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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tree777 on 02-20-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
454
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
23.82%
 
 
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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 454
Photo of dsa7783
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Bonds Tavern. I was not truly impressed by this brew. The mix between hops and malts seemed a bit too unbalanced for me to really appreciate what was trying to be done here. Grainy and earthy flavor with a bitterness on the tongue. Not a huge fan.

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Photo of drtth
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a deep reddish copper color that is almost brown. The 1/2" head is a light tan that recedes slowly to a think layer on the surface while leaving some lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping produces scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas include hints of caramel, grapefruit, some pine and a bit of some sort of tropical fruit.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose but with the caramel in the background while the grapefruit, pine and fruit play nicely with each other. This is also where the rye makes its contribution. Throughout there's also a nice touch of persistent bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and has moderate carbonation. The finish begins about midway through as most of the flavors fade leaving the caramel, the rye and the bitterness behind to gradually fade into dryness with the almost herbal bitterness hanging around the longest.

Overall a nice beer which I'd be willing to have again. That said it's not going to become a regular thing for me because the caramel is just a touch too prominent for my tastes.

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

I had this on draught in a pub. It was served in a pint glass. It poured a lovely copper color with a finger of foamy, cream-colored head and extensive, attractive lacing. It smells of roasted grain, caramel, grapefruit, and mosaic hops. The taste features rye, sweet malt, caramel, grapefruit, and a touch of biting, mosaic hops. The tastes blend really well. This ale is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and with an ABV of 6.2% you can really drink it. Overall, this ale is well-conceived and crafted, and fun to drink.

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Photo of LF_Evan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle

L: Clear, rusty brownish red
S: Caramel-covered pineapple
T: The rye imparts a dry lightness and spicy cleanup. The Mosaic hops (HBC369) bring piny citrus up front and finishes with pleasant lemon zest. The caramel malt doesn’t add a lot to the initial impression, but no doubt rounds out the bitterness of the hops and rye.
F: Dry, but not parching. Medium body with expected level of carbonation and lacing that seems to last for days.
O: I’ve had some brutal ryes and this isn’t one. It also isn’t overcompensating with the crystal malt despite the prominent addition (45, 65, and 85). The palate stays dry without the compartmentalized sweetness that accompanies other heavier beers in the category (Hop Rod Rye).


Pair with hash browns; fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella; spicy Thai noodles

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Photo of daliandragon
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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 Pencible
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark copper with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted barley, with some grapefruit and herbal hops.
T: It tasted like roasted barley, with some grapefruit and herbal hops and wild honey malt. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a decent red ale, but not a great IPA. The scent and taste weren't very bold, in favor of balance, but that diminished the goodness of the mosaic hops. The body was great, and the finish was smooth, so at least it was easy to drink. But not something I would try more than once.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
4.28/5  rDev +12%
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 hopphead31415
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper penny to brown in color with a solid inch of densely packed beige foam resting on top. Moderate lacing. Aroma is an interesting mélange of fragrant mosaic hops and earthy, spicy rye. The taste is more in the rye malt realm with some caramel notes. The mosaic hops reveal themselves at the back of the palate and finish with a moderately bitter flourish. The mouth is rather resinous and the finish is fairly dense and yet dry.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a can of the Mosaic Red Rye whilst in Fort Lauderdale to take on a cruise. It poured an amber with thin white head that left some lace. The scent was black cherry. The taste was nice mix of grenadine and grapefruit with a dry finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was decent.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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 chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz cann with a BB date stamp on the bottom of June 2016. Served in a lager glass.

Aroma: moderately strong with nothing but hops and some spicy rye.

Flavor: rye and hops still dominate, but it's more balanced, so the bitterness is tempered (moderate) and there's a hint of baked brown bread. Spicy notes linger on in the hoppy aftertaste.

Feel: near medium body with lively medium+ carbonation.

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Photo of gopens44
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark orange? Ruby? Either way, crystal clear. Fairly thick beige head to start, relaxing into about a quarter inch with generous and sticky lacing.

Nose is malty sweet to begin with a decent tropical overlay, like sweet mango.

Taste doesn't vary from nose much, as mango fading to grapefruit is what's going on here with only a touch of that sweetness that was so present in the nose.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Finish is mainly dry with just a bit of sweetness lingering on the tongue.

Not bad but I still prefer Athens, Ohio to Athens, GA when it comes to beer. Sorry, REM.

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
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 NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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 jmdrpi
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Tuck_leepulin
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
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 BeerDawgs
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Ruby red, with 1 full finger of head and lacing left all over the glass

S - Rye and hoppy

T - malty and ready, rye is prevalent, and citrus hops.

F - Well carbonated and oily

O - A very good single hop brew featuring the Mosaic.

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Photo of twage04
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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 MUTINY
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear, vibrant amber with 1/2" white head that sits down pretty quickly. Retention isn't bad. Lacing is minimal.

S: Lots of rye & crackery malt. The Mosaic is detectable, but that rye note really steals the show.

T: Strikes a nice balance between big malt, resinous hoppiness & rye. So, rye & an almost doughy malt character lead off. Next is oily, resinous hops with a mild citrus undertone. Finishes pleasantly bitter. I like it.

M: Carb is a touch on the lower side & the body overall is pretty malty with a muted syrupy character. Overall it works.

O: Not my fave Terrapin offering, but pretty solid.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark amber red with a large frothy tan head.

Strong red ale caramel malt base and earthy aromas. Slight hop nose with a little bit of rye.

The mosaic hops are a lot more noticeable in the taste than the aroma. Also bready, with some toasted notes. A little peppery on the back end and a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Nice body. Very full and smooth.

I am a fan of this. It drinks a little more like a hoppy amber than an ipa, but the rye and mosaic hops are both distinctly noticeable, and pair well together.

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Photo of deebo
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Can with a date of 6.10.15. A light tan Lacey head atop amber/orange slightly hazy brew. Aroma is toasted rye, caramel, toffee with a peppery spice. Some muted blueberry notes from the mosaic there too. Taste is big time rye with the characteristic touch of astringency that often comes with rye. The hops are more prominent in the taste than in the nose. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent with a bit of bitter linger.
Overall not sure if the rye melds well with the mosaic. A decent drink but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of jkrich
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can: beautiful garnet color with a foamy, sustained beige head. There is a date stamped on bottle of can - 6/15/15; so the drink by date is near.

The aroma and flavor are very unique. The aroma is difficult to pinpoint: husky, spicy aroma, perhaps the rye is dominant. The combination of rye and mosaic hops also imparts a unique, if not a little odd, flavor profile. The rye is the initial flavor that is followed by a muddled, faintly bitter aftertaste. The flavor is tangy, leathery and quite flavorful. Strangely, even for a red IPA, there is noticeable roastiness that reminds me more of a red ale than IPA. As the ale warms the toffee-like malt becomes more prominent.

Very smooth mouth feel with restrained carbonation, the malt profile lingers on the palate.

This is a very unique offering with an uncommon flavor profile that some may not like. I found it strange but delicious.

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Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
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 NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin "Mosaic"
12 oz. can, coded "484.98.99 6.10.151355" ...best by 6/10/15? That's in 10 days.
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Nice looking glass of beer. Clear deep amber/crimson body beneath a short head of light tan foam. Spotty lacing.

Aroma: Malty/earthy/caramelish, piney, gently citrus fruity, spicy, and mildly toasty.

Flavor: As suggested by the aroma but with additional fruit (apple, pineapple, underlying berry), a tea-like character, some grassiness, and a more distinct rye flavor. A solid bitterness balances between the malt base and hop flavors. Dry, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gently crisp carbonation. Smooth once warmed.

Overall: As far as rye IPAs go, very nicely balanced so as not to be too spicy. Pleasantly balanced for bitterness as well. The hops and rye flavors both come through. A solid offering that's hard to beat.

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