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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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very good

334 Ratings

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
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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1/5  rDev -74%

beerdogg, Aug 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

robgage, Mar 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Rhettroactive, Apr 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

ejimhof, May 21, 2013
Photo of Treebs
2.53/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise.

A: Pours a semi clear reddish amber color with a creamy, off-white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick film that leaves stick sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Definitive rye on the nose with some grassy and spicy notes to it. Light citrus grapefruit with some herbal and piney notes.

T: Lots of rye spice with a cracker malt sweetness. Grassy herbal from the rye I'm missing that distinct Mosaic hop character. It's all but faded at this point. Just a light piney note remains. The finish has this off-putting iron like quality to it as well.

M: Medium low carbonation with a medium body. Odd finish.

O: The hops have all but faded and the rye was too dominate. The off-putting metallic finish didn't help at all.

Treebs, Jul 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

kniles38, Aug 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

beernads, May 17, 2013
Photo of One2Remeber
2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Light mahogany body, dirty brown hue. Thin tan head, adequate retention. Darker than most red ales.

S: Above average Earthy, pine hops. Clean caramel sweet malts. Nutty caramel covered apple.

T: Metallic on the pallet and finish. Sweaty old fish. Not pleasant.

M: Lighter body, moderate bitterness.

O: Aroma is amazingly balanced between potent hops and sturdy malts. Taste is gross, very confusing with a distinct metallic (quarters/dimes) taste.

One2Remeber, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

DTSweet, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

kbuzz, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

ckr1451, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

mobrockman, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

100200300, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

BGsWo22, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

IPAchris, Apr 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

VikeMan, Jun 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

TxUltraRunner, Dec 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Houser, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

jenray, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

dfhhead25, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this average beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a light mahogany color and poured a light tan head. A hoopy smell jumped from the tumbler so I knew what was next. Actually it ended up not being too bad. If you like a hoppy beer you will like this one. I do not really so I will not buy again. I do like a lot of other Terrapin products though.

Minkybut, May 12, 2013
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3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 22 oz brown bomber into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Purchased at WIne Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark ruby red with 1-finger of rocky, oatmeal-colored head with good retention and copious lacing.

S: The aroma is strong with spring onion and honeydew melon with a lot of herbal earthy notes in the hops departments, which segues into the grassy, earthy, somewhat dirty rye note.

T: THe flavors of the rye and Mosaic don't work well together, as the herbal and melon notes of Mosaic disintegrate into a lot of oniony, earthy, dirty flavors, with just a little melony fruitiness in the finish. I would like to try a Mosaic beer on a lighter, pale malt background.

M: Fairly slick with medium body and low-medium carbonation.

O: A very disappointing first try of a Mosaic beer but I will try another. The earthy, herbal character of the hop is reinforced to a super-dirty, oniony weird flavored amber beer. An odd choice by Terrapin to go with a red rye beer to try to showcase Mosaic.

argock, Apr 15, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a lovely clear copper.

S: Sweet caramel and butterscotch on the nose.

T: Taste to me is somewhat disappointing. The rye doesn't come through as much as I'd like. It's got some subtle caramel and mild hop tang.

M: It's a little thin on the palate. But it does leave some residual stickiness.

O: I wanna really like these guys, but I've yet to meet one of their beers that blows me away.
Overall this is an ok example of a rye. Nothing magical. But at the price it's worth picking up. It's an easy drinker.

Weavah, Feb 17, 2014
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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.