1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

Not Rated.
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,625 Ratings

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Terrapin Rye Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,625 | Reviews: 753 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RHIN0002
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Hallce2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Jazztrumpet439
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale orange gold. White head has low retention and ok lace.

S - Sweet malt, touch of booze. Ok rye note, but there's really not much going on in the nose.

T - Nice profile. Spicy rye, honey, and sweet malt with a light woody bitterness throughout.

M - Medium/light body, medium/light carbonation.

O - Nice drinkability and balance.

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of GMan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MudHobbit
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of kizyle
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ediaz for this extra! Says best enjoyed by the first week of May...so I'm assuming the hops have faded and it isn't going to be as good as it would be fresh. Pours an almost-clear golden color with a large white head that takes some time to go down. Scent is rye spiciness at first with some grain. Not much hoppiness. A touch of caramel malt. Taste is initially bread-like malt with some slightly spicy rye. There is a hoppy presence, but nothing bittering whatsoever. The rye characteristics are lovely though.Mouthfeel is light bodied, but nicely carbonated. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, it is an okay APA. The rye definitely helps. If it wasn't for the rye characteristics, this APA would be below average. Like I said before, this is an old bottle, so I'm sure it tastes better fresh.

Photo of GORUM
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of fatbatcat
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnG1975
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Kromes
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy orange with a thin white head.

S: A rye grain aroma with some citrus notes.

T: A nice rye flavor with some citrus fruit hop. The finish is more rye grain with a lingering bitter citrus.

M: Lower carbonation and smooth feel. Very drinkable.

O: I'm a big fan of rye beers. This one is definitely near the top. Easy drinking and a nice refreshing citrus quality to it. Very solid. You can't go wrong ordering this beer.

Photo of bellce0
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of sizemore84
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of McJibJab
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of yankeefan287
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Tpsauer
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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