PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a copper orange with medium whitish head. Aromas are caramel, spicy rye, sweet malts. Taste is more citrus pine with some other weird notes that didnt smell or taste bad but were very different from other beers I have experienced. Might even be some Mango in there. Drinks very easy for the 8.5% alch. Another good hoppy beer from Terrapin.
Westmeister (1978) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Kind of sad this one is going away. Was never top tier, but was certainly good. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized. Smells sweet, cirtrus and floral hops with earthy tones. Tastes is sweet and quite bitter with more floral and citrus hops with some earthiness. RIP Rye Squared.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 12/15/09. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a thin beige head on top. Retention was lacking, but what little head was left, left lots of sticky lace on the glass. Scents of toffee, caramel corn, and molasses. Hop scent is absent, or at least muted.
Full creamy body with a subtle carbonation bite on the finish. Flavors of sweet toffee, some light bourbon, and a light hop bitterness on the finish. I realize that this beer was released probably 6 months ago, so I’m taking that into consideration in my review. I’d love to try this fresh, but after 6 months this beer is still really good.
duaneh (100) - - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma of rye and floral hops. Taste with a nice balance of sweet malt, honey, rye and citrus hops bitterness.
keanex (1591) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a Duvel tulip from a bottle dated Vintage 2011.
A: Dark slightly hazy amber with a thin light tan head that maintains lacing and a coating on top.
S: Mostly rye with a malt sweetness that comes through and reminds me of a barley wine. Dark fruits and brown sugar on the nose as well, with slight medicinal aromas.
T: Slight rye, with a malt sweetness coming through, the beer finishes with a slight citrus bitterness and some alcohol coming through. Decent.
M: Full bodied with light carbonation.
O: Interesting, more like a barleywine than anything else I could compare it to. I wouldn’t seek this out again, but it’s worth the try.
stangger (596) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Christmas present ! Cloudy orange, highly carbonated with some minor sediment. Continues the totally unplanned "ugly looking beer" parade. Sweet caramel malt, biscuit, rye, amarillo hops in the aroma. Sweet, biscuit, rye dominate the taste; butterscotch; there’s some hop presence from cascade and amarillo, but not much and it’s not bitter. Thick, rich, heavy body but not overwhelming. It’s pretty nicely balanced; maybe a tad too sweet but otherwise very enjoyable.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle from drowland). Pours a clear orange-copper color with thin off-white head. Carbonation is quite active. Aroma is syrup, peppery spice, hard candy. Taste is syrupy sweet with some bitterness and pepper. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Ok.
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
L’arôme ressemble beaucoup à la Dugana d’Avery mais en plus épicé. Au goût ce qui la démarque, c’est la finale poivrée dans l’amertume.
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours orange with small off-white fizz. Smells hopped, spicy, and somewhat malted. Tastes of hop bitterness and rye spiciness with a touch of sweetness behind it all. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Rye Squared finishes with a duality of rye spiciness and rye sweetness.
callmemickey (3356) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Rich copper-amber body. Moderate off white head which leaves behind moderate levels of lacing.
S: Some piney/earthy hops. Lots of sweet malt shine though. Some booze.
T: More of the same, the hops were rather dull and muted. Drowned out by syrupy over-sweet malt. Rye was not perceptible. Alcohol was, however.
M: Thick. Syrupy.
O: Eh. Was expecting better. The beer’s balance is tipped too far to the malt side of things.