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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

342 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | 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.
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of godlessape
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin Mosaic
Poured this into a Sam Adams pint glass. The body has a dark whiskey ruby hue to it, topped off with a frothy beige head that could probably hold on for week, perhaps longer.
The aroma leaps up into your honker and explodes with spicy hops, citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, and slightly burnt sugar cookies.
The flavor sizzles with a rye peppery spice, balanced with a sweet malt punch that smooths it all out nice and easy.
The mouthfeel has a moderate to light carbonation.
Overall this is another fine brew conjured up by the brew wizards and warlocks at Terrapin.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of godog
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Dark copper, 1 finger tan head, very little lacing
S- Piney with a little caramel as it warms
T- Follows smell with hops upfront, I don't get the typical rye bite like Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
M- Medium

I'm a huge Terrapin fan and this beer didn't disappoint.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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, excepting the tropical fruits. Spicy notes linger on in the hoppy aftertaste.

Feel: near medium body with lively, medium+ carbonation.

(revised with 12 oz bottle in July 2014)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +20%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Weavah
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Terrapin Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.