Terrapin Golden Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
79
okay
439 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Terrapin Golden AleTerrapin Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Terrapin Cream Ale.

Added by aracauna on 05-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
208
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of Pens1967
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryho
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BurtStL6
4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nordbier
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Corn and grains, pretty bland
Appearance- A golden yellow with slight murkiness. Has a small white head.
Taste- Malt and corn, not much for me.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A fairly average beer, I expect more from Terrapin.

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Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BWED
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into tumbler

A- Pale golden yellow. White head dies quickly and leaves no lacing, let alone any sign of the head's existence.

S- Mild toasty biscuit background, and a fruity hop character. Mild cobbler-like aroma. Lots of esters.

T- More toast and grain, with a very subtle sweetness.

M- Wet, light and clean. Just faint bittering hop, in an attempt to balance things.

O- Mediocre. Esters come out too much, and jut a bland flavor.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kgrichards
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDocT
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance-3.0: Pours out a typical, lagery, light golden yellow. Weak head. Lacing is just OK.

Smell 3.0: Lots of lagery business swirling around here. Smells sweet with a distinct bouquet of every lager-lover's favorite: corn.

Taste-3.0: Front is sweet, with little to remark about other than that. Middle is where a sweet wave of light malt washes over the palate, along with a taste of boiled veggies and...yes...corn. Finish is smooth, sweet and pleasant. Aftertaste is all about those lager tastes like corn, bubblegum but no hops.

Mouthfeel-3.5: Smooth and pleasant in the mouth. Conditioning level is good.

Overall-3.0: Meh. I was not impressed with this beer. Why try to make a lager and call it an ale? I found this beer too sweet with not nearly enough hops. I cannot imagine sessioning this one, or how it would go with food. Definite pass for me.

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Photo of collinsofa
4.68/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

very good creamy smooth beer

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Photo of UPBrewer92
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoldMyHopsIII
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer got me into the world of craft beers. Always have a soft spot for it.

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Photo of Drift
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Goldish, orange to straw with a slight haziness with a 1inch white head, really good lacing down the glass

S: Grains, maybe some corn, little bit of hops in background

T: Grains, sweet maltiness, slight hop bitterness at the end

M: Medium to light, well carbonated

O: Great beer to transition a non craft drinker into the realm of great beer. It is all that an American lager should be but usually isn't. Great beer for what it is.

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Photo of kaplanbc
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

About as good of a cream ale as you can get imo

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Photo of melstein
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Terrapin Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 439 ratings.
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