Terrapin RecreationAle - Terrapin Beer Company
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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
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
Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.