Terrapin Easy Rider

Posted: July 6, 2012 in American Pale Ale, Reviews, Terrapin Beer Company

Yet another review, and one from a brewery I love. It’s no secret that I love not only the beer from this brewery, but the labels as well. Katie even commented on how “cute” the turtle was and how she loves the label. This one is a seasonal from Terrapin billed as a session ale, meaning you can throw a bunch back without getting completely toasted. So, onto the turtle-y goodness.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Put on your helmet and get ready for the ride. ‘Easy Rider’ session ale is one smooth character of a beer. Brewed with an abundance of Maris Otter malt and five different hops including Galaxy hops from Australia! This golden hued honey is laid back and free wheelin’. The room filling hop aroma will take you back to your first hippie experience, while you savor the flavor of this 4.5% all day sipper.”

Random: I’ve always wanted a motorcycle, but I never got one because I was always afraid of getting hit by a car.

This poured with a thin, two finger white head that dissipated rather quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly hazy, light orange color with light visible carbonation. The nose was light and had some orange and malt, really not much to it. The taste had a little bit of tin to it, some malt and mild citrus. Given the style, I expected a little more pronounced citrus and hop to it. I was a bit disappointed with the taste given the other beers that I love from Terrapin. The body was thin with mild carbonation. The finish was long with a pronounced mineral quality. I just really wasn’t thrilled with this. You could find many other session brews that were more flavorful and go down much easier. I wouldn’t rush to have this again, even if it does have a cute label.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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