RecreationAle
Terrapin Beer Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,075
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #38,942
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.35%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
818
From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  24
Gots
  251
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.
Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 818 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by fuzzbalz:
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fuzzbalz from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Jul 21, 2014
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Squire from Mississippi

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.

Mar 18, 2017
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jul 01, 2014
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Dave1999 from North Carolina

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

May 01, 2015
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Aprice34 from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Jul 27, 2014
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jkrich from Florida

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.

Nov 24, 2013
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GTB from North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Aug 16, 2013
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SharkNado from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 10, 2014
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Chugs13 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 24, 2013
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Oct 12, 2014
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jmc65267 from Georgia

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

May 26, 2019
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

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.

Sep 29, 2013
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rabiddawg from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Apr 29, 2014
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

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

Mar 29, 2017
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RBorsato from Virginia

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

Mar 31, 2018
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Giantspace from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

Nov 27, 2014
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Jeff_Byrd from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Jul 08, 2014
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Z-man from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

May 12, 2020
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Zraly from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jun 10, 2014
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pheelingIt from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Jun 19, 2014
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bls949 from Georgia

2/5  rDev -45.9%

Dec 29, 2013
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mntlover from Tennessee

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.

Jul 31, 2018
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Antonius08 from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Mar 27, 2014
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Kettle1 from South Carolina

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

Nov 19, 2015
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ViveLaChouffe from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 22, 2014
RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 818 ratings