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Terrapin Easy Rider - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Easy RiderTerrapin Easy Rider

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BA SCORE
82
good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 224
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 04-28-2012)
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a great 4-finger white bubbly, foamy head. Really nice retention and great lacing. Clear with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S – Bready, grainy, and sweet caramel malts with a nice hop aroma with grapefruit, orange, mango, and peach notes. One of the best smelling pale ales that I’ve tried.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel and bready malts and gradually builds to a nice hop bitterness with mostly grapefruit and orange notes. Really tasty.

F – Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a sticky and crisp mouthfeel, and a pleasantly bitter and dry finish. Bittersweet grapefruit hops linger for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a very tasty and drinkable beer. It actually impresses me much more than Sierra Nevada’s pale ale (blasphemy, I know). It looks, smells, tastes, and feels great. Just an all-around great beer from Terrapin.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 21:57:07 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint...

A. Pours a slightly cloudy, pale goldenrod. A nice half finger of crisp, white head with good retention. Excellent lacing.

S. Spent grains, wheat, and a subtle citrus zest profile from the hops. Mild fruitiness and caramel malt as well. Very clean and neat bouquet.

T. Light orange zest, grain, bread crust, and a mild bitterness on the finish. Extremely crisp and refreshing. Love it.

M. Highly carbed and light-bodied. Drinks almost like a pils.

O. This is a really nice Pale Ale. At 4.5%, it's ridiculously sessionable and packs a nice hop profile to boot. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 17:14:03 | More by siege06nd
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, golden hued with not much lasting head. The smell of hops is overpowering, good thing, lots ot citrus. Its defintly as advertised. Huge hop session. The flavor is amzing and the perfect lawmower beer for people who really like beer. The beer drinks thin but thats what they were going for. Great for the summer and i can see drinking this at the ballpark

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 00:02:14 | More by CampusCrew
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shand

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer pours out a orange-tinged golden color with a finger of head. The aroma is excellent, this has a huge hop nose, especially considering the ABV. Very fresh smelling, this just has loads of floral, citrus, and piney hops. The taste is also very fresh and crisp, bursting with citrus and floral hops, with a bit of a piney aftertaste. The malt hangs out in the back, providing a little bit of a toasty character. Delicious and very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is light and briskly carbonated. The drinkability on this beer is superb. I wouldn't mind a few boots of this one! Overall, this is a really good beer. I wish it weren't so damn expensive or I'd be drinking obscene amounts of it all summer. Hear me, Terrapin? I'd even swallow eight bucks a four-pack, but the twelve dollars my local store (that does lean towards the more expensive) is asking for this is insane. I'm not going to assume this beer is inexpensive to make, but there has to be an insane profit margin on this for Terrapin.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 02:52:23 | More by shand
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an oversized DFH snifter.

A: Glistening gold, with a very mean translucence. The head was both pillowy and somewhat large.

S: This had that certain something that all the great hop bombs possess: Strong, fresh hop compound with a good bit of wheat in there to boot. Sort of like a hopped up fresh clean cotton scent.

T: This reminded me of Gumballhead through and through. Seriously, it had the same taste profile and everything! Hop sizzle, wheat, and sort of a fruity finish.

M: I think the carbonation level was a bit lower than Gumballhead, but it still reminded me of it in spades. The bitterness lingered for a bit and so did the juicy hops.

O: I think this is a fantastic summer session beer... more than worthy of it's current overall rating here on BA.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 22:08:23 | More by Chaney
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-26-2012 02:41:20 | More by wilfonzo
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Dark orange gold. White 2 finger head. Nice lacing througout.

Smell: Citrus hops, medium malt, nice heavy hops

Taste: Decent citrus hops, medium roasted malts, nice dark bitter profile.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation with light to medium thickness.

Overall: Nice session ale, hoppy, but not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 05:57:26 | More by Josiah2729
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-28-2012 20:39:44 | More by mweso2000
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-15-2012 18:20:46 | More by HamGlade10
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-28-2012 20:24:52 | More by PthPndr
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CLanda

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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dcs1548

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-25-2012 23:16:03 | More by dcs1548
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JRed

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden in body with white bubbly head that leaves pretty lacing. The aroma is nice, Citra dry hop brings out mango, papaya, and grapefruit. Tastes of mango, papaya, bitterness in the background with some mint and evergreen. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great session pale but why the 4-pack? Tsk tsk

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 23:37:20 | More by JRed
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Kromes

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A golden color with a slight chill haze and a thin white head.

S: A nice fresh citrus hop aroma.

T: There are toasted malt flavors up front that give way to a nice citrus hop flavor. The finish is surprisingly clean, so clean that it gives the impression that the beer has a watered-down flavor.

M: Light with good carbonation. Refreshing. Clean finish. Makes this a great session beer.

O: Definitely a very good summer session release. If you're looking for a light refreshing beer with some hop kick, then this is it.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 21:47:46 | More by Kromes
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Florida Beer Company tapered pint. Label says seasonal 2012.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before becoming an 1/8 inch head. Very resilient ring of lacing that sticks to the glass a long time.

S- Piney, grassy hop nose with not much malt underneath. Smells fresh and floral.

T- The malt backbone comes through much better in the taste with some grainy cracker-like flavor. Mild bitterness from the hops along with a light amount of citrus. Overall a very decent balance.

M- Somewhat prickly from the hops with medium carbonation.

O- A very solid pale ale that's more hop forward.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 02:36:49 | More by Immortale25
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Terrapin Easy Rider from Terrapin Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.