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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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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Dylanjf

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2012 05:20:20 | More by sendbeer
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-15-2012 00:03:05 | More by travismiller80
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Bonis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-10-2012 07:15:09 | More by Bonis
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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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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-05-2012 03:03:10 | More by UltimateLivewire
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2012 19:51:42 | More by rolive
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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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HardTarget

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: Hazy when still in the bottle, thick hazy gives a soft glowing light. Looks viscous.

Smell: Rich honey sweetness with an herbal European bread yeast. Fruity melon and peach esters promise an alcoholic smack down.

Taste: Lemon pie filling sweetness is cut by an alcoholic tonic bitter that brings everything into balance. A nice interplay of ester, sugar, yeast, alcohol. The finish is remarkably clean, encouraging the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body is a bit slick and prickly. The carbonation helps lift some of the weight, but is almost painful.

Overall: Wow. A nice Belgian Strong. Hides the blade like a champ, deep in the math somewhere they buried the alcoholic burn that should come with all of this ester, making this a dangerous companion. A real experience, and a celebration of a great brewery.

Cheers to Illudium for the sample!

11-16-2012 04:14:25 | More by HardTarget
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nickfl

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles quickly and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - Soft, slightly fruity malt with notes of chamomile, herbal hops, and a distant hint of licorice.

T - Sweet, round malt up front with notes of red berries and pear. Some vanilla and honey in the middle and a finish of licorice, white grape juice, and light herbal hops.

M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - I am always wary of spice Belgians, but this one is actually pretty well done. Still, I can't help but pick it apart on points where it could have been much better; it needs more carbonation, more hops and a little bit of a dryer finish. As it is, it's good, but it could have been world class with a couple of tweaks.

10-25-2012 05:03:43 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%

A: thin head on a cloudy golden body. some lacing.

S: pale malts, light yeast, corriander and lemon custard sweetness.

T: Very fruity and citrusy with orange peel, pineapple and lemon dominating. The finish is mostly of floral and herbal notes and lots of belgian yeast.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Only semi dry, much less so than I was expecting from the yeast content.

Overall: This one gets easier to drink as you enjoy it but it becomes more like alcoholic fruit juice towards the end.

10-25-2012 05:03:16 | More by kylehay2004
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-13-2012 23:51:13 | More by DrFunkenstein
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2012 22:59:14 | More by dowen44
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-10-2012 06:16:38 | More by ColSanders123
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

Slightly murky, golden tan colored brew. Head stands one one-half finger, rather white, and foamy. Not any lacing to speak of.

TONS of Belgian in the nose. Pepper, banana, lavender, cinnamon, and milky lactic aroma.

Very fruity, peppery, spicy, and Belgian-ly bitter. High wet carbonation slightly detracts, but mouthfeel is nice and smooth. slight heat burn is traceable, but detracts little.

Awesome brew, super glad I picked this one up while I was in Atlanta. Terrapin continues to impress me. Highly recommended. I NEED A SOUTHERN TRADING PARTNER!!!

10-07-2012 00:19:17 | More by chugalug06
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -12%

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

10-02-2012 23:00:39 | More by MacQ32
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

09-10-2012 19:43:24 | More by fehrminator
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-31-2012 22:30:46 | More by Yoda22
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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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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-02-2012 05:36:36 | More by FrankK
Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.