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Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Tree Hugger

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359 Ratings

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.03%
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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Photo of Bung


3.98/5  rDev +14%

12oz. My bottle said 5.1%. Rusty amber pour, finger of dark cream head. Retained really well.

Aroma, bready, light pumpernickel. Earthy peat and lager yeast. Light toasted nuttiness.

Taste, again quite bready, but more balancing herbal hop bitterness. Some mild caramel and almond like nut. Not necessarily exciting, but quite to style.

Nice flavorful session lager. Lighter body, middle of the carbonation spectrum, right where it should be. Maybe just a tad thin. Obviously, you will need to like the style to like this beer.
Not quite up there with Old Mecklenburg copper and Arbor brewing old 23 alt as my favorites. But still good.

06-08-2013 02:18:57 | More by Bung
Photo of justintcoons


3.16/5  rDev -9.5%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker

Light mahogany with a short off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nuts, caramel and brown sugar.

Thin maltiness consisting of caramel, nuts and brown sugar. A touch of floral bitterness and light roast in the finish.

Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Kind of watery and lacking flavor.

06-07-2013 18:39:14 | More by justintcoons
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South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Willi Becher glass

The beer pours a medium brown, copper color with a huge rocky tan head that slowly fades into a substantial amount of sticky lacing

the aroma is toasty and clean, typical of the style, with some moderate caramel notes.

The flavor closely follows the nose with a big dose of toasted grains, and caramel malts. There is hint of dried fruit in the aftertaste, almost raisin-esque. For the most part the flavor is clean and typical of the style.

The body is a little light for the style, and though not quite watery, it is lacking in mouthfeel.

Overall, the beer is not a bad attempt at the style from a brewery that puts out mostly American style ales. Maybe I am just spoiled with one of the best German lager breweries in my backyard (OMB), but there is still work to be done on this recipe.

06-07-2013 01:34:56 | More by CBlack85
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-06-2013 01:30:53 | More by claspada
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-05-2013 15:59:17 | More by JohnK17
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2013 04:55:23 | More by GodlessWatermelon
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-03-2013 02:42:54 | More by Chugs13
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-03-2013 00:31:53 | More by st9647v3
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3.76/5  rDev +7.7%

The beer poured a dark amber color with dense, thick, slightly off-white head that was well retained and left some lacing. The beer gave off a good, sweet malty aroma, not real hops to note. The beer followed the nose pretty well…a good sweet malty taste with hints of nuts and bread. The beer had a lighter feel to it; good drinkability, it was also smooth and refreshing. Overall, a good one from a brewer that I have not been that fond of lately.

06-02-2013 01:32:27 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2013 22:40:41 | More by IdrinkGas
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-30-2013 21:53:15 | More by brauseboof
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-30-2013 02:09:47 | More by outoffocus
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-29-2013 18:31:51 | More by Plonk
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North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%

Copper color crowned with a thick, lumpy beige head and lots of lacing. Clean, nutty, malty aroma...toasty grain, chocolate, light earthy hops. Mild flavors of grain, earth, cola, grass, nuts. Pretty bitter and fairly clean, but a bit watery overall. Dry and light, the bitterness lasting well into the finish. Could use a little more richness, but this is a decent take on the style.

05-28-2013 01:59:55 | More by wedge
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3/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2013 20:51:57 | More by LouDogg114
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

05-27-2013 15:39:19 | More by EdelweissDad
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3.53/5  rDev +1.1%

I didn't much care for this beer. It's not bad tasting it just reminds me of so many pale ales and even some IPA's that are stale or just poorly made.
The color is nice, it's copper amber with a nice head. The aroma and taste are just way over board with bready malts. Maybe Munich and Vienna.
Esspecially in the taste way over board.
Needs some hoppy bitterness to counter the malty sweetness.
Well thats my opinion.

05-26-2013 12:56:17 | More by micromaniac129
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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
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

05-25-2013 20:39:28 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-24-2013 16:31:41 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

05-24-2013 00:15:25 | More by Tacoboomerang
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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
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-22-2013 23:26:49 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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3.59/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

05-22-2013 23:20:05 | More by rangerred
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

05-22-2013 22:52:16 | More by brutalist
Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.