Terrapin Gamma Ray | Terrapin Beer Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Terrapin Gamma RayTerrapin Gamma Ray
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
481 Ratings
Terrapin Gamma RayTerrapin Gamma Ray
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally Side Project #3 released in 22oz bottles, now the summer seasonal on Terrapin's Monster beer tour and available in 12 oz bottles by the 4 pack.

Added by Georgiabeer on 10-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,576
Reviews:
356
Ratings:
481
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
45
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 481 |  Reviews: 356
Photo of Wizzle32
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wheels2532
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chill hazed, deep orange-amber producing a huge fluffy, off-white, somewhat lasting head which recedes to a dense, thick surface cap island leaving behind splotches and wisps of sticky lace. Aroma is a complex mix of bready/doughy, honey, slightly soured banana & other fruit, clove, pepper & phenolic notes in a boozy background. Taste is a very sweet approximation of the nose with more intense honey joined by brown sugar, raisin & other malty notes mixed in with high octane alcohol. Soured fruit and alcohol make up most of the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low-moderate carbonation, peppery but silky/slick & mouth filling. Would be more pleasant & drinkable if the alcohol was a little more hidden and not so overwhelming.

 749 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz 2018 can into a Delirum snifter. 10.8% ABV.
Pours with a clear, copper body topped by a good white head.
This has a strong, very sweet and boozy aroma, suggesting honey, ripe bananas and flowers.
The flavor also conveys honey and bananas, along with bread.
Medium body with light heat and medium-light carbonation.

 325 characters

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcc31964
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got some of this at the Terrapin brewery, some of their first batch of the summer. I am sad to say that I did not like this too much.

This beer is a beautiful cloudy golden one smelling sweet and fruity. The honey flavor is very strong and very sweet, and I don't personally prefer sweet beer. At 11%, Gamma Ray did not taste as alcoholic as I was expecting. I did not enjoy this beer much despite liking barleywines, so I think that with a year or two in the cellar could really turn this into something special.

 515 characters

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _ascags
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If only they would bring this one back.

39 characters

Photo of Washuffizi98
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GDawgs34
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jon-Bon-Jovi
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011. This has turned into a mead/ wheat wine at this point. It was nice when it was fresh but it has aged into something really nice. Hope they release this again in the future.

 186 characters

Photo of ConanSachler
4.6/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Jamato14
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Khutch3000
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Mr_Meursault
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Latarnik
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Terrapin Gamma Ray from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 481 ratings