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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

1,647 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 48
Gots: 132 | 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:
Beer added by: aracauna on 09-09-2002

Brewed with 10% rye, but an APA at heart.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,647 | Reviews: 761 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MatthewSDraper
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While it may not be some all star beer that people rave about, this is one beer that I could drink any day. Pretty well balanced. Very drinkable.

Photo of Jeremiah5_0
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keystone
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the beers that got me into hops and craft beer. Solid beer. Very drinkable.

Photo of citruscane
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with producing 1 1/2 fingers of off-white, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves some patchy streaks, strings & motes of lace. Aroma is grainy, toasty & floral with bitter & spicy notes of rye, piney hops & a faint hint of grapefruit. Taste is earthy grain, toast & rye mixed with earthy citrus & pine. Produces a low-moderate bitter across the tongue, front to back, with a floral, grapefruit, piney resin & light pepper mixing with spicy rye & pale/lightly toasted malt background producing a nicely bitter, dry finish. Unusually the bitter does not linger in the predominantly but shortlived malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry, drawing & peppery. Pairs exceptionally with spicy boiled crawfish.

Photo of woodchipper
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csnyder83
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerme626
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid, rye-y rye pale ale. Nothing over the top; just good, mellow rye flavor and moderate carbonation for an easy drink.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaybmore
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkarimi
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stumac
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drinkin this in New Orleans at Le Bon Temps Roule!

Photo of TX-Badger
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear orange color with off-white head. Rye, spice, floral notes, and some citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with rye and spice. Very nice, just a good amount of hop bit but enough caramel malt to round it out.

Photo of Blueribbon666
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elkabong
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

the fuck happened to the tick rating?

Photo of Nordbier
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scipio3
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jkrich
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slightly hazy, deep golden to amber with a slowly receding and foamy white-head; intricate lacing on glass.

Not much going on here: some faint grassy hops and malt, but the aroma becomes fainter after the pour.

I have tried many "rye" ales and have simply not been able to detect much rye flavor, but this one does have a nice rustic and cereal flavor I associate with rye. The soft and smooth malt flavor is also pleasant, while the hop bitterness is very restrained.

The mouth feel is smooth but does leave some lingering bitterness on the tongue. The carbonation keeps the ale refreshing and zesty.

The label states "The South's Original" and features a banjo playing terrapin a la The Grateful Dead. The ale is very good but hardly original or distinct. The rye does give it a little extra flavor sometimes missing in other mild, low-hopped pale ales.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BDetwiler
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.