Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.51/5 rDev -5.4%
Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. Most of their beers were quite good but something was amiss with this one. Even though it was fresh and good until July of this year, It felt a bit too weak and watery without being notable when it came to the taste or mouthfeel.
This had a dark pour to this - much more so than I would has expected, as the ruddy reddish-brown hue was not quite clear. Not a thick head to this and the carbonation was more present in the taste than to the eye. Some tropical fruits in the nose with a lot of rye and caramel malt behind it in the taste. Both of those didn't linger long as the mouthfeel felt quite watered-down and the hops only came out a bit in the aftertaste. Was this skunked? Probably not but it almost tasted that way and the IPA just seemed to be missing from all of this once I finished it and let it sink in.
There's a slight alcohol presence here but nothing that blew me away in terms of taste or strength. While not a bad beer, this was underwhelming and with so many IPA's out there, the only distinctive aspect to this beer was the rye. While not grainy, there could have been more "bite" to this and had there been, I would have enjoyed it much more so. It's fine to try once but certainly not the best of what Terrapin currently brews.
04-16-2014 21:20:38 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.74/5 rDev +0.8%
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best before 7/14 notched.
Pours a hazy/ cloudy deep red, nearly brown color. Decent looking off white almost yellow- brownish head. An average 1/4 inch of head retention and some nice sticky webby lacing.
Aroma is slightly more malty than hoppy, but as it warms this balances out. Woody, Slightly spicey Rye bread, a light sweet caramel malt, dank earthy pellet hop aromas.
Slightly woody, sharp lemon/ grapefruit citrus. Different from the aroma in that it's slightly more hoppy than malty. Dark bread, slightly sweet light caramel malt. Hints of rye spice.
Lighter side of medium bodied. Sharp hop bitterness, but balanced out by a nice maltiness.
Not a bad beer, but nothing mind blowing.
04-24-2014 17:27:52 | More by dogfishandi
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
Has a best by date of late 07/14
Appearance - Pours a semi-clear, deep red copper with a near 2-finger khaki colored head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Leaves rings of lacing down the glass, with great stick.
Smell - Hmm, smell is a bit odd. Earth and a light tart tropical fruit; kinda like a pineapple slice that's been rolled around in some dirt. Not a good combo.
Taste - Flavor is a bit hollow; touches on citrus and pineapple hops with a sturdy caramel backbone, but the bulk of the flavor is lost almost as quickly as it hits, leaving behind only faint traces of said character and an almost too-easy-to-miss peppery rye aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Nothing too notable, but a decently smooth drinker.
Overall - Yeah, not feeling it. Seems to lack cohesive flavor, and what is there is quite fleeting. Probably not the best use of mosaic hops, which seemed overwhelmed by the malts... but then those seemed a bit subdued as well. Hmm.
04-03-2014 06:01:09 | More by TheSixthRing
3.74/5 rDev +0.8%
nice beer. pours amber/copper with a bullish head. smells of pine, berry, and rye.
taste is great. has a cherry backbone to it. I love beers like this that have a pronounced fruit flavor but don't have to add a bunch of nonsense to do it. estery cherry goodness with a malty finish. one of the best rye brews I've ever had.
nice seasonal... terrapin makes pretty good stuff but this and their moo-hoo should be the flagships and not just seasonal offerings.
03-08-2014 20:51:16 | More by witster18
Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
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