Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,031
Ranked #25,300
3.67 | pDev: 11.44%
May 29, 2023
Jul 03, 2013
Notes: A hopped-up session ale perfectly packaged in 12 oz. cans ready to take on any outdoor adventure.
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Reviewed by davidward from Florida

3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A light gold color with a nice thin white head. The nose is piney and grape fruit. The taste is of grapefruit. This would make for a good warm weather refresher.
May 29, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by cd34 from Illinois

May 18, 2023
Rated: 3.57 by TreyJ88

Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours out of the can a crystal clear dark gold with about an inch of head with a little lacing. Smells faintly like pine and a little earthy. Tastes obviously light, but with pine and citrus notes with floral as well. A thin beer and a nice crack at a lo cal IPA.
Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 3.3 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Sep 19, 2022
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Rated by TacticalKris

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
For a low cal IPA this is nice.
Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 3.7 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
16 oz can poured into my Bass Imperial pint glass. The beer is a clear gold with a fluffy bone white head. It has sticky lacing.

The aroma could be amped up a notch. No off smells, just a bit of cracker and some some faint pine.

The taste is mild, more like a golden ale than an IPA. There is very little bitterness, a bit of sweet malts and maybe a smidgen of hops that add some mild pine notes at the finish.

The mouth is on the thinner side which I kind of expect for a lower calorie IPA.

Maybe this would be a good lawnmower type beer but it is not hitting this spot on an cold and snowy early spring night.
Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by NastyNorseman from New York

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 3.32 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by avisong from Virginia

Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can from a Terrapin mix pack served in a lager glass.
Pours with a clear amber colored body and a good white head.
Aroma. Earthy and notably less pleasing than the flavor.
The flavor is mild for style and the matching, dry body is a touch thin with moderate carbonation.
Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 3.72 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. Can Best By 7/2/21

Clear gold, two fingers fine white head, full curtain lacing and surface cap.
Pine, citrus, grapefruit, bell pepper aromas.
Grapefruit, yuzu, white pepper, bread, light mineral flavors.
Good hop bitter zing, light, Dry, good carbonation.
Refreshing, great for summer. Good job on this one by Terrapin.
May 25, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by Zigzach from Florida

May 04, 2021
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I wanted to not like this wimpy brew, but it does what it is supposed to do, and it may be better than others like it that I did not much like. This is a style I don't ordinarily seek out, because I usually don't drink lots of beers in a session, I like to make them count.

It pours a light golden color with persistent bubbles. The aroma is weak and clean, like the taste. They didn't go overboard on the hops with this - it is nicely balanced. The finish is as clean as they get.

Recommended. If you really wanted a very light ale, this one works.
Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
No great expectations for this, it was just there. Light amber in "color" when two 12 oz. cans are combined into one clear glass liter mug. There's just a little, emphasize, little fizz atop and lacing. It's practically odorless. So far, what it's good at is being translucent. Except for a mildly hoppy finish, this could pass for any mass produced American lager. Nearly body less, unless you think Club Soda has body and close to tasteless, save a little bitter hops. Miller and Buweiser have more body than this. Much like decaffeinated coffee, skim milk and sugar-free cakes, low-cal beer just doesn't work.
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 3.46 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by Carl_R from Oklahoma

Jan 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a pale golden color, with a finger and a half of white fluffy head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: dank, bready, and citrusy. Yeast, cracker, biscuit, resin, peach, orange, lemon, tangerine, mango, and floral hops.

Mild hops, cracker, and biscuit. Sweet fruity notes are distant in the flavor. Beer is kinda earthy and herbal. Body is medium-light.
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by Idahoman from Minnesota

Dec 15, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana

Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Griphon from Florida

Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, tulip, best by 1/8/21. Come on, use a packed on date dude.

Perfectly clear “beer yellow” with just a wisp of head that completely dissipates within seconds.

Peach, a bit dank, very clean malt and yeast. The aroma is a bit like a sour peach ring.

More mild hop flavor, but still hoppy, like resinous fresh hops. Very light, crisp, and refreshing. It’s beer, not just beer-like.

So very light with medium-high carbonation. It works well.
Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Wortmunkey from Georgia

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Many of the prior reviews of RecreationAle don't seem to understand the spirit of this style. It is just not the type of craft that you pour in a glass and overanalyze. I understand that it would be nice to have a low calorie, session IPA that is full flavored, but that is not what this beer is trying to be. This is more of a "light" IPA. In hot weather, if you are out on a boat all day, or playing golf, or out grilling with friends (i.e. "recreating"), many IPAs are just too strong and dehydrating. The beauty of this beer is that it is an IPA that you can drink in situations where you normally might not choose an IPA (and makes it, somewhat ironically, a nice choice for IPA lovers...even if it is more lightly flavored). In non recreation settings, this might also be a good choice for people who would normally shy away from an IPA, because it is not overwhelming.

The flavor profile is simple: a little grapefruit spice up front, and a bit of lemon on the back end, with a crisp and clean, almost hydrating taste. The abv is on the low end, which makes sense, but when you are thirsty and take a nice draw from a pint can, it is enough to cut the edge, but not make you stupid. You can drink a few of these and not be drunk or bloated.

For what it is, I actually really like this beer. It is meant to be enjoyed in numbers, cold in a can, from your cooler outside. Enjoy.
Sep 03, 2020
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Reviewed by RDWHAHB_Tom from Maryland

3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
DATA: BBD 12/15/2020, 12 oz. aluminum can, served at ~45*F in a pint glass, close to sea level

Look: Dull, pale gold.
Smell: Resiny, sweet, rubber eraser, floral.
Taste: Bread, corn, pine, perfumy, grapefruit.
Feel: Thin, watery--probably the most-lacking aspect.

Overall: I like the bite of the hops: piney resins and grapefruit-y citrus (amarillo?). Goes down crisp. The flavors all seem a bit too muted for my taste, and I think something is lost by going lo cal; however, having made a lo-cal kit brew myself, it's hard to get it right. The burps are admittedly *delicious*, however!
Aug 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I get it, it's really hard to make a tasty low-calorie/low ABV IPA ... Many have tried, and most have failed ... The nature of an IPA demands full flavor and a bit of heaviness which flies in the face of the theory of this style ... Not a bad attempt, but pretty boring and forgetable
Aug 27, 2020
Rated: 3.23 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Aug 21, 2020
Rated: 3.34 by j0hnc2468 from New York

Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
12oz can with a 'best by' date

Clear, yellow, head faded almost instantly. Smells like hop seltzer. Pine, armpit, notes of stankity danks. Thin feeling, light in taste as well.

It's hard to rate this.. good for the style but not my favorite
Jun 09, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
crisp hoppy ale - great for summer time = refreshing
May 15, 2020
RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 841 ratings