Terrapin has been making world class craft beers in Athens, Georgia since 2002. With a portfolio that boasts over three dozen labels, it is safe to say that Terrapin offers something for everyone! Anyone who has tried one a Terrapin knows they make great craft beer. Their Rye Pale created a huge buzz, winning a Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, and put them on the map.
Their Recreation Ale pours a rich golden color with a frothy head that lingers before leaving some moderate lacing. Plenty of carbonation swirls from the bottom of the glass.
On the nose there is plenty of citrus and pine, mostly pineapple with a hints of tropical fruits.
This is one of the lighter session IPA’s in recent reviews, light pine notes hit first giving way to subtle notes of citrus. There are traces of malts but just enough to give some weight. Almost no acidity whatsoever leaves a clean finish, that’s very refreshing.
Overall this brew has me excited for the warm weather and not because we just had the biggest winter storm of the year. Its light with some fruit notes, a touch of hops and a refreshing understated finish that some session IPA’s miss the mark on. It may only be February but this will definitely be a nice touch on this summer’s recreational activates, especially since it was just released in 15 pack cans! This would pair nicely with grilled ribs, a funky cheese or even s’mores around a campfire.
Beer Buyer Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Pints