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Terrapin Rye Squared - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Rye SquaredTerrapin Rye Squared

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BA SCORE
88
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Double the malt, double the hops, and double the flavor of the original Rye Pale Ale recipe.

An "Imperial Pale Ale".

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-06-2005)
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Last bottle of 2011 batch. Pours hazy amber with a large fluffy off-white head that leaves nice webs of lacing and holds an excellent cap. Aroma is all sorts of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerines, mango, peaches, also some caramel malt and rye notes. Excellent strength. Flavor is more of the citrus cocktail found in the nose, good caramel malt in the middle, rye spice kicks in at the end, moderate bitterness balanced by equal sweetness, minimal alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium-plus, creamy, low-medium carbonation. An excellent brew...underrated, letting it warm before serving does wonders. Looking forward to its release again next year!

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Jun 27, 2009

12oz bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours dark amber with a one-finger off-white head. Small head retains til the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing.

First whiff is a blast of piney hops.

Flavor is pine/citrus hops and caramel malt with a nice rye kick. Hops still holding on well for being a year DIPA.

Mouthfeel is smooth and silky, creamy, a bit sticky and chewy with low carbonation. Nice blend of bitter hops up front with sweet malts following behind. This is a rather sweet beer, especially on the finish.

A nice upgrade over the standard Terrapin Rye Pale Ale.

Score: 4's across the board.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 03:33:25 | More by elgiacomo
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Terrapin Rye Squared from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.