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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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very good

1,549 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 48
Gots: 99 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

st9647v3, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of sommersb
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

sommersb, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

moskal, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

swh1972, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

buddyvelt, Apr 07, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

ohnoitsthefuzz, Apr 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

brownbear_19, Apr 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

cgise22, Mar 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

harrylee773, Mar 21, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1150th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Purchased from Whole Foods Tampa for $1.99

App- A semi orange with some highlighted yellow and gold look. A small impish 1/2 finger head presented and faded quickly. Not much cling or lace either.

Smell- A good smelling pale ale with good amounts of hop bitter, rye was there and even some citrus notes presented itself.

Taste- I was a little let down with this one. I wasn't sure about the Rye but if it was only 10% I get why it was so light but more pale with some citrus and some malt behind it. A small tad bit of bitter but note much.

Mouth- A small medium body with a medium carbonation level. A nice bit of malty rye. A little underwhelming but still okay.

Drink- A nice beer, but with the Rye on the label I expected so much more. It's become a favorite style for me.

FosterJM, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.