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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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1,625 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,625
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 48
Gots: 118 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of treehugger02010
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle from the Terrapin variety case that I bought from Bryn Mawr Beverage in Rosemont, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy brown orange color. The head is 2-fingers tall, eggshell in color, small bubbles, better than average retention and swell lacing.
Smell: The aromas are caramel malt, grainy and earth tones. The caramel was misplaced.
Taste: The flavors are certainly rye, earth hops and some ginger.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is crisp with a thin body.
Drinkability: This beer is pretty good
Don't drink and review.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finger of white head, golden clearish body.

Hop-rye nose, mild.

Rye on the taste, heavy body, some hops. Unassuming, not bad.

Mouthfeel is standard-- nothing special..

Overall decent. Rye-pale ale without much hops-- nicely drinkable, sessionable.

Photo of GeezLynn
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First, I have to complement Terrapin on the bottle label.

Attractive brown orange color with a frothy, long-lived white head. Good start.

Sweet hop hop aromas are very apparent following the pour, along with little earthy aroma. Most of the aroma fades pretty quickly.

The rye adds a nice touch of spiciness, but the overall malt body comes in too thin for me. The finish is fairly dry with a dash of bitterness but there was nowhere near as much hop flavor as the smell lead me to expect.

A little under carbonated but plenty of body for the style.

Overall it was a good beer with some unique qualities, plenty drinkable, but also a bit bland for what I expect from an APA.

Photo of EasyReader
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of donniecuffs
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At The Shepherd & The Knucklehead in Haledon, NJ. Into an American pint glass it poured a semi-hazy orange-amber, with two fingers of bright white head, fantastic retention, and great lacing too. The nose was overall very subtle; herbal, hay, grass, slight menthol, and even slighter apple. The taste began herbal and apple'ish, to a malty (and slightly caraway?) mid-palate, to a semi-dry finish. Nothing stood out in copious amounts; simply balanced. Nice medium body, accentuated by the lack of carbonation. Great for sessioning.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ColdOneKev
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of beermanbrian
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronze color with a thin off white head. Head falls to a thin film that leaves some streaky lacing. Smell is nice crisp citrus hops. Taste follows suit with a nice burst of hops up front. That is followed by a solid grain backbone, i can only assume that is the rye. Crisp, is the word that keeps coming to mind. Very nicely balanced beer, finishes clean. Overall i'm very impressed with this one, enough hops to give it some punch, but a balance that a lot of beers i've tried lately have been lacking.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of athomasPSU
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of changeup45
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good Pale Ale but nothing spectacular. Copper color with a head that settles down quickly. Aroma is rather clean with some grapefruit hops, citrus fruits and maybe a touch of malt. The beer is easy drinking and refreshing. There's some grapefruit hops in there with some flowery, citrus notes and it finishes slightly bitter. Some hops in the aftertaste. Pretty solid but nothing that jumps out and says wow. I just bought a 4 pack of the Rye Squared so I look forward to what this x 2 tastes like.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,625 ratings.