Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green

22 oz bottle. Gold foil on the neck as per other Terrapin offerings.
Perfect golden clarity on the pour with some nice carbonation. Head and lace are a touch disappointing for me.
Nose and tastes are typical for the style, at least until the back end and the finish. The finish adds some fusel alcohol to the mix that I don’t care for and sits especially badly in the style. Plenty of organic hop notes with serious sinus clearing capabilities, but the finish on the beer is quite boozy and beyond the, quite harsh and aggressive.
Thinnish too.
The more I drink of this the further it gets away from the style and the more the paint-thinning alcohol cuts in for me. It feels like I’m drinking a beer that is well above 6.6% every time that I swallow, and the beer seems almost like a splash of rubbing alcohol was added to top up each bottle. Some herbal/floral and medicinal character, but it never quite catches up with the alcohol.
In short the nose has a lot of the fresh hop notes that one would expect but the beer simply tastes too harsh amongst the pine and citrus notes, as if it were not finished correctly. I dunno, it just doesn’t sit too well with me.

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10/26/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.6 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3
Total: 3.18
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