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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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325 Ratings

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 13
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 03-06-2013)
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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Boone757, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

polopaul20, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of 904Will
4/5  rDev +4.2%

904Will, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish brown hued body with thick tan lacy head and nice lacing.
S: Fruity nose with pine, citrus, rye, grapefruit & pineapple notes.
T: Hoppy flavors combine and balance with malt backbone.
M: Smooth and dry with a clean finish.
O: Absolutely delicious rye IPA. Awesome brew that has become one of my favorites and most anticipated seasonal releases of the year.

Paincane, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

22Blue, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Weavah
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
Photo of starshockey9
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

starshockey9, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ParlayHard8, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Deep woody garnet color with a nice bubbly beige head. Lace is shifting, spotty and stringy. Aroma is lightly sweet, crackers, rye, fleshy fruits, earthy, root veggies, crisply dry, dusty, melon, and a hint of white wine. Taste is pretty mellow. Hops seem to be at pretty chill levels. What is most noticeable is the rye character and steely dryness. Hop flavors that are there seem to be pine, melon, mystery berries, and peach. Mouthfeel has some nice qualities. Overall though a little more to mingle with the rye would be preferred.

tastybeer, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of awesomesound
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a once inch head, dissapates fairly quickly, decent lacing. The beer is a deep red-brown, typical of ryes.

Smell: Malt sweetness, some spicyness from the rye, citrusy hops. Very pleasant smelling beer.

Taste: Right in line with how it smells. Bitter hop bite right up front, some spicyness soon after, and a bit of malt sweetness and grainy aftertaste that lingers. A very nice tasting beer. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side, well carbonated and refreshing.

Overall: Another great offering from Terrapin. This is an excellent interpretation of a Rye IPA and highly recommended! This is on par with Founders Red Rye and may even be easier to drink. Give it a try.

awesomesound, Feb 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

opwog, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jspaner, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ZachKelly, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Brushkanna, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear and very red amber color with about a finger of toffee colored head, ok retention, strong lacing. Spotty foam/bubbles sit on the surface after 2-3 minutes with an uneven but overall thicker outer ring climbing up the edge of the glass a bit.

S - Sweet rich caramel, lemon/orange citrus, lightly spiced aroma.

T - Great lemon zest, orange, and mildly resinous hint of grapefruit up front, tons of sweet caramel malts and a nice heft of spiced rye mix for a real easy drinking tasty, unique brew. Finsish/aftertaste is mostly spiced rye and a hint of dry semi-citrusy hops.

M - Lighter bodied, well carbonated, fantastically drinkable. Drinks like a session brew.

O -Met/exceeded expectations, really awesome sweet+spice and citrusy characteristics.

MacQ32, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jschott75, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

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

100200300, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GABrew, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerBeast, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

PEIhop, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

woodchip, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jeffthepony, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ToddThompson, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

youknowmyname, Feb 10, 2014
Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.