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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Double the malt, double the hops, and double the flavor of the original Rye Pale Ale recipe. (Hence the name Rye Squared.) With its mammoth hop aroma, bitterness and flavor, this beer is not for the faint at heart. The Rye Squared clocks in at a hefty 8.5% ABV so double your pleasure and double your fun because Terrapin went a little crazy with this one! The first keg of Rye Squared went on tap at Tasty World in Athens on Monday April 25th 2005. A special thank you goes out to the newly formed Terrapin Keg Killers. We were told that Tasty World would put the Rye Squared on as soon as they finished off a keg of a "Select" beer they had on tap. When the Terrapin Keg Killers heard about this they went to Tasty world and finished off that other keg in record time. By 10pm on Monday they were enjoying the fruits of their labor when the first ever Rye Squared keg went online. Malt: 2-row pale, Munich, Malted Rye, Bisuit Malt, Honey Malt. Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Fuggle, Magnum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1978) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duaneh (100) - - APR 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1591) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stangger (596) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
(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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (3356) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
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.

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