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Terrapin So Fresh And So Green Green 2013 | Terrapin Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerDawgs on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of fresh green hops with pungent notes that are somewhat interesting. Taste is also dominated by fresh green hops notes with some pungent notes and some lightly sweet caramel malt that is also noticeable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but I am not sure Centennial is the best hops for single hops IPA and too bad I didn't notice the dating on the bottle before buying.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Terrapin's 'So Fresh and so Green Green' is a beer that celebrates the hop! Made with freshly picked, whole leaf, 'wet hops' these off the vine beauties will encourage you to drink fresh, drink local and drink now." Brewed in the style of a Wet Hop Harvest IPA. Released annually for the past 2 years under a different variety, 2013 uses wet Centennial hops. Available in 22 oz. bottles and limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a sudsy cream head of pastel white consistency over a toasted sunset amber body. Moderately hazy, faint specked sediment are mild impediments to clarity. Retention is average, lacing is light and stringy. 3.5

(Smell) The centennial hop delivers a bold fruit aroma with moderate spicy, floral and resinous undertones. Notes of mango, pear, dates and molasses generate a very unique hop profile that would play out well in enhancing several Belgian styles. The malt body offers a slight sweetness to round the beer out, a pinch of syrupy sweetness amongst a biscuity caramel, simple pale and slight rye base. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Centennial rounds out the flavors seamlessly, with a mellow floral and a touch of spicy hop bouquet, there isn't as much fruit in the flavor. Centennial is ever present even if not aggressive in this particular beer, enhancing the body and pairing on par with the simple, yet reserved malt profile. finishes with a dash of unsweetened lightly toasted caramel and nod to clean rye for a subtly filling body. A highly drinkable wet hop ale. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, mildly oily, lightly chewy. Carbonation adds a light creaminess, enhancing the smoothness of the beer further. Some light fizz doesn't distract the simplicity of the beer. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is very light. 3.75

(Overall) As many wet-hopped ales go, the hops do a fine job at rounding out and balancing the ale rather than diversifying and emboldening the flavor further. Not super bitter and not super flavorful but fairly filling. One should appreciate this beer for the simplicity and subtlety that the Centennial hop brings, and how gracefully it pairs with an equally uncomplicated malt profile. Although my palate may have gone through changes somewhat since the last installment, I find this year's batch the most favorable yet. Hopefully the coming years will bring even more unusual hop varieties to explore! 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
So Fresh & So Green, Green 2013 (Centennial Hops)

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle, purchased at State Line in MD and transported by my drinking buddy JP.

Pours lightly hazed chestnut amber, under a frothy and lasting medium khaki head, that leaves thick, large and high blotches of stickage.

Herbal/tea hop nose, with an earthiness that's inviting and makes ya want to give this one a big swig.

Tasty and fresh tasting ale, with ample hop presence and malt to sweeten things up a bit. Hops continue on the leafy/herbal tea theme yet with a bit of a bite. Notes of some soft lime, more tea, and a tea infused finish.

Decent and well crafted, but I'm not in love...too much tea character for me, I like more on the citric side I suppose..

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear dark amber color. Poured a super creamy 2 finger head that took a long time to dissipate into constant 1/2 finger. Sticky lacing.
S- You can definitely tell its fresh hopped. Immediate green wood, ammonia type scent mixed in with orange, lemon, peach, and nice caramel malt.
T- Really light. More malt forward than the smell suggests. Caramel and orange up front. Grapefruit, slightly souring fresh hop and pine follow. Pretty good malt backbone. A little pepper comes out at the finish.
M- Medium light body with good carbonation. Lightly oily and slick. Not much aftertaste.
O- This was pretty good. I'm not the biggest fan of fresh hopped IPAs, but this one was nicely balanced and had a lot going on.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Terrapin So Fresh And So Green Green 2013 from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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