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Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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368 Ratings

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12%
Wants: 10
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)
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

rye_so_serious, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of DragonHead
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a pint pub glass. Minimal Altbier experience - so grain of salt here. An honest review nonetheless.

A - Pours a dark coppery color with rubyish edges. 2 finger barely off white head that dissipates normally. Leaves great lacing down the glass. Excellent clarity - all beers should be this clear.

S - A mild, bready, spicy aroma. Maybe a little nutty, maybe just a touch of caramel, but I did not get much of a fruity smell.

T - Tastes surprisingly light, almost thin but not quite watery. Not much of a real aftertaste. Just a little spiciness but it is balanced well and somewhere between the hoppiness and maltiness. I got a moderate amount of carbonation that seemed about right. Very easy drinking beer with a good balance.

M - Almost like a lager beer mouthfeel. Very crisp. Didnt seem to have much more heaviness than a lager; not that I could find. Has a pretty good carbonation. Does not leave a coating on the tongue or soft palate that I might have expected. Has a good semi-dry finish.

O - I dont have a tremendous amount of experience with Altbier, but the of few I've tried this one seems to be a good enough representation. Not really my cup-of-beer but pretty decent. Has a very nice hoppy/malty ratio. I might accidentally have this again for a change from my daily drinker but it would not replace it. I'm sure I will finish the other 5, but I'm not running to the store yet, it will be a while. If you like it crisp and well balanced but just a little leaning to the malty side, then this beer might be for you. Cheers!

DragonHead, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

RyanAU, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

WMD-1002, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ROGUE16, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

FIN, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

mikehillman, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

KevinGordon, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

bcoutu, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ImpactDan, Sep 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

mikeincharleston, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

BlueMoon10, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Hophead21, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Outstanding Alt Bier. great with Robusto cheese. Poured into a .5l cylinder named Spaten.

A - Pours a clear nut brown with an inch of sticky head that leaves many lace rings.

S - Nice. Caramel, toasted malt with a little hops. Smells balanced. Sweet, old world.

T - This is a a great Altbier with mild toasted malt meeting sweet caramel malt. includes grassy, herbal and ice tea notes. Old wood. Really great flavor straight out of Dusseldorf.

M - Medium body with good weight and perfect finish.

Overall - Must try for style. Must try for great brewer.

Act25, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

pfaucett, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

zekeman17, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

mhaugo, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

KeyWestGator, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

WaterCzar, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dsshuck, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Mantooth, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, dark fruit, fruit hop, smoke, and subtle dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, milk chocolate, cream, dark fruit, earth, and earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This really wasn’t a bad brew, but on the flavor the earthiness kind of threw it off for me in all honesty. If it would not have been for the earthy bite on this one it could have definitely been a top-tier brew for the style while being brewed here in the States. Just about everything else on this one was just about spot-on. Glad I got the chance to try this one, but Terrapin does have more solid offerings.

thagr81us, Sep 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Mark5252, Sep 11, 2013
Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.