good hop flavor as the focus of the composition. A solid, biscuit malt body holds its own in the face of the fresh hop goodness.
I would very much like to taste this next to Hopsecutioner and see which one I prefer. Quite similar beers as far as my beer memory goes; a side by side comparison would highlight the subtle differences.
Tasty. Smooth. Try it on for size.

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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i had this on tap last night at the j.clyde in birmingham for a cool beer event w/ terrapin and spike was in attendance as well.

a - poured a dark amber color into a pint glass with a nice "hat" on top the color of eggshell.
s - lots of good hop aroma in this one, very floral.
t - light hop bitterness with a hint of dryness and some slightly sweet malts to balance it out nicely.
m - thin to medium.
d - highly drinkable and very tasty wet hop beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Citra Hop

A hazy orange amber color with a thick off-white colored head that laces the glass.

Amazing aroma here....peach and apricot with some strong cut grass and citrus hop.

Wow....taste follows the aroma. A big peach, mango and citrus fruit flavor with a touch of grassy hop. There is a nice toasted malt flavor in the background with a good amount of sweetness. Finishes dry with minimal bitterness and a nice citrus, peach and toasted malt flavor. Definitely has that fresh nugs quality.

Medium body with some peppery carbonation. A bit of a sticky feel also. A nice dry finish.

I thought this beer was going to need to mellow, but it is perfect right now. Fruity, flavorful, and sweet without being cloying. Very drinkable beer. I'm glad I picked this up, I going to grab a few more of these tomorrow.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.91/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
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