Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin So Fresh & So Green GreenTerrapin So Fresh & So Green Green
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
Ratings:
485
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bcal16
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gatorbreath
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber to pint glass

orange/straw hazy hue with a cream colored foamy head. lacing is def noticeable.. smell is caramels and malt taste is malty with a sneaky intrusion of some mild hop flavors, then it is gone, and the flavor is back to malt. this is a little over carbonated for my taste, not a huge huge fan of this..

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Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 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 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 Roudy
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep clear amber in color. Forms a thin, but stable, off-white, bubbly, rocky head. Little lacing.

S: For a fresh hop beer, there is a strong malt component to the aroma. Aroma is also very "green" and herbaceous. Almost to the point of being minty or reminiscent of parsley.

T: Much like the aroma, this beer is rather malty with more of the herbaceousnecss. Parsley-like. Mildly sweet. Mild to moderate bitterness. The herby flavor hangs on the tongue.

M: Medium in weight, though somewhat sticky, with appropriate carbonation.

D: A decent beer, with a very fresh, herbal taste, but somehow this beer fails to showcase the beauty of the fresh hop.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -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 cheefdaddy1
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerone
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Amber color with a slightly red tinge, off white head that goes away after a few mins and leaves fair lacing.

S - Some floral hops with sweet malts mingling a touch of citrus but not much.

T - Sweet bread and caramel tasting malt up front gives way to floral hops that have a touch of spice, not very bitter, needs more hops and less malt imho.

M - Light to medium on the mouthfeel with low carbonation, doesn't coat mouth like you would hope but is not bad.

O - While the beer tastes good i am dissappointed in the absence of hop flavor, more malt taste than hops in a wet hop ale shouldn't happen.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a deep orange color, darker than a typical IPA. There's an impressive head with good retention and lacing.

It's hoppy... very hoppy. It's a more floral hop note with a little bit of sweetness to it. Pretty good.

The flavor is just more of the same... hoppy, not a lot of balance. It's good but not great on the flavor.

The mouthfeel is good, despite the dominant hops there really isn't a bad aftertaste at all.

Not a bad IPA, but not one I'd reach for again with other IPAs on the shelf.

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Photo of kell50
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBCE
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwkurdziel
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bonkers
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a SA perfect pint glass. The pour is deep, clear copper, sticky 2 inch white head. The aroma is fresh cut grass mixed with citrus. The flavors mimick the nose, grassy hops, citrus notes and sweet pine. It has a lingering finish, grassy. It is medium bodied, average carbonation. The hop choice did not work for me and I was expecting more from a wet hopped brew.

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

Photo of SLeffler27
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber, with a two-inch, tinted, rocky head that sticks around, leaving webbing on a pint glass.

So Fresh is a bit fusil up front with notes of orange and pine sap in the background. Pine comes forward as it warms.

Moderately bitter with some grapefruit and caramel. Warmth brings tea flavors and the lingering finish has late orange flavors in it.

A medium to full body with a sticky texture and light carbonation. Alcohol is as expected by ABV, but less than expected by aroma. This one is dry, finish to end.

A beer to relax with while watching football and eating nuts or pretzels.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of axeman9182
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, pleasantly surprised to find this one on shelves up in NJ, poured into my Duvel tulip.

The beer pours a surprisingly dark amber. The bone colored head comes together and gathers up to about 2.5 fingers in height. Lacing and retention are both just a tad underwhelming. Nose is great, a hint of caramel (but not as much as I might have expected given the dark color) and then a massive dose of resinous hops come crashing through. After the great nose the flavor is a little bit of a letdown. The caramel presence is bigger (read: a little bit too big) on my palate. A pretty solid punch of bitterness comes across next, but the hop flavor on the back end is a mess. There's a suggestion both of pine and flowery herbal notes, but no real cohesion. In addition, these come across rather abruptly, the flavors don't have any staying power at all. The body is a little bit more rich than normal for an IPA, and the carbonation is pretty bubbly as well. The result is a sort of creamy mouthfeel that I'm really enjoying. So Fresh and So Green, Green is a solid IPA, but not the standout experience that I expected my first fresh hop ale to be.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stomioka
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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