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BEER INFO

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

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179
Ratings:
461
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
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Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Terrapin's "So Fresh and So Green", on tap @ The Brick Store served into 4oz tasting glass. Poured a darker than gold hue, kinda cloudy, with a small off white 1/2 finger head. Smells of VERY faint hops, slight malts, really not much on the nose here folks. Tastes very weak, very faint hops, not much here either. Overall a very mild IPA, kinda reminds me of Dundee's IPA. I'm really not that accustom to wet hop IPA's, but i truly believe that this is just not a good example of the style. A mediocre IPA at best. Thumbs sideways here.

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Photo of feelmefoam
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting story behind this one, my friend got it from a friend who works at Terrapin, and she doesn't like IPAs, so it fell into my possession. No complaints here.

Pours a reddish brown color with a decent white head that sits atop the beer for a minute before falling back down to earth. Decent lacing, too.

Fresh, piney-citrus hop aroma, maybe a little bit of maltiness thrown in there as well, but hops are the main character in this play.

Pretty well-balanced on the tongue... as in the nose, it starts out with the same pine-citrus conglomeration and eventually leads to a nice buttery biscuit malt flavor. Maybe I'd want it a little more hop forward, but it's not bad.

A body that's nearing medium with a moderate amount of carbonation leads to a smooth drinking beer with a fairly dry finish.

Overall, this was a pretty tasty beer from Terrapin and I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it. Good drinkability on this one, give it a try if you see it around.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Red amber body, excellent clarity, topped by three fingers of soft white foam.

Aroma seems a mix of the hop spectrum: citrus, pine, and earthy herbal. Inviting and fresh.

A rather mild malt base slides around the mouth. Topped by earthy herbal hops - the pine and citrus in the nose doesn't seem to make it to the tongue.

Sloppy mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

A not bad IPA, but a lot of the nose didn't make it to the tongue. Doesn't carry the big fresh sensation of top notch wet hop ales. Expected more from Terrapin.

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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 LiquidBread219
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Poured a nice amber or light orange color nice foamy head that left some pretty good lacing.

S= To me I really didn't smell to much going on in this beer. I guess you could say there is a little bit of pine hops in this one but not to much in the nose.

T= To me it tasted pretty good it was clean and crisp to me not a "hop bomb" or anything like that.

M= Medium in body clean and crisp.

D= Really drinkable. It is fresh and clean but normally not what I expect from a fresh hop beer. I think it's missing some hops.

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Photo of donniecuffs
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this in a flight at the Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ. Poured copper/amber with little visible carbonation, and one finger of white head, with great retention and lacing. The nose was one of bitter dry orange peel, with some herbiness in there as well. The taste mirrored the nose, though with a very thin, modestly dry finish. Thin ipa, and much more carbonated than the appearance would suggest. While the feel may make sessioning this beer an easier proposition, I found it to be too one-dimensional, and the thin finish was too obvious to ignore.

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Photo of John_M
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Drafting Room the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. I don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light orange citrus. It's attractive, but I just wish there was more of it. The flavor profile more or less replicates the nose, though once again there just isn't much to it. There is some fairly decent orange citrus and bitterness, but this beer really comes across as kind of simple, one dimensional, and just very underwhelming. The finish comes across as weak and a bit watery. Drinkability is OK I guess, but there are so many better examples out there of a good, solid, wet hop IPA, I just cannot see myself ever ordering this again. Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing in this beer that reflects any wet hopping that might have gone into its making.

Not very impressed...

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Photo of BigBlacke
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light amber color with a nice little lacing as the head dissipates. Smells of fresh citrus and piney hops. Taste is of fresh pine hops with citrus notes. Not too hoppy, perfect for a ipa begginner, and refreshing for an IPA veteran. Mouthfeel is slightly high in carbonation. Oily residue left on the palate allows you to continually taste the fresh hops. Drinkability is among the highest for IPA's ingredients are perfectly balanced in this one. Terrapin, you are very quickly gaining my respect.

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green appears a surprisingly light brown/yellow. The head is a very light foamy cappuccino color. Its retention is good, but the lacing is average.

Its aroma has some bright citrus fruit notes, along with a slightly piney hint. For what the beer is, I expected a much bigger aroma.

The taste starts off with little flavor, going into the mid palate it does become far more complexed. It is very well balanced as the malt sweetness gives a nice balance to the beginning of the hop onslaught. The finish finally lives up to the billing of this IPA. It has citrus and piney bitterness and is to the edge of overwhelming, as it continues to play on the palate for minutes.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side, but the carbonation is light.

Overall, Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green is very well balanced and drinkable. Although it is as hoppy as expected it is surprisingly sessionable. I gave this beer a try because I have never had a "wet hopped" beer, so I would suggest it to anyone who has not tried one as well.

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Photo of number1bum
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First beer I'm trying from our recent NEPA Beer Club Stockertown-turned-Shangy's split.

Pours a clear copper color with a few bubbles rising lazily to the top. Only get about a finger of off-white head which settles to no more than a bubbly, very thin lace with no real stick on the sides.

Smell has a floral citrusy quality to it, subtle but pleasant, with an herbal and slightly earthy quality as well. A very nice fresh hop aroma, with some bready, lightly sweet malt as well.

Taste-wise the hops here are very subtle; too subtle. There is some earthy and citrus flavor but both are light. Not a whole lot of character coming from these fresh hops unfortunately. There is some caramel sweetness but the malt is more bready than caramely, with a slightly toasted quality to it as well. A touch grainy. Drinks more like a pale ale; just does not deliver the hop flavor I expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. I'm surprised the head was not better on this one because there is plenty of carbonation here. It's pretty smooth with a moderately bitter, dry finish.

This is a pretty good fresh hop beer but this year in particular I have had some excellent ones. A really nice IPA can be created with fresh hops, and unfortunately this one falls short of that level. It's decent, and is drinkable enough, but is not particularly memorable.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle:

The beer poured a nice deep amber/light orange color with a nice, thick white head that was well retained and left some nice lacing.

The beer had a really good hoppy aroma to it. The pine and citrus hops really dominated, nothing else could really be made out.

The taste followed the nose really well. Really good, solid, but not too overpowering hops flavor.

The beer had a medium mouthfeel to it. It was smooth and crisp, very drinkable and refreshing. Overall, I think that this is one of Terrapin's best side projects to date.

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Photo of sbw138
4.64/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap the other night at Pinocchio's in Media.

A - Poured a nice light amber color with some decent carbonation. It was poured with a small one finger head, which remained for quite a white. Left a pretty solid lacing on the pint glass as I drank.

S - Amazing!! Such hoppy goodness! Awesome piney hop overload scent. One of the best smelling beers I have had in a while.

T - Almost right up there with the smell, this beer tasted great. The hops practically punch you right in the face, and you will love it!

M - Good solid mouthfeel, the hops give your tounge a nice little tingle.

D - Pretty good drinkability for such an agressive IPA. I was really surprised this beer didn't have better ratings, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip beer is clear and amber to orange with moderate carbonation, a decent head and some lacing. Looks OK.

Doesn't smell like an IPA, the hop character is low and the nose is sweet.

Beer is medium to light in body and tastes better than it smells but it still is more like an APA than an IPA. The hops just aren't here for that. The malt is good and nicely balance with moderate bitterness. Its decent.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

This beer appears a dark orange color. The head is about a half inch thick and generates a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is a balance of malt and hops, with some sweet scents and a hint of alcohol. So far, it lacks the characteristics typical of the style. The taste is a bit of disappointment as well, and lacks any type of bold hop character. The beer does not taste bad, per se, but I wouldn't even know this was an IPA if it wasn't on the label. There are many better beers out there, IPA or not. I wouldn't recommend this.

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Photo of mymrnngjckt
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oured from a bomber into my trusty Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours a dark / golden brown. Smell is not too strong. Small amounts of floral. No citrus. Taste is spot on for a fresh hop. Not overpowering in the hop department but enough hop presence to make it satisfying for the hop lover. Well carbonated and easily drinkable.

A good beer.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - A clear copper, color

S - Smells great. The fresh hops are evident

T - The 1st taste is the best. It tastes great when it hits your lips, but it does not pack the typical Terrapin punch/kick at the end. It is missing a bitter bite at the end.

M - Average. Pretty smooth. Not bitter.

D - I could drink several, but unless it put in 6 packs, I will not purchase it again. I think the Hopsecutioner is much better, which you can buy a 6 pack for for the same price

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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 rajendra82
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Typical IPA like pour with orange amber color and clear body, but carbonation was light and formed a small head at best. The smell was herbal and citric and very nice for this dedicated hop head. After that smell, I was expecting a hoppy assault on the palette, but I got an insipid taste instead. More like a cream ale with a ton of hops than even an APA. What happened to all the malt backing? Nicely bitter, but lacking much depth. Very light across the tongue too. Not in the same league as the Sierra Nevada wet hopped beers.

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Photo of Ryan011235
1.99/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a snifter on 11/5/10

Courtesy of PDXHops

Dull copper/amber color with slight golden highlights. It is pretty clear, though. Poured one finger of foam & a bunch of soapy-looking bubbles. Over time the foam thins, though the bubbles remain. Decent lace.

Green, Green smells really weird for a fresh hop ale. Murky; not at all lively. Very grassy & vegetal with stray floral notions. Hints of rotten orange rind peak in from time to time. Upon opening the bottle I smelled bread; it's definitely strong in the back, as is a dusty yeast note.

Everything about the taste is muddled. The hops offer a near indistinguishable clump of minimally bitter pine, vegetation, watery juice & tea leaves. Citrus isn't really appreciable. Musty yeast & bread notes. Astoundingly bland.

Very thin, watery feel. Carbonation is quite low. Each sip is gone in a flash; nothing about the beer makes it hang around, even for a moment (not a bad thing, in this instance). Finishes with hints of flora, vegetables, bread & the faintest bitterness.

Aside from the weird aroma, the taste & feel are just thin & bland. The second glass is also kind of soapy. I just can't get down with this one. The last third went down the drain.

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Photo of beer2day
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber orange pour with thin 1/2 finger of beige head. What little head there is does retain well.

Grassy nose with notes of herbs and pine hops. Lemon grass is big here. Fairly aggressive.

Hits with a cream feel, but quickly fades. Pine flavors with herbal, grassy notes. Nice tha tit matches the nose. Finish is not quite there. Should be richer. Lots of grass in the finish.

Not a bad beer, but not one that inspires a 2nd helping.

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Photo of Lerxst
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A vigorous pour produced a thin off white head that disappeared immediately and left just a few wisps of lace. Poured a clear amber.

S-Nose is a bit tame and subdued, but I am picking up pine, citrus hops and a touch of malt.

T-Follows the nose with the pine/citrus hop combo and the touch of malt. A bit earthy/grassy as well.

M-A touch thin, crisp carb bite with a dry finish.

D-Goes down easily enough it just doesn't inspire me to have another.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a massive quantity of beer which was consumed at barleys tonight, this one started the whole night off. this one was consumed on 11/06/2010.

pour is a nice medium amber color with a very good clarity to it that allows a ton of carbonation to be visible from the very start. the result is a nice inch of white head that sticks to the sides of the glass very nicely,

aroma is nice fresh hops. sticky pine is the most dominant with a good bit of fresh resin filled grass notes bouncing around inside as well. really nicely balanced for a fresh hop ale. nice clean flavor as well, not overdone in any direction. clean fresh hops, sticky resin and a smooth and even biscuit flavor mid palate. nice lightly dry finish leaves a nice taste of pine on the tongue.

overall very drinkable and a very solid ipa.

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Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that falls to a spotty surface foam. Big bubbles stick to the side of the glass.

Smell: floral hops, some earthiness, and orange citrus creates a nice aroma.

Taste: big caramel, orange, ripe pears, floral bitterness, and a hint of earthiness are most notable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch of dryness late.

Drinkability: easy to drink beer. Definitely floral and full of citrus. A decent IPA worth looking into trying.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Been sorta disappointed with the Terrapin Limited Release series lately.. Let's hope this one changes my opinion...

Crystal clear amber with a fluffy foamy head... Looks pretty good...

Balanced aromas here... Not enough hops for a fresh hop ale really... Its balanced for sure but it shouldn't be...

More balance here which I guess is okay but not what I'm looking for in a fresh hop ale... No oily resiny hoppiness present but rather a blend of the malts and hops...

Ok overall.. Nothing to write home about..decent

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Photo of jsanford
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A - Pours a dark orange-amber with a creamy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing.
S - Obviously there's a good amount of hops, but it's a bit more subdued then I would have guessed for a fresh-hopped beer. Spicy pine and grapefruit hops dominate with a slightly sweet caramel malt background.
T - More pine resin and grapefruit with a bit of tangerine and pineapple for good measure. Sweet caramel malt balances the bitterness a bit, but this is nicely hop-forward without being a hop-bomb.
M - Medium-bodied, slightly creamy. Nice, medium carbonation level, just right for this style.
D - Quite drinkable, this is a nice example of a fresh-hop beer. One of the best Terrapin offerings I've had lately, kudos guys!

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