Terrapin Rye Squared - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by rajendra82:
4.88/5 rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Last year, the Rye² was my favorite Monster beer from Terrapin. That was at the Taco Mac pint glass poured with no head, and served too cold. Now that I can get this in bottles, it was time to give the beer the proper serving treatment of a Tulip glass at cellar temperature.
The beer came out cloudy peach in color, with a small head that was beige. The smell was very citric hops, with a tinge of spice. From the first sip, the hops were clearly in command here, just as they are in the little brother Terrapin Rye Pale Ale. There was also a lot of sweet malt that was just short of syrupy. The thick body provided to be a good hop delivery vehicle, although it was not as tongue coating as it could have been. This was certainly more in the mould of a classic DIPA when compared to the Big Hoppy Monster. The sweet, hoppy, and spicy, flavors never quite dominated as they do in some of the big West Coasters. Very easy to drink despite the 8.5% ABV.
Purchased on the day of the release 13 April 06. The best by date says 26 September 06, but I doubt itll be as good in five months as it is fresh.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2006 03:15:13 | More by rajendra82
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