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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
85
very good

1,577 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,577
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 48
Gots: 105 | 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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Ratings: 1,577 | Reviews: 754 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

brownbear_19, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.55/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear, copper color with no head or lace. The aroma is of bread crust, honey, and pine. The flavor is very piney with some lemon. There is a bitter, envelope glue-like aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light-medium and sticky. Terrapin Rye Pale Ale is an ok beer, light, dry, and fairly bland. Slightly recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Jan 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

gshoes3, Nov 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

ShadyJay, Mar 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of bamadog
2.3/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Tuscaloosa, AL on 3/18/2010. From the tap to a pint glass, and I fear from a dirty line.

Appearance: Pour is a solid bright copper color like a new penny; slight chill haze, but body looks clear and shows minimal carbonation; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger off-white head with great retention -- very foamy with spots and washes of dry lacing as it eventually fades; eventually disappears to a full and thick skim.

Smell: Uh oh. Smells off, kind of like a stale lager, and it seems that the tap line may be dirty or the keg may be really old. Toasty graininess with a subdued rye presence.

Taste: Yep, much like the smell, a little off. Flavors are subdued and muted by a metallic and mild vinegar presence; a hidden bitter hoppiness peaks out here and there and the toasty grains and rye try to compliment it.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is quite potent, but not sharp (which is actually mildly surprising as there isn't any that is visibly present); a fair sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth and is a little "cottony"; a moist body overall though with no real drying effect.

Drinkability: When I had it in the bottle, I would say I could drink it all day, but coming out of this particular tap, I don't think I'd want too much. I hope to try this again from the tap and edit this review as I really haven't been let down by Terrapin yet.

bamadog, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of timbro81
2.48/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to evolbob for the sample.

Best before date of 30Nov07, five days too late. Before I get started I just want to say that I am usually pretty wary of any beer that has one city's name on the label yet is made in a different state all together. Very havy light copper beer topped with a fluffy head that slightly laces its way down the glass. Smell is soapy and grainy with maybe some bitter chocolate. Not very pleasant at all and quite a challenge to get past. Mouthfeel it rather light and not much to the taste. Upon swallowing the soapyness and grains come back into play with some slight banana and clove notes. Very subtle citrusy hops tag along in the aftertaste. Ends slightly dry. My first rye beer, kind of dissapointed (sorry Bob). Could have been expired, only a second tasting will tell.

timbro81, Dec 06, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

ajtorres311, May 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

BlakeL, Oct 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

EvanWilliams, Jan 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Oct 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Mark5252, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Minkybut
2.58/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a golden color with a fair head that was gone pretty fast. However the lacing was great. Shame that don't help the taste. The beer was a bit cloudy also. The beer was over hoppy as is a lot of brews being made these days. I'll be glad when this trend ends.
Not buy again.

Minkybut, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of bubrewer
2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle contract brewed in Frederick, MD. Do they really brew any beer in Athens?

When I see rye on the label I expect some of that characteristic spiciness, but I get very little of that here. The smooth mouthfeel is there, though.

Aroma is citrus, flavor is a big blast of orange. I checked the label to get an idea of the hops they use in this beer, but no clues there. Fuggles maybe, but more likely centennial or columbus. If you like orange creamsicles. this is the beer for you.

Bitterness was a bit low for an American Pale Ale.

Overall I was not enticed to grab another bottle of this.

bubrewer, Apr 04, 2006
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2.73/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours yellow (I was expecting darker for some reason) with a minimal head that drops to scattered bubbles.
Smell is malt, citrus (lemon & orange) and a hint of hops.
Taste is citrus, hops, pine with malt way in the back.
Medium body, fizzy all over the palate for about 5 seconds. A touch bitter finishing with a hoppy/resiny aftertaste that fades evenly and gradually. A touch more lager-like than expected from a pale ale, but not a bad beer.

PorterLambic, Aug 02, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Evango, Jun 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Bonsai, Aug 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

TheDoak, May 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

mwar, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

jbexphys, Sep 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Vestlake, Sep 03, 2013
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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,577 ratings.