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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1381
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%


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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Reviews by wedgie9:
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wedgie9

Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle obtained in a trade. Pours light orange with a faint hint of amber. Also pours with a nice white head that leaves fairly heavy lace. The nose is floral hops and citrus, including lemon and orange. There are also some nice malt notes, I typically enjoy rye-based beers. The beer is fairly simple up front, displaying some of the fruitier citrus notes well, and then moving into some nice bitterness from the hops, and then that awesome rye malt kicks in and melds nicely with the bitterness in the finish. The body and carbonation are fairly light with a nice finish that balances malt and hops very well.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 20:04:30 | More by wedgie9
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-17-2014 21:28:57 | More by SkinniePost
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at Sidney's Wine Cellar, Decatur Street, NOLA. Poured into a plastic go-cup during French Quarter Fest.

A: Amber, opaque, with a tan half finger head that pops out of its shell. Decent lacing

S: Hops dominate, but the rye is fighting to get to the top. Earthy, piney. Resiny.

T: Love that hop/rye mix. The rye really blends well, giving it a smooth, less bitter finish. Sessionable.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: A decent session beer. Less hoppy than some of Terrapin's other hop bombs.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:11:52 | More by brewskifan55
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Gristle

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very clear amber or golden pour, at least one inch head on the beer

S: predominantly hoppy - spicy-floral, fresh citrus and wood. Neutral fruity overtone, a background scent of cereal malt later emerges

T: spicy, 'herbal' hops up front, potent but long rounded bitterness - not malt-sweet, all hop resins and acids. a ginger-snap like malt flavor shows up late

M: fairly light, fleece-soft body, fills the mouth with suds, excellent....real stealth dry

O: given time, a bunch of pleasant aromas and flavors present themselves. Love Rye beers this one is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:34:38 | More by Gristle
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-10-2014 00:39:09 | More by Molson2000
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Mississippi

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-09-2014 15:41:11 | More by Mississippi
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Wiskey_33

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-09-2014 13:05:54 | More by Wiskey_33
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-09-2014 03:22:59 | More by zrab11
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-07-2014 18:39:30 | More by 2dogbrew
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-07-2014 04:42:04 | More by CDCNAM
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-06-2014 14:22:20 | More by Profchaos20
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-06-2014 12:59:09 | More by Casterbridge
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel smell mixed with some lighter grainy and moderate rye bread smells. Along with these aromas are some other lighter notes of citrus orange and a bit of grass and floral hop.

Taste – The taste begins much heavier on the rye flavor then I would have thought from the nose. While not a super rye powerhouse it does have a nice hit of it which lasts throughout the taste. At the front of the taste, there is a caramel and lighter fruit flavor of pear and some citrus. As the taste moves forward the sweetness fades a bit as some of the caramel is lost. While this occurs, some spice flavors move onto the tongue melding nicely with the rye flavors of the brew. With a bit of an herbal and grassy flavor join the taste at the end of the flavor and with the rye moving from a more smooth bready nature to a slightly more grainy flavor at the end of the taste, one is left with a nice crisp and tasty rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. While just a tad more carbonation would have really nicely complemented the blend of sweeter and drier rye flavors that transition throughout the taste, the slightly thinner body did just that rather well, and helped leave the nice crisp and more refreshing rye flavor on the tongue at the end of the taste.

Overall – A quite easy drinking and still very tasty rye brew that is blended nicely with sweet, spice and crisp flavors which really make for an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 01:11:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-04-2014 06:16:06 | More by VeganUndead
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josmickam

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-03-2014 23:14:29 | More by josmickam
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-01-2014 22:05:00 | More by NooseJustice
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jwill303

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-31-2014 18:07:16 | More by jwill303
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-30-2014 21:41:33 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Book

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-30-2014 05:00:52 | More by Book
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-30-2014 02:04:11 | More by sd123
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-30-2014 00:12:43 | More by Hrdqore
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber colored brew with nice foamy beige head retention.

Tons of clear honeydew molon. Floral, tropical, appley. A good pale.

Snappy, distracting, wet, relaxed, crisp, apple flavors. Mild dryness, heavy carbonation, mild heavynes, smooth flavors. Light.

Definitely a good brew, but kinda on the average level. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 07:08:09 | More by chugalug06
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-29-2014 02:39:55 | More by mltobin
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-25-2014 04:04:22 | More by brpendergast85
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-23-2014 17:03:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.