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Terrapin RecreationAle - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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portia99

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can (11/5/13) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - An aggressive pour out of the can yields a slightly hazy, pale golden color body and a big, thick two fingers of rocky white head that leaves massive sheets of lacing on the glass.

S - Big grapefruit aroma up front, juicy and fruity. Nice medium hop bitterness, light accents of pine, light biscuity malt, faintly sweet at the base.

T - Nice clean hop bitterness complemented by a smooth grapefruit citrus flavor and hints of pine. Firmer malt presence than in the aroma gives the beer a very even balance. Light malty sweetness, lightly grainy, lightly biscuit - a reserved malt profile, but one that provides enough body and balance to make this work as an all day drinker.

M - Medium body with a soft low/medium carbonation. Smooth and easy drinker.

O - For a can with a little under 4 months of age on it, this pale ale still has an assertive hop presence full of citrus and pine. Very smooth with a just potent enough malt character. This is a very easy drinker - I would definitely keep some of this in my fridge if it was local to me.

Serving type: can

03-08-2014 00:16:51 | More by portia99
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-07-2014 22:17:25 | More by PSU_Mike
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JoeyBrightside

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-07-2014 17:15:52 | More by JoeyBrightside
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-05-2014 17:41:43 | More by millerbuffoon
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2014 03:17:36 | More by tbryan5
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Act25

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this brewer, and I love sessionable hoppy beers in a can like this one, which is closely related to my favorite of this style - Boat Beer by Carton.

A: Pours clouded apricot amber, under a 1 finger white head, that leaves lace dots for a light beer.

S: Hops sweet and high-noted: lime, ginger and mostly pine hops. Inviting.

T: Follows the smell. Easy drinking pale, with citrus, ginger and again much pine. Excellent juicy, fruity, yet drying finish. Packed with flavor.

MF: Good for a light beer, juicy and excellent finish.

I challenge you to beat this beer or Boat Beer in a 4.7% ABV. I'd buy this by the case. I hope it's as good for me as it tastes, and will also make excellent black and pales.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 22:43:18 | More by Act25
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-27-2014 03:19:10 | More by GetTheYayo
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-25-2014 21:41:27 | More by djrn2
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.4%

02-17-2014 23:23:21 | More by SpartyJoe
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kb2250

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-16-2014 21:59:02 | More by kb2250
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-16-2014 02:04:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-15-2014 15:03:35 | More by FUwolfpacker
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-12-2014 05:29:37 | More by ColSanders123
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-11-2014 02:49:31 | More by thereal_adam
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-10-2014 23:48:28 | More by wyatt13
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Roland

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-09-2014 00:06:20 | More by Roland
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2014 00:05:04 | More by kylehay2004
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-07-2014 19:52:17 | More by ZEB89
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-04-2014 20:51:45 | More by psoriasaurus
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-04-2014 04:03:22 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-04-2014 04:03:02 | More by nickfl
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-31-2014 03:45:45 | More by ColdWaffles
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-30-2014 00:50:18 | More by mdaschaf
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benloho

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-26-2014 21:34:47 | More by benloho
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-25-2014 06:35:21 | More by Justinbshelton
Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.