Terrapin Rye Pale Ale - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
I'm kind of surprised I haven't reviewed this yet, a couple made it back from Florida with me so here goes. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a smallish foamy white head that persists a bit. Earthy spicy and citrusy on the nose with a bit of sweet toffee and caramel to back it up. Taste follows the aroma very well but intensifies the spicy earthy component and lessens the citrus. Medium to thin body with a crisp level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. This is a great easy drinking summer beer for me, I wish I could get this one locally.
05-03-2012 00:11:53 | More by johnnnniee
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Appearance: Yellow, slightly hazy, not much of a head.
Aroma: Mildly hoppy, some honey-like sweetness.
Taste: Refreshing hops and citrus, not too overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied.
Overall: Decent pale ale with a bit of a twist. Very fitting for a sunny day!
04-30-2012 14:08:48 | More by Arborescence
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
12-oz to nonic. Three months before drink-by.
A - Gold. Decent bright white head.
S - Oddly, green apple, at least while the head is still effervescing, but later faint, overlapping a wet grain smell. A little caramel malt.
T - Not sure I'm getting much rye here. I feel like I've been able to detect the rye in past tastings. Just a little bit of hop presence. There was a time in my hopvolution when this beer marked the limit of hops I could tolerate. Now it doesn't seem particularly hoppy except in the aftertaste, where a mild bitterness lingers. I feel like this is slightly watery and could use a more concentrated flavor.
M - nothing of note aside from a slight feeling of hop dryness left behind.
O - A good beer. Sessionable but not bland. I feel like it was more flavorful when I tried it in the past, but that was on tap. I'll want to try it again and see if today was an oddity.
04-23-2012 23:15:32 | More by BrownNut
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Builds a two inch frothy white head that slowly drops leaving huge patches of lace over a dark gold beer with a light haze and occasional carbonation.
An equal mix of orange and pine are followed by grapefruit and caramel with a background mustiness that draws away from its freshness.
The flavor is grainy with hay and a light bitterness on opening. Bitterness builds with time on the tongue and warmth. Grapefruit builds with warmth and the finish, while quick, is moderately bitter.
A light to medium body with a watery texture, fizzy carbonation, mild astringency, and light alcohol.
This beer goes well with football, wings and nachos.
04-21-2012 22:00:55 | More by SLeffler27
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Tasted On: 04-10-2012
Freshness: Best by 08-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Schooner glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville
Clear beer, with a dark golden, or honey, color. Head is a finger high and white, with low retention and good lacing.
Aromas are mainly of hops, piney and floral, with some additional notes of spices and citrus.
Taste is moderately bitter in this hop-forward ale, with also an earthiness and rye spiciness. Other flavors are of peppers and fruits.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with medium levels of carbonation and body. The finish is clean and bitter with some lingering spices.
Overall a very good beer. The rye adds a nice spice component to this pale ale.
04-11-2012 00:51:22 | More by sommersb
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured into my Dogfishhead ale glass from fridge with thin head that dissipated quickly.
A: Golden honey color with a slight haze. The beer appeared to have a column of darker maple color in the middle with lighter near the edges, a neat little visual effect of the glass and the beer.
S: Nose is mild, with a dried fruit component. There was also an unusual aroma that was part musty, part metallic, which wasn't particularly pleasant, but not so pronounced as to ruin the experience.
T: Splash of bitter hops, quickly giving way to a bready then caramel-pineapple/fruit malty sweetness. Aftertaste was pleasantly sweet, with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Rye as I think of it (rye bread) was not in the spotlight, but likely contributed to the overall flavor profile. I'd be interested in trying this beer with rye as a greater % of the grain bill.
M: Bottle conditioned with perfect fine carbonation. This combined with the balanced flavor makes this a refreshing, drinkable session beer.
O: I'd buy it again, and I'm interested in trying more offerings from Terrapin. Thanks for reading!
04-06-2012 01:29:08 | More by ohnoitsthefuzz
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.