Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 11
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:
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(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 07-26-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of MacQ32
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a deep deep amber into my cbx globe glass. Nice looking one finger dense tan head, ok retention, fantastic lacing.

S - grassy, fruity, sweet toasted caramel malts, lemon, bready and earthy.

T - grassy earthy citrusy up front, metallic and bready toasty malts follow, finish is earthy bitterness. Acetic/metallic flavors linger, not really desirable.

M - fairly light body, decently carbonated fairly refreshing.

O - decent for sure but the metallic flavors knock it down a bit

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mattkoon
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

wasnt sure what to expect out of this tree hugger. it pours a cloudy brown. the smell is mild not too much going on. the flavor is malty and bitter up front but quickly fades to smoothness, which makes this ale very drinkable. id buy this again. the full flavor up front is enough to satisfy a beer lover- but the mild end makes you go back for more.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Budinetz
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured vigorously into a chalice

A- pours a gorgeous, deep amber color with quite a nice 3 inches of off white, frothy foam head. Great head retention and beautiful lacing all around the glass. I was quite impressed with the appearance in general of this brew.

S- initially some metallic, alkalinity detected on the nose, however as I continue to sip it dissipates and begins to smell a bit biscuity with malty aromas.

T- tastes metallic at first, but after a few sips I detect the earthy hops and the bready malts. Honestly tastes quite clean, almost like a lager would taste, even though it is indeed an ale.

M- feels a bit gritty on the tongue at first, but this eventually dissipates and begins to have a sweetness to it as I continue to sip.

O- Well balanced brew. Not the best Alt I've had in my lifetime, but it definitely has potential, and at 5.1% it definitely is sessionable. Some beers kill the palete, but this one definitely allows for additional flavors. Good beer to use for a multi-style tasting!

Photo of DrDemento456
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A very clear hazelnut brown with a 1/4 inch of sticky head that settles to a nice lace ring.
S - Caramel malt and toasted malt goodness with very little hops. Smells balanced.
T - One great Altbier it has mild toasted malt meets caramel malt goodness. I like how it has some herbal tea notes but they are on the back end and also balanced.
M - Light to medium in body, good carbonation, and not watery like most Altbier's

Overall pick it up they make pretty great beer and I am glad to see Altbier is one of the styles they got down pat!

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Bung
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaker

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

Nose
Nuts, caramel and brown sugar.

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

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Kind of watery and lacking flavor.

Photo of CBlack85
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.