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Terrapin RecreationAle - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin RecreationAleTerrapin RecreationAle

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BA SCORE
85
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%


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

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Heavenisbeer on 07-02-2013)
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Reviews by NiceTaps:
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can in a pint glass.

A- Golden orange color, just a hint of haze. Generous carbonation. An almost 2-finger white head lasts, ending as a thick film leaving lots of rings of lacing.

S-It smells like a hoppy pale ale. Malt aromas are not lost to the citrus hops. Sweetness is subdued. It is a pale ale by smell.

T-Pale malts , a touch of caramel, and generous hop citrus flavors.

M- Very good body and carbonation. Clean and crisp, refreshing but not thin or watery. Malt front with a long dry hoppy finish. Not too bitter, not sweet either.

O- Terrapin nailed it, that's why my 'O' rating is highest. This is a true hoppy pale ale. It's not another hopped over under-bodied session brew. Well done!

Serving type: can

09-07-2013 19:26:36 | More by NiceTaps
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12 oz. can poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: A very hazy straw-colored body with some good lacing. Small head that dissipates very rapidly. Also, the can design and all is brilliant.

S: This smells really good. Tons of hops in here. Lots of pine in there. There is an interesting background scent here that I can't really place, but not a bad one.

T: Has the characteristics of a session IPA, but then that characteristic APA body kicks in and subverts the flavor for me. There is just something about APAs that even in this hoppy form seem kind of weird. I can see why they named this style Pale. I got a sense of Deja Vu here for some reason when I took another sip/whiff. Oddly enough I get some lager notes, and it kind of reminds me of Citra Mantra a little bit.

M: Pretty prickly, lots of carbonation.

O: I picked this up because people said it was similar to session IPAS, but I think there is a very distinct difference between a hoppy IPA and a low ABV IPA, it all has to do with the base flavor that each one has.

Serving type: can

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Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.