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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7877) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle from RamyG4. Thanks a bunch. Pours hazy deep orange with a creamy lasting beige head. The aroma is biscuits, fruity hops, malt, marmelade and rosehips. The flavour is orange marmelade, juicy hops, malt, light toast and biscuits. Long sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Not an IPA, itís an Imperial Pale Ale. Not a humungous hoppy beer, but the hops are definitely present. The rye comes through nicely. Very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Little to no head but laces the glass as drunk. Transparent but still very copper colored. Malty smelling, bordering on musty. Fruity; plum comes through the most. It does not smell like an American pale ale, more like a Belgian Pale Ale. The taste matches the smell: malty. First is bitterness in the middle of the tongue, quickly followed by sweetness that does not stop even a minute after the drink is finished. The rye is obvious through the sweetness; it comes through in characteristic rye spice notes. Syrupy, thick body for a pale ale, little carbonation. Sticks in the mouth. It is advertised as a double the hops and malt of the original Terrapin Rye, which no doubt it is; however, it is not twice the taste. The hops really did not come through on this as much as they did on the original, so the balance is now tilted in the malt side. This is not bad, but it was different than expected. If you like the Belgian style pale ales you will love this take with the rye. Those of you looking for an American Pale Ale will be surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5840) - 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 (2129) - 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 Iím taking that into consideration in my review. Iíd 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 (1789) - 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 wouldnít seek this out again, but itís worth the try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stangger (619) - 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; thereís some hop presence from cascade and amarillo, but not much and itís not bitter. Thick, rich, heavy body but not overwhelming. Itís 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.

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