Terrapin Rye Squared - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by sarahspat:
4.58/5 rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours an orangeish amber with a nice, thick-looking orange sherbet colored head. A never-ending stream of bubbles rushes from the bottom of my tulip glass. A thick wall of lace coats the side of the glass, and a good sized cap of head remains for quite some time. This beer truly earned its 5 here.
The nose is beautiful, too. Lots of rye, pine sap, white grapefruit, cannabis. All of the above are also present in the taste with nice delicious contributions of amazingly sweet caramel/toffee notes which complement the bitterness dexterously. Tropical fruits also play in the background: specifically, mango and pineapple. While the flavor from the rye is huge (and mouth-wateringly scrumptious) there is no missing the hops. Bitter pine sap is probably the most prominent flavor. However, the sweet flavors are always present at the same time as the bitterness. This beer is extremely well-made and very complex.
It feels smooth and the body is medium-light. Spicy rye almost burns the tongue (in a most delightful way) if you allow it to linger there too long. I could have had a few more of these. No sign of the 8.5% ABV on the palate.
I love this brewery! I am not had a bad (or even mediocre) beer from them yet. If I lived in Athens, I would be at the brewery every chance I got. I actually toured it while I was in Georgia visiting my family over Christmas. It was amazing (especially the sampies)! Definitely recommended. John and Spike are great guys and very talented brewers.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2009 12:13:13 | More by sarahspat
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent. Smooth, with a slight citrus presence. “Double the malt, double the hops, and double the flavor of the original Rye Pale Ale recipe. (Hence the name Rye Squared.) With its mammoth hop aroma, bitterness and flavor, this beer is not for the faint at heart. The Rye Squared clocks in at a hefty 8.5% ABV so double your pleasure and double your fun because Terrapin went a little crazy with this one!”
It's a shame they retired this, it was one of my favorites and the best rye I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 21:45:39 | More by TheMarkE
Terrapin Rye Squared from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.