Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.25/5 rDev -6.9%
On-tap at Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
A: The beer is dark amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of fruity malts are present in the nose along with notes of sweet toasted malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of fruity yeast and toasted malts along with hints of herbal hops.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but having been to Düsseldorf this doesn't taste to me like a true altbier.
08-19-2013 23:22:21 | More by metter98
3.66/5 rDev +4.9%
16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Dark amber body in color, clear, with an inch of ivory suds and good lacing action on the way down.
Smell: A mash-up of malt notes, toasted bread, toasted grains, a smidgen of caramel given a sprinkling of dried herb and dehydrated fruits.
Taste: A bit toasty, grainy, with a thin caramel edge and just a touch of sweetness. Lightly herbal hops, medium-light bitterness. Light estery quality about it, with roundabout, albeit modest hints of apple, apricot, and golden raisin. Drying, malt-accentuated, and still faintly fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It's fairly sufficient, for an Americanized altbier.
03-22-2013 16:06:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.81/5 rDev +9.2%
This poured out as a amber-brown color with a cream colored head on top. The retention is pretty good and the lacing is pretty good also. The smell of the beer has some toasted notes and some earthy caramel on the nose. The taste is malty, toasted and some subtle earthy hops in the late finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, dry and nicely carbonated. Overall I was struggling to figure out what style this was before looking it up. It's not a bad beer. It got better as I drank it.
05-25-2013 22:27:06 | More by Knapp85
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
10-28-2013 21:35:38 | More by oberon
3.44/5 rDev -1.4%
This is definitely a more hearty and robust altbier than I would normally expect. Smooth feel, sure. But for an altbier, not exactly what I'd be anticipating. Oddly nutty. More appropriate for a nut brown ale than anything else. Smooth feel. This is a nice enough beer, but not really conforming to the style.
06-27-2013 05:16:41 | More by RblWthACoz
4.15/5 rDev +18.9%
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.
05-07-2013 02:07:34 | More by Jason
3.08/5 rDev -11.7%
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a frothy slightly off-white head. This stays rich, leaving a decent bit of sticky and sudsy looking lace back. The aroma smells sweet with a light roastiness to it that mixes with a green citrus element to give off a nice tanginess in the nostrils. The taste is a smooth mix of caramel sweetness, light roasty (almost nutty in a way) accents and bitter earthy citrus character that lingers in the finish with some dryness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mellow crispness in the mouth. This was kind of weird. The astringency of the roast and citric hops combined to give this an almost tart or souring flavor in spots. It doesn’t seem quite as clean as it should be for an Alt.
08-01-2013 20:04:47 | More by Kegatron
3.23/5 rDev -7.4%
Served on-tap at Iron Monkey in Jersey City, NJ
A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation (mostly stuck as medium to large bubbles along the edges of the glass) and some faint brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of malts - toasted and fruity with a light to moderate amount of sweetness.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of sweet toasted malts with some light notes of fruity yeasts (with some hints of apple) along with light amounts of herbal hops. Light hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.
O: Easy to drink but does not really seem like a true Altbier to me, guess I was spoiled from spending a week in Düsseldorf. I don't think I would get another of these and I am someone that appreciates the style.
08-22-2013 11:29:19 | More by dbrauneis
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
Terrapin : Tree Hugger
Pours a sexy light brown, with a soapy froth which laces its way down the pint glass. Good clarity, copperish when held to light.
In the aroma, toasted malts and bread.
Flavors of bread, malt, and very light noble hops. Mildly bitter but finishes clean and balanced.
Overall, a low strength, medium flavored German alt. Well executed light version of the style, but not top notch.
05-23-2013 23:09:50 | More by Stinkypuss
Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.