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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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1,605 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,605
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 48
Gots: 113 | 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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Photo of WankelEngine
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear golden color. There is a small white head which fades to a small ring of foam. Minimal spotty lacing.

S: An interesting mix of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple and citrus, combined with a mild rye spice and some pine.

T: Even less rye in the flavor then the aroma, but it still imparts a bit of its characteristic spice. Overall fairly sweet, with some caramel malt coming through in the middle of the sip. Finish is fairly short but exhibits some mild pine bitterness and complementary rye spice.

M: Medium bodied with some effervescent carbonation.

O: Like this bottle says, this is a pale ale at heart. The rye gives it a little bit of interesting spice, but it retains it's drinkability and fruitiness. One of the few rye beers I've had that would be good for drinking on a hot day.

WankelEngine, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of KoalaKush
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

KoalaKush, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of ms11781
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of CowboyRob
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

CowboyRob, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +5.5%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of RHIN0002
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

RHIN0002, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Hallce2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Hallce2, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Jazztrumpet439
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jazztrumpet439, Jul 24, 2012
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.

vfgccp, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Gww1864, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of GMan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GMan, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of MudHobbit
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

MudHobbit, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of kizyle
4/5  rDev +5.5%

kizyle, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev +5.5%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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.

DovaliHops, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of GORUM
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GORUM, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of fatbatcat
4/5  rDev +5.5%

fatbatcat, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of JohnG1975
4/5  rDev +5.5%

JohnG1975, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mhaugo, Jul 01, 2012
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.

Kromes, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of bellce0
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

bellce0, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of sizemore84
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sizemore84, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Zach136, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GRG1313, Jun 15, 2012
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,605 ratings.