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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

1,669 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,669
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 50
Gots: 142 | 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 -7.4%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

A: 12 oz bottle into pint glass, orange amber with a short off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: pine hops, slight peppery rye, slight citrus

T: pine hops up front, grapefruit peel bitterness, rye spiciness comes through in the end

M: medium to fuller with higher carbonation

O: rye is present but reserved

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber color and is slightly hazy. A frothy head sits on top, it's small and white and leaves some lacing. Gently carbonated with small bubbles.

Aroma fins sweet malts and spicy rye with a hint of orange hops. Interesting aromatics here.

Taste is good but I'm not really picking up much in way of spicy rye malts. It's there but rather subdued.
Hops have a citrus blend and finishes bready.
Drinks smooth and crisp with a semi bitter finish.
Really quite good with a nice depth of flavor one would find typically in higher ABV beers.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with some light orange highlights and minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces to thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thicker patches of large bubbles and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale and caramel malts with some rye spiciness. There is a light presence of orange/citrus hops with a lighter presence of pine/resin hops.

T: Very similar to the smell with an initial taste of pale and caramel malts with light sweetness. That is followed by some rye spiciness and finishes with an orange/citrus and pine/resin hops that contribute some light bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: An easy to drink American Pale Ale with the nice addition of rye giving it some light amount of spiciness. Enjoyable and definitely one to try if you get the chance.

Photo of BlakeL
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of scvance
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy pale golden color. Very nice aroma, citrus and earthy hops, with a light background sweet malt smell. Taste follows suite, very nice citrus hop character with a little earthiness to it, nice crisp finish. The rye character comes through somewhat subtly, but it is noticeable. Medium high carbonation with a light to medium body. This beer is very refreshing, and I will definitely be having this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I opened this beer for a pizza night. I thought the light hopping woudl work well.

The coloring out of the bottle was light yellow with about two fingers of foam. I really appreciate how this head stuck well to the glass.

The hop preseance in the nose and flavor was flowery, however, a little understated. I had trace amounts of malt in each sip.

Overall a decent beer, but there really wasn't much to it. It is a good example of an APA.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KajII
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear straw yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced to a thin film with a small collar and did possess some excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a light a bread malt, floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, rye, citrus (orange), caramel an a mild fruity ester.

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a touch of caramel and a slight fruitiness from the start with a hint of rye, a bit of toffee and a mild citrus bitterness towards the finish. The flavor hung on for a little while with the sweet bitter taste fading slowly into the background.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a tad watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a Pale Ale that was rather easy going down, and had a very nice malty, sweet and mildly bitter taste that left you craving another...


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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,669 ratings.