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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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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tree777 on 02-20-2014)
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

ckr1451, Aug 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

GatorCoop, Mar 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

apasternak, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

ThatsThatDude, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

michaelfcasey, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Mphis, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

dbauer78, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

will_eye_e, Mar 18, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -17.5%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An average aroma of rye, malt, and hops. Not very surprising.

T: Tasted of grassy hops, malt, rye, and a little caramel as well. The combination of the grassy hops and an overall thinness make for a less than interesting flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a watery finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not the greatest example of a rye-infused IPA. Could have been better than it was.

avalon07, Jun 16, 2014
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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.

TheSixthRing, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

JKV96, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

carmike813, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

mltobin, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Knapp85, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BlackNotesIII, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

teak, May 03, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

This was a pretty good brew, but it was past it's "best by" date, and I am beginning to see that IPAs are better when they are as fresh as possible. It wasn't bad, just wasn't living up to all it could be, IMHO.

I'd like to try a fresh one for comparo some day.

slym, Jul 24, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Very dark copper red in color. Almost brown. Still a bit translucent. Clear from what I can tell. Forms a smallish, bubbly, odd-sort-of-green-brown tinted colored head. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma smells sort of like a fart. (my mosaic home-brew smelled something like this when it got to be about 6 months old) There is a bit of blueberry, citrus, caramel malt, and wheat bread.

T: The taste is no better. There is a distinctly "fermented" taste to this beer. Caramel malt, molasses, berries. Faint sweetness. Raisins. Even a little hint of chocolate. Slight rye spice.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Light sweetness. Restrained bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Sort of an odd beer. As I mentioned above, my personal experience with Mosaic is that this is how it tastes when it gets old. Not sure when this one was bottled so I don't know how old the beer is, but the bottle says it's good until 7/14. Thankfully I was able to pick this one up as a single.

Florida9, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.