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Terrapin RecreationAle - Terrapin Beer Company

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412 Ratings

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of SloppyJoeWasAMan
4/5  rDev +8.1%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of bendukes86
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

bendukes86, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

gillagorilla, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of DNICE555
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

DNICE555, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of qchic
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up after someone raved about this in one of the forums. Could session beers have been the topic? Possibly as this would qualify. Out I the can, a gentle pour is required to keep it from going overboard. Hazy yellow gold with good head retention. Aroma is citric and piney with light tropical fruit. Very representative of the flavor. Immediately, the light body is noticeable, but flavor is not sacrificed. A touch of cereal malt holds it up. Yep, it's drinkable, and I can only imagine how refreshing this might be when having fun in the sun. Keep it in mind when nicer weather finally arrives.

qchic, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Bob_Rhoades
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Bob_Rhoades, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

n2185, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Antonius08
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Antonius08, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

IPAFrankieH, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ryanpj, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

PhillyStyle, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
4/5  rDev +8.1%

cjgator3, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of justinthegypo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

justinthegypo, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sd123, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

EgadBananas, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

BlueMoon10, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of CrestwoodRicky
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

CrestwoodRicky, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of klesniew
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

klesniew, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours mildly fogged. Real frothy head on an aggressive pour. Nice citric bite on this with an accent of hop spices. Consistent flavor. I like this one. Very easy to drink. I guess that's why there was only one can left when I saw it on the shelf. Can highly recommend this one.

RblWthACoz, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of JasonTaverner
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JasonTaverner, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-03-09 in Columbia, PA

A - Somewhat hazy golden-orange with a 2-finger white head that sticks around with nice lace.

S - Pine, hop floral, light dankness, citrus, touch of biscuit. Very pleasant and fresh smelling.

T - Danker than the aroma, pine, grass, toasted white bread with a light dab of lime marmalade, white pepper and a goodly amount of citrus zest bitterness. Finishes dry. The citrus-bitter aftertaste lingers briefly and then clears.

M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp and a bit prickly.

O - Very nice aroma with tons of flavor. I prefer a bit less dankness and more caramel malt in my session IPAs (like 21st Amendment Bitter American) but I would happily quaff this anytime.

Tucquan, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mobrockman, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Gregwa, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jzeilinger, Mar 09, 2014
Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.