Terrapin Rye Pale Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

very good
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Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 10% rye, but an APA at heart.

Added by aracauna on 09-09-2002

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Photo of 50marathons
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice flavor after the first few sips. It had to grow on me.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tuckevalastin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light amber with basically no head

S: Very mild smell. Floral hops and citrus are noticable.

T: A nice light flavor. Bitter hops and spicy rye are noticable as is a slight sweet maltiness. Balanced and light.

M: Light bodied, ok carbonation, and moderate spice/bitterness. No heat at all.

D: Very drinkable for a hoppy beer.

Overall, this one is worth trying if you see it. It's a perfect beer to try in a mix-a-six. I don't think I'd seek it out though.

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Photo of jisom123
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extra from CWguy5. Thanks for bringing a fresh bottle to Jackie O's.

A: Dark gold with little to no haze. thin head, but good retention. Swirling bubble retention tells me that there is going to be some thick malt. Nice.

s: a nice hop and malt balance. rich. caramel. cereal. not much Rye smell. Smells good enough that you know its probably going to taste great.

T: There's the rye! Arrives with a medium and stays around for a bit.

M:Nice carbonation. The smell indicated there would be lots of thickness, but there was only a medium amount.

Good "go-to" Rye beer.

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Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rye_so_serious
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of syntheticwings
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Mavajo
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Allegedly a Rye Pale Ale, but pretty much indistinguishable from a standard APA, IMO.

Pours a golden amber color wth a finger thick white head. Fades quickly and leaves light lacing. Nose is of hops and citrus. Taste is similar, with distince, although fairly modest, bitterness. The Rye is almost no where to be found in either the nose or taste - at least according to my novice palate. Mouthfeel is medium, crisp and fairly smooth. Quite drinkable.

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

12 oz bottle aqcuired through a trade with stopbarking
Looked good. Clear, straw yellow, highly filtered but looks tasty and refreshing
Smell was good too. Mellow hops, enough to know they are there. Couldn't really detect the rye in the nose as I am battling afternoon allergies
Taste was okay. Looked and smelled better, but still refreshing
Mouthfeel was thin which is to be expected, but I was hoping for a better balance between hops and malt
Drinkability was good. A very refreshing brew

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Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EHopkinsi
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

If you dig ryes and IPAs this is pretty good stuff. I don't happen to be fond of either, so the score I gave must be taken with a grain of salt.

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

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange. The head is thick and bubbly if poured aggressively, but fades fast to a loose bubbly layer. Somewhat fruity in the nose, sweet, but with sort of a sour, very slight earthy smell as well. Weirdly enough, for a beer that isn't close to one, it sure takes on the smell of many DIPA's I've had, mostly because of the malty sweetness. Lots of light but sweet malt combined with citrus hops (probly the cascade aspect of the beer). The citrus aspect comes off juicy over the middle of the sip, but the beer finishes semi-dry. The other hops used in this are more of the earthy subtle English type hops, probably giving it the dry earthy finish it shows. The carbonation seemed a bit high in the glass I initially poured but I transfered that to another glass and it came out ok, just needed to warm up a bit and release some carbonation. A good beer. A little more rye or a little more hops would have been nice in this.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,812 ratings.
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