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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by mcallister on 08-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
485
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm. Really wish there was a fresh hop IPA category, in my mind these are different beers than standard American IPAs. I like the style when done well, with their herbal hops and slightly waxy notes, but when done poorly they can taste of rotting vegetation. This one is clean and nicely herbal, if a tad on the lighter side. Pours amber with a fairly light head that fades to nothing. Smells assertively herbal, but not spicy, and with some notes of paraffin in the background. Almost downright skunky. The taste is similar, but with pleasant additions of cream, some nuttiness, and more waxy notes in addition to the fresh herbalness. Quite smooth, and even a little creamy. Somewhat soft and not a lot of bite. I enjoyed the experiment, but from a lot of standpoints this is probably a better experiment with local hops.

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Photo of Iparedman
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of shand
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint.

Ah, it's the most wonderful time of the year! Fresh hop season! 2011 bottling with Challenger hops. Challenger? Yeah, Challenger. Interesting choice for a fresh-hop brew, let's give this a try. It sure looks like an IPA, copper color with two fingers of head. Good retention and lacing, you know the drill. Let's get some mood music on for this beer. Drinking to it while listening to So Fresh and So Clean should be a requirement. The aroma is a herbal and spicy hop over biscuity malts. Not very pungent for a fresh hop, but let's let this keep going.

The taste? This is obviously full of Challenger hops. Challenger is a really strange choice for a single-hop fresh hop IPA, you're usually much more likely to find them in something like an ESB. So, you're getting what I imagine is an absolutely huge amount of Challenger hops in here, providing a strong herbal hop, with a strong bitterness and spiciness on the backend. Nothing like the stereotypical, bright, fresh hop. This is actually a real nice change, there's a solid biscuity malt on the backend. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, and the drinkability is very good. Looking for something different in your fresh hop haul? Slot this one in.

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Photo of imperialking
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuperNova777
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanx to Bstaffor for this

A:Pours a see thru copper color with a finger worth of white head that falls fairly slowly,
nice lacing is left hanging around the glass

S:All the nose is picking up is a nice mixture of hop aromas. A nice dose of citrus and piney
hops followed up by a lemon zest that then starts to dominate the nose

T:Up front and in the middle intially comes a dose of some pale malts followed up by the
same hops that were coming thru in the nose with the zestiness that lingers around on the palate.

M:Body ended up a little thinner and watery than I was expecting, piney and lemon hops
are left lingering around with some stickiness on the lips

D:Brew ended up being pretty refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink. Zesty flavor dominates the palate and the drink in general. First offering from Terripan and look forward to many more

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Smith Imperial pint.

Pours deep copper, clear with nice reddish-amber highlights. Head is small, thin, soapy, though persistent in what it is. Bit of nice lacing. My usual notch bump due to overvaluation of appearance.

Nose is nice combination of floral, pungent hops, a bit piny, big fruitiness, firm caramel body underneath offers a balancing sweetness. Esthery alcohol brings out the fruitiness even more.

Taste follows step for step - whoa-big fruitiness meshes up with what citrus there is in the hops, bit candied, along with the piny bitterness and mild pungency, with the caramel coming through with (again) a firm sweetness underneath. Finish starts out sweet, lightly pungent, floral, more lingering fruitiness. Alcohol more prominent than usual for the style, really brings that fruitiy quality to the front. A really interesting beer - not at all true to the American IPA style, and not the usual fare for most American-style Harvest Ales also. This, to me, is much closer to an English-style IPA (or even ESB) with a smattering of American ingredients. Still, quite pleasant, if miscategorized.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body,mid carbonation with very little bite; again works well for what I would consider an English-style ale, and a tasty one at that. Just a bit sticky.

Drinkability is, for me, excellent. Beautiful balance, well put-together for what it is. I found this one to match up to my own personal tastes fairly well, but I also know how poorly this has fared when being rated as an America IPA. Either way, nice take on the style that's just outside-the-box enough to be quite interesting.

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Photo of AgingWarrior
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden to amber color with a nice thick foamy finger and a half of head. The head held up pretty well and provided some nice lace.

Smells piney with some citrus notes. Nothing is overpowering, it's inviting.

Tastes a lot like it smells, nice hop bite on the front with nice malt balance on the end. Crisp finish. Very nice.

Medium body and carbonation.

This one went down very easily and left me wanting another.

Another solid beer by Terrapin. Recommend!

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Photo of spacecake9
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
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 claspada
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is loaded with flowery and earthy fresh hops. The malty backbone is mildly detectable.

Taste is fantastic, by far the best wet/fresh hop ale I have ever had. So many of these beers are rubbish and this is fantastic. Loaded with fresh earthy and floral tastes but at the same time it is perfectly and wonderfully balanced by the simple malt makeup. This beer is so simple, yet delicious. The hops totally own this show but never ovberpowering or heavy handed.

Overall I am very impressed with this beer. I enjoyed it much more than I expected, since I've generally been a bit disappointed by wet hopped beers, but Terrapin is by far my new/current favorite brewing company.

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Photo of aasher
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This bottle was a couple months old, so probably not as hoppy as it should have been. It looked like a typical IPA. It poured a dark copper in color and was pretty thin in body. It smelled of piny hops and fresh honeycomb, which really surprised me. The sweetness really overpowered the hops, probably due to the age. I still really liked it though. The flavors were two fold again but the honey took over the hoppiness here too. The beer drank a little ok, which was fine. This was very drinkable. I'd buy it if it were in a six pack. It was a lighter IPA that didn't give cotton mouth and had nice flavor.

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Photo of Kuges
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elimav
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Good till April 22nd 2016.

Stunner body color. Super crystal clear, and a big bright red bronze color. Plentiful pinhead carbonation, rising to a simple thin creamy three finger easily foaming head. Big retention, some big bubbles but mostly of tiny swiss cheese like variety, and lots of staying power with a very light tan brown classic colored appearance. Excellent looking brew.

Aroma seems to spark upon the pour, but then seems hard to discover while in the glass. First aroma is a good toasty brown bread crust quality. Woody senses kick in a bit, but are also kind of subtle. Not much of a hop forward brew surprisingly on the aromatics going in, but decent if taking awhile to show itself. Some slight citrus and green earth manages to sneak in just a little.

Palate is interesting. Tangy mid palate with a mix between wood spicy and juiced fruit. Caramel malt like flavors seem to creep in just nicely, with a good amount of dryness and getting almost to a crisp toffee angle. Moderate carbonation, with a feel that manages some hop juiced body but also real nice balance of thick malt without the cloying syrup angle. Clean and fun. More wood like tones and green warmth comes in on the palate over time as well.

A real nice easy take on a fresh hop brew.

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Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kk73
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my glass. Thanks to dmunroe for this one.

A - Pours a very clear amber color with a generous white one finger head which quickly vanished into a white sheen and some foam around the rim of my glass. Almost no lacing.

S - Smells of light resiny, piney hops. Aroma of sweet malt.

T - Taste is good, but the hops are not overly done here. I guess its missing a bitter hop kick to it. Taste of some orange, and a slight sweet biscuit malt. There is a nice touch of pine left on the tongue.

M - Light to medium bodied, a little light on the carbonation. Dry in a good way.

D - Solid IPA, but not outstanding. Very drinkable. The more I drink the sweeter and maltier it gets, and as it warms almost barleywine like imo.

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Photo of Normie
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jessealmlie
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayS2629
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured a clear amber with a frothy white head that fades quickly but leaves ok lace.

The aroma is more faint than expected, but definitely fresh. Freshly cut grass, lots of floral qualities, and hints of light citrus. Clean malt, cracker and light toast.

Clean toasty malt allows the fresh hops to shine. Nothing astringent. Loads of light floral flavors, hints of citrus, and grass.

A little thin, nicely carbonated

Overall, nothing impressive but easy drinking and enjoyable.

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Photo of JMC_TM
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So Fresh & So Green, Green has a dark copper colored body and a tan head that has decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has a bit of pale malt in the background, but it mostly focuses on the hops, especially fresh hops. Grassy, earthy flavors mix with bitterness and citrus.

I'm a fan of most fresh hop beers, and this one is no exception. Moderate bitterness comes with all kinds of fresh hop flavors. Citrus flavors lean more toward blood orange than grapefruit, and that juicy citrus mixes with loads of fresh cut grass and spicy earth flavors. A little bit of pale malt pops up, but just enough to provide a backbone. The finish has some more bitterness and hop flavor, mostly citrus notes. Overall the bitterness is muted in comparison to the hop flavors, which is something I have found with fresh hop beers; more hop flavor with less powerful bitterness.

The body is a little heavier than the average IPA, and as a result the beer feels a little bit creamy.

I went through this one really quickly. There is something about fresh hops that I love.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - almost like sniffing a pine tree, with a firm undertone of slightly sweet grapefruit. It pours a luscious dark golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma promised, but is still fairly hoppy with a malty undertone and more than a hint of citrus, mainly grapefruit and orange. Texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a nice tingle.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a very translucent, warm copper body. The white head was minuscule on this pour, though lacing happened in occasional spindles. Not much to say; pretty average looking beer.

The aroma is not average, not even close. Those wet hops really stick out here. Fresh lawn clippings, pineapple, Meyer lemon, and Pine-Sol blast into your nose. There is a pleasant amount of cracker malt for balance, but the hops are the star of the show here. Some might find it too balanced. It smells closer to a super-hoppy pils than it does an IPA. This beer should probably be listed as an APA, and I will review it as such. The fresh hop aromas make this a stellar APA wrt aroma.

The taste is nearly as good as the aroma. Crackery malt flavors --not overpowering, not thick -- provide the base for which to highlight the wet hops. Light citrus, heavy pine and vegetal garden tastes. Floral flavors abound. This is a dry beer, and the hoppiness makes for a crisp drink.

I didn't consciously think about the mouthfeel much, which is almost always a good thing. The body size was appropriate to carry the flavors. It was not distracting in any way. As far as drinkability goes, this is low enough in ABV% and tasty enough that I would want to session this. The price at the bar I was at prevented me from doing that, though.

I always like to determine the best new beer name of each year. I thought for sure that Boulevard's Boss Tom's Golden Bock would be the runaway favorite for the 2010 award (look up Tom Pendergast to see why that name is brilliant for a KC beer). But Terrapin's late entry is going to take the win. So Fresh and So Green, Green is obviously an OutKast reference. So perfect for an ATL brewery. The beer lives up to the name. Living in Alabama now (formerly Kansas City) I don't have a lot of options for wet hop/harvest beers anymore. I'm very glad to have an option as good as this one.

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Photo of speakdf0
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Dur921
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 485 ratings.
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