So Fresh & So Green, Green
Terrapin Beer Company

So Fresh & So Green, GreenSo Fresh & So Green, Green
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,932
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,016
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 12.1%
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
504
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Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
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Fall
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Gots
  75
SCORE
84
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Photo of crispy620
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat disappointed. Years past it had a higher IBU's and to be that was the kicker. Now it's just an average IPA. Sorry Terrapin, still love your stuff but this one changed but not for the better.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - 1.5 finger offwhite head atop a caramel-orange body.

S - caramel, orange slices, grapefruit.

T - follows the nose. Sweet citrus with a lot of caramel. Low bitterness. Moderate-high sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with aggressive carb.

O - very sweet.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Good brew.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company "So Fresh & So Green Green"
12 fl. oz can, "BEST BY 04/09/2018..."
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice looking glass of beer. I've poured a half of a glass and I've got a two-finger thick head on it so I'll have to wait a bit. The body is a clear deep amber and the head is rocky and off-white. There's also some almost solid lace where the head has dropped so far so I imagine it's got some pretty good head retention. OK, I topped it up so let's go. I'm not getting a lot in the aroma but this is a fairly old beer if we're talking about a "wet hop" beer - it was probably brewed in October. What I'm finding is floral, lightly citrusy, and herbal (even somewhat minty) over a touch of lightly sweetish and caramelish malt. On to the flavor... wow, very nice. Interesting, I don't think I've ever tasted a beer quite like it. Oddly, I think that might have more to do with the malt and its combination with the hops than it does the hops themselves. I'm getting some caramel, a hint of lemon, mint, some sweet apricot, some tropical notes, and flowers. A stiff bitterness balances it and it finishes lingering. It's almost as if it's the very same beer from the very start at the front of the mouth straight through. Quite often a beer will show different aspects of its flavor as you go, but not this one, not really. Looking back I still have a solid surface covering, and I've drank more than half of it at this point. The lacing is pretty decent as well. It's very smooth and easy to drink and I guess that has a lot to do with its dextrinous medium body and moderate carbonation level. So I don't know if using as much caramel or crystal malt as they did in a "wet hop" beer is a good idea - you'd think you wouldn't want anything to compete with the hops, just something to showcase them - but it works for me. It's a little odd, which is probably a good part of why it hasn't received better ratings, but I appreciate the unusual.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 12 oz can (no date) poured into a pint glass.

Look- a hazy darker yellow-orange color with about a finger of thin head.

Smell- An interesting mix of resin and citrus fruit. It does have a fresh hop aroma in there.

Taste- Citrus notes and nice resin hops mix with very little bitterness. It is very smooth mix more like an APA.

Feel- Light to medium carbonation with a smooth dry finish.

Overall- a great beer from Terrapin. Smooth and drinkable with no taste of alcohol. Definitely a beer to drink fresh.

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Photo of Squire
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep rose gold color with lasting white cap and lacing.

Aromas of resiny, piney hops and rich malt.

Taste of bright, shining hops on entry. Not a harshly bitter hop flavor, rather a velvet hammer approach that brings flavor forward almost softly while at the same time disclosing an underlying strength. Malt is clean and richly flavored like a solid Vienna Lager and offsets the hops not in a balancing sense, rather in an Academy Award winning supporting role. This isn't really a complex beer but it has complex flavors.

Medium-full texture with balancing carbonation.

A pleasant surprise is this one. I was expecting bright hop flavor but the malt presence is a delightful bonus.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Six pack copped from Bottle King in Livingston. Pours a ruddy copper hue with moderate frothing. Faint aroma replete with hints of citrus. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, but somewhat chill hazed bright orange-yellow.

Citrus fruits dominate, but a noticeable resinous character always makes it's presence known.

Strong malt backbone doesn't allow the piney, citrus, and resinous hops to shine.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, resinous, citrus, bitter-dry finish.

Overall, a good beer, but needs some work.

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is weird but nice. It definitely has character, which puts it ahead of Goose IPA (I don't know why I keep picking on Goose--perhaps because it lacks character--but it is an OK beer). There's a taste here that reminds me of cinnamon or something. Basically there's something to balance the hops.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before date of 03/15/17

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and bright copper in color with a sandstone, near finger width head. Not much time on retention, peeling back to a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring encircling the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing aside from a few spots and a broken line or two.

Smell - Herbal, leafy and slightly spicy hop aroma with a bit of caramel sitting beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hmm. Has a lot of tea-like flavor. Very leafy. Slightly spicy and earthy. Just a hint of citrus comes through mid-taste, along with a fair caramel malt backbone. Aftertaste lingers with more tea-like leafiness, mild citrus bite and well-faded caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Slightly slick texture. Easy enough drinker.

Overall - A very, very odd choice of hop for an IPA. Tastes more like an Imperial Bitter or something along those lines. There's no denying the hop freshness, though. It does well to dig into your tastebuds and really hammer home the unique flavor that the Styrian Golding provides... but was it the right choice for an IPA? No, I think not. Points for going against the grain and creating something interesting, but it's something I wouldn't be interested in trying again.

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Photo of Wiffler27
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours amber with a solid head, not bad at all.

smell is nice, mellow hops and solid malt.

taste is bitter and kinda thick. slightly abrasive flavor. i don't get much fresh hop in this. it's not bad but nothing special.

disappointing for a fresh hop beer but not bad.

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Photo of teromous
2.54/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

There is no legible date on the bottom of the can. Something is there...in ink spots..but it looks more like somebody blew Cheeto dust on the can than printing something that can be read.

Appearance: The body of the beer has a very nice deep bronze color and good transparency. The head is rocky and medium sized. Good retention.

Aroma: It has a nice floral hop aroma. There is just a touch of garlic.

Taste: Oddly it has a buttery start. That buttery flavor persists throughout the beer and really overwhelms the flavor to the point where it outshines even the bitterness. After finishing each sip of the beer that butter flavor lingers on. It's not a toffee flavor but an actual butter flavor. It is not flattering for the beer. Focusing on the other flavors I am getting a bit of that flowery character along with a touch

Mouthfeel: There is a bit of slickness to the beer. Drinkability is very low.

Overall: If you like your beer to taste like buttered popcorn then this beer is for your. Otherwise don't bother. I highly recommend passing on it this year.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Terrapin Beer Company - So Fresh & So Green, Green. 6.6% ABV. 1pt 3.2oz can split between snifters. Best by 4/22/16.

Look. Settled a translucent copper color, with a one finger head of white foam from semi aggressive pour; subsided fairly quickly.

Smell: Dank, earthy hops right up front, along with pine and resin. Some undertones of orange peel, lemon zest, and citrus fruits.

Feel: Incredibly light body, smooth and carbonated.

Taste: Dank, bitter earthy hops immediately, but soon mellows out, and some of the citrus fruits, and sweet malts come into the mix. It finishes crisp and dry, while being sweet and malty, but not before one last bite of hops.

Overall: Compared to other IPAs I've had, this one, while still being hoppy and bitter, also had a lot more malt and sweetness to it. Has a nice crisp and dry finish, and incredibly light body.

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Photo of do_ob
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 pint, 3.2 oz. can split between two New Belgium snifters. Pours a lively, orange/tangerene and settles a copper color in the glass. Great clarity, and a good amount of carbonation. About 1 finger of off-white, bubbly foam on top each beer. Overly sweet, malty aroma with big notes of grapefruit, mango, and tangerene. Sweet notes of ripe fruit up front on the taste with a strong, bready malt backbone. I get a little hop bitterness middleways that intensifies slightly as it warms on the palate. Decently creamy mouthfeel, albeit a tad watery and abrasive on the finish. Not too bad, though. Not much to comment on on the aftertaste - a little bit of hops and a little bit of bready malt.

Overall, this one was decent. Initially I got a strong chemical/metalic taste but I guess I got used to it quickly; it was gone after a couple sips. This beer is balanced pretty well, although quite a bit sweeter than I prefer my IPAs. Not terrible, but I wouldn't buy again. Definitely not worth the $7.00/can price tag.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amber with large carbonation. Earthy and citrus on the nose. Might be an old can, a little piney and grassy taste, malt. Good fresh hop beer; nice balance.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a tall boy can into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a large foamy white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: green and grassy, light citrus, slightly earthy

T: grassy, grain, slight fruity bubblegum, onion, grapefruit, honey

M: medium body with higher carbonation

O: love the references to Outkast and the can fitting my imperial pint glass perfectly, malt profile is nice, equinox as the dominant hop is funky

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall pint plus can. Pours clean bright copper orange, thick foamy head that lasts, leaves rings of lace. Grass and pine with some grains in the aroma. Very clean fresh taste with piney grassy hops, citrus peel in the finish. Nice malt balance but overall hoppy. Thin to medium soft mouthfeel. Tasty fresh hop IPA, liked it.

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Photo of rjd722
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a beautiful copper color (transparent) with a rocky off-white foam head, nice retention and lacing.

Aroma: Grassy and dank, classic simcoe characteristics and somewhat sweet.

Taste: Nice, clean, crisp flavor full of dank, bitter wet hops - again grassy and floral.

Feel: Mouthfeel is very smooth and clean, presents a nice bitter coating and is very drinkable. Glad I picked this one up.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Hop City on a recent drive thru Atlanta.
2015 Equinox, poured from 19.2 oz. can into my DFH IPA glass..
A - Pours a nice amber color with 2 fingers of foamy head.
S - Aroma is not strong, but what you get is dank hops.
T - Flavor follows the nose. Dank, hoppy and bitter. Refreshing and crisp.
M - Medium body and carbonation.
O - I like this beer. The piney bitterness comes off very fresh and tasty. Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Irbycp
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good, not great, but solid for a fresh hop. It doesn't stand out but it isn't awful. Call it a fairway fresh hop that runs in the middle of the pack.

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Photo of richj1970
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 19.2 oz can dated best by 4/22/2016 into snifter.

2015 version with Equinox hops.

A: Crystal clear light golden brown with two finger frothy white head. Decent retention and moderate lacing.

S: Fairly light aroma that consists mainly of dank grassy hops.

T: Lots of earthy bitterness. Piney and grassy hops. There is almost a vegetable quality to the flavor that reminds me of green pepper.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Finish is crisp and bitter.

O: Nice fresh hop beer. I wish it had a touch more citrus or sweetness as a balance, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015- Equinox Hops

A- A translucent amber with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S- Wet, sticky hops. Dirt and earthiness.

T- More earthy bitterness and some woody pine.

M- Medium carbonation and coats the palate.

D- A very fine wet hop American IPA from a brewery that rarely disappoints. Terrapin did a great job.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the hop harvest season at hand, breweries around the country scouring the planet for the freshest, wettest, greenest hops to plop into their brews. And for the Terrapin brewers, this means that time is of the essence. Not a turtle's strong suit.

But the beer overcomes all that, coming to the market with a strikingly bright copper pour, crowned with a creamy off-white froth with great retention and lace. Bursting through it all is the bright hop display of citrus, herb, pine and perfume with a caramelized tone. One sip reveals a supple caramel sweetness that hinges of graham cracker and toffee.

And as the hops rise to prominence, the malty-sweetness relaxes slowly. Trailing with nutty, toasty and caramelized grain sweetness, the malt character soon gives way to the bright and juicy grapefruit, orange and grassy taste that those field-fresh hops provide. Its chlorophyl flavors are green, grassy and sprucy as a resinous bitterness builds and a pungent earthen astringency offers an unsettled but soothing mystique.

Loving its toasted caramelized remnants, the medium-bodied ale finishes strikingly balanced although the hops insist on its front-and-center edge. Due to its sharply bitter finish, its medley of grass, herb, pine and citrus peel weave a hoppy web that's hard to escape deep and long.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice wet hop beer. It pours crystal clear and amber/copper color with a nice white head. The beer leaves some nice lacing as it disappears from the glass. The smell is fresh vegetable hops, some sweet malt that is reminiscent of caramel and a little bit of citrus hiding in there. The taste is grassy, herbal, citrusy and malty with a nice bitterness that lingers after the swallow. It isn't as bitter as I would expect but that is ok with this beer. It is a decently balanced wet hop beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the 2015 equinox variant pours a clear caramel amber with a small head. nose; vegetable musk, hops, orange pulp and syrup. taste; bready malt, citrus pith, caramel, earthy hops, grassy weeds & onion (which rings on a bit on the finish). medium carbonation and mouthfeel. wet hopping can be hit or miss, and overall, this one's just a bit too vegetal for me. still pretty decent.

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So Fresh & So Green, Green from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 504 ratings