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Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

377 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 377
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 07-26-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by CBlack85:
Photo of CBlack85
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Willi Becher glass

The beer pours a medium brown, copper color with a huge rocky tan head that slowly fades into a substantial amount of sticky lacing

the aroma is toasty and clean, typical of the style, with some moderate caramel notes.

The flavor closely follows the nose with a big dose of toasted grains, and caramel malts. There is hint of dried fruit in the aftertaste, almost raisin-esque. For the most part the flavor is clean and typical of the style.

The body is a little light for the style, and though not quite watery, it is lacking in mouthfeel.

Overall, the beer is not a bad attempt at the style from a brewery that puts out mostly American style ales. Maybe I am just spoiled with one of the best German lager breweries in my backyard (OMB), but there is still work to be done on this recipe.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After a nice good hard pour this beer comes out a full deep amber with a sticky one finger light tannish colored head,aone full ring of lace is left behind as it settles very very slowly.The aromas are very dissapointing with not much other than some iron/mettalic notes coming thru.The body is smooth just a tad light,but the smoothness for the style was nice.Dryer on the palate with some nuttiness and a firm crispness,some leafy hops and that metallic tinge in the finish.A beer I could drink all day,I may have liked a little more sweetness to it wich for me that is saying something.

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jonny1138
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of DWolf
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Dense rocky head, impressive with a clear reddish hue. Aromas of earthy malt, fresh grass, bread, and faintly herbal hop. Smooth, moderate sized body, wet, fresh grain, toasty, mineral, herbal, hay, very malty, hint of sweetness, clean, ample hop bitterness, drying finish.

Wow, Terrapin pretty much nailed the style here. Very well done.

Photo of JayEvans813
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dwren89
4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: light molasses brown with tan highlights, thin off white head, good clarity

Aroma: nutty with a slight sweet molasses hint, little bit of a yeasty fruitiness, slight toasty bread notes,

Taste: smooth, easy drinking with an embracing nuttiness with a slight sweetness and fruitiness to it. A great balance overall. Great malt character balanced by just enough bitterness

Mouthfeel: lager like mouthfeel, crisp and medium bodied but with a slight ale like thickness to it. Medium carbonation

Overall: Not quite as good as the german altbiers but definitely a very solid american interpretation. Expect nuttiness and slight sweetness on the tongue with a balanced finish.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JuniperJesus
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of tomgeorgia
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to terrapin and had this beer at the location itself. really great! a german alt bier that is very versitile, you can drink this beer year round. i have also like old mecklenburg copper ale but this one is better. A bit sweet but really nice. i hope terrapin keeps this one around and sells it outside the brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.