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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 08-05-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
461
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
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27
Gots:
64
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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
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 +4.4%
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 -1.1%
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 -3.8%
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 +10.4%
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 +8.8%
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 +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 Irbycp
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +3.3%
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 +11.8%
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 +10.1%
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 +13.7%
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 +2.7%
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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Photo of FranklinPaine
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler. At 1st the beer seemed slightly unbalanced and muddled but after a 2nd glass (and some food) this beer grew on me a bit. Developed into a nice round feel, toasty malt notes, sweet citrus flavors, and clean bitter finish. Better than average but not as good as some of the other local beers I have had lately. Better that the "3.75" rating I gave it but not quite a "4". The slight "grainy" aftertaste holds it back for me. Otherwise another great fresh offering from GA!

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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 ArchimedesSox
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy reddish orange color, dense off white head, good lacing

S: Floral and earthy hops, sweet malts

T: Floral, and earthy hops that give way to a good amount of sweet maltiness.

M: Medium feel

I: I reaaly like Terrapins Hopsicutioner and this one reminds me a lot of that one. Really malty with a stiff hoppyness. A definite keeper for me.

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Photo of animal69
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Expected quite a bit more than what this beer boasted, nowhere near the " fresh hop" presence I was hoping for...an almost above avg ipa in the end however

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Photo of GFM
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a golden honey color with a small fleeting head. Not much lacing. Very enticing citrus aroma. Smooth feel. The scent was deceiving. It made me expect a stronger citrus hop flavor, but hop profile had more pine notes to it. A little bitter and the strength of the hop flavor weakened with each sip. For me, this So Fresh, So Green was just so-so. I like IPAs so enjoyed it, but wouldn't search it out again. (8.0) (Note: affixed to the bottle was a sticker "correcting" the ABV content--6.6% vs the 8.6% on the bottle. First time I've seen that.)

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Photo of gopens44
2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured this thing into your run o' the mill pint glass and observed a fairly decent color (ambery copper) under a quickly diminishing yet frothy off-white head. Nose was very grassy and lent hope to a similar taste but the hops, while present and sharp, faded out of taste real quick. What was left was an extremely thin beer with almost no malt backbone whatsoever.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- light amber color, not much for head
S- resiny hop smell with some citrus notes
T- piney, grassy, grapefruit rind
M- Medium feel but a little more oily than what I was expecting. Slight bitterness on the back end.
O- Not bad, not great. Solid offering.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, slightly hazed, copper-brown coloring with a tall, foamy, dense, off-white head. Aromas of dank and resinous hops, with some cannibus notes, cut grass, and citrus highlights of grapefruit and lemon zest. Pretty green on the nose. The flavors are a blast of bitter greens forward, with pine tassel, grass, and pine pitch, with peppery highlights and notes of weed. There are citrus highlights throughout, with grapefruit and lemon once again. Very balanced, all on a rich caramel backbone. The body is slick and smooth, with a fruity and dank aftertaste. The finish is smooth, clean, and slightly dry. Very drinkable. Good brew!

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Photo of HopsForBrains
2.36/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I feel like I am being overly generous with my review of this obviously apparent heavy malt backbone "ipa" seeing that it is only slightly hoppier than most british IPA's. The smell is extremely lacking in an IPA that I would suggest nor imbibe religiously while the taste is like that of a false nutty caramel. Overall, very disappointed with this 'ipa' from what I have come to expect from Terrapin Brewing.

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Photo of Ego
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

eyes...
a torrent of bubbles feeding a white cap of foam, soapy residue clings to the glass and the storm of carbonation below keeps the head quite afloat, she reveals a slightly hazy orange hue, a very attractive glass o' suds

nose...
surprisingly mellow, some hops in a semi tropical fruit/light pine vein, some malt presence but pretty meek

taste...
again, pretty mellow, would be nice for just your run of the mill american PA with a slightly nicer hop signature on the back end, has a pretty good kick for a medium range ABV and a nice bitterness lingering around the barn

it drinks right body wise, just enough weight to have some but light enough to be quite drinkable, the carbonation is also right on with just a nice bite adding to the overall feel

verdict?
not a bad beer but not a stunner. a good drinker but then again so are a hundred other beers available year round without the hop-la... get it ? oh man I crack myself up...

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Picked up a 22oz in a trade with a friend in Maryland. Poured into a Modern Times branded pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper hue. Decent head, weak retention, decent lacing. Smell is all grain and bready malt, mild hop presence...what gives??? Taste is like a pale ale...good but not much in the way of hops...especially for a fresh hop ipa - way too much malt! Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, mild carbonation, finishes dry with slight bitterness from the hops.

Not an IPA. Definitely a fresh hopped pale ale...good for a pale ale, but critiqued as an IPA, which is what it is listed as. In my opinion, this is not a beer that "celebrates the hop".

Skip!

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 2-finger bubbly, rocky, cream-colored head. Really nice retention and a little bit of patchy lacing. Absolutely crystal clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Some bready and caramel malt but definitely mostly Citra hops with mango, grapefruit, and orange aromas. The hops are there but this doesn’t seem like it’s going to a palate bruiser by any means – not necessarily a bad thing.

T – Follows the nose well. It starts off sweet with bready, caramel malt and citrus and mango flavors. Smooth hop bitterness appears towards the finish. Very balanced.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit hop bitterness lingers only for a bit.

O – This is a nice IPA. It’s tasty, drinkable, and well-balanced. It seems like I may have the wrong idea about these fresh hop ales – they usually seem to be smooth and balanced and not the bitter beasts that I’m expecting them to be. Either way, this is a good beer, and I’m glad I got to try it.

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