1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Terrapin Golden Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

Not Rated.
Terrapin Golden AleTerrapin Golden Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

352 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 352
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Terrapin Cream Ale.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 05-10-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 199 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by littleshamrocks:
Photo of littleshamrocks
littleshamrocks

Kentucky

2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a best if enjoyed before date printed on the label. Served in a mug.

Pours a pale yellow with a huge, foamy, white head. The body clarity is mildly hazy, and the carbonation is profuse. The head is fairly slow to diminish and leaves behind streaky lacing. The nose has a moderate husky grain character along with a pretty strong smell of corn. A bit of soapy yeast and faint floral hop presence as well. Much like the aroma, the taste has a straw-like grain quality with some cooked corn and a slightly sour finish. Maybe a small amount of citrus hop flavor in there as well. The carbonation is like seltzer on the tongue and kind of gets in the way of the taste. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a somewhat thin/watery texture and loads of fizzy carbonation.

As this is the first cream ale that I have tried, perhaps it is a style that I am simply not that fond. This beer is intended to be a light, refreshing, "warm weather" brew, so maybe I am doing it a disservice by having one in the middle of winter. All of that being said, there just seems to be something lacking in this one. The semi-sour taste is sort of off-putting and the carbonation is over the top for me. I probably would not have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 01:08:30 | More by littleshamrocks
More User Reviews:
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-22-2014 06:14:28 | More by zestar
Photo of JHall636
JHall636

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-21-2014 15:15:51 | More by JHall636
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-19-2014 05:51:36 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of Brodyrowland
Brodyrowland


4/5  rDev +17%

07-18-2014 23:46:53 | More by Brodyrowland
Photo of rudabegga9
rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2014 01:31:58 | More by rudabegga9
Photo of CUbeerfan
CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-13-2014 02:27:13 | More by CUbeerfan
Photo of ajdemma
ajdemma

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-08-2014 01:00:52 | More by ajdemma
Photo of MatthewD4
MatthewD4

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2014 01:21:58 | More by MatthewD4
Photo of jaswilson2
jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-04-2014 14:01:38 | More by jaswilson2
Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
ChrisFurlowLSU


3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-26-2014 21:35:38 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
Photo of Mlawrence
Mlawrence

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

06-24-2014 22:28:55 | More by Mlawrence
Photo of BrettMRogers
BrettMRogers

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-20-2014 23:47:45 | More by BrettMRogers
Photo of Slikpitt
Slikpitt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-16-2014 17:52:31 | More by Slikpitt
Photo of Jburnsm
Jburnsm

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-30-2014 07:14:18 | More by Jburnsm
Photo of TylerHagler
TylerHagler

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-29-2014 14:29:16 | More by TylerHagler
Photo of jdavidk93
jdavidk93

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-27-2014 01:01:37 | More by jdavidk93
Photo of benloho
benloho

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-20-2014 14:38:02 | More by benloho
Photo of Abe_Froman
Abe_Froman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-20-2014 04:28:10 | More by Abe_Froman
Photo of walkinginplace
walkinginplace

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-19-2014 01:17:39 | More by walkinginplace
Photo of Dreizhen
Dreizhen

France

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

05-18-2014 09:43:56 | More by Dreizhen
Photo of cbiskit
cbiskit

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-05-2014 01:03:00 | More by cbiskit
Photo of BeerForMuscle
BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-27-2014 03:23:35 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-23-2014 03:27:48 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of Chris77McGrath
Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-31-2014 17:36:26 | More by Chris77McGrath
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Terrapin Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.