Terrapin Rye Pale Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,812 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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
Ratings:
1,812
Reviews:
773
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
243
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of socon67
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Amber pour with slight carbonation and soapy lacing that paints the glass. slight cloudy appearance.

S - Some smell of rye with pale malt and grain. But nothing that stands out.

T - Really this is a pale ale with a spicy finish from the rye. Unfortuantely it isn't more noticeable in the initial taste.

M - Solid session rye beer that paired well with Chinese takeout. Leaves a a peppery kick on the palate. Good thrist quenching beer to go with food, and balance is good on it.

O - I'd call this one "rye-light" as it introduces the style of rye beer while holding true to its style. Worth having and a good Terrapin offering to give to your non-craft friends to enjoy.

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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%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

Pours a golden amber with a a very small white head that dissipates quickly leaving some very light lacing.

Aroma of light malt, hops and citrus.

Taste of a light grainy malt, spicy rye, orange and a slight bitter hop finish.

Mouth Feel was medium body, well carbonated, crisp, fizzy with a slightly dry finish.

Overall a nice enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JG-90
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into glass leaves a medium fizzy head that quickly dissipates to a few bubbles on top. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Color is a hazy, light golden/amber. The smell is not too noticable, but consists of orange with a bit of stale bread, hops, and spices.

Taste starts with spicy rye and pale but considerable malt presence, then hops with orange and lemon, finishes spicy. Has medium body with very high carbonation.

Tasty beer with some good, but maybe not exciting, flavor

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of csparace
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell (3.75) - Smoky hops with hints of ginger

Appearance (4.25) - pours a golden orange with a one finger head of small bubbles that fades fast. small amounts of carbonation coming up. really beautiful clear golden color.

Taste (3.50) - shit. i got an old bottle. 3 weeks past the best by date. there is a mild hop crunch. grapefruit is prevalent. not a huge front but the finish is quite nice.

Mouthfeel (3.75) - smooth - possibly due to age. carbonation is sufficient but not outstanding. still has the refreshing quality I like in hoppy pale ales.

Overall (3.75) - A good pale ale. I'm not sure about "rye pale ale". There is a quality about it that makes it seem different from the standard IPA.

I really wish I would have checked the date. I assumed it was fresh because the demand is usually pretty high for Terrapin. Oops.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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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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