RecreationAle
Terrapin Beer Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,933
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,864
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.62%
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
789
From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: A hopped-up session ale perfectly packaged in 12 oz. cans ready to take on any outdoor adventure.
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Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 789
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Photo of Squire
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
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 fruity.

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 lately 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Dave1999
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of jkrich
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is another one I picked up in Panama City Beach, Florida. Poured from a 12 oz. can: slightly hazy, golden to orange with a sustained, fluffy white-head. The bottom of the can had a date stamped, but it was smeared.

When I opened the can, an explosion of pungent, bittersweet tropical fruit greeted me. I also thought I detected a little piney aromas; so far so good.

The key to this ale is its refreshing character. A delightfully, thirst quenching taste with flavors of mango and grapefruit with a soft malty background. The hop bitterness lingers a bit then subsides leaving a semi-sweet, malty aftertaste. There is just a faint hint of staleness in the aftertaste but overall, for what it purports to be, it is very good.

The body is appropriately light with lively carbonation. The mouth feel is a little thin but I does have that nice lingering citrusy aftertaste.

This is another excellent, hoppy and flavorful "session ale". As the 12 pack box states, this is ideal for outdoor activities. It has turned very cold here, and I am satisfied to enjoy it indoors. I only regret I didn't buy a second 12 pack.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jmc65267
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden copper hue with a bright eggshell white head forming thick copious layered foam, fine speckled lacing left in even patterns with each sip. This is a great canned offering from Athens, GA. Floral, citric hop aromatics flood my nares, what a great smelling brew. Mild biscuit malt profile just enough to qualify this libation as liquid bread. Smooth balanced pale ale aggressive hops up front, a true session pale ale. Light bready qualities balance at the citric floral hop bomb that this low alcohol but high flavor ale has. Crazy drinkability perfect crisp bitter finish, with ample carbonation nothing is over done great beer. Overall a brew, I will buy by the 12 pack if given the opportunity.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Zraly
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of mntlover
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellow almost clear with an two finger off white head that laces well.

Aroma is cracker like malts with light hops a blend of citrus, grassy and herbal all light and refreshing like.

Taste is a little brighter then the nose bready dry cracker like malts with a better dose of hop bitterness then the nose would indicate. light citrus more lemon lime like with a good dose of grassy/herbal spiciness to the finish. Can see why it was labeled as a pale even though my can says Session IPA.

Mouthfeel is lighter and crisp, easy drinking a great lawnmower beer.

Overall not bad a good light low alcohol brew with descent flavors, even if others might be a touch better this one is good enough to quench your thirst enjoyably.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 789 ratings