Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.08/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle. best before the 2nd week of October in 2013.
A: very clear. crystal clear in fact. chestnut brown. head is slightly off-white and frothy. good retention and lacing.
S: a lot of caramel malt. rich. toffee even. I gotta say im getting a minor diacetyl here as well. underneath all this sweet caramel grain. virtually no hop aroma.
T: a little bit of caramel. a minor roast too. slightly metallic throughout the entire drink and especially in the finish. not getting as much diacetyl as I did on the nose, however still a little bit present. lingering caramel.
M: average/moderate carb on a light/medium body.
D: OK brew, but not that great. I would say this misses the mark on being an altbier stylistically. otherwise, really not that great of a brew regardless. pass from this guy.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 02:08:20 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
2.53/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Had no idea what style this was supposed to be; I remember thinking and saying "well, it doesn't taste bad, but it is probably the most boring beer I have had in a long time." It's reminiscent of many mediocre brewpub "Copper Ale" offerings. Altbier? I've been to Dusseldorf, this isn't an altbier. Maybe a year old bottle of Uerige, at best...
Over the years, I have become less and less of a Terrapin fan, had a blast at their brewery a couple years back, but it's been a long time since I was really impressed by them. White Chocolate MooHoo was nice enough and put them up a notch, but even the new super limited stuff still isn't doing all that much for me. Tree Hugger brought them back down to where they were before I had the WC MooHoo. Wake-n-Bake is always I treat when I see it, but unfortunately that release has made it's way into the "hyped up beer club".
Maybe the fact that they are 40ish% owned by MillerCoors has something to do with it, but I'm glad that more breweries are popping up in GA and offering something different than the (dare I say it) "Older/Larger" GA breweries.
Appearance: Copper color, thin white head.
Nose: Not much there, some barely, stale European hops.
Taste: Same as the nose, barley, a touch of hops.
Mouthfeel: dry enough, and rounded. Probably the best attribute.
Overall: Year round offering...who's buying this? I suppose that this bottle could have been old and maybe it's more interesting fresh (I didn't notice a freshness date).
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 12:40:52 | More by pixieskid
Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.