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

356 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 356
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
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
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Terrapin Golden Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 356 | Reviews: 199 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CharlesOrChip
CharlesOrChip

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-23-2013 00:28:32 | More by CharlesOrChip
Photo of Chrash16
Chrash16

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-18-2013 20:55:01 | More by Chrash16
Photo of Wrex68
Wrex68

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-18-2013 20:17:53 | More by Wrex68
Photo of cgarcer
cgarcer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

08-18-2013 18:36:04 | More by cgarcer
Photo of JayEvans813
JayEvans813

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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
Photo of vcoggins
vcoggins

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-08-2013 01:02:45 | More by vcoggins
Photo of jheezee
jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2013 22:44:39 | More by jheezee
Photo of levi_shanks
levi_shanks

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-26-2013 06:30:55 | More by levi_shanks
Photo of IPeteA91
IPeteA91

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-25-2013 23:47:46 | More by IPeteA91
Photo of Fattmatt73
Fattmatt73

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-23-2013 05:11:28 | More by Fattmatt73
Photo of Jadjunk
Jadjunk

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
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
3.64/5.00

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 23:10:54 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of GABrew
GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2013 00:03:04 | More by GABrew
Photo of 100200300
100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-03-2013 02:43:56 | More by 100200300
Photo of clemson14
clemson14

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-01-2013 11:58:47 | More by clemson14
Photo of mrfrancis
mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-29-2013 14:13:32 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of Sean_OKeeffe
Sean_OKeeffe

Georgia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

06-17-2013 00:16:09 | More by Sean_OKeeffe
Photo of sneth019
sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-15-2013 13:38:30 | More by sneth019
Photo of bradcochran1234
bradcochran1234

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-28-2013 20:57:00 | More by bradcochran1234
Photo of EdelweissDad
EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

05-27-2013 15:38:38 | More by EdelweissDad
Photo of Mojo
Mojo

Alabama

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
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
Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%

05-16-2013 02:53:03 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
Photo of ramblinwreck101
ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2013 04:25:59 | More by ramblinwreck101
Photo of ncstateplaya
ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-14-2013 13:56:24 | More by ncstateplaya
Photo of BGsWo22
BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-01-2013 19:35:35 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of djtomain
djtomain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-25-2013 00:57:48 | More by djtomain
Terrapin Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.