Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.59/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep brown with a 1.5 finger thick tan head. Great head retention and chunky lacing.
Aroma of toast, caramel, and some light coffee. There are some grassy and floral notes in the background from the hops.
Really great flavor up front with toast, caramel, and a little bit of candy sweetness. There is even a bit of a cola taste. Floral and grassy hops come in along with a fairly high bitterness but this seems to kind of wash away the other flavors. The real downfall of this beer is the mouthfeel. It is so watery it's unbelievable. This along with an almost harsh bitterness makes this beer a little less enjoyable.
A nice attempt by Terrapin at an Alt. Really good initial flavor but the mouthfeel and bitterness kills it. Glad I got a single and not a six pack.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2013 23:20:05 | More by rangerred
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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 270 ratings.