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Terrapin Easy RiderTerrapin Easy Rider

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by ChainGangGuy on 04-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa, having never tried this before and wondering how good it could be given the low alcoholic content. As a Pale Ale, this stood out fine but there wasn't anything outstanding about this aside from its easy drinkability. This wasn't high on hops or flavor but the balance was sufficient and this is one of the few beers I've had lately that I could drink year-round, or many of in one session.

The pour to this was a light goldenrod with not a lot of head or lacing and a somewhat clear appearance. Not a strong aroma to this and lots of lemon in the aroma. This was backed up by a somewhat strong orange rind taste with some grassy notes to back it up. For a Pale Ale, this was quite sour and almost reminded me of a farmhouse beer because of how earthy the aftertaste was. Not a whole lot of carbonation to scrub everything down either so the aftertaste lingered for quite a while. This beer almost required a glass of water to wash everything down afterwards and this wasn't even watered down to begin with.

Sure enough, this was a session beer but just because the alcohol was low doesn't mean that this called for an encore after being consumed. Not likely to blow anyone away but for a long drinking session, this could find its way into the mix. The taste would not appeal to everyone but for those looking for a Pale Ale low on hops but not on body, this would be a decent choice.

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Photo of beer2day
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color. Even with an aggressive pour, got only a light sheen of thin white head. No lace, either.

Nose is bread malt, light dry raisin and a faint note of fig. Not what I want in a pale.

More bread malt in the flavor. Nice hop bite in the finish, with lots of malt balance. Bit of sourness in the finish. Strong British-American hybrid maybe?

Feel is actually quite nice. Malt body gives it some heft against the light abv.

Glad I tried it, but probably won't go back.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I applaud Terrapin for making a session beer, but I really wish they'd take a page from the English and try to boost the flavor. Just because a beer is low in alcohol doesn't mean it has to taste washed out. This beer reminds me, to a degree, of Anchor's small beer, which may be interesting historically, but basically tastes like a beer rinse, rather than a beer itself. This Terrapin, unfortunately, falls to the same fate. Pours golden with a somewhat overly frothy head. Smells nice, with a nice toasty, nutty note and some herbal and earthy hops. The taste is both grainy and watery and generally washed out. The hops come across as merely bitter rather than having any character given the lack of a malt base. Disappointing. I was looking forward to a local session beer. Guess I'm still looking.

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Photo of babaracas
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with one finger of white foam, settles quickly to a thin ring, with a few splotches of delicate lace on the glass. Smell: floral and piney hops with a whiff of tropical fruit. Mild. Taste: fleeting biscuit and honey, light pine and citrus peel, steel and salt. Nice summer offering with a decent hop presence, but would choose something else.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Terrapin Brewery. Poured into a Terrapin pint glass. 

Pours translucent gold with a finger pale head. A little lacing. 

Smells sweet with a hint of hops. 

Tastes dry and bready with a mild hop flavor. Long moderate bitter aftertaste. 

Light bodied with medium carbonation. 

Overall this isn't for me. The more I drank, the more I appreciated it but I'll stick to thier Hopsecutioner and other "bigger" brews. Not bad at all but I prefer a little more beer with my beer. 

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a cervoise. Pours a clear light golden color with a touch of an amber hue. The nose carries some faint leafy hops as well as mild citrus. Not getting any of the Galaxy. Not much other than a generic hop character. No Amarillo either. Pretty generic. Easy drinking with a good bitterness, but the hop character is fairly bland. Just decent.

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