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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,450 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 46
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 10% rye, but an APA at heart.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 09-09-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

There are not a whole lot of rye beers on the market, and Terrapin brews two with this pale ale being the smaller brother of Rye Squared.

The head survives a few sips and drops a patch blanket of lace on the glass, clear and bright with a dark golden color. The nose is very aromatic with toasted, pale caramel and spicy rye malt with a complex hop that throws herbal and pine notes into the mix. The smoothness is there with just enough crispness to carry the medium body along. Big on malt sweetness, with toasted bread, honey, caramel and grassy flavors. Hops are right there from the start to balance with a solid but modest hop bitterness. The hop flavor on the other hand brings complexity to the table with herbal, floral, soft citric and piney notes. Spiciness of the rye helps to balance as well. Semisweet finish with a pleasant lingering floral hop flavor.

More body than we expected which is not a bad thing at all; this beer has character to it and shows that it is not one of your run-of-the-mill boring pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 01:17:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Taco Mac - Decatur, GA

A- Bright copper hue, great clarity shines well ... thin but sticky lace.

S- Mild spicy tartness from the ale-like characteristics and rye malt.

T&M- Crisp and spicy up-front, layer of malt sweetness with a lingering hop bitterness. Rye character is mild yet prevalent throughout the palate.

What can I say ... balanced and very drinkable. A session rye ale for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 00:48:38 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy, but bright, amber, topped with a decent 2 finger thick foamy head that settles to a respectable clinging lace. Touch of sweetness in the nose, with a lightly sour/rye character, and floral pith. Soft mouthfeel, light-bodied, with a touch malt body. Gentle sweetness, light hoppiness and phenols from the rye. Pithy, with a tea and bready linger. Flavor becomes quite malty and even sweeter as the beer warms. Grainy tannins in the finish, not overly pleasant ones. Balanced, but not overly impressive.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2005 21:30:16 | More by Todd
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Smells sweet, soapy and floral with some tropical fruit coming through.

Tropical fruit, peach and citrus up front, with some rye spice following close behind. Pretty full body for the style and more sweetness than is typical in an APA. This is my last bottle of the sixer and I've also noted some bitter, metallic off-notes at times. Sort of coppery. But for the most part it's just pleasantly juicy and hoppy, although a bit big in body to have more than one or two of.

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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.