Golden Ale
Terrapin Beer Company

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From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #159
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,595
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 13.29%
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
253
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2021
Added:
May 10, 2003
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  81
SCORE
79
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Golden AleGolden Ale
Notes: Formerly Terrapin Cream Ale.

Available in Georgia only!

Terrapin Beer Company was started by two guys who love big, bold beers. We are known for using a ton of flavorful ingredients and for pushing the envelope with the brews we create.

We have also been known to take pleasure in hiking, biking, kayaking, and just plain having fun in the great outdoors. When we get hot and sweaty even hopheads like us want nothing more than to enjoy a beer that is crisp and refreshing.

Which is why we created the perfect session beer-the Terrapin Golden Ale.
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale gold appearance with a small white head and scant lacing. Grassy, slightly vegetal aroma. Grainy, corny, moderately sweet malt taste. Subtle floral hop presence with a touch of spice in the aftertaste. Smooth, light bodied mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finish is short lived.
Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jpenske212 from North Carolina

Jan 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by JasonLWest from Georgia

Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.8 by markallmon from Tennessee

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid little ale pours a nice clear
golden color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick
ring, thin wafting film, and shows subtle lacing. Nose of grain and
grassy herbal hops with a touch of breaded malts. Flavors follow the
nose with a smooth breaded malt given a subtle citrus zest of lemon and
grassy herbal hops with light honey malt touches. Decent mouth feel;
medium light body, medium light carbonation is lively and effervescent,
and a crisp lightly dry finish.

Overall a solid little brew for mowing the lawn.

Cheers
Sep 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.7 by TooGood from Minnesota

Aug 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.17 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.23 by Tcovin from Georgia

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.42 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 2.93 by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

May 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by chimichunga from Georgia

Apr 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by animal69 from Louisiana

Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by jimpyle48 from Virginia

Apr 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Dec 08, 2018
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Rated by Purdom from Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really smooth ale. Not bitter at all. Just a slight bite at the back end.
Sep 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours up to an above average head for the style thst laces well and hangs on at a steady one centimeter. Brilliant gold. Aroma is clean, biscuity and grassy. Flavor is an all malt lager or blonde ale: crisp, slightly sweet pale malts delicately balanced with soft, noble hops. Mouthfeel is nominal. A good blonde ale so slick and clean they could call it a lager.
Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
LOOK: Pours a crystal clear and bright light gold with an all white head that recedes quickly, leaving some decent side glass lace.
AROMA: I get some apricot fruit, a little grassy hops with a bread, cracker backbone.
TASTE: Mild grassy grain cracker malts and a little apricot or mandarin orange.
Clean, crisp and drying finish.
Feb 19, 2018
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Rated by Pokey57 from Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Excellent Ale! Too bad the rest of the country can't get it, only sold in GA.
Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear pale gold producing 3 fingers of white, soapy, somewhat lasting head that diminishes to a thin surface cap and collar leaving a coat of splotchy, webby lace. Aroma is delicate: pale malt, biscuit dough, fruity, lemon and grassy. Taste is: sweet, biscuit, vegetal, lemon, grass and mineral. Faint hops, little bitterness. Short-lived afrertaste is lightly adjunct, vegetal and faintly fruity Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp but not clean.
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by Drknight from Virginia

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Davit from California

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.12 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Brewb4hoes from Georgia

Sep 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Evan from Maryland

May 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by wander4 from New Jersey

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by einman from Minnesota

May 03, 2017
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Rated by Hackattack from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up while in the area of the brewery on a visit to the Southland. Has a sweet, light hops flavor.
Apr 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lukass from Ohio

Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by confer from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
As soon as I poured this beer I was impressed. Bright yellow with a small white head. The taste was biscuity and refreshing. This would be a fantastic summer beer. Too bad it's a Georgia only beer.
Feb 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by sirzekel from Georgia

Dec 01, 2016
 
Rated: 2.79 by StoutSnob40 from California

Sep 02, 2016
 
Rated: 2.56 by Markc72 from Illinois

May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.34 by Squire from Mississippi

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by gamblebc from Georgia

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.05 by JordanlikesAles from Georgia

May 01, 2016
Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 466 ratings