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Terrapin RecreationAle - Terrapin Beer Company

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401 Ratings

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

PhillyStyle, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

sd123, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

EgadBananas, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

BlueMoon10, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

CrestwoodRicky, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

klesniew, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JasonTaverner, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -5.7%

mobrockman, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Gregwa, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jzeilinger, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Knapp85, Mar 09, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

portia99, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

PSU_Mike, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JoeyBrightside, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

millerbuffoon, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

tbryan5, Mar 02, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Act25, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

djrn2, Feb 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

SpartyJoe, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

kb2250, Feb 16, 2014
Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.