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Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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372 Ratings

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 54
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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3.5/5  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
Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Mark5252, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

scotorum, Sep 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

jonathaniler, Sep 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

TwoForty, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -14.3%

WynnO, Sep 06, 2013
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.

dwren89, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Lovely85, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

D0mDelm0nt, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

jopezu, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

crownrl28, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

kylehay2004, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

nickfl, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of adamguillette
4/5  rDev +14.3%

adamguillette, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a dark copper with ruby edges. The huge fluffy head stays around forever and leaves superb lacing behind when it finally dwindles. The nose is surprisingly mild - maybe some breadiness, but that is all. The flavor is malty, but light - not quite what I might call thin, but certainly NOT full-bodied. The finish is pleasantly semi-dry.

57md, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

wanderlust389, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of microbrewlover
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a reddish brown color with a two finger tan head which lasts for several minuets. Some of the head remains on top until the end. Good carbonation. Moderate lacing.

The smell is thick and malty; bready and yeasty. Dank earth, grassy and fruit smells.

The taste follows the nose with thick bready roasted and sweet malts. A sugary then nutty taste follows with a small amount of piney hops on the backend.

The feel is thick and chewy; malty along with a dry grassy taste left on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is a good malty beer. It is fairly sweet with just enough malts to balance it out from becoming too sweet. My one complaint is that the nutty smell did not come through in the taste, at least not that I could detect. If you like malty, thick brews then give this one a try.

microbrewlover, Aug 29, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good looking pour, clear, with an attractive amber-copper color. The smell was dominated by cooked corn, with some grassy hops. This had a sweet, malty start to the sip. The finish however was nicely bitter and hoppy. Thin bodied and quenching, with a mildly spicy aftertaste. The label was correct, that this was a balanced beer between malt and hops. Unfortunately the balance sapped the excitement out of the experience too.

rajendra82, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

dankjohn, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Dark bronze in color, nearly clear, with a half-finger's worth of white head. Initially has a fair amount of visible carbonation, but the bubbles dissipate quickly.

S: Clean on the nose, with lager yeastiness, bready malts and toffee sweetness, brown malts, and a very light grassy hop aroma in the background.

T: Follows the nose, but the hops are even less noticeable than in the nose. Toasted toffee and brown malts predominate – overall impression is quite malty. Finishes fairly dry.

M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation, low alcohol presence.

O: This is one of those beers I find difficult to rate. I didn't find it to be a favorite for me, but I've only had a few altbiers and this one seems to be done quite well to-style. Still not something I'd be actively looking to have again.

macrosmatic, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JayEvans813, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

hopkrid, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

dbrauneis, Aug 22, 2013
Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.