Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPATerrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samputnam14
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootny
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great looking beer with a tall thick khaki head that stays and leaves generous amounts of lacing as it fades and as I consume. Lovely ruddy red color with decent clarity. Maybe a hint of resiny cloudiness.

Aromas of grains. Light sweety malt. Steely rye. Lush tropical fruitiness with mangos and pineapple. Some alcohol and pine.

Taste is toasted malt with rye and steel. Hops come in quickly after. Grapefruit and tropical fruits. A mild bit of toffee and light caramel sweetness. Finish is dry and hoppy with a long lingering hop oil coating of the mouth.

Feel is crisp and quenching with a lush creaminess.

Super tasty and easy to quaff a few without thinking. I love what the rye brings.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass, purchased at total wine in Charleston SC.
A: pours a 1 finger white foam head that quickly fades to the perimeter, the body is an ice tea orange brown, carbonation, minute wisps of lacing
S: sweet malt straight up, mild aroma of tropical fruit, hints of spicy rye finish out the rear.
M: medium body, with semi dry finish on the tongue
T: juicy rye to sum up a few words, malt, stone fruit like apricot, white grape, hints is caramel, smooth spicy rye, dash of white pepper, herbal like or grassy in the finish
O: solid brew, nothing over powering, I love rye so this ranks high on my list and I may have rated this a tad lower now thinking on my ratings.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | 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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Photo of Kinney1989
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice color and extremely clean finish to this. Super drinkable IPA, and the one I had wasnt even that fresh.

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Photo of BJB13
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Pours a deep red golden color that is mostly clear. I ended up with two fingers of tan head that eventually settled to half a finger that left behind decent lacing. The nose was moderate and tropical, dominated by mango but had a sweet matly presence as well. Sweet and spicy up front then moderately biiter with a clean dry finish. Not as hoppy as I expected but still fairly balanced. Light to medium in body it drinks smooth and easy.

Overall a good ale. One I could drink a few of but not one I have to have.

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Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 hazedandconfused13
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 Act25
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Right spice is how I'd characterize this great take on Rye IPA.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark reddish, amber body that sports a big head of tan foam. Ample lacing.

Aroma: Too tame compared with the taste. Spicy. Malty, earthy caramel, gooey, tarry, pine with toast.

Flavor: Follows the aroma but is a big flavor treat with big spice, rye, dark toast, with additional fruit spread (jammuy apple and berry), landing in a bitter, drying, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Tea-like, smooth. Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Better as it warmed.

Overall: Right Spicey. As good as Rye IPA gets. An a-list, solid American rye indian pale ale.

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Photo of MJ64
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sebas
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of animal69
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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