Terrapin RecreationAle | Terrapin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Heavenisbeer on 07-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
688
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
202
For Trade:
0
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Photo of wells2123
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrJuengling
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NappyB
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking can. Nice drink while at BOLA jazz fest with Usher and MAROON V

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Photo of RoaneLoc
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wheresromi
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DioS
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Best by 7/26/17.

L- Frothy white colored head that stands 1 finger tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy light gold / straw colored body with moderate clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.Heavy amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get light citrus and line hops,balanced by some sweet biscuit malt.Some grassy notes in there as well.

T- The palate follows the nose with slightly bitter pine hops up front,some faint citrus in the middle,and sweet biscuit / cracker malt flavors on the back end.There is a hint of floral spice hops on the back end to balance the malt.

F- The mouth feel is thin with a mildly sticky texture.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a smooth finish.

O- This is a good session IPA,for a hot summer day.I could sit back and pound these in the heat.I would drink this again,and recommend at least trying one.

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bustersuess
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldvines
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Squire123
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Attractive light gold color with thick white cap and good lacing.

Brewer says the aroma carries subtle peach and passion fruit touches but both are slightly beyond my reach. I get more floral with hints of spice and something more vegetal than fruit.

Taste is simple, straight forward hops the same as I described above. Still don't get the peach but there is something rounded about the flavor that is passion fruit like so the official description isn't wrong. Like the Brewer says, it's subtle. Finish is clean and crisp without any residual bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Seems to be a run late to create session IPAs that are not so hop forward as to be off putting to those with an innate bitterness ceiling. This one falls into that category. It's almost light tasting (the malt certainly isn't assertive) and the hops are bright without being bitter. Fishing beer.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PHBoiler
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 688 ratings.
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