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Terrapin Rye Cubed - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Rye CubedTerrapin Rye Cubed

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very good

211 Ratings

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zach136 on 06-13-2014)
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Reviews by rangerred:
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3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a clear dark copper-ish brown with a one finger light tan head. Decent head retention but excellent lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Aroma has an interesting note of butter and burnt sugar combined with spicy rye, caramel, and just a touch of pine in the background. Fairly rich aroma but really not all that complex.

The flavor really hits you with the booze right away. Less butter and more pine in the flavor but the burnt sugar is there throughout. Strong bitterness and booze with notes of wet grass and tropical fruit from the hops coming through later. Mouthfeel is sticky and a bit sweet but remains restrained and drinkable.

Overall, I was hoping for a little more from this beer. I feel it is a little too one-dimensional and I really was hoping for more of the characteristic rye spiciness. Not bad, though.

rangerred, Jun 30, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich deep bronze with a billowing off white full one finger head that leaves two rings of broken lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Nutty malts some spicy rye and sweet caramel and alcohol in the nose.The palate is pretty sweet with sweet alcohol and brown sugar flavors,there is some sharp rye and leafy hops but the sweetness is just as big.It's big and brash and the sweetness can be a bit much but the rye and hops play a big role.Good but not great in my opinion.

oberon, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Afroman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Afroman, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

sarahgordon, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Jason, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

chossboss, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

dankjohn, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber colored with a half inch head of khaki colored head. Brussels lacing. Wonderfully seductive aroma of gently spicy rye and assertive piney hops. The flavor is almost subdued in comparison. The rye flavor is in the forefront with the piney hops complementing that very well. The rye adds a bit of lightly coarse texture while the hops give it a bit of stickiness.
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.75
Mouthfeel: 3.75
Overall: 3.75

Franziskaner, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

sourdog, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

HopsForBrains, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of TKEbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

TKEbeerman, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears in the glass a crystal copper hue with a big off white cream khaki head looks beautiful. Fine even speckled lacing is left behind on the chalice it’s looking great.

Aroma big malt spicy rye and hops all day…alcohol almost brings a Rye Bourbon note to the nose with hints of vanilla and oak coming from pure malts/alcohol /rye additions…it’s great!

Flavor is huge waves of salty rye spicy malt additions with big hops and alcohol in the backend It’s like I’m sipping on a nice chilled glass of rye bourbon. Basil Hayden’s rye whiskey to be exact! Sultry with big alcohol and malt’s rye spice and hops come off earthy and huge in the backend imagine a barleywine that wants to put you into submission…that’s Rye Cubed!

Mouthfeel is full bodied from front to back of the palate even mellow carbonation honest to god it feels like sipping bourbon on the palate hot in all the right ways!!! A bit of hot alcohol but I forgive this beer, it’s doing what it wants to do as a Triple Rye India Pale Ale.

Overall, this beer sets out to do what it wants to do without asking any questions. It slaps you around in an abusive way yet still remains likeable that’s a hard path to head down.

WVbeergeek, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

kwkdmk, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 12 oz bottle in a pint glass.
Deep amber with a durable, creamy head.

Aroma: grassy, flowery and spicy with a hint of bread.

Flavor: wow, all the hops you'd expect in a DIPA (at least from the Eastern U.S.), and a load of balancing swet malts. This even tastes a touch sweet for just a moment near the finish but is overall mildly bitter.

Feel: very smooth and full for style.

O: excellent DIPA, especially for those who prefer limited bitterness.

chinchill, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

En29356, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Triklino, Sep 15, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +14.1%

informaticsDoc, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

whatname, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

tdm168, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

cjgator3, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

woodchip, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Gonzoillini, Jun 15, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of my bottle into a belgian glass to see this beer's copper color and nice lacing;

The nose is resinous and woodsy;

Taste is malty sweetness with a touch of spice and a lasting finish. Can't necessary pick up the high gravity aspect in the taste, but the sweetness indicates that it's likely.

Tasty beer overall.

astahler, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JT99125, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

shoretaxi, Sep 30, 2014
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Terrapin Rye Cubed from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.