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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
104
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 76
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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
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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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an iced tea color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is of hops, rye, some citrus, a strong malt backbone. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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3.84 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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