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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye AleTerrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

264 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 03-06-2013)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from most recent road trip.. English style red ale. Generous head.Well malted, with hoppy finish. The hops are not at palate erasing mode yet a new beer. Smooth mouthfeel. Good drinkability.Not as citrus hoppy as the aroma would suggest. Not a bad take on a red beer, though not the best I have had.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 14:06:12 | More by Sammy
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a likable, deep amber-hued body with a short (and short-lived), light beige head.

Smell: Slightly earthy, grassy with some citrus, stone fruit, and a hint of mint leaf atop the toasted malt and grainy rye with a thin, thin sliver of caramel.

Taste: Toasted malts edged by firm, crisp rye. The light initial caramel sweetness is soon eclipsed by the accumulating hop bitterness. Hops yield some competing tastes, tropical fruits bouncing against peach puree tripping over mint oil (though, it's putting the notion of Orbit's Tropical Remix gum in my head). Low grassy, earthiness. Moderate bitterness. Fruity, bitterish. minty-spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Once Mosaic put the thought of Orbit's Tropical Remix into my head, it stayed through to the last sip, as well as the sourness felt for it replacing my beloved Citrusmint.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 22:39:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a deep rich amber with a sticky half finger lighter beige head,nice full color and a well defined head.Fresh citrusy hops in the nose with not much malt presence,there is light spiciness from the rye used as well.The beer is suprisingly light in my opinion,not a bad thing really just an observation as I start drinking it.Flavors of fresh citric hops are nice and they linger,some earthiness also comes through,light spicy rye is there but not big,some light roasted malt flavors and caramel maltiness beneath the hops.An interesting easy drinking amber here,not your typical amber, a nicely hopped fresh tasting one.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 21:20:53 | More by oberon
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice looking beer with a good nose. Flavor profile really bursts through as it warms. Nice hoppy tones with a slightly almost sweet thing going on as well. Nice balance. I think it may come down to preference for the style. If you want smooth and easy to drink, you'll love this one. If you want more of a punch to the mouth, not so much.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 05:02:52 | More by RblWthACoz
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i adore this beer, wonderful use of the rye, as well as a little something special with mosaic, which are now extremely in vogue. instead of just building an ipa for this hop, terrapin has gone above and beyond, and made an interesting and successful grain bill to match it, the rye is just the right addition. mosaic hops are so soft and subtle, fruity without some of the usual attendant bitterness, so the addition of rye to the mash adds some punch and kick that might be lacking otherwise. the result is a sturdy malt driven beer with a gorgeous and now familiar mosaic hop finish, in all of its tropical fruit and summery glory. this is beach beer for beer geeks, it just takes me to the ocean somehow, and i love that. still a big beer, i mean, full body and a long hoppy finish, robustly composed, but still takes me there. good carbonation level on it, layers of well integrated flavor, a nice marriage of a sometimes difficult grain, and a unique and vibrant hop. this is exceptional beer that i would love to be able to buy here in denver.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 04:18:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date though it does state a volume #.

Epic head drop down to an even more epic lacing, clear garnet color is alluring. Hop resin, spice, biscuity, rye, hint of caramel, mild tropical fruit, and a hint of alcohol all make for an amazing nose. Soft hop resin, very smooth, creamy full-ish body, slightly dank, spicy rye, herbal hop, suggestions of cedar chips, peppery, biscuity, fresh cut hay, and a long lingering hoppy grainy finish.

There is so much going on there, thankfully it is well balanced and stays quite drinkable. Complex but still approachable. Someone worked some magic here.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 02:45:09 | More by Jason
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear very dark reddish amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized mottled patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of rye spiciness along with earthy, pine, and herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of rye spiciness. That is followed by light flavors of earthy, pine, and herbal hops. Light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this beer has a much lighter mouthfeel than I expected which makes it quite easy to drink and the flavors/aromas are quite refreshing. The beer has well hidden alcohol and is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 02:01:17 | More by dbrauneis
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Red body. Clear. Off white head. Not much left after a while. Thin collar.

Smell - Grapefruit, citrus, pine. Nutty malts.

Taste - Bright and citrusy. Nutty malt. Tastes like rye a bit. Slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Too thin. Surprising for the malt taste. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Really nice hop flavor. Enough malt to keep it interesting, but a bit more depth to the malt flavor would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 01:12:39 | More by Alieniloquium
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz 2014 bottle served in a lager glass.

A great looking ale, it is deep red-brown with excellent clarity and a creamy tan head that has great endurance and lacing.

Aroma: spicy, herbal and pungent. Bordering on intimidating.

Not terribly familiar with this hop variety but I get a clear impression that the rye grain is a great match for this hop. Simultaneously seems balanced yet very spicy. Impossible to separate the hop flavors from the rye flavors. Spicy notes linger on in the hoppy aftertaste.

Feel: medium-full body with lively, medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 00:55:28 | More by chinchill
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
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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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to moose3285 for this bottle; one of a growing legion of good beer people far & wide who think of me & rye in the same sentence. Which I encourage. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is a liberal mix of mud & clay, leaning more towards the latter. Opaque, with minimal carbonation. This is one of those beers that I almost pull something trying to get a good whiff - just not much here. Faint caraceml malt, maybe rye. Touch of citrus is the only body I can positively identify. Meek.

Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale; say that fast six times. Rye dominates the beer, bringing both the spiciness & the grubbiness into play. The hops in the middle come off as tea-like, herbal, with only a touch of pine. Caramel & moderate bitterness arrives as the rather tame party is winding down. I'll give it one thing: it's easy to drink. Half the bomber won't last long.

Though a one-off, this might be a very good option to introduce someone to ryes. Not terribly aggressive or assertive, it runs right down the middle while still retaining the character of the rye. Safe, approachable, pretty good. In other words, a Terrapin beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:29:28 | More by maximum12
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argock

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 03:44:28 | More by argock
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Pencible

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy mahogany with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like wild honey and dried apricot, with some citrus and earthy wheat bread and a bit of spicy rye.
T: It tasted like sweet wild honey and bitter citrus, with some dried apricot and earthy rye bread. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a nice rye IPA, with enjoyable scent and taste. The body was weak, but the finish was smooth. The alcohol was well hidden too, so it was easy to drink. Ok to try once, but that's all.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:01:05 | More by Pencible
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another Terrapin brew. I swear, these guys must brew about 50 different beers a week.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured a very weird color indeed: Dark cherry with an overall brownish tinge, very murky, and a sticky beige head to boot.

S: Nice prominent hop and floral bouquet, with some red velvet cake batter thrown into the mix as well. Nice.

T: An amber ale through and through... no mistaking in that. The rye component added sort of a Wasa cracker-like breadiness to the mid and late taste (aftertaste). Delicious.

M: The carbonation was good, and the hops really started to pop the more sips I took. The lacing was car wash stuff.

O: Terrapin is hit or miss with me, but here lately, they've produced some really nice entries and this is one of them. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 18:59:24 | More by Chaney
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wedge

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pretty chestnut-red color with a dense, creamy head and solid sheets of lacing. Sweet toasted malt, spicy rye, and an oily hop aromas suggesting stone fruit and melon. Resinous melon and floral hop flavor balanced by nutty, slightly rye-like malt. Medium bodied and a little creamy. One is enough for me. I'd like a little more hop flavor from a beer with a big hop cone on the label, named after a hop.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 00:51:03 | More by wedge
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with a very small kahki head. Very creamy looking head and lots of lacing. Sweet citrus and pine aroma, though a bit faint. Flavor is mostly straight bitter up front. Turns into a floral back end and some caramelly malt flavor. Bit of spicey dryness. Medium bodied woth medium carbonation. A bit of lingering citrus. Nice red ale, nothing mind blowing but a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:48:35 | More by BMMillsy
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby copper color with a nice two finger tan head. Head falls to ringed pond scum that leaves some good lace behind.

Aroma is nice caramel malts, spicy rye, deep pine. Smell is nice but not over aromatic.

Taste is like the nose but better, good malt base caramel, toffee hints, some spicy rye notes. Has good deep hop presence tobacco like with some pine notes, also deep citrus. Pretty nice red ale with good rye and hop notes.

Mouthfeel is a big medium with average carbonation.

Overall this is an enjoyable brew, good flavors. Aroma good be more intense but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 19:52:36 | More by mntlover
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We pour a brew of ruby amber hues into our Hop City pint glasses. It holds a two finger head of chunky latte colored foam, showing solid retention into knit ropes of spidery lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be very light. The aroma shows big mosaic headiness to it, with sweet and nectary, fruity, floral, and lightly citric hop zest, warming toast of rye and amber grainy grit, vanilla wafers, fumy booze, floral petal dust, lightly singed buttered white toast, and generous fruitiness of guava, passion fruit, and mango syrups. Our first impression is that the flavoring is not as hoppy as the nose would suggest, but it is still clean, fun, and easy drinking. As we sip, the taste begins with thick caramel and rye graininess, candy corn, caramel popcorn, dry fruit loops, wheat breadiness, and mosaic hops like crazy, although they show more sweetness than bitterness at this point. The middle comes to a peak with a thinning of flavors, with tropical fruitiness of pineapple, mango, and guava, with added cloy of strawberry, lactic acidity, mineral water, and lightly herbal and citric hoppiness. The end allows for the rye graininess to take full, dramatic, bittering effect, while the hop profile deepens and bitters into a more earthy and citric bite. This is otherwise accompanied by honey, biscuity warmth, warmed milk, gravel, light phenolic plastics, and gentle booziness. The aftertaste breathes of bitter, herbal, and earthy hop wash, light boozy burn, chalk, dried granular baking yeastiness, dried herbal blend, tannic unsweetened teas, amber, rye, and raw caramel graininess, lemon wedges, and fruitiness, of peaches, pears, mangos, and red apples. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is lighter. Slurp and smack are light but wetly satisfying, while cream and froth are lesser. The mouth is lightly coated and crinkled under a quickly drying tannic astringency, with gentle puck to the lips and face. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks decently.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its nose. We actually felt that the whole concept behind this beer, of throwing a single hop varietal, and one so robust as the mosaic, over a dirty rye beer, was excitingly unique in and of itself. Very cool. The nose shows this off the best, with big fruity hoppiness and general depth of grain. The taste, on the other hand, doesn’t stand up to this, or do as good a job of exemplifying the idea behind this brew. The grain is a touch overpowering and warming, with too much cloy spread through the middle to box out the inherently sticky niceties of the hops. That said, the flavoring is all there, but just thins a bit too much. This is not helped along by the thickness and chewiness of feel, thanks to the grain, as this unbalanced form is pounded home, rather than left to simply float by. While we were hoping a big hoppy balance would elevate the rye beer to the next level, we were a bit disappointed here, and feel the hops could have used a little more strength in their corner.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 21:24:04 | More by TheBrewo
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep cooper color, bordering on light brown, and the head was a bit small, being one to two fingers thick. The smell was an aromatic mix of earthy and citric smells with whiff of resinousness. The smell reminded most of ripening mangoes on beds of straw, and transported me back to summers in Mumbai. The taste was very disappointing after that inviting burst of smells. For some reason, there was too little hop flavor, bitter or otherwise, left in the taste. There was a touch of citrus, and a hint of pine,but otherwise the taste was very dull compared to the smell. There was some toasted rye flavors coming through, but I was hoping for a Mosaic hop showcase here, and I didn’t get one. The mouthfeel was soft, and medium thick, and the finish was smooth, and clean. I was hoping for more.

Edit:

I tried another bomber again, and this one seems better than what I remember the beer to be. There is a lot more tropical fruit in the flavor, and the hops don't appear quite as subdued as before. There is also an excellent spicy note characteristic of rye. I am going to up the scores accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 04:35:13 | More by rajendra82
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a deep clean amber almost brown in color, 2 fingers of off-white head leaving behind a nice amount of lacing. i'm gettin a strong soapy aroma off of this one. i've had 2 mosaic single hop (carton and toppling goliath) beers and neither smelled quite like this. soapy, sweet caramel, bready, citrusy. the flavor seems pretty bland honestly.. i'm not sure when this was released but i'm starting to think this sat on shelves for a while. a slight citrusy soapy flavor, grapefruit bitterness, rye bread. medium in body, moderate carbonation. this is not a very impressive beer, especially coming from terrapin. it seems like the hops are very subtle and somewhat faded. it was worth a shot picking up i guess.. but i'm sure would have been way different when fresh. the mosaic hop is very easily identifiable, i'm almost certain this is an old release and the hops faded.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 02:10:08 | More by facundoCNB
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shand

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At first, Mosaic seemed like a bit of an odd choice for what I was assuming was a single-hop IPA. Mosaic is a fairly sweet and fruity hop - then I saw that it's a red ale, and things made ore sense. Mosaic pours a very attractive deep red color. The aroma is sweet, with a big dose of the trademark berry sweetness I get from Mosaic hops, along with a touch of citrus and pine that they also impart. There's also a nice dose of rye on the nose - this smells like a few of my favorite things. The taste is nice and sweet from the malts and hops - and wisely kept in check by the rye. The trademark berry flavors of the Mosaic hops are present, but are never fully let loose to shine. It's a tasty beer though. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, and creamy. The drinkability is very good. Overall, Mosaic is a tasty, hoppy red rye.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 00:07:28 | More by shand
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Notches indicate Best if Enjoyed by the first week of July '14

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 3/4 inch tan head that retains well before descending to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Thick, semi-resilient lacing leaves a bubbly ring behind.

S- Earthy, vegetal hops with some spicy rye behind it. I love the smell of Mosaic hops. Has a musty, borderline baby poop aroma when you take a big whiff. Slight booze fume.

T- A solid, yet subtle bitterness melds with the malt to make a nice balance of hop zestiness and rye spiciness. Alcohol is considerably well-hidden.

M- Sharp and a bit oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Mosaic hops and rye are two of my favorite beer ingredients so it was no surprise that I'd like this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:05:49 | More by Immortale25
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Treebs

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 14:44:56 | More by Treebs
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy copper color. The head's about a finger high, with a pale khaki shade. It's also wonderfully creamy, though retention isn't fantastic. Good lacing is left behind, though.

S: Immediately, I pick up hints of grapefruit and berry from the hops. The malt backbone is fairly evident with its healthy dose of toffee, caramel, and rye. Aromatically, it's straight forward, but does a good job of showing off the rye, the Mosaic hops, and the red. Whatever that means.

T: It opens pretty malty, with toffee and rye notes intermingling with some piny dankness. I'm not getting much grapefruit, but there is a subtle suggestion of berries near the back end. Similar to the nose, it doesn't really blow me away, but the balance is nice and the Mosaic usage is fairly evident.

M: Good crispness on the feel, and good body, too. Maybe a bit too much body for me, but that's nitpicking. It goes down - if not quite as effortlessly as I like - pretty easily. Carbonation is gentle.

O: Subjectively, I'm not a fan of this style. Having said that, this IS a good example of a style I'm not particularly fond of. It's well balanced and shows off its advertised components well.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 20:01:13 | More by ThisWangsChung
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babaracas

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear orange-brown with thick tan colored head, settles to a quarter inch cap with fingers of lace on the glass. Smell: subdued! pine, herbal, dank... melon, caramel backing. Taste: caramel, nutty note; the mosiac is herbal with light pops of pine, citrus peel, and tropical fruit. Silky, medium bodied. Dried tropical fruit in the finish, which is nice. This could have been a homerun, except that the mosaic doesn't pop - it's too balanced / sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 05:23:34 | More by babaracas
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Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.