Rye Pale Ale
Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #817
Ranked #21,882
3.78 | pDev: 10.58%
Nov 11, 2022
Sep 09, 2002
Very Good
Rye Pale AleRye Pale Ale
Notes: Brewed with 10% rye, but an APA at heart.
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Rated: 3.25 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
First impression from a 12 fl oz pull-tab can:

"Rye Pale Ale." Brewed with Amarillo hops and malted rye.

Has a dash of spiciness from the rye malt and the Amarillo hops (my favourite varietal) lend it some resinous and floral character that's pleasant but not standout.

Doesn't best Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale, which costs less ($7.59 USD/sixer compared to $8.49 USD/sixer) and has a better hop profile, but it's not a bad brew for what it is.

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
"Best by 5/11/15"; drank 3/28/15 @ JoJo's.

Drank straight from the bottle; no visual cues.

Fresh marijuana, honey & malt vinegar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fresh marijuana & malt vinegar flavors up front; mild honey on the finish.

Unique but not too good; an odd mix.
Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 3.39 by WiseBeyondMyBeers from Tennessee

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by jmc65267 from Georgia

May 26, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by JLib from Florida

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by tao_1988 from New Hampshire

Feb 25, 2018
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Reviewed by HotOpinions from Tennessee

3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is fantastically rough beer. It's got that almost earthy taste to it, a resinous smell, and a great body. My main issue comes with the fact that it's not terribly inviting to look at, as well as it's quite dry, and I found myself reaching for a glass of water at the beer halfway through the drink. A very solid beer though all in all.
Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Copper colored with a fingernail of eggshell white covering the vast majority of the top. Moderate lacing. I smell nothing initially after a couple of passes. I'm hoping that changes as it warms. I'm tasting a nice even blend of earthy rye and lightly piney hops with some pale malt along for the ride. The piney hops really show at the back of the palate. The mouth is fairly smooth and crisp.
Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 3 by Brewb4hoes from Georgia

Sep 20, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Terrapin Beer Co. "Rye Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "170782 8.24.17" and sampled on 9.03.17
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Great graphics on the can with a turtle playing the banjo in a field of grain. The label lists it at 5.5% ABV. It's poured a mostly clear deep gold/amber body beneath a short head of off-white foam but the head has run off before I even got to this point. It's malty and some rye is clear in the nose. Floral as well. But where are these promised Amarillo hops though? Ahh, I spoke too soon, there's some orange and light grapefruit in there. They're not bold, but the blend is nice. I like that you can smell the rye, and I'd rather have that than citrusy hops - citrusy hops you can get anywhere these days! On to the flavor, it's similar with more of the orange flavor stepping forward. The rye is clear from start to finish, but mainly in the finish. It's lightly spicy and it helps to balance the lightly sweetish and grainy malt all the way across the palate. A median bitterness balances it, and it finishes with a touch of residual malt that fades to allow the orange and spice to show, and then reappears lingering gently. It's definitely a rye beer, but it's not overly spicy or biting. Nicely done! Really nicely balanced. Medium bodied and gently crisp. An interesting twist on an American pale ale. Unfortunately the lack of head retention and lacing hurt it. Is that perhaps because of the rye? If that's the case maybe I should give it some leniency.
Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice somewhat light transparent to somewhat hazy pale brown color leading to light tinges of orange coloring along the sides of the glass. There was a decent light lacing sliding right on into the beer. The smell had a faded sort of rye note to it along with a light floral yet somewhat spiciness. The taste was a combination of the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body and had a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed fairly good for the style and for me as it was harsh but not overly done. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good Rye Beer I’d have again.
Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Gregf51 from Ohio

May 06, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by wander4 from New Jersey

May 06, 2017
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Mar 13, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by tommy5 from Michigan

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 2.66 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 31, 2016
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Reviewed by OompaMentor from Georgia

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can poured into pint glass; deep Amber color, nice head that falls away. Malts and hops are nice. Easy on the palate, light hops, well balanced. Light bodied - an enjoyable beer.
Dec 30, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Bready, grassy and some light hops whiffs.
LOOK: Cloudy Dark Yellowish Color, Small head.
TASTE: Rye is apparent and balanced well with the hops.
FEEL: Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Really enjoying this, very tasty for a pale ale. Packs a punch of flavor.
Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by Dinkel from Texas

Nov 29, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by tonyllau from Florida

Nov 05, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Aug 05, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by Jodio from Texas

Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Jame515 from Texas

Jul 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by Griphon from Florida

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Studfarm69 from California

Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by gabriemw

Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Oakley from North Carolina

May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 24, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by Squire from Mississippi

May 23, 2016
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