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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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very good

46 Reviews
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Reviews: 46
Hads: 351
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of MUTINY
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear, vibrant amber with 1/2" white head that sits down pretty quickly. Retention isn't bad. Lacing is minimal.

S: Lots of rye & crackery malt. The Mosaic is detectable, but that rye note really steals the show.

T: Strikes a nice balance between big malt, resinous hoppiness & rye. So, rye & an almost doughy malt character lead off. Next is oily, resinous hops with a mild citrus undertone. Finishes pleasantly bitter. I like it.

M: Carb is a touch on the lower side & the body overall is pretty malty with a muted syrupy character. Overall it works.

O: Not my fave Terrapin offering, but pretty solid. (656 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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. (531 characters)

Photo of deebo
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Can with a date of 6.10.15. A light tan Lacey head atop amber/orange slightly hazy brew. Aroma is toasted rye, caramel, toffee with a peppery spice. Some muted blueberry notes from the mosaic there too. Taste is big time rye with the characteristic touch of astringency that often comes with rye. The hops are more prominent in the taste than in the nose. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent with a bit of bitter linger.
Overall not sure if the rye melds well with the mosaic. A decent drink but not worth seeking out. (513 characters)

Photo of jkrich
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (920 characters)

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (899 characters)

Photo of SebD
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
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 (629 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
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. (184 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BBD 6/15/15. Pours a clear lovely dark garnet. Above average head volume, world class lacing and outstanding retention.

Very nice nose of tropical fruit (passion fruit, orange), orange rind and rye over a slight malt sweetness.

Medium bodied with a very smooth texture with a creamy aspect. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish.

The flavor profile is intense, not complex and poorly balanced. The rye overpowers all other components. It begins with a few seconds of tropical hop flavor over a subtle sweetness that succumbs to a wave of rye. The rye wave continues through the lingering finish. The middle has a slight bitterness with rind notes. (706 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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 (555 characters)

Photo of FickleBeast
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a Stella chalice.

Pours a deep ruby red color with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is hoppy, with tropical fruit and passionfruit aromas dominating.

First sip is a smooth balance of malty sweetness with a substantial hop flavor. Hop flavor crosses into the vegetal area, but also has sweet fruit flavors as well. Overall, the flavor is decent, but I must admit that I'm not the biggest fan of this all-Mosaic profile. I don't get a lot of rye spiciness.

This is a pretty good beer, but this particular combination of flavors leaves it a bit lacking for me. Glad to have tried it, but probably wouldn't get another 6'er. (655 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep reddish brown in color, with a light tan head.

S: Lovely hop aroma. Tropical fruits, orange peel, and grapefruit.

T: Hoppy goodness with a wonderfully deep bread flavor. Hops come out in tropical flavors, with tangerine notes, and perhaps a touch of onion. Slight spice note in the finish

M: Medium in body, with moderate carbonation. A good bit of lingering bite in the finish.

O: Overall a damn tasty beer. Fine work. (438 characters)

Photo of uvachief
4.13/5  rDev +9%
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. (397 characters)

Photo of dukeandduke
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3/10/15 (Draft - The Laughing Man) - Nice dark brown pour, tan head and mild carbonation. Pleasant hops, grass and citrus aroma. Strong taste and feel, the hops are very good, the taste a unique blend of grass, rye, with a strong lemon and slight citrus taste. Smooth going down. A very good beer! (297 characters)

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
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. (452 characters)

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unfortunately, this is another disappointment from Terrapin. I was hoping for a beer to show case the mosaic hops, but all I taste is muddled rye/malt. The date on the box is illegible but their website shows a limited spring release, so how old could it possibly be? (269 characters)

Photo of hophugger
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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 !! (690 characters)

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Date on the bottom of the can says 6.4.15, so I guess the Mosaic hop flavors are buried by the rye. Lots of interesting flavors in this beer, but I was hoping for more hop flavor.
Also, it smells like cold ramen noodle soup, I don't know why. (243 characters)

Photo of Jmamay22
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber red with a light khaki colored head that falls to a thin collar. Smells of spicy rye, caramel, bread, and a mix of citrus and pine hops. The flavor begins with a slight rye spiciness that expected to be more pronounced and moves to a sweeter than expected caramel. Finishes with a grapefruit citrus and firm bitterness. Mouthfeel is a medium, yet a tad more thin than expected. Enjoyable, but all of the pieces don't quite come together as cohesively as desired. (486 characters)

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 (175 characters)

Photo of JamesStreet
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can
A - poured amberish color with a fingers worth of cream-colored fizz.
S - some spiciness from the rye, a bit of dank, resiny hops, passion fruit.
T - pretty malt-forward with the caramel, spicy rye, some fruit.
M - medium-bodied, fairly creamy feel with a little hop bitterness on the back end.
O - Not the greatest but fairly drinkable. (363 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Served in a pint glass 3/1/2015

A- Darker red-amber body, one finger white head with average retention, nice lacing.

S- Spicy rye, passion fruit, caramel, hop resin.

F- Passion fruit, caramel, toffee, resin, a bit of rye. On the sweeter side, slightly juicy. The mosaic hops do a nice job complementing the amber base.

M- Thinner-medium bodied, good carbonation. Easy drinking and not overly harsh or bitter.

O- Solid IPA that's a decent change up. A bit like Founders' Red Rye. (493 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (407 characters)

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a growler into a pint glass, red brown with a large off white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: citrus hops, light pine

T: light rye spiciness, grapefruit peel bitterness

M: medium bodied with lower carbonation

O: on the bitter side with subdued rye flavor (292 characters)

Photo of Zach136
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (362 characters)

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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
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