Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by tdm168:
3.81/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - dark amber with a thick, off white head that has good retention
S - herbal, piney
T - dark malts, some rye, peppery, herbal hop character
M - medium bodied but thin at times, well carbonated
This is a bit disappointing. I was excited to try a single-hop beer with a hop strain that I never tried before. Unfortunately, this one just didn't deliver for me. The hop character is decent but not as forward as I would have liked. The addition of rye added some comlexity to the mild malt character. The mouthfeel came across as a bit thin at times as well. Overall, this isn't a bad beer, but it's not as flavor-forward as I was hoping it to be. I'll pass on this one in the future.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2013 11:00:26 | More by tdm168
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3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I purchased this at Wegman's enjoyed chilled from the 12oz in a willybecker.
The color is deep copper bordering on bronze with crimson hue and thick tan head with fine bead and spotty lace sticks. The smell is fruity, herbal and slightly sweet with a nice rye maltiness in the aroma with slight citrus orange-like scent with light toast. The feel is moderately carbonated with medium body and slight sweetness with a hop bitterness that starts low and builds but does not take away from the balance of malt with mild alcohol and semi-sweet finish.
The taste is good with nice malt presence which is more toasted than sweet with slight hint of caramel and mild citrus from the hops with a more herbal flavor and mild spice aspect. The flavor is good with malt supporting the mild orange flavor in the hops with a smooth yeast adding to the hops which are lightly piney toward the finish which has a mild alcohol warmth yet is more dry than sweet. Overall I like this but expected more from the Mosaic since the beer is named for it, but I understand it is a single hop and perhaps it might work better in a blend. I like the full malt and would not hesitate to try this on draft or purchase it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 00:50:43 | More by Slatetank
Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.