Slimbrundage (80) - USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crystal clear redish orange. Light floral hoppy nose with hints of resin and peach. Light bodied, watery. No real flavor to speak of other than an every so slight hint of hops. Calling this an IPA is a stretch.
SSSteve (3635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle..after a bath. clear orange/amber under a small, creamy, stable, off-white head. aroma of resiny pine, biscuity bread, pink gum, a handful of earthy fall yard waste. the flavor brings out some black tea, pink gum, pine needles, toasted bread and a pinch of cracked black pepper. medium body. nice stable head retention throughout. ain’t nobody dope as me. YKK on yo zippa, lick you like a lizard.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, FRESH from grape & gourmet. hard to believe i’m only the 4th person to rate this one. pours a clear, amber-gold with a thick, rocky, bright white head and drippy lace. aroma is great, exactly what i expected from terrapin, with fresh, floral hops, pine resins, and orange citrus backed by light tropical notes of mango and apricot with a definite, bold, DANK, grassy profile underlying the fresh hops and light, bready malts. flavor is delicious as well with a unexpected balance of fresh, bitter, piney hops, orange citrus, dried apricots, and wet grass with sweet caramel malts and hints of biscuit with a dry, slightly sweet, fruity finish. palate is medium bodied with nice carbonation and very easy drinking. overall, a definite winner from terrapin.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is nice malt backbone and a ton of floral, citrus, and pine hops. Fresh hops are all around, and very good. Flavor has similar qualities with a huge hop, grass, pine, citrus, and floral presence. A very enjoyable beer, one of my favorites from Terrapin.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Terrapin’s Hop Harvest Festival: Subtle, rosehip and mango nose. Cloudy copper, thin head. Dry orange peel and overripe orange flesh flavor. Nice citrus qualities, relatively low IBUs for the style. Not very intense. I prefer Hopsecutioner, but this is a good IPA, for the non-hophead.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this just before the release on draught at the brewery. This brew is a Fresh Hop Ale and it is delightful, could be either IPA or APA. Seems to be around 6.5-7.5% if I had to guess. The appearance is a nice, rich tawny color with rich orange hues. Head is a light khaki color with an outstanding head retention and lacing. The aroma is exceptional, extremely floral, with tons of citrus notes from the fresh hops. Taste is spot on for the style. Extreme hops characteristics of the bat, this was so fresh I feel like I could taste the hop oils. Outstanding malt balance, but the hops were the mainstay here. Citrus, some floral notes, and a bit piney. Lucky to have had this before most.