Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPATerrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by tree777 on 02-20-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
479
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
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7
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Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 479
Photo of bear755
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This a VERY GOOD RYE beer.
I still like Rasta Rye the best.
Although this beer is a little stronger and a little too much rye and hops.
Still a great beer.
I WILL BUY AGAIN.

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Photo of Paincane
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish brown hued body with a thick tan lacy head.
S: Fruity nose with pine, citrus, rye, grapefruit & pineapple notes combine with malt backbone.
T: Hop flavors are incredible and balance beautifully with rye malt.
M: Smooth, clean and dry. O: Awesome brew that is one of my favorites.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light brown with reddish hue to it, 1 inch off whit head, good lacing

S: Good amount of floral hop smell with the sweet rye malt in the background

T: Very tame fruity to floral hop bitterness up front balanced by sweet malty taste next, slight astringent aftertaste

M: Medium with good carbonation

O: One of my new favorites, but I tend to like an IPA with plenty of malt sweetness and this one has plenty of that. Terrapin continues to impress.

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Photo of Brewstradamus
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beauty has a great mosaic taste to it. The rye adds a nice finish to it and gives it some depth. This is a great session beer- the best in Terrapins hoppy session line by far.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Can with a best by date of 06/16/16.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby with 1 finger of beige-colored head

Smell: Hop pine and citrus zest

Taste: Citrus hops with some pine and stone fruit, rye spice in the middle with a balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Medium with some residual resin

Overall: Impressive use of Mosaic hops with plenty of balance leading to a complex IPA. Probably the best beer I have had from Terrapin.

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Photo of hophugger
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mosaic hops, wow !!. This beer poured a deep amber color with average head and spotty lacing all over. The aroma is amazing, with lots of fruitiness, peaches, plums, pineapple and such coming forth. Also some breadiness in the nose. Taste is awesome, with flavors of nectarine, pineapple, overripe plums and other assorted citrus. Also a nice hop bitterness that balances this beer almost perfectly. This feels great in the mouth and going down, like fresh picked stone fruits. End flavor is greatly balanced and you get fruits and hoppiness in a wonderful balance at the end. Will definitely look for more brews with predominately Mosaic hops in them now that I have tried this one, WoW !!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two 12 oz cans BB 6/10/15 at 40 degrees into 1 L glass mug
Aroma of pine and generic fruit
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to broken froth layer between 2 mm and 8 mm thich
Lacing OK – large islands of bubbles varying from tiny to karge in size
Body red-amber, clear
Flavor begins with some rye spiciness and some hop bitterness. The rye fades but the hops remain. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can date- best by 6/2016

Pours a very clean ruby red with thin off white head

Nose- caramel malt sweetness, soft pine, stone fruit, cocoa? Interesting.

Taste- explosion of juicy nectarine, peach, grapefruit. Nice caramel malt backing with some sweetness, pairing with accentuating the juiciness of the mosaic hop. Rye quickly interrupts with subtle earthy spice and evergreen-mint bite. Juicy mosaic and toasty sweet malt on the finish with a touch of rye dryness and spice

Feel- juicy, vibrant, bitey, light-medium bodied

I love this beer. IMO the Mosaic pair up perfectly with the toasty sweetness of the malt and the spice of the rye. Complex, vibrant, lots of flavor. Perfect for late winter.
Cheers

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with a delicious fruit punch & earthy aroma. The hop contributions are almost completely flavor oriented, with very little bitterness. The rye keeps this unbelievably smooth. Delicious!

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

12 oz can, stamped best by 6/06/16 on bottom

clear red amber in color, off white head. good lacing. nice fruity hop aroma, earthy. taste is well balanced, a little sweetness, some herbal, and pine - clean aftertaste. nice slick mouthfeel.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mosaic pours a reddish copper color with a nice lacing head. Big hoppy aroma. Big hoppy flavor, big hoppy and spicy malty backbone. Nice flavors, good body. Overall bold and spicy.

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Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love the color. It just looks like its going to taste good.

Nose is not super strong, yet you can smell the rye and some hops.

Flavor is good. I like the rye with mosaic but dont love. Great balance for what is there.

Very good beer. Nice mouth feel and aftertaste. Made me want a reuben sandwich.

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Photo of TH28
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. 5/17/17 code date. Appearance: Deep ruby reddish Amber, brilliantly clear, with a thick light khaki head and nice lacing Aroma: Light toasted malt, some fresh cut grass, and finishes with a strong mango. Really nice. Taste: Rich toasted and peppery rye maltiness dominates the flavor profile, leading into a strong but balanced resinous and citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body for the style, with a moderate carbonation. Finish: Strong bitterness lingers, with a touch of dry roast Overall: A really well balanced IPA. Brilliant appearance and a complex aroma blends the malt backbone with a fresh grass and mango aroma. Rye and toasted maltiness balances the aggressive bitterness perfectly. Well done

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Photo of uvachief
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can into a chilled pint glass. Light amber brown color. Picturesque. Aromas of hops, citrus and rye. Mild on all counts. Pleasant. Almost tea like. Extremely smooth and clean. No nasty pine bite back. Mild upfront a little hoppy on the back end. Again, tea like. Lemon and hops. Could drink several and that is saying a hell of a lot for me as I usually dislike ipas. Well done.

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

Really like the head retention for this two fingers of beige goodness. The unique ruby orange color is another plus. Nose is hop oil pine and grapefruit.

Taste is a little more balanced than the nose, with pine and citrus offset by caramel malt and tones that scent of biscuit and rye. Generally tight in the texture and by no means a traditional hop bomb, this drinkability could get you in trouble.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Funky Buddha snifter.Best by 7/05/17.

Creamy off white head that stands a half finger tall with moderate retention and sticky lacing.Ruby red colored body with very good clarity.Low on carbonation.

On the nose I get floral hops,cherry fruit,caramel malt,some pine hops,and earthy malt notes.To be honest it smells alot like their Walking Dead blood orange IPA,but with cherry instead of blood orange.Very pleasant aroma.

On the palate I get sweet malts,ginger,and piney hops up front.On the back end I get floral and spice hops with earthy malts,ginger,toffee,and caramel.The taste is pretty complex,I feel like each sip tastes a little different as the beer starts to warm.I'm even getting some coffee characteristics on the back end.Very nice.

The mouth feel is medium with a chewy texture,and light amounts of oxidation on the tongue.Smooth finish.

Overall this is a very nice IPA.Everything from the look to the feel.I would recommend,and definitely would drink this one again.
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Photo of twage04
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep ruby red with a sweet smell and pungent fruity aroma from the hops. Taste isn't too sweet but plenty of chewy malt. The mosaic hops come off as dank with a hint of pine and fruit.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish pale brown producing 3+ fingers of beige, frothy, moderately lasting head that leaves beautiful, clumpy, sticky webs & blothes of lace. Aroma is juciy & wet, heavenly citrus (orange & grapefruit), fruity & floral hoppiness balanced with rye spice, toast & caramel malt. Taste is up front citrus with some tropical fruit, black cherry & full bodied rye spice backed by caramel sweetness. There is a hint of melon in the finish. Sweet fronted but finishing dry with a bitterness that intensifies & lingers in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, wet & juicy but grainy on the tongue. This brew very pleasant & very drinkable. A solid RyePA!

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can (by 6/24/16) in a stemmed tulip.

A gentle pour from the can yields a nearly see-through blood-red or pure amber or burnt ruby red color with a nearly 2F fluffy tan cap that eventually settles to thick film. There's plenty of falling rings of lacing. Very pretty.

Pine oil and grapefruit rind, fresh and raw. There's also an earthy aroma of malt and cooked mushroom representing, it seems, the rye. A hint of dry alcohol, too.

Tangy rye malt followed by tart grapefruit. Pine oil and a touch of tropical fruit.

Juicy and resinous. Not at all sweet. Spot on body and carbonation. Rye bite, just right lingering hop bitterness and hop flavor.

I find it very drinkable and sneaky at 6.2% abv. The beer represents the one-hop premise very well.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours deep clean amber with finger off-white head, fades slowly leaving plenty of scattered lace. Sweet caramel bready aroma with citrus. Bold flavor in this one, big earthy hops all thru the sip and swallow with plenty of malt to keep it from being bitter, peppery rye comes through as it warms. Medium silky soft mouthfeel. This is a heavy flavorful red IPA by Terrapin, like it a lot, good one to have around.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Amber-red with 1 finger of bone white head. Good clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, light rye, passion fruit, and dankness.

Taste
Caramel, rye, and honey. Dank greens, pine sap, honeydew, and light notes of passion fruit.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, and smooth with a light bitterness.

Overall
Easy drinking with well blended flavors.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours dark red like an aged barleywine. It's probably the darkest non-black IPA I've ever seen. The head is dark beige and with a retention of about a couple of minutes (not much in the way of lacing). Piney aroma but also sweet notes of caramelized sugar. The taste is not overly bitter. In fact it starts somewhat sweet, only for the bitterness to kick in midway through and continue all the way to the finish. Fairly carbonated.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin Mosaic has a medium, ivory head, a clear, brick red appearance, bubble streams, and lots of lacing left behind, on the glass. The aroma is of tannins, red malts, some very faint rye spice, and bread crust. The flavor is of sweet, red malts, rye spice, bread crust, and substantial, but, in no way harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Terrapin Mosaic finishes crisp and easy going.

RJT

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Using the kaleidoscope of flavor found in the Mosaic hop varietal, the brewing team at Terrapin layers these hop derived intangibles with spicy rye grain and a deep, toasty and caramelized of stewed barley kernels. All these pieces and parts come together in a seamless, artful taste.

Mosaic Rye IPA pulls from a dark copper, bronzen body with an aromatic array of citrus, tropical and herbal freshness. Toast and grain swirl about the beer's sepia stained froth before a taste of caramel, dry toffee, toast, nuttiness and bread crust applies the first malty layers on the tongue.

While sweetness recedes on the middle palate, the hops charge in and complement the remnants of malt with grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, pear, melon and white grape. Tangy, juicy and lightly plump, the beer's hop forward attitude trends bitter with fresh grassiness, muddled pine needles and an herbaceous hemp-like quality.

Toasty, peppery and bitter, the beer's waning moments favor hop resins and rye spice. The grain's husken grit is of a woods, nuts and with a peppercorn zing. Lightly tannic from grain but smoothened by creamy structure, the beer's malty dry finish is bitter but balanced, fruity but spicy, malty but refreshing. Its mosaic of tastes cover all the bases.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Red Rye IPA is the first of its kind that I have tried. It has 6.2% ABV and 75 IBUs. It is made with only Mosaic hops as well as 2-Row Pale, Malted Rye, Munich I, Crystal 45, Crystal 65, Crystal 85 malts.

Look-It pours a crystal clear dark copper color and an off-white khaki head which is thick and foamy.

Smell-It smells nutty and a bit fruity with some tangerine and caramel aromas.

Taste-The flavor is also nutty, fruity, citrus hops from the Mosaic, and a rich and creamy caramel malt background. This medium-bodied brew is accompanied also by medium carbonation and a muted alcohol bite. The rye comes out as an aftertaste which is cool.

Overall-This is a nice beer. Just be sure to drink cold and pour into a nice glass.

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