Terrapin Rye Pale Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Rye Pale Ale
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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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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a two-finger white head that doesn't last long. Moderate lacing left behind.

S: Citrusy, grassy, and somewhat spicy. A pretty good malty backbone holding everything together. Nice aroma, but somewhat bland.

T: Starts out a little sweet and then transitions to an ample spiciness with some rye and pine. Maltiness is less subdued in the taste than in the aroma. Oddly earthy at the end, kinda tastes like dirt.

M: Lighter side of medium bodied with a pretty good bit of carbonation. Again, starts out a little sweet and then transitions to spicy with a pretty good bitterness at the end, that isn't completely pleasant.

D/O: Pretty average overall, with some typical pale ale characteristics, an added bit of spice, and something that doesn't sit well with me at the end. However, it went down pretty easily. Not bad, but didn't stand out.

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2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle with a enjoy before date of 8/21/2011, today is 1/4/2011 so a little old. Poured into a shaker glass.

A: Slightly hazy amber with sediment suspended in the body. Thin white head which dissipates rather quickly.

S: The best way I can describe this is a light sweet tea. It's sweet with a slight fruity scent to it with slight hops, but they're all mixing together and remind me of iced tea.

T: A bit bitter throughout, but in a slightly off way. There's some rye notes through it, but this is rather watery. I would like to try this fresh, but it definitely doesn't hold up much past the date.

M: Watery and thin with weak carbonation, it has a slight edge to it, but it fizzes up mostly and makes the beer feel creamy.

O: I applaud Terrapin for putting a best before date because at least I know this was past the date and I know it deserves a re-rate. I know it's a bit old, but unfortunately the consumer is left with a sub-par beer due to age. It makes me wonder how many "bad" beers I've had were simply bad due to age. I'll revisit this fresh.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a "Surly Power of the Pint" pint glass.

A- Pours a 1 ½ finger white head that dissipates to a nice bubbly layer on top of the glass, splotchy lacing, brown yellow color well carbonated, slight haziness to it.
S- The aroma is very mellow, some citrus, some grapefruit, big malt aromas, bready notes, nutty notes, not much going on in the aroma.
T- Not the greatest tasting Pale Ale, slight citrus, some spice, malt backbone, really mellow beer, not much going on.
M- Medium mouth feel, well carbonated, crisp/clean finish.
O- Decent beer, nothing really special or unique going on, easy drinkability, would drink again if there was no other option.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a ¼-finger high head that died down but left lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass and on the surface.
S: There are aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with notes of pale malts and hints of spices.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has hints of spices from the rye and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a tad shy of medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and the rye spices up an ordinary pale ale.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another goodie thanks to rhong187.

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy, medium orange with a thin light tan head that is gone almost instantly. Good lacing left on the glass.

S - Defintely some rye, and some carmel sweetness.

T - Light carmel, rye, wheat. Very balanced.

D - Lower carbonation, average body.

O - A unique take and solid. Glad to have tried it.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Distillery.

A - Very bright golden/brass color with a foamy white head. Leaves good lacing, and has excellent clarity.

S - Very hoppy up front with strong citrus notes along with spicy pine and nettles.

T - Lots of citrussy lemon and fresh pine bough. Doughy malt underlies everything, but the rye creates a warm spiciness but not much else. Tastes like a really hoppy pale ale, but nothing outstanding.

M/O - Crisp and clean. The bitterness is a bit much for a pale ale. Worth a shot if you like hoppy rye beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 64.1% out of 100 with 1,814 ratings
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