Terrapin Tree Hugger | Terrapin Beer Company

383 Ratings
Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Tree Hugger

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by elgiacomo on 07-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Thads324
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful copper color. Big off white head and lots of bubbles rushing up. The head doesn't leave and lacing is heavy.

Smells malty, a bit fruity and biscuity. Much like an English esb. A tiny bit of berry and really no bits of hops.

Starts watery, followed by mild crystal malts and an earthy medicinal hop towards the end. A hint of mild bitterness towards the end. A bread flavor towards the end brings it all together.

Mouthfeel is medium- light, very easy drinking. Regular carbonation.

A pretty good beer, very sessionable.

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Photo of srgj88
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of oberon
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After a nice good hard pour this beer comes out a full deep amber with a sticky one finger light tannish colored head,aone full ring of lace is left behind as it settles very very slowly.The aromas are very dissapointing with not much other than some iron/mettalic notes coming thru.The body is smooth just a tad light,but the smoothness for the style was nice.Dryer on the palate with some nuttiness and a firm crispness,some leafy hops and that metallic tinge in the finish.A beer I could drink all day,I may have liked a little more sweetness to it wich for me that is saying something.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of cjgator3
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet bready malts.

T- The taste like the aroma is heavy on the malt with just a touch of hops in the nutty finish.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not bad but probably not something I would purchase again. A solid malty brew that was enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DragonHead
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a pint pub glass. Minimal Altbier experience - so grain of salt here. An honest review nonetheless.

A - Pours a dark coppery color with rubyish edges. 2 finger barely off white head that dissipates normally. Leaves great lacing down the glass. Excellent clarity - all beers should be this clear.

S - A mild, bready, spicy aroma. Maybe a little nutty, maybe just a touch of caramel, but I did not get much of a fruity smell.

T - Tastes surprisingly light, almost thin but not quite watery. Not much of a real aftertaste. Just a little spiciness but it is balanced well and somewhere between the hoppiness and maltiness. I got a moderate amount of carbonation that seemed about right. Very easy drinking beer with a good balance.

M - Almost like a lager beer mouthfeel. Very crisp. Didnt seem to have much more heaviness than a lager; not that I could find. Has a pretty good carbonation. Does not leave a coating on the tongue or soft palate that I might have expected. Has a good semi-dry finish.

O - I dont have a tremendous amount of experience with Altbier, but the of few I've tried this one seems to be a good enough representation. Not really my cup-of-beer but pretty decent. Has a very nice hoppy/malty ratio. I might accidentally have this again for a change from my daily drinker but it would not replace it. I'm sure I will finish the other 5, but I'm not running to the store yet, it will be a while. If you like it crisp and well balanced but just a little leaning to the malty side, then this beer might be for you. Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 383 ratings.
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