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

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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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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 58
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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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Photo of Jadjunk
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of tmm313
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of scottfrie
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into SN ipa glass. A very warm tip of my hat to Rusel_G for sending this my way.

A: Pours a clear honey colored amber with a couple of fingers of greasy off-white head. Head faded into a fuzzy, greasy film and bubbly collar that left streaks of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Huge fresh notes of centennial hops with just a kiss of caramel malt and alcohol. I get notes of orange sickle, pineapple, and tropical fruits mixed with light notes of citrus rind and tangerine juice.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of citrus, caramel, tangerine, orange rind, pineapple, and slight tropical fruits. The finish is sweet and full of fruit nectar, and the aftertaste is lightly bitter, floral, and lingering.
M: Medium body, slick and fairly viscous mouthfeel, with low carbonation and low bitterness.
O: Definitely a solid ipa but nothing exceptional. I would drink this again, but not necessarily seek it out. Thank again Russell!.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: translucent amber with decent sustaining head and some lacing
S: wonderful floral (orange blossom I note) with some sweet caramel notes underneath

T/M: the nose assists a bitter-tending frontal assault that leads one to believe a decent bitter tug is coming (west-coast IPA style). But it doesn't. Upon further analysis, the front is actually a bit sweetbitter. There is some tingling carbonation, and much luck bittersweet can be a good thing, so is this "yang" to that. The overriding sweetness is caramel in nature to me. The bitterness tends towards grapefruit.

O: The balance and play of the two tastes is good. The fact that it hits you right off is interesting to me (versus my normally preferred malt-forward, bitter ending). The downside to me is the mid-to end taste just fades. The longer term feel is faintly there, but the ending could do a little more, I think.

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Photo of Omnium
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber > Pint Glass
A - Pours a clear dark gold 2 finger of bubbly off white head, little lacing.
S - PIne, citrus, some caramel and bready malt, nothing outstanding.
T - Ok, i know this isnt my palate, but theres more diacetyl in here than there was in the fresh hop by Great Divide. This is especially malty, lots of biscuit, some orange candy, mild hoppiness.
M - Just ok
O - Nah, not a good dispaly of fresh hops at all, whats with the diacetyl back to back tonight?

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into pint glass

A: Nice, golden amber in color, an agressive pour leaves nice lacing on the glass as it recedes, .5 finger of pure white head

S: Fruity amarillo hops and a surprisingly strong malt backbone, medium caramel and a little bit of alcohol

T: Phenols and alcohol come through a bit more in taste as it warms, to be expected, amarillo is fruity but not super pungent, could use a little more kick, caramel is more of a backbone than dominant flavor

M: The weak point of this beer, seems more like a session pale ale than an IPA, a little dry, but body is much too light, I like the carb though

O: On first opinion the beer is very good, however it does have some flaws. I love amarillo so I was a little biased at first, but after really analyzing each aspect it is just in the "good" range.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The body of this beer was very clear, and the color was a lovely shade of golden amber. The head was two finger thick, and very sturdy. The smell was quite a bit more subdued, considering the fresh Centennial hops, that were supposed to be showcased here. The taste changed the disappointment I felt in the smell rapidly. There was very juicy, citric hop bitterness exploding on the tongue from the beginning of each sip. The beer stayed citric mid palette, and finished with a peppery blast. The body felt just right for the style, and the malts were simple, and were in a supporting role. This was an enjoyable IPA for me.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition fresh off the bottling line. This year's fresh hop is the Centennial.

A - Amber with 1 finger of head and sticky lace left all over the glass.

S - Fresh centennial hops of course. Citra aroma, not much bitterness. Smells fresh!

T - Smooth and fresh. Pure centennial hops, not obscured by any other hop combinations. Malts are light, so you can truly appreciate the taste of the centennial fresh hop. Tasty as hell!

M - Well carbonated, sizzles on the tongue. Great aftertaste!

O - One of my favorite lines of Terrapin side projects each year. Love the fall...pumpkin and fresh hop beers galore. This one is as good or better than the previous years versions.

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Terrapin So Fresh And So Green Green 2013 from Terrapin Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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