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Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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361 Ratings

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | 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%

pathman, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

PaulsBrew, Aug 01, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -12%

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.

Kegatron, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ummswimmin, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

wps, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Riik3, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

brotherloco, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Fahz, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jmdrpi, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

PretzelsNBeer, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

timjim1327, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Mphis, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

TonyTalon, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

skaboom420, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

BGsWo22, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

stevez86, Jul 11, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

Copper color. Great clarity. Big poofy off-white head. Retention is very good. Lace is nice.

Toasty German malts, metallic aromas, and hints of nectarine and apricot. Has a light citric note, probably the hops, that elicits notes of lemon and pith. Okay nose.

Earthier and a little hoppier in the mouth. Super malty with toffee and brown sugars. Citrus notes are a little quieter. Lightly grassy pilsner malt finish. Nice balanced ale with some German character. Lightly fruity and certainly decent.

Well-carbonated. Body is about middle. Drinks like a cinch with such a low ABV.

Good take on an altbier. Not bad. Doesn't make me want to hug a tree, though.

thecheapies, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Proclarush, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DocAJ, Jul 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

HeyJim, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

clemson14, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

SeriousALEment, Jul 01, 2013
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2.93/5  rDev -16.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Auburn clear with lots of effervescence. Faint haze. A finger of head fades. Good lacing.

S: Sweet malts and lagerish yeast (not sure where this is coming from). Lightly sour, but redeemingly fruity. Cheap-smelling and unimpressive.

T: Tastes like an amber ale, with all that entails. Heavily malted, with no discernible hops, only a sour bitterness near the endtaste that is weirdly tart/fruity. Green apples? The aftertaste is lingering and reminiscent of a pale ale (Munich malt?) -- crisp, sweet, and lingering.

M: Suitable.

O: I think maybe I just don't like altbier. But this is not to my taste. Too sweetish, too sourish, too bland. I like just about everything Terrapin has ever made better. Not recommended. I don't think I'll finish this glass...

AgentMunky, Jun 28, 2013
Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.