Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
Received as part of a box from BA user ThickNStout. Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date notched into the edge of the label: 3rd week of July, 2014. Poured into the Speigelau IPA-specific glass.
Appearance - Moderately aggressive pour yields a one-finger head of fallow colored head, dense microbubbles with just a few larger bubbles from the pour. Body is a rich blend of auburn and maroon, depending on how the light passes through, with just a hint of reddish clay at the lightest parts of the body. Head retention is moderate, with the bubbles eventually facing to a perma-film about an eighth-finger thick. Lacing is sparse.
Smell - Dominated by strong notes of earthy pine and some fainter citrus from the hops, as well as a healthy dose of dry spiciness and nutty characteristics from the rye. There's also a fairly healthy dose of malty sweetness in the form of brown sugar and toasted grain, which becomes especially more pronounced as it warms. But the rye is definitely the most aggressive profile here.
Taste - Notes of grapefruit and stone fruit complement a flavor profile that is also healthily infused with the spicy, rye sourness from the grain bill. The finish includes some slight astringency and a dry finish with just a touch of sweetness from the grains. The pine detected in the aroma is much less present here, but there is still a moderate amount of earthiness.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a lingering sourdough finish after the drink has gone.
Overall, a very tasty beer that might have been heavier on the citrus a few months ago, but what remains is a fantastic rye beer with some subtle depth of flavor due to the hops. One I'd gladly drink again. This is my second chance at trying something from Terrapin, and so far, I've yet to be disappointed.
05-20-2014 04:17:35 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
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
84 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.