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

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88
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerDawgs on 11-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 24
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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.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
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.

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
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!

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3.88/5  rDev -1%

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.