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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2012Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2012

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BA SCORE
88
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%


Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerDawgs on 11-16-2012)
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep clear orange with a small soapy head. Aroma is breathtaking and one of the best I have smelled on a pale. Deep pine hops, sweet grapefruit, floral, and even a bit of candy caramel smell. Flavor is very sweet and candy like. Not as much bitterness as i was hoping for. No bottle date, so maybe I got it late in the year? Still has the hop flavor though. Candy sweet grapefruit with only a hint of pine. Floral flavor. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel for a 6.6% here. Pretty flat. Good beer, but can't say I wasn't hoping for more bitterness and refreshment. The aroma is there, most of the flavors are there, but something seems slightly off. It is so close to being right. Just falls short of my benchmarks in the fresh/wet syle (Founders Harvest & GD Fresh Hop). Bonus points for the name of this one though.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:42:49 | More by BMMillsy
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wedge

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found some notes from 11/2012...

@ Tasty Beverage

Slightly hazed deep orange color under some creamy froth. Aromas of spruce, graham crackers, and stone fruit. Deeply fruity hop taste, bold tropical flavors, green stickiness, grapefruit, and peaches. Slightly prickly carbonation, not super bitter, medium bodied, and a bit dry. Hoppy goodness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2013 15:06:04 | More by wedge
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jpro

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a Mystery Beer challenge growler fill from the Northbridge Pig. Took a lot of notes, but didn't guess this brew -

A: Poured into a snifter - slightly hazy copper-orange... tea-like; thin, creamy white head; not much retention or lace... kinda fizzy.

S: Toasted malt; orange peel / light citrus; sorghum; bready.

T: Follows nose; bread crust malt; orange peel / rind; spicy hops on end.

M: Medium body; high carbonation; has an incomplete feel; zingy.

O: Fairly drinkable, although not the tastiest brew. Upon finding out it was an IPA, I was surprised... I was leaning towards a pale ale (and something with a lower abv).

*from notes (3/1/13)

Serving type: growler

03-24-2013 01:07:48 | More by jpro
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber

Hazed amber, good frothing. Obvious smell of Citra hops, a bit catty with loads of freshly smashed citrus fruit, hint of alcohol and a bit biscuity. Grainy maltiness, crisp and a little slick. A whole lot of hop oil and mild resin flavor. Juicy with a slight catty flavor, bitterness is not strong but the flavor is. Hint of alcohol, wild flower and faint of tropical fruit. Finish very hoppy.

Fresh and extremely hoppy, a great example if you are looking to see what Citra hops taste like. Fun to quaff back.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 03:08:38 | More by Jason
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Terrapin's 'So Fresh And So Green Green' is a beer that celebrates the hop! made with freshly picked, whole leaf 'wet hops' these off the vine beauties will encourage you to drink fresh, drink local and drink now." No bottle date, 2012 Release brewed with Wet Citra Hops. Brewed in the style of a Wet-Hopped American IPA.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 51º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thick frothy head of a copper cream tone over a mildly hazy deep amber tone body. Carbonation is spritely and sparse, retention is slightly above average, lacing is thin and streaked. Pretty nice appearance. 3.75

(Smell) Hop presence is forward and well pronounced. Wet hop character is partly piney, mildly citrusy and somewhat spicy, very heavy hop character overall but a moderate at best bitterness. Malt presence is milder by comparison, some caramel and cracker malt, just enough for a mild base. Balance is very close, perhaps the bitterness prevails a touch more than the malt body, but it's pleasing with a very unique, diverse hop character. 4.25

(Taste) Hop character is a little more rounded with the malt body- some bready malt character meets a wet hopped spicy pine aroma with slightly less citrus character and a bit more moderate of a bitterness than in the aroma. For a wet-hopped ale, it is rather tame and generally well balanced at the slight sacrifice of . An interesting hop choice but with a little less character than I had expected. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Medium thickness with a clean malt slickness. Body is medium+ for IPAs and medium amongst all beers. Alcohol presence is low/medium, a bit called out by the otherwise clean hop presence. Carbonation is a touch high. 3.5

(Overall) Citra hops provide a great aroma for this beer but a less complex flavor, which is where it really counts most. As most wet-hopped ales are, this one is a little thicker, smoother and more balanced than dry-hopped ales, but I wasn't terribly impressed by the hop variety in itself- it was far more limited in the flavor than in the aroma. Regardless, I'm looking forward to next year's hop choice but don't regret this purchase. It's held up quite well. 3.5

Terrapin Beer Company's
So Fresh & So Green, Green Beer 2012 Citra Hops
3.78/5.00

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:43:56 | More by Jadjunk
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper in color with a slight haze. Poured with a short off-white foam that quickly reduced to a light soapy cap. A pleasant combination of ripe citrus orange, grapefruit with light pine hop aromas and sweet caramel malt in the background. On the thinner side of medium bodied with a smooth creamy feel. The flavor is a fabulous balance of slightly pungent, tropical and citrus hop bitterness twisting the taste buds with sweet caramel malt surrounding it. Finished very cleanly with surprisingly little aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 23:54:23 | More by IronLover
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear ruby. Big effervescent off-white head adorns it. Fades at a decent rate. Excellent head retention. Spotty fluffy bits of lacing here and there.

S: Mangos, banana and other tropical fruit. Hints of garlic and onion mixed in. A bit of caramel too.

T: More tropical fruit. Loaded with it. Get apricot, mango, banana, pineapple even? Biscuity, crackery, almost salty malt and then a little garlic and onion mixes in. Just a bit. Finish is pretty quick with hints of the hops and then pretty much falls flat with a little bit of dryness.

M: Medium bodied, a touch try.

O: Interesting IPA. Hop flavors are good but very little bitterness despite not much malt backing it up. Tropical fruit bomb for the most part. Not bad but nothing super special either.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 06:59:39 | More by Dope
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold and lightly hazed with a small cream colored head. Modest retention and some patchy lace clinging to the glass. Lovely aroma of Citra hops, fruity and citrusy with faintly resinous pine notes and mild caramel malt.

Decent flavor that follows the nose pretty closely but seems a little thin in comparison. Again a good deal of citrus and pine, lightly earthy notes, and moderate caramel sweetness. Average bitterness and semidry finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Good smoothness, pretty solid overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 21:57:12 | More by tobelerone
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper hue with a good two finger creamy white head that slumped down to a food one finger blanket with lots of sticky side lacing. Quite nice.

S - Some malty sweetness on the nose here followed by some nice light hops. Not nearly as green as I would like to see but the hops are atleast present.

T - Taste is a bit, flat. Not nearly as hoppy as I would expect or wish for an IPA to be. This seems for me to be the trend with beers that claim to be "green" or "sticky" in the title; they simply never deliver. Alot more malts than in the nose with some faint almost bubblegum hop notes. An incredibly light bitter finish rounds things out.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and almost sharp. Keeps things very crisp and refreshing. Nice.

O - Overall, this was a good IPA. Not sure how old it is, perhaps thats why the taste just didn't cut it for me. The appearance and mouthfeel is very nice, but the taste and aroma just doesnt cut it for me. Still, not too shabby.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 03:54:11 | More by rudzud
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper with barely a tiny head. Decent lacing though so I give it a couple points for that.

The aroma on this is just out of this world. Tons of citrus in the way of orange and mango with a little bit of pine thrown in. No malt is really detectable but that is ok with this kind of hop aroma!

The flavor is where things go south. The hops are much more muted than I was hoping. Orange and a little pine is still there but in small quantities. There is a sweet orange candy base but no bread or caramel. Mouthfeel is full and smooth and quite sticky to the point of being cloying.

Overall, I'm really struggling to drink this. It is overly sweet, almost syrupy, without a ton of hop flavor. I am really disappointed by this brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:27:41 | More by rangerred
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft
Pinocchio's pint glass
12/13/12

A: Pours a mildly hazy orange amber color. Minimal off white head. Some good lacing sheeting. Solid looking fresh hop ale.

S: Smells kind of muted. Getting some citrus and some pine. Not overly fruity but some of that overripe peach and grapefruit are there. I was hoping for more if this was the Citra hopped version.

T: Nice spot of bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Getting more fruitiness here than you got on the nose: some orange marmalade and grapefruit juice. The malt bill is there and helps to create a nice balance, but still heavier in the hop hit. Lingering bitter hop flavors lead into a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied. Very easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2012 15:06:00 | More by inlimbo77
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jsanford

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a nice cap. Great aromas of fresh CItra hops, lots of typical mango, papaya, grapefruit, and peach with a moderately sweet caramel malt profile. Taste is obviously Citra-forward, more tropical hop notes, with a mild bitterness in the finish and nicely balanced malt backbone. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp, with a medium body and ample carbonation. Overall a solid addition to the Terrapin line-up, and probably the best of the 3 So Fresh and So Green, Green versions.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:31:51 | More by jsanford
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GrizzWranglin

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't review very often, buy after trying this one I thought I would try and rectify it's mediocre scores.
From a big 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
Appearance- honestly not an ocular spectacle but still has a reddish orange color associated with the style.
Aroma- spectacular, reminiscent of Zombie Dust. Almost like a hop perfume or cologne certainly orange zesty and lemony. Kind of has the pleasant "gym socks" sort of thing going on.
Taste- Just Great! Very little malt influence at all WHICH IS DESIRABLE in this style. Bitterness is subtle and complements the hop flavor very well. The only way to describe it is as an Orange Sour Patch Kid made of cotton candy.
Mouthfeel- Smooth liquid and creamy head throughout the duration.

OVERALL- Very underrated, perhaps because it is Terrapin and people don't want to admit they like it but this is a top notch beer. After the first sip, my thought was "I need to get some more of this tomorrow. I know Terrapin does a good job with hops, this exceeded my expectations, and I will be buying/drinking this again in this year or the next.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 06:23:29 | More by GrizzWranglin
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with excellent lacing on a slightly hazy amber orange body. nice hop mix in the aroma with floral, earthy and pine present. the flavor is mildly bitter with more of a APA degree of hops which are mostly earthy, slightly metallic and floral. mouthfeel of medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall the hop character is a bit simple and non-descript and plain. the frshness of the hops is definitly there I just was wanting something a little more dynamic and complex.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:51:27 | More by kylehay2004
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mechamifune

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with a slight head. Slight lacing, resiny looking.
Smell is a little muted for the style. That citrus presence is there but not as assertive as i'd like.
Taste is a bit sweet up front, followed by a bit of a nice citrusy finish that lingers for a while. Basically the back end tastes like citra.
Mouthfeel is nice, slick and pretty smooth, carbonation seems right for style.
Overall this is a pleasant enough beer, and if you are looking for a citra fix (which I was) then this will work. Ultimately though it feels like a less intense version of Zombie Dust (not that that has to be a bad thing).

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 20:38:16 | More by mechamifune
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argock

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date other than "2012 Citra Hops" on label. Purchased at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA) for $6.99.

A: Surprisingly dirty amber with 1-2 fingers of off-white head with decent retention leaving an irregular ring of foamy lacing around the top of the liquid line.

S: Super aroma with a good blend of grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus, floral notes, and a musky undertone which is a signature for Citra in my mind (nose?). Some pine hops poke through as well. The malt component is way subdued with a light crackery character.

T: The flavor is also pretty citrusy with grapefruit leading the way and with more lemon than orange in the middle to finish. The floral note blend with pine to give a really dry honeysuckle flavor to the finish. There is that same undercurrent of earthy muskiness as well. The maltiness is not at all assertive but lends a light caramel quality. The bitterness is low.

M: The feel is good with relatively low carbonation and a medium body. It is fairly slick and very easy to drink.

O: A good not great fresh hop beer from Terrapin. Definitely worth a try, if not for just the great aroma!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 04:45:45 | More by argock
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myersk27

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy Tom for this bottle he brought back from a recent trip to Florida. 22 oz. Bomber. Happy to do this as one of my first reviews.

Pour: From bomber into imperial tulip pint glass. Deep amber color with some subtle orange around the edges. One finger head which dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.

Aroma: Fresh citrus and some pine. Definitely packs an aromatic punch of citrusy, earthy hops with maybe a slight hint of tropical fruits.

Taste: Earthy, citrusy hops. Orange and grapefruit predominant with quite a bit of pale malt throughout. Slightly bitter at the finish. Can definitely tell this was a wet hopped beer. Some pine resin is noticeable. Aroma is better than the taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Some density to it, but winds up on the lighter side of medium.

Overall: Good solid fresh hop IPA. Might be a little lighter than a typical IPA. Drinks easily, more like a pale ale with a citra hop punch in the aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 21:28:29 | More by myersk27
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: copper/marmalade body, trace white head, a little lacing

S: grapefruit, pine, earthy, mild spices

T: same as nose, mild bitter long finish

M: med body, solid oily mouth

O: Hoppy nearly sessionable, love this brewery,
but midly disappointed here. Maybe my fault
for loving Terrapin. Would get again and recommend
but not a must.

RATHER GOOD, NOT MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 20:51:02 | More by BeerLover99
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love this season... fresh hop beer season! This is my third one this season, and I'm glad for every one I get ahold of.

On each pour you get a ton of hop smell coming from the top. I really enjoy the smell from the citra hops.

The flavor is very hop forward (obviously). I really enjoy picking up the citrus and lemon in each sip. I like the balance, especially with all of the hops that are there. This has a lot of very good flavor.

Terrapin offers a very good fresh hop beer. My hat is off to them.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:34:19 | More by ummswimmin
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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Wow!! What a smell! Strong, fresh citrus and floral hops along with some grass and peach aromas. Some pine mixed in there too. So Fresh & So Green is right!

T: Much more balanced than the nose, there is a good bit of malt flavor along with the fresh hops. Nice bitterness as well as some breadiness.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: What a wonderful smelling, well balanced, smooth, easy to drink IPA. Well done Terrapin!!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 19:49:51 | More by nUgZ
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begforme4484

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

PIcked up a bomber at Tasty Beverage Co. in Raleigh, NC.

Pours a nice amber with deep orange hues. About a finger of tan/off-white head that receded quickly to a patchy film on the top of the beer.

The smell was extremely fresh. Overwhelming flowery and citrus hop notes. Wow, I love the nose of this beer! A slight breadiness comes through as the beer warms.

An acidic hop bite right off the bat. It gives way to a strong malty backbone. A slightly resinous lingering bitterness at the back end of the sip. The end of the sip is a nice citrusy citra flavor.

Medium bodied with a toned down carbonation build from the wet hopping. Very slightly oily, but not nearly as much as I was expecting.

To me this beer is worth the purchase just to sit there and smell it.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 01:50:38 | More by begforme4484
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A; The beer is hazy amber orange in color. It poured with a short off white head. That died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate to string aromas of fresh hops stand out-citrusy hops seem to stand out in particular.
T: There are flavors of citrus hops along with some hints of pine resin and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and packs in lots of fresh hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 23:36:16 | More by metter98
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shand

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

So Fresh and So Green Green with Citrus Hops pours out a slightly hazy amber color with a small head. The aroma is fantastic, boatloads of ultra-fresh Citra hops hitting the nose, with the faintest whiff of caramel malts backing it up. The taste is excellent, it's basically just a smooth Citra hop run from top to bottom, letting the citrus and light pine notes of one of the most desired hop varietals shine through. The mouthfeel is lighter and slightly sticky, and the drinkability is fantastic. Overall, this is a really good fresh hop beer with a great hop varietal. It's just a very flavorful easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 05:00:26 | More by shand
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the 2012 version, which I believe is the 3 incarnation. This year it uses Citra hops

A - Dark copper with clarity. 1 finger of head and sticky lace left on the glass

S - Fresh citrus hops, for sure. Bready, candy, and alcohol

T - Malty up front, but as it warms and you swallow, you get a HUGE fresh citrus hops kick. Very tasty!

M - Light bodied and well carbonated

O - The best release of the series so far. Love the citra hops. Great, well balanced brew. Drink fresh!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 02:39:32 | More by BeerDawgs
Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.