Terrapin Rye Pale Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale
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3.78/5
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Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,222
Reviews:
776
Ratings:
1,819
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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Photo of tao_1988
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HotOpinions
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.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
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.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewb4hoes
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of tommy5
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
2.66/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MTKATL
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
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.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

**
04/24/12
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.
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Photo of Dinkel
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,819 ratings