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:
709
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
208
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 709 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of OompaMentor
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into pint glass. Burnt gold color with nice carbonation and one finger head that dissipates; a thin layer lingers. Peppery, resinous hops with earthy tones to nose. Light body, mild hops with slight pepper after taste. Truly a session beer.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shanty76
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbrown
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange with a half finger of white foam.

Piney, citrus, and resinous hop aromas and a touch of sweetness.

Hop aroma translates well into flavor as earthy, grassy, piney, and slightly citrusy hop flavors shine, but an underlying biscuity sweetness flavor is there too.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, resinous, easy drinking.

Overall, a simple beer that goes well with hot weather.

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Photo of Timtac
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jstanaland
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConorGolden
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonathanED
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nunya
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin - one of my new, favorite brewers...

This is only my third or fourth offering from Terrapin, but I have been happily impressed with what I have partaken to date. This Recreation Ale is certainly something to hold onto for warmer days, but now during the holidays, it doesn't hurt to try one or even two of these. Out of the glass it pours a clean and very clear amber-orange liquid, there's little head though there's good lacing from the small amount of head that clings around the glass. The smell is absolutely awesome - a resinous aroma of pine or pinewood mixed with a sweetness I just can't put my finger on - very, very unique. The mouthfeel is a spicy experience of carbonation that grows stronger the farther down the glass you get. I was hoping for more of the piney taste and sweetness to go with it, but taste-wise it was a strong hoppy character that ruled the day. Though not my number one choice of style, this IPA is one I can try on many an occasion. Overall, it good, I would say even very good and would recommend to anyone.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

L. Deep yellow, medium to well carbonated, 1 and half finger white head, small carbonation bubbles, nice lacing.
N. very earthy and peppery, light malt biscuit presence. Small citrus kick, very balanced.
T. Matches nose, very New Belgium ish. Amarillo hops? Pepper, earthy, biscuits, dough, balanced if not touch malty.
B. Very nice, balanced carbonation and mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. Highlight of this beer.
Overall. Not really my hop preference but it's drinkable as hell. It's advertised as a session IPA but it's nowhere close.

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Photo of newdamage1
1.29/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This tastes like mosaic, which I usually like, but this could be the worst beer I've ever had.

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

It's been a bit since I signed on to rate a beer, so I may be a bit rusty.

A. Golden brown, nice fluffy head from a decent pour, can to pint glass.

S. Grassy, pine, citrus

T. Nice hop character, citrus tones and very slight bitterness.

F. Some carbonation, not obnoxious.

A subtle brew, would be great for a hot day, but went well on a cold night. It was easy to drink, though I'd prefer a slight more bite. Not amazing, but was enjoyable and I would buy again.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of George2744
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE: September 10, 2016... OCCASION: Penn State/Pitt--the rivalry renewed!... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... first, one notices the cascade of gigantic bubbles swirling in a lively golden amber body--active and fresh... second, the head is white as snow and pillowy, with some chunky crags and thick lacing... strong pine and resin mingles with soft orange citrus... light bread malts do not interfere with the session's intentions... still, what a bouquet for such a low-alcohol IPA... refreshing, lightly present on the teeth and more present at the throat... in fact, maltier in its palate than expected... smooth, almost buttery as well... beyond the aforementioned flavors, a pervasive sweetness balances the soft resin... some metallic hints that create a slight detraction from the profile... as sessions go, refreshing and engaging...

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

Photo of daliandragon
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Real big bod head with awesome lace and staying power astride a cloudy tannish golden. Nose is heavy on the citrus and medicinal hops with a touch of pine.

Nice light flavor is a muted version of the nose. Lots of carbonation further masks the taste. Definitely enjoyable, and drikable, but leaves you slightly dissatisfied, like the 40% reduced fat chips. Still good, but reminds you of the real thing too.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin RecreationAle from Terrapin Beer Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 709 ratings.
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