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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

1,648 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,648
Reviews: 762
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.
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a transparent, medium gold with light bubbles rising to the top to make a small white head. Fades into a small white cap and rich collar. Rings of spotty lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of citrusy grapefruit, orange, grain, and a touch of rye. Taste is the same as the aromas with citrusy hops breaking through to liven things up. Mouth feel is medium bodied, citrusy, juicy, chewy, balanced nicely, with a dry finish. I was hoping for more Rye, but this is a good all around Brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into an nonic. Big thanks to "beeruser" for sending this as an extra in a recent trade.

A- Slightly hazy light copper. Pours with ~1/2 a finger of off-white head, which fades quickly into a thin smattering of islands. Poor head/retention. Minimal lacing.

S- Citrusy hop odors dominate the initial rush. Rye and slightly sweet notes emerge as the beer settles and warms slightly.

T- Moderate grapefruit/citrus hoppiness provides a fairly solid bitterness. Slightly tea-like flavors, and moderate sweetness emerge as drink warms. Rye flavors coat and dominate the finish.

M- Moderately low carbonation. Light feel- a bit thin and slightly watery.

D- Decent. Not the most interesting, but decent tasting, and should be easy to drink a few. Overall performance definitely seemed to improve as it warmed up.

Future outlook: OK and drinkable, but I'll probably turn to Founders Red's Rye if I want a hopped up rye beer. Moot point, as this beer is not locally available.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3.35/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draught at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Also had in bottle. Pours an attractive orangey-copper color. Hop aroma is evident as soon as you pop the top from the bottle. The rye is evident in the aroma as well. Taste has a very prevalent hop character up front that tranforms into a malty finish that balances well. Good mouthfeel, drinkability is high. I loved this one.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of goindownsouth
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright and copperish in colour. Very thin lace, but it lingered and stuck throughout the glass. Good spiciness from the hops and a nice rye malt backbone, to be sure. Snappy and mildly pungent on the palate, lingering hoppy goodness. Rye ales are hard to find, but this one is a winner, for sure. This beer was the American Pale Ale Gold Medal winner at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival for a reason.

Life is good.

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pours an orange color with about a half inch of head that dissapears fairly fast leaving a hint of lacing in a slender ring around the edge of the glass
s: citrus hop bitterness, hints of earthyness and rye
t: hints of caramel malts but the beer nicely features citrus and earthy hops
m: medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, this was a very nice brew

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to mnbearsfan for this extra!

pours a rich dark apple juice hue with amber highlights. darker than expected, with a one-finger thick creamy head that fades to a thin lace that leaves awesome lacing.

aroma is interesting. caramel apples with hints of hops and a bit of pepper. strong wafts almost remind me of a dipa for some reason. not a bad thing.

taste is awesome. rich malt backbone with some intense caramel sweetness balanced out by a pleasant yet subtle hop with just a hint of rye spice.

mouth is clean, on the lighter side of moderate body, with good carbonation and a nice, clean, slightly lingering spice.

all in all, pretty damn drinkable. and an impressive brew. The rye seems to show through well, despite only being 10% of the bill. But i'm not complaining. delicious!

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,648 ratings.