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Terrapin Rye Squared - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 40
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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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goatgoat

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks UGADawgGuy for the opportunity.

Vintage 09 means brewed in Feb. this year.

Pours a clear medium amber with golden highlights. 2 fingers of frothy light tan head takes a respectable time falling. Leaves a good sheeting of foam.

Aroma is lightly sweet honey with a spicy, citrus overtone. A little bit of earthiness in the back. Very refreshing and somewhat deceiving as it doesn't reveal the sweetness to come...

Flavor starts a little less than sweet. A underhanded sort of tartness, which gives way to a deep, rich caramel smoothness only to re-emerge later with a strong bitterness. Earthy, a little spicy. Finish is a full and coating sweetness held back by a sturdy bitterness. A little alcoholic heat sneaks out at the end.

Solid, chewy, thick feel. Nice creamy carbonation.

This is a smooth drinking DIPA. I was almost done with the glass before I realized it. The rye and American hops really own the aroma but the flavor seems to go a different, more earthy, direction. And while I like sweet DIPAs but this rides the line of sweetness. Do I want one more? Definitely.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 01:18:33 | More by goatgoat
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Terrapin Rye Squared from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.