Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Georgia. First let me comment on the beautiful illustration on the label. It depicts some old time overall dudes in a field harvesting hops and putting them on the back of a tractor. Deep rich colors. I think the name Pinkerton in the corner is the artist.
Speaking of label art, I just ran across a site I really like called The Pour Curator which is dedicated to beer and art. Check it out!
Back to this beer. The short story on the site suggests that this beer will "encourage you to drink fresh, drink local and drink now". The 22 ounce bottle has gold foil over the cap. Very nice presentation.
Aroma is mainly fruit, apricots and peaches but some fresh cut trees are behind that. Sweet, fruity flavors kick things off, again mainly peaches. Not tropical like others in the category, just a sweet delicious ripe fruit flavor. There are, however, definitely enough hops to balance this beer and give it a small spicy nip. Light pine and a little orange citrus add to the really nice flavors in this beer. A dry finish, courtesy of an entirely disguised 6.6% alcohol, rounds this beer out. Simple, very tasty, not overly hoppy, fresh, great. All 22 ounces of this beer disappeared so lightning fast it's scary. Go grab it NOW!
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