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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

347 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 03-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 347 | Reviews: 66
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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgatort
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wcu80
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Cath
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jabergess
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of epyon396
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of buzzedup
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of LukeK
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of godawgs
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of qcghost
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Shandycan
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.