Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Join us in celebrating ten years of Terrapin with an Ale brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, Coriander, two kinds of orange peel and Chamomile. We chose to express this beautiful beer with what has been described as a beautiful equation… sip the beer while you ponder the math and our beautiful universe full of so much possibility!

IBU: 30
OG: 21
FG: 3.1
HOPS: Nelson Sauvin
MALT: Pilsner, Malted Rye
ADJUNCTS: Coriander, two kinds of orange peel, chamomile, dextrose

(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 04-23-2012)
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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MacQ32:
Photo of MacQ32
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light orange-straw color with a decent finger of near white head, ok retention, very good lacing.

S - Yeast aromas similar to that of an allagash tripel orange and coriender are also very obvious, slightly tart/funky smelling.

T - Very Nelson Sauvin, a strong dry and slightly tart funk. Orange struggles to come through towards finish. Bitter slight tartness from the Nelsons linger through the finish. Once I allow the brew to warm up a bit the Nelson Sauvin dominance subsides, although it remains strong, allowing the other flavors to shine and the beer to become better balanced

M - Lighter bodied, especially for a 9.9%er. Medium+ carbonation

O - Its too bad that the grape/dry/tart like qualities of the hops used just totally dominate my palate (in a not particularly enjoyable way).. After allowing to warm for about 20 minutes the sharp tartness become much more bearable and allows the other flavors to be enjoyed, which I quite like

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great to see Terrapin reach ten and great to see their anniversary ale here in Greensboro so quickly.Poured into a large tulip glass a honey golden color with a lacey white one finger head atop.Coriander and chamomile is predominent in the nose,light orange oil compliments them very well.Chamamomile and yeasty phenols at the onset of the palate,honey and candied orange followed by some real assertive coriander spice round out the finish.A solid spiced Belgian strong pale,sweet and full of spice.

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours with a slight haze, an apricot-amber color and a modest, short-lived, soapy head.

Aroma: very fine and complex. Refined with some great fruity tones from the Belgian yeast.

Flavor: Orange peel, yeast, coriander, and biscuits. Hints of apricots and white grape juice. Great complexity. Rating reduced by aftertaste.

Feel: Medium-full body and juicy up front, lighter and drier by the finish. A touch hot (high ABV).

O: High ABV is partially hidden, not particularly in the taste but remarkably in the aroma. Nicely complex and balanced.

Photo of dsauter
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ltdantheman
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright, hazy, golden yellow with a short-lived, loose, bubbly head

S - orange peel and faint chamomile; light malt character

T - light malt, orange peel, citrus, faint apples, faint chamomile, a little yeast

M - warm, smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied

This is a rather nice beer. It's a bit unique. The chamomile and orange peel are a nice touch to the Belgian pale ale body. It has a nice drinkability for a high ABV beer. If I could find this again, I'd buy it.

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BourbonDemocrat
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of poopsmitherson
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of tweezer159
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Keith_R
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Dylanjf
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SeriousALEment
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jsanford
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Vec2267
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy pale yellow with a thin white head that provides nice lacing

S - orange, flowers, sugar, spice

T - quite a melange of flavors, spice and flowers are dominant, orange accents, very sweet, a slight boozy burn is a nice accent

M - it is hard for a beer with this much alcohol to be crisp, but this beer pulls it off

O - quite a surprise for this brewery, I like their beers but they tend to over the top, at 10% it is still quite a bomb, but the flavors are very nuanced, not something I would drink every day, but it is worth a sample

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: hazy, somewhere between straw and gold. Fairly fat white head.
smell: Very nice indeed. Fruit and floral, a hint of sour and spice. A bit of hops. Mostly it's nice creamy balanced goodness.
taste: Oh yeah, that delivers. I was afraid of a letdown after the impressive nose.
overall: Quite a work of art. Kudos to Terrapin.

Photo of Immortale25
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an Estrella Snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch head that retains slightly before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sparse surface foam. Below average lacing.

S- Unique spice notes that are sweet with some Belgian yeast in the back. Slightly hoppy as well with some citrus notes.

T- The ingenuity continues with the melding of sweet spice and slightly bitter hops plus some tangy yeast notes. Very easy to drink for the abv. Tastes like a sweet saison with a spicy, hoppy kick.

M- Spritzy but soft with medium-high carbonation and a light-ish body.

O- Excellent. Well worth the $13.

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. No bottling date but it was brewed for their 10th anniversary in April 2012. Served, appropriately enough, in a Terrapin 10th anniversary snifter.

Pours a muted cloudy straw yellow with a full finger of white head. Head fades to a thin halo that doesn't really lace at all.

Smells of flower petals, honey, chamomile, a touch of yeast character and faint coriander. Nice overall.

Huge flavor of honey followed by the floral chamomile, sweet bread, light orange notes, mild spice, some semi fruity yeast and a little booze. Really nice mixture.

Creamy, medium heavy feel with a nice low carbonation that allows the brew to coat the tongue. Sweet honey and floral finish.

Belgian strong pale ales rarely wow me but I'm impressed. I've had two bottles in my cellar since last April but so far had only had this on tap at Terrapin's last two anniversary carnivals. This bottle was so much better than those tap pours. Sweet, complex and full bodied. I was apprehensive about buying two bottles but now I wish I'd bought more. I love the honey and think this will still be going strong for at least a couple more years.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
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