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Terrapin Golden Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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377 Ratings

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 27 | 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)
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

cdawg11, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

cwj14, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ColSanders123, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

MikeDATL, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jtmcgraw, Dec 22, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed while at the brewery in Athens, ga. Single finger frothy head on a clear and Golden body. Wheat and bread aroma mostly. High carbonation and medium body, refreshing. Touch of noble like hops greater than expected for a cream ale. Very drinkable but more on the pilsner side than cream ale side which is fine with me as cream ales are not my favorite genre.

kylehay2004, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

opwog, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bwbkicks, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

statum75, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

cadaugherty, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jeffthepony, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

jophish17, Nov 14, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Thanks jsanford for this!

A- Straw colored with a one finger head that dissipates fair quickly. Leaves a bit of lacing.

S- Sweet malt, some grains, and lemon. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma.

T- Sweet malt, grain, mandarine and lemon notes and a bit of green apple.

M- Light to medium body and carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. A very drinkable session beer.

O- A nice beer to have on a hot summer day while grilling, but nothing really stands out with this beer. An average brew.

iadler, Jul 16, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A clear blonde body with some "floaties". Head is white, dense, and light wall of lacing.

S: A clean and crisp aroma of pilsner malts, lemon, grains, and grassy hops. Simple and straight forward, but kind of reminds me of BMCs.

T: Upfront flavor is some lemon notes and grains, followed by sweet pale malts. Definitely picking up on some honey sweetness as well.

M: Crisp and refreshing; light body; lively carbonation.

O: This one is a step up from BMCs, but barely in my opinion. It would be easy to put a 6 pack down rather quickly, but it's overall flavor and characteristics are easy to forget. I probably would get again for tail gating or bbq on a hot summer day, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

BrewCrew2010, Jun 12, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Very golden (hence the name), noticeable carbonation, not much head. Clear. Looks light.

Smell - Not a very strong aroma. Slightly fruity, I think, but very slight.

Taste - The flavors aren't very strong. Hops and malts are present, but neither stand out. The hops are more noticeable, but just slightly so. As a session beer, it's clearly not a strong-tasting beer. But, as far as these types of beer go, it's better tasting than others.

Mouthfeel - Thin & smooth. It's crisp, thanks to the carbonation. It clearly strives for refreshment, and it achieves it.

Overall - It's the kind of beer you take outside with you on a hot day. It's very refreshing and when serving that purpose, it's quite good. As a session beer, Golden Ale is quite nice, but it's not something I'll reach for when I'm wanting to truly taste beer. There are just not enough flavors present. But I'd toss a 6 pack into a bucket of ice and take to the lake without thinking twice.

brentblackwell, Apr 28, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A bright and clear golden color. A tiny bit of head retention and lace. It looks like a standard pilsner.

S - A very mild hop aroma. Some floral and citric notes and light malt aromas as well. Not a strong smelling beer. Light like its appearance.

T - A mild, smooth beer, like you would expect. Nothing overwhelms here. A little hops here, malts there. A classic ale.

M - A nice crisp beer, with a good carbonation. Hits the palate nicely.

D - A decent beer for a hot summer day. Not what I prefer, but when you have to have a brew that the masses will enjoy, this is your beer.

BeerDawgs, Apr 23, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance-Yellow gold with brilliant clarity and a moderately large white head with decent retention.

Aroma-Sweet Pils malt, light grassy hops, and a very faint fruit aroma of apples and pears.

Flavor-Flavor follows the aroma-light pils malt up front with slight orchard fruit esters. Well attenuated-dry in the finish, with low hop bitterness but a rising hay/grass hop flavor. It’s growing on me as I drink it.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, moderate carbonation, and exceptionally smooth.

Though this isn’t my favorite style, it’s a good example. It is incredibly easy drinking, and I liked it more the more I drank it.

plfahey, Apr 11, 2011
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1.65/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had this with two friends and we all agreed that this beer was a little odd. It was the first beer i ever had from Terrapin and I was nervous to try more for fear that it may end up being like this for all their beers. The label said Golden Ale so I was expecting something like a Belgian style and when I found out this was a Cream Ale it was clear as to why it was different than I expected. Even after knowing what it was supposed to be I wasn't overly impressed.

Knapp85, Mar 21, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - A clear, filtered, beautiful golden-straw color with a small carbonated head.

S - Very Citrusy

T - "Lemony" dominates with a small hop presence

M - Very light and refreshing with well-balanced carbonation

D - A nice session beer, but just not for me.

PEIhop, Mar 04, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Light, clear golden color with a nice thick head that quickly fades, but has a descent retention and nice sea foam lace.

S- Citrus, hops, lemon, and some sweet floral hints, Nice honey undertonse.

T- Sweet malt, followed by citrus notes of lemon and orange zest

M- Light, crisp, refreshing

D- Very easy to drink. Nicely balanced. Good summertime beer. Light and refreshing.

JayS2629, Dec 24, 2010
Terrapin Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.