Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin 10th Anniversary AleTerrapin 10th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Join us in celebrating ten years of Terrapin with an Ale brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, Coriander, two kinds of orange peel and Chamomile. We chose to express this beautiful beer with what has been described as a beautiful equation… sip the beer while you ponder the math and our beautiful universe full of so much possibility!

IBU: 30
OG: 21
FG: 3.1
HOPS: Nelson Sauvin
MALT: Pilsner, Malted Rye
ADJUNCTS: Coriander, two kinds of orange peel, chamomile, dextrose

Added by rajendra82 on 04-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 26
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The nicest beer I've had from Terrapin in a while. Very nice flavors that are brought together beautifully and complement each other very well. Balanced but flavorful. Pours golden, with a fairly slight head, and a few chunkies floating around- nothing to worry about. Gobs of bubblegum in the nose, as well as some coriander and slightly spicy Rye. Nice. Similar tastes- quite a bit of the spicy rye notes, preceded by some sweetness and finishing with a nice hit of spice that has a bit of a drying effect. Lots of character here!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A surprisingly sweet and fruity aroma. Also had hints of yeast and spices as well.

T: Tasted of light fruit (oranges), some malt, light hops, and spices (coriander). A slightly unusual (for the style) flavor, but oddly appealing. It kind of grows on you after a while.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a clean, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A slightly oddball beer, but well worth trying. Drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of sommersb
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-05-2012
Freshness: 2012 Vintage
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap with foil
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with a finger and a half of white head. A good amount of lacing is left behind. Head retention is low, but not unexpected given the ABV.

Smell: First aromas are of grapes in a wine-like sense. Then come smells of floral hops, fruits (orange in particular) and Belgian yeast funkiness. The aromas seemed muted in the beginning, but opened up as the beer came to room temps.

Taste: Complex flavors of pineapple, orange citrus and spicy hops, with a twang to it. The beer reminded me somewhat of a saison, with its dryness and a little sourness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth feel on a medium to full body. The high carbonation and citrus notes make for a zesty impression. Aftertastes are of grapes, spices and oranges. The finish is dry and shows some acidity, tartness and a bit of a medicinal quality.

Overall: A very enjoyable celebration of Terrapin's 10th anniversary.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong, malty fruity aroma has a subtle undertone of yeast and a hint of - is that coriander? Yes, coriander! It pours a beautiful clear solar yellow with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent white head. Flavor bursts with malt, orange, apple and butterscotch with a bit of a hoppy undertone and hints of yeast and coriander. Smooth, firm texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a nice fruity finish that has hints of coriander and hops. Special indeed! BTW I'm drinking this while watching the transit of Venus on-line, for what that's worth.

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3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Tripel-ish anniversary ale from Terrapin with a very fancy label. The label is well done and, for me, the most distinguished part of the experience. Pours a hazy gold with thin white head that fades quickly leaving only a thin ring behind. Smell: pils, citrus rind, fruity, semi-sweet, grainy cracker. Taste: spicy with a little sweet orange citrus over a grainy pils base (oh, there's rye? that makes sense). Finishes grainy and spicy with lingering sweetness and a little soapiness. I get making a beer like this for a milestone, but the flavors aren't as special as its significance likely is to the Terrapin crew. Good luck in the next 10!

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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy pale yellow with a thin white head that provides nice lacing

S - orange, flowers, sugar, spice

T - quite a melange of flavors, spice and flowers are dominant, orange accents, very sweet, a slight boozy burn is a nice accent

M - it is hard for a beer with this much alcohol to be crisp, but this beer pulls it off

O - quite a surprise for this brewery, I like their beers but they tend to over the top, at 10% it is still quite a bomb, but the flavors are very nuanced, not something I would drink every day, but it is worth a sample

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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