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Terrapin Easy Rider

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Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Amber Ale
Athens, Georgia USA

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This new hopped up session ale is flavor packed with a low ABV beer. Easy Rider boasts 5 different hop varieties and just one type of malt. Galaxy (from Australia), Bravo, Zythos, Centennial and Amarillo; and Marris Otter malts.


TomTron's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (395) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a sudsy white head that lingers. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and more hops. Taste is also packed with a big hop character and has a bit of pine/grassy notes as well as a bit resiny. Finish is dry and the bitterness lingers for a sec but not long. Probably the most complex beer I’ve had that’s abv is as low as it is. Not bad.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-14-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a one finger white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving quite a nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma was overall very light and consisted mainly of a citrus hop smell. Mixed with this smell were some notes of pine as well as a bit of a malty aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a moderately bready flavor with sweet orange and some bitter grapefruit upfront. As the taste advances some lighter fruit flavors (peach and pear) come to the tongue, sweetening the flavor and lessening the strength of the grapefruit citrus hop taste. Soon however more hop flavors some to the tongue. The grapefruit resurges in strength with a grassy hop flavor coming to the tongue as well. In combination, at the end of the taste, all the flavors combined leave a bitter very light bready flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the thinner side (as expected for an only 4.5 % abv) with a carbonation level that is a tad on the higher side. Both are very nice for the session style of the brew and keep the it very easy drinking even thought there is a bit of a bitter bite at the end of the taste. Overall – A good easy drinking session with a decent level of hop flavor and a bit of a bitter bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours an oddly cloudy orange with a small off white head. The nose has a light honey note and faint hops. The flavor delivers the same with a touch of grain. Surprisingly subdued hop profile offering little more than a touch of bitterness. Weak offering for these guys.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beardaxe (266) - - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle a year old. Should probably try fresh. As it was, flat carbonation and little hops most likely due to its age. Some good flavor there that suggests it might be better fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
The Lost Notebook Files Beer #14. People say that Terrapin’s Recreationale was a reboot of this beer. I don’t believe that to be true, because my thoughts on the two are inconsistent. Pours amber with white head. Great scent of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is overly bitter and consistency seems synthetic. Bottle - Source Unknown

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Hazy golden colored pour. Small white head. Some lacing. A slight malt and hop aroma. Bitter. Taste of malt and hops. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden copper color with a finger of off white head. Aroma of light malts, and citrus hops. Taste is light and smooth. Nice balance of citrus hops, and Bready malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Numerous bottles. Great summer offering from terrapin - yellowish color, hoppy aroma - easy to drink, cool and refreshing. Lower alcohol makes it great for a session when its about 100 degrees in NC. Nice beer that I look for every summer. Great from the bottle too, who needs a glass when its that hot outside. This one is really good at just above freezing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Clear straw broken only by a slow steady stream of bubbles that burst into a white bread head that is thick and has no intentions to disappear. Swirls with white bread lace.
Nose: Very fresh, zippy, and zesty. Citrus and pine in the back. Pink and white grapefruit in the middle. Lemon-lime along the edges. White cracker crunch for support. Golden sun-kissed cereal grains.
Palate: Full up front which leads into a nice dry pithy piney finish. Sticky hop resin lips. Full flavor and light body reveal freshly squeezed orange and lemon-lime in the middle. Mint leaf and spearmint in the breath. White crackers provide solid silent stalwart support.
Final Thoughts: A session beer homerun from first quaff to last. The Easy Rider was an easy drink with gobs of flavor to keep even the most jaded flavorholic happy. If Terrapin canned this, it would be the penultimate boat/beach/pool/camping/anywhere beer. Awesome.
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2027) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Clear amber with an off-white head. Caramel and toast aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with light hopping. Light-medium bodied. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Couldnt rate, in bottle...ok taste... nothing special....very slightly hoppy...just an average beer


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