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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye AleTerrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 03-06-2013)
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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice, but by no means assertive, rye spiciness pairs nicely with the aggressive sweetness of the red malt found in this nineteenth volume of Terrapin Side Projects. Billowing around those elements is a slightly winey yeast funk, which—though it may be partially a result of this beer having aged about ten months after purchase—is not surprising given the healthy sediment that pours with this ale.

Still, despite the potentially suboptimal aging prior to consumption, the sharpness of the mosaic hops cannot be altogether held down, and this pleasing bitterness cuts across the other components of the flavor-profile to clean everything out as best it can; likewise, although mellowed, a clean quasi-sour florality peeks through too. Unfortunately, many of these notes have not been retained in the nose, which has—as aforementioned—taken on a boozy, wine-like carriage, due to the highly sweet malt content and the additional bottle-conditioning.

Having previously had a bottle of this Side Project in a fresher state, but having failed to take anything in the way of notes, I can nonetheless write that—though cellaring might not be ideal—at least some of the better qualities aren't utterly devastated by time.

OrestesMethuon, Sep 27, 2014
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DrBier, Sep 09, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of melon with a touch of citrus
Head small (< 2 cm), tannish, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing – none
Body medium red-amber, clear
Flavor – begins with melon flavors followed by rye spiceness. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.5625. Final weighted score: 3.7125
I wish I had found this earlier when it was fresher – although the hops are not bad at a year old. This is a pretty darn good rye IPA – flavorful with the hops allowing the rye to shine through. The small head and lack of lacing effects the score detrimentally.

Ozzylizard, Sep 04, 2014
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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.