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:
#29,524
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 madelf66
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irbycp
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
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 Chris24tian
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bisonfort
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh hops. Bitter after taste. Ok.

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Photo of reptile3141
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +10.3%
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 WheelsPSU
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
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 sd123
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willardt09
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcbeers
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FriedSlug
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
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 +1.4%
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 harrisjohnson
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Beer21
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wcu80
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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