Terrapin Golden Ale - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.33/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Picked this one up at Publix while up at school, since it's only available in GA.
Pours a clean white head and golden in color. Very crisp, tastes highly carbonated, and that's the main taste you get as it finishes. Refreshing, with a malty smell and flavor. Overall a good summer beer.
Didn't really feel like going into detail, basically covered the main points of it. Drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2013 03:21:25 | More by JayEvans813
3.64/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
“At Terrapin we enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking and just plain having fun in the great outdoors. This is why we created the perfect session beer - the Terrapin Golden Ale.” Brewed in the style of a Golden/Cream Ale, this is one of Terrapin’s Year-Round lineup beers, and the only beer in their repertoire that is uniquely available only to Georgian consumers.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Terrapin pint glass. Served above 50º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a pearly white head of a medium-thick creamy consistency, a touch crisp and fluffy. Body color is a pale straw yellow, mildly hazed with moderate carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and clingy. There aren’t any big shortcomings in the presentation of this beer. 3.75
(Smell) Malt forward, this beer carries aromas of clean pale cracker and a pinch of biscuit. There is a notable presence of light fruit, apricot and peach most distinctively that add a faint complexity to the beer. A touch of grassy hop oil with a sustained bitterness permits the sweet side of this beer to permeate the aroma. The aroma has medium potency. It’s an attractive aroma, despite its lightness and limited bitterness to balance. 3.75
(Taste) Up front is pale malt, very clean with a subtle grassy hop flavor and a mild, balancing bitterness. Finishes mildly dry with a crispy pilsner cracker malt and a puff of wheat. There’s not as much yeast participation in the flavor as there was in the aroma, with a touch of acidity but not as much fruit essence. It’s a relatively simple and highly drinkable ale that focuses mostly on malt profile with hops and yeast presence taking a pass in general. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) Texture is dry, lightly acidic cracker malt with a mild chalkiness and joined with carbonation on high, it has a moderate fizz for an accentuating crispness. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is light. The texture works out fine for the style, and the acidity of the yeast choice makes for a decent balance to the malt profile for a high drinkability. 3.75
(Overall) Terrapin keeps it simple and to the quaffable point with this beer, with a beer that focuses mostly on a light, sessionable malt profile, with balance coming from the yeast and a touch of light hop character. Unlike some cream ale choices, the flavors aren’t muddled and the beer drinks very clean. It may be a mundane style for most beer enthusiasts, but this is a nice choice for a sessionable, light and approachable ale when in Georgia. 3.75
Terrapin Beer Company’s
Terrapin Golden Ale
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 23:10:54 | More by Jadjunk
3.7/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle -> tulip glass
This offering pours up a pale hazy gold with a one finger white head, not much retention, and not much lacing. Smell is fruity. Taste is kind of apples up front follwed by a dry, yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is inoffensive but nothing special either. This would be a very easy beer for someone who is not used to craft beer. It is fairly weak with no prominent hop profile and a mild taste that neither delights not offends.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2013 02:37:33 | More by Mojo
Terrapin Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.