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Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPATerrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 454
Photo of SebD
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice amber/copper color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, pine resins, some grass, spicy rye, sweet caramel and light toasty malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit, pine resins, grassy undertones, spicy rye, toasty/buiscuity malts and some sweet caramel on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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 tillmac62
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BBD 6/15/15. Pours a clear lovely dark garnet. Above average head volume, world class lacing and outstanding retention.

Very nice nose of tropical fruit (passion fruit, orange), orange rind and rye over a slight malt sweetness.

Medium bodied with a very smooth texture with a creamy aspect. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish.

The flavor profile is intense, not complex and poorly balanced. The rye overpowers all other components. It begins with a few seconds of tropical hop flavor over a subtle sweetness that succumbs to a wave of rye. The rye wave continues through the lingering finish. The middle has a slight bitterness with rind notes.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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 FickleBeast
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a Stella chalice.

Pours a deep ruby red color with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is hoppy, with tropical fruit and passionfruit aromas dominating.

First sip is a smooth balance of malty sweetness with a substantial hop flavor. Hop flavor crosses into the vegetal area, but also has sweet fruit flavors as well. Overall, the flavor is decent, but I must admit that I'm not the biggest fan of this all-Mosaic profile. I don't get a lot of rye spiciness.

This is a pretty good beer, but this particular combination of flavors leaves it a bit lacking for me. Glad to have tried it, but probably wouldn't get another 6'er.

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Photo of Beejay
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep reddish brown in color, with a light tan head.

S: Lovely hop aroma. Tropical fruits, orange peel, and grapefruit.

T: Hoppy goodness with a wonderfully deep bread flavor. Hops come out in tropical flavors, with tangerine notes, and perhaps a touch of onion. Slight spice note in the finish

M: Medium in body, with moderate carbonation. A good bit of lingering bite in the finish.

O: Overall a damn tasty beer. Fine work.

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Photo of uvachief
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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 dukeandduke
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3/10/15 (Draft - The Laughing Man) - Nice dark brown pour, tan head and mild carbonation. Pleasant hops, grass and citrus aroma. Strong taste and feel, the hops are very good, the taste a unique blend of grass, rye, with a strong lemon and slight citrus taste. Smooth going down. A very good beer!

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
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 ObiBeerCanobi
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unfortunately, this is another disappointment from Terrapin. I was hoping for a beer to show case the mosaic hops, but all I taste is muddled rye/malt. The date on the box is illegible but their website shows a limited spring release, so how old could it possibly be?

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Photo of hophugger
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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 BurgeoningBrewhead
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Date on the bottom of the can says 6.4.15, so I guess the Mosaic hop flavors are buried by the rye. Lots of interesting flavors in this beer, but I was hoping for more hop flavor.
Also, it smells like cold ramen noodle soup, I don't know why.

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber red with a light khaki colored head that falls to a thin collar. Smells of spicy rye, caramel, bread, and a mix of citrus and pine hops. The flavor begins with a slight rye spiciness that expected to be more pronounced and moves to a sweeter than expected caramel. Finishes with a grapefruit citrus and firm bitterness. Mouthfeel is a medium, yet a tad more thin than expected. Enjoyable, but all of the pieces don't quite come together as cohesively as desired.

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Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in can but poured into glass. It's good not my favorite. Little too much Rye taste when I prefer a Hoppier red rye ipa. No doubt it's good and I would like to try on draft

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can
A - poured amberish color with a fingers worth of cream-colored fizz.
S - some spiciness from the rye, a bit of dank, resiny hops, passion fruit.
T - pretty malt-forward with the caramel, spicy rye, some fruit.
M - medium-bodied, fairly creamy feel with a little hop bitterness on the back end.
O - Not the greatest but fairly drinkable.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Served in a pint glass 3/1/2015

A- Darker red-amber body, one finger white head with average retention, nice lacing.

S- Spicy rye, passion fruit, caramel, hop resin.

F- Passion fruit, caramel, toffee, resin, a bit of rye. On the sweeter side, slightly juicy. The mosaic hops do a nice job complementing the amber base.

M- Thinner-medium bodied, good carbonation. Easy drinking and not overly harsh or bitter.

O- Solid IPA that's a decent change up. A bit like Founders' Red Rye.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

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

Caramel, light rye, passion fruit, and dankness.

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

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

Easy drinking with well blended flavors.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a growler into a pint glass, red brown with a large off white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: citrus hops, light pine

T: light rye spiciness, grapefruit peel bitterness

M: medium bodied with lower carbonation

O: on the bitter side with subdued rye flavor

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Photo of Zach136
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear dark amber rocky off white head good lacing.

Aroma: Hop forward tropical fruit and pine sol. Some nutty spicy malt character in the back as well.

Flavor: Pretty intense rye spice and pine. I do usually like this comb, but both are a bit more astringent than I recalled in previous batches.

Mouthfeel: Dry with a lingering hop and rye bite.

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Photo of bear755
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
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.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reddish hued with a nice foamy head that sticks around for the duration. Sort of flat in the smell category. Nice rye backbone propping up some adequate hops. Sticky feel that needs a little more carbonation.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Photo of Zraly
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice lookin' dark copper/read ale with a light tan head. Mild fruity note upfront but not as potent as I would hope. I love the smell imparted by Mosaic hops, so I was a little let down on that front. After a few sips, I can say that there might not be enough carbonation, which might be why the hop smell is muddled.

Nice, toasty malt profile. Some sticky chew to it mid-palate. Hop profile is fruity, as one would expect with 100% Mosaic hops. Citrus and earth. Bitterness is nice, not too astringent or pungent, making this easy to drink. Subtle spice in the finish. Medium-bodied. Balanced.

I love the way it looks and it tastes decent but the taste and experience would be improved with more hops upfront.

Found this as a six pack of cans. Can is pretty cool looking.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drink before 6/5/15. 12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear amber color with a small creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin layer skimming the top that retains for a while

S- Earthy & leafy hop aroma up front with notes of pine, red berries, grapefruit & mango. Slightly bready malt with some spicy rye on the close

T- earthy hop flavors start up front with notes of pine and citrus quickly following. The rye adds some nice spicy notes before a bready malt undertone closes it out slightly sweet

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- the aroma was more complex than taste, but still a well balanced IPA

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Photo of Brewstradamus
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
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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