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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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1,505 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 48
Gots: 92 | 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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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-28-2012 03:48:25 | More by Njstoutlover23
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-24-2012 18:18:02 | More by billn3
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-22-2012 04:05:38 | More by wil08son
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New York

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
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-21-2012 19:32:13 | More by MildlyConnfused
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-20-2012 00:38:50 | More by st9647v3
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-19-2012 19:23:26 | More by Bike2work
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-18-2012 21:43:22 | More by JeleReviews
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-18-2012 13:56:54 | More by yergermeister
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-16-2012 02:38:59 | More by fuzzbalz
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-11-2012 13:38:28 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
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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
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-09-2012 01:26:25 | More by moskal
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-08-2012 17:28:40 | More by swh1972
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-07-2012 03:34:13 | More by buddyvelt
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New Jersey

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
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

04-05-2012 18:19:55 | More by brownbear_19
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-05-2012 03:47:04 | More by davidthebruce
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-03-2012 20:17:03 | More by jminch
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-31-2012 22:42:00 | More by muskiesman
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-30-2012 03:07:57 | More by Mappies
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-25-2012 23:00:47 | More by Cluker
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-24-2012 04:11:11 | More by Abe_Froman
Photo of cgise22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-22-2012 19:49:52 | More by cgise22
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
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