Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green | Terrapin Beer Company

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3.7/5
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497 Ratings
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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,449
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
497
pDev:
12.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 497 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
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 ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKasten988
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
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 Budlum
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefbender
2.29/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of teromous
2.54/5  rDev -31.4%
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 Cpawsat
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crownrl28
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose88
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatoMasochism
2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjmiller718
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.18/5  rDev +13%
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 +3%
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 CorkandCageAllentown
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 497 ratings
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