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Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin 10th Anniversary AleTerrapin 10th Anniversary Ale

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90
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
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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Reviews by poopsmitherson:
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-20-2012 19:48:36 | More by poopsmitherson
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

04-29-2012 22:15:28 | More by oberon
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2012 02:34:36 | More by iemailjack
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

02-13-2014 21:40:56 | More by chinchill
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2012 14:12:51 | More by dsauter
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-15-2012 02:31:54 | More by johnyb
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

12-10-2012 04:33:28 | More by ltdantheman
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

08-16-2012 15:12:40 | More by tdm168
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-02-2013 04:07:41 | More by jheezee
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BourbonDemocrat


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-12-2012 00:53:18 | More by BourbonDemocrat
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2012 23:39:35 | More by zonker17
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-20-2013 06:57:44 | More by tweezer159
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-14-2012 21:43:22 | More by Keith_R
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Dylanjf

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-17-2013 01:45:59 | More by Dylanjf
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-26-2012 01:20:12 | More by SeriousALEment
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jsanford

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

01-30-2013 03:13:27 | More by jsanford
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Vec2267

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

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

06-02-2012 23:41:06 | More by Vec2267
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-23-2012 01:53:32 | More by tclapper
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2012 16:43:49 | More by JohnQVD
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

05-10-2012 22:26:49 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

05-16-2012 23:39:35 | More by Immortale25
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-19-2013 05:24:53 | More by Blanco
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +1%

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.

08-05-2013 02:22:03 | More by ThickNStout
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-19-2013 02:07:38 | More by mendvicdog
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-10-2013 03:53:40 | More by GABrew
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Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.