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:
488
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
103
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of vabeerguy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 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 T_Hass
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Nunya
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice ambery copper color with a touch of chill haze and an off-white half finger of foam with tannish hues.

Rye lends a bit of spiciness to the citrusy and herbal hops character, but nothing shines.

Aroma translates directly to the flavor profile with notes of citrus fruit, resin, grass, and a bit of spicy rye.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, rye bitterness, and earthy dry finish.

Overall, it is my opinion that the wonderful Mosaic hop belongs no where near a grain such as rye that generally tends to overpower everything. Not a bad beer, but dominated by the malt bill.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zrroot
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
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 Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmm313
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +4.2%
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 xartion
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Man4Sure
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 488 ratings.
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