Terrapin Rye Pale Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale

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1,628 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 48
Gots: 119 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours orange and has some sediment. The head is one finger with champagne-like bubbles, it goes away rather quickly and leaves a little lacing. The smell is really unique because of the rye. The whole feel of this beer is different than any other pale ale that I've had, which makes it interesting. The toasted barely flavor is replaced by a bitter sweet rye flavor. It still has hop presence and a nice mild bite that makes it an easy drinker, which isn't so unlike other pale ales that I've tasted. It has a lighter body and is something that I could have a few of.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks UGADawgGuy for the opportunity.

Pours a clear light amber. A faint white less than finger head forms and falls to a thin ring rather quickly. Lots of little bubbles continue to rise from the bottom. No lace.
Aroma is sweet malt, honey, with a tart tone (rye?) and light citrus presence. A faint earthiness as well.
In taste the malt is moved to the background while an earthy spicy tartness comes forward. Which moves to a light citric bitter finish that is a bit drying. A hint of harsh bitterness comes up in the finish.
Light body with lots of frothy carbonation. Very refreshing with the lightly dry finish.

A decently quaffable brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had many times in both bottle and draft

A - Nice looking beer. On the darker end of the Pale Ale range, crystal clear, and nice carbonation.

S - Has a very malty/bready aroma. Certainly not a bad smelling beer, just one that I would normally like out of an Amber rather than a Pale.

T - Malty/bready flavor with hop bitterness. Not a lot of hop flavor, but the bitterness does balance out the malty flavors.

M - Nice body for the style.

D - Very drinkable due to it's balance. For my money, I would rather have a hoppier Pale Ale but this is a fine APA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazey yellow/amber beer. Has a nice foamy off white head. The aroma is a pleasant grapefruit hop aroma with a hint of grain sweetness in the background. The flavor starts with a light sweetness that slides smoothly into a nice hop note with a nice clen finish. Should be an excellent beer for hot weather...tasty yet refreshing.

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
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