Monday, September 3, 2012

Terrapin Beer Co. "Easy Rider"

 One of the newest additions to Terrapin's Seasonal Sessions line-up is "Easy Rider". Label branded as a "Hopped Up Session Ale" Easy Rider is a true session beer in every sense of the word (or words). The nature of session beers requires that they come in under 5% ABV. Why you may ask, well session beers were created to be social beers. Beers which everyone could enjoy without fear of instant inebriation. Beers that would not adversely affect ones ability to engage in coherent conversation with others. And don't be fooled, great sessions beers will never sacrifice flavor for higher alcohol content. That's the beauty of a session beer.

 Terrapin's Easy Rider pours a wonderful golden yellow color, with a  white frothy head. It boasts an earthy hop aroma. Galaxy hops from Australia were used for their unique ability to be a dual purpose hop. They have a very distinct aroma which can provide a critrusy or passion fruit character to IPA. They can also be used with great results should you choose to dry hop your beer. In addition to Galaxy; Bravo, Zythos, Centennial and Amarillo are also used. Blending an array of hops has become almost a signature for Terrapin beers. This session ale has a light to medium body and has bitter-spiced flavors, with fruit overtones. The use of  Maris Otter, 2-Row, Crystal 24L malts give this beer a a very light and refreshing mouth-feel. You should have absolutely no problem enjoying a couple of  them over conversation with friends. It may be a bit late in the year to find  "Easy Rider", but hopefully this will "Get ya' Motor Running" for next year. So I say.... "Cheers to Session Beers!" 

For more info visit:  easy rider

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