Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPATerrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

347 Ratings
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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: tree777 on 02-20-2014

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Photo of bear755
4.69/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This a VERY GOOD RYE beer.
I still like Rasta Rye the best.
Although this beer is a little stronger and a little too much rye and hops.
Still a great beer.
I WILL BUY AGAIN.

Photo of Paincane
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish brown hued body with a thick tan lacy head.
S: Fruity nose with pine, citrus, rye, grapefruit & pineapple notes combine with malt backbone.
T: Hop flavors are incredible and balance beautifully with rye malt.
M: Smooth, clean and dry. O: Awesome brew that is one of my favorites.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light brown with reddish hue to it, 1 inch off whit head, good lacing

S: Good amount of floral hop smell with the sweet rye malt in the background

T: Very tame fruity to floral hop bitterness up front balanced by sweet malty taste next, slight astringent aftertaste

M: Medium with good carbonation

O: One of my new favorites, but I tend to like an IPA with plenty of malt sweetness and this one has plenty of that. Terrapin continues to impress.

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beauty has a great mosaic taste to it. The rye adds a nice finish to it and gives it some depth. This is a great session beer- the best in Terrapins hoppy session line by far.

Photo of hophugger
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mosaic hops, wow !!. This beer poured a deep amber color with average head and spotty lacing all over. The aroma is amazing, with lots of fruitiness, peaches, plums, pineapple and such coming forth. Also some breadiness in the nose. Taste is awesome, with flavors of nectarine, pineapple, overripe plums and other assorted citrus. Also a nice hop bitterness that balances this beer almost perfectly. This feels great in the mouth and going down, like fresh picked stone fruits. End flavor is greatly balanced and you get fruits and hoppiness in a wonderful balance at the end. Will definitely look for more brews with predominately Mosaic hops in them now that I have tried this one, WoW !!

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two 12 oz cans BB 6/10/15 at 40 degrees into 1 L glass mug
Aroma of pine and generic fruit
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to broken froth layer between 2 mm and 8 mm thich
Lacing OK – large islands of bubbles varying from tiny to karge in size
Body red-amber, clear
Flavor begins with some rye spiciness and some hop bitterness. The rye fades but the hops remain. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mosaic pours a reddish copper color with a nice lacing head. Big hoppy aroma. Big hoppy flavor, big hoppy and spicy malty backbone. Nice flavors, good body. Overall bold and spicy.

Photo of smith_s4765
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great dark copper amber color. Nice and hoppy! Just how I like it!

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love the color. It just looks like its going to taste good.

Nose is not super strong, yet you can smell the rye and some hops.

Flavor is good. I like the rye with mosaic but dont love. Great balance for what is there.

Very good beer. Nice mouth feel and aftertaste. Made me want a reuben sandwich.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very well balanced Rye IPA.

Photo of uvachief
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can into a chilled pint glass. Light amber brown color. Picturesque. Aromas of hops, citrus and rye. Mild on all counts. Pleasant. Almost tea like. Extremely smooth and clean. No nasty pine bite back. Mild upfront a little hoppy on the back end. Again, tea like. Lemon and hops. Could drink several and that is saying a hell of a lot for me as I usually dislike ipas. Well done.

Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Amber-red with 1 finger of bone white head. Good clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, light rye, passion fruit, and dankness.

Taste
Caramel, rye, and honey. Dank greens, pine sap, honeydew, and light notes of passion fruit.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, and smooth with a light bitterness.

Overall
Easy drinking with well blended flavors.

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in can but poured into glass. It's good not my favorite. Little too much Rye taste when I prefer a Hoppier red rye ipa. No doubt it's good and I would like to try on draft

Photo of Zach136
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear dark amber rocky off white head good lacing.

Aroma: Hop forward tropical fruit and pine sol. Some nutty spicy malt character in the back as well.

Flavor: Pretty intense rye spice and pine. I do usually like this comb, but both are a bit more astringent than I recalled in previous batches.

Mouthfeel: Dry with a lingering hop and rye bite.

Photo of WesMantooth
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark amber red with a large frothy tan head.

Strong red ale caramel malt base and earthy aromas. Slight hop nose with a little bit of rye.

The mosaic hops are a lot more noticeable in the taste than the aroma. Also bready, with some toasted notes. A little peppery on the back end and a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Nice body. Very full and smooth.

I am a fan of this. It drinks a little more like a hoppy amber than an ipa, but the rye and mosaic hops are both distinctly noticeable, and pair well together.

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Score updated from 3.62 on 2/16/15. Just cracked open a fresh can and it was so much better than the months old bottle I had previously consumed.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin "Mosaic"
12 oz. can, coded "484.98.99 6.10.151355" ...best by 6/10/15? That's in 10 days.
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Nice looking glass of beer. Clear deep amber/crimson body beneath a short head of light tan foam. Spotty lacing.

Aroma: Malty/earthy/caramelish, piney, gently citrus fruity, spicy, and mildly toasty.

Flavor: As suggested by the aroma but with additional fruit (apple, pineapple, underlying berry), a tea-like character, some grassiness, and a more distinct rye flavor. A solid bitterness balances between the malt base and hop flavors. Dry, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gently crisp carbonation. Smooth once warmed.

Overall: As far as rye IPAs go, very nicely balanced so as not to be too spicy. Pleasantly balanced for bitterness as well. The hops and rye flavors both come through. A solid offering that's hard to beat.

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful, deep red-mahogany, this six-pack, twelve-ounce version of Terrapin's original one-off Mosaic Red Rye IPA—brewed at 6.60%, and bottled only in bombers—is both smoother and milder, but also sadly less sharply rye-focused or expressive of its hops. Still, it's a good beer—sweet, sessionable, deep, with soft rye notes and slight spice—and I'm glad to see it seasonably available, but it's not quite as exciting or as bold as its side-project antecedent. But the label art is beautiful, the beer is very tasty, if a bit meek or mild, and it's—overall—a very good red-malted IPA.

Photo of SebD
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice amber/copper color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, pine resins, some grass, spicy rye, sweet caramel and light toasty malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit, pine resins, grassy undertones, spicy rye, toasty/buiscuity malts and some sweet caramel on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: can

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Like a fine piece of art, 'Mosaic' Red Rye IPA is masterfully created by using 100% Mosaic hops throughout the brew. With its aesthetically pleasing ruby red color and spatial depth from the rye malt, this hand crafted masterpiece leaves your palate's canvas open to interpretation." Brewed in the style of an American Rye IPA with a focus on Mosaic hops. Initially released in March 2013 as side project 19 "Mosaic", this recipe was subtly altered to become a spring seasonal, released in 2014. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on seasonal draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served upwards of 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thick, creamy head of a caramel cream complexion over a robust burgundy maple body, with high clarity and moderate carbonation. Retention is very good, lacing is light and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Mosaic hops are incredibly versatile, generating a citrusy grapefruit bouquet with tropical fruit undertones rounding out with a mild herbal and pine touch. Bitterness is moderate. The malt profile compliments well, there's a pleasing malt aroma to pair, with clean, bready rye malt and moderately toasted caramel grain for a subtle crystallized sweetness. Altogether it is a filling yet approachable aroma, led by an eccentric hop choice. 4

(Taste) The flavor has a slightly more modest hop character, with slighter grapefruit and more enhanced floral, herbaceous and peppery hop characters, although there remains a significant tropical fruit profile to enjoy, and this is likely the most notable hop note to pick upon. Bitterness is medium at boldest. The malt profile lends some complexity with a slight grainy rye, husky caramel and a mild complimentary sweetness. Despite some expected complexity with specialty malts in this Rye-based beer, it comes off as a very quaffable ale, with an appreciated reasonable ABV devoid of any palate-wrenching bitterness nor cloying sweetness. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick with a mild thickness and mildly dry. Carbonation generates a subtle touch of air for a soft crispness. Body is medium for an American Rye IPA and shy of medium overall. Balance is slightly bitter over sweet, while the bitterness is mellow, the malt bill reveals a moderate depth of character but keeps rather tame on the sweetness level. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters to note. 3.75

(Overall) I didn't find this beer too far removed from its genesis in Side Project #19, so this review is fairly similar. The Mosaic hop is an incredible hop choice for this beer, generating multiple aromas and flavors than an assemblage of hops couldn't duplicate. The malt profile keeps things subtle but is reminiscent of the style. I hope more breweries jump on board of the potential that this excellent hop variety makes, but in the meantime, advise that you enjoy this beer at your first opportunity. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Mosaic Red Rye India Pale Ale
3.83/5.00

Photo of jkrich
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can: beautiful garnet color with a foamy, sustained beige head. There is a date stamped on bottle of can - 6/15/15; so the drink by date is near.

The aroma and flavor are very unique. The aroma is difficult to pinpoint: husky, spicy aroma, perhaps the rye is dominant. The combination of rye and mosaic hops also imparts a unique, if not a little odd, flavor profile. The rye is the initial flavor that is followed by a muddled, faintly bitter aftertaste. The flavor is tangy, leathery and quite flavorful. Strangely, even for a red IPA, there is noticeable roastiness that reminds me more of a red ale than IPA. As the ale warms the toffee-like malt becomes more prominent.

Very smooth mouth feel with restrained carbonation, the malt profile lingers on the palate.

This is a very unique offering with an uncommon flavor profile that some may not like. I found it strange but delicious.

Photo of mizquie
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

had it twice in different places, not consistent. First time i Had it it was very floral, second time it was very malty, not sure why.

Photo of Treyliff
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drink before 6/5/15. 12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear amber color with a small creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin layer skimming the top that retains for a while

S- Earthy & leafy hop aroma up front with notes of pine, red berries, grapefruit & mango. Slightly bready malt with some spicy rye on the close

T- earthy hop flavors start up front with notes of pine and citrus quickly following. The rye adds some nice spicy notes before a bready malt undertone closes it out slightly sweet

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- the aroma was more complex than taste, but still a well balanced IPA

Photo of dogfishandi
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.