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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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BA SCORE
84
good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ColForbinBC, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

DerrickW, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

mltobin, May 28, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%

"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

Jadjunk, May 26, 2014
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PhillyStyle, May 25, 2014
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JKV96, May 24, 2014
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JHendu, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dave317, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Acforster2, May 21, 2014
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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.

LambicPentameter, May 20, 2014
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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.