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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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: May 04, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: hazy orange
Aroma: big sweet hoppy aroma
Flavor: lots of sweet carmel flavor, well balanced with hop bitterness, lingering bitter finish

Date: May 05, 2005
Mode: draft
Vintage: 2005
Aroma: sweet hoppy piney aroma
Flavor: big sweet carmel and pine flavor

Date: May 28, 2005
Mode: home draft
Vintage: 2005
kicked the gfy and replaced it with the rye**2 and it kicks the gfy’s ass, subtle and piney, sweet and hoppy, not worth $40 for a tap handle though, nice yeasty character with a good bitter finish, sweet sweet pine

Date: November 19, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: home keg
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: dark and hazy amber, fine beige head leaving lots of lace
Aroma: still the sweet sweet pine aroma with some good earthy hops to keep it company
Flavor: lots of sweet pine flavor mixed in with some grapefruit, the bitterness has faded but somehow it seams better balanced

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Date: May 18, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: amber with lots of suspended yeast floating about, thin fine head that leaves bits of lace as it is swirrled about
Aroma: sweet pine aroma
Flavor: lots of sweet malt flavor combined with more pine sap sweetness, enough hops and bitterness to keep it in check
Overall: pretty much same as last year and unaffected by the floaties

Date: January 30, 2007
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2006
sweet orange flavor along with the piney sweetness, just a bit of bitterness still keeps it in balance,

Date: September 18, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2006
Aroma: still sweet pine aroma but the intensity of the sweetness is starting to fade
Flavor: the sweet hop flavor is as strong as ever, great sweet orange character, still enough bitterness for balance

Date: August 02, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2006
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, still a touch of hops
Flavor: sweet and malty flavor, sweet sherry, caramel and crystal, touch of spicyness
Overall: the malt backbone stands up to the test of time

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Date: March 23, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine cream head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, touch of citrus and pine, nice sweet orange shows after warming, long bitter finish, no floaties

Date: March 27, 2007
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2007
the same big sweet citrus and pine flavor,

Date: December 29, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: charlie mopps
Vintage: 2007
am I picking up some sweet chocolate in the flavor to balance the sweet pine or am I on drugs?

Date: August 02, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma
Flavor: rich sweet caramel flavor, light spicy hops
Overall: holding up amazingly well and turned into a nice sweet malty beer

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Date: March 08, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: hazy burnt orange, frothy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: huge sweet fruity tangerine aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: huge sweet fruity flavor with lots of tangerine and a hint of pine, touch of spicyness along with a light earthy bitterness for balance, peppery alcohol adds to the spicyness

Date: March 25, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Vintage: 2008
Aroma: picking more spicy hops in the aroma in addition to the sweet fruity character
Flavor: more balanced with the earthyness stepping up to balance the fruity flavor, light bitterness remains for the finish

Date: May 18, 2008
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2008
Aroma: bottle aroma is much drier with just a trace of the fruity character
Flavor: flavor is just as balanced with the sweet fruity crystal and peppery spicy bitterness

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

Date: March 20, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear copper, fine dirty white head, thick patterned lace
Aroma: sweet orange and pine aroma, citrus hops, spicyness along with a peppery alcohol
Body: sweet sticky body
Flavor: sweet pine and citrus flavor, sweet orange, just a hint of bitterness, touch of hot peppery alcohol

Date: April 02, 2009
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2009
Aroma: sweet orange candy aroma
Flavor: sweet orange flavor followed bitter orange peel, nice spicy pepper, light bitterness, hint of alcohol

Date: July 31, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: Twain’s
Vintage: 2009
sweet orange and peppery alcohol is melding together, bitter orange rind keeping the balance, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: February 22, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: clear copper, fine dirty white head, solid lace
Aroma: big sweet pine aroma, touch of peppery alcohol
Flavor: sweet caramel and pine flavor, touch of citrus, light balancing bitterness

Date: March 27, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Vintage: 2010
Score: 3.2
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, wispy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: musty aroma, touch of sweet crystal, lots of fruity and earthyness
Flavor: fruity citrus flavor, light sweetness offset by lots of earthyness, touch of tangerine

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: February 18, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, touch of pine, peppery spicyness
Body: sticky sweet body
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, candy sweetness, spicy hops, touch of citrus, hint of peppery alcohol, light bitterness
Overall: seams to get a little lackluster year after year

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear Amber color, medium off white head. Alcohol and hops aroma. Medium body with a strong alcohol hope flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Sweet caramel and balanced hop aroma. Nice off white head and deep amber body. Sweet flavors of carmalized malt, light rye, berries and fresh hops. Smooth and juicy on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12940) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
A lightly hazed reddish amber ale with a thick frothy lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with treacle, grassy floral hops, surranated, earthy and smooth. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with fruity esters, light honey, alcohol warmth, resinous floral hops, treacle, very nice after a few years. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
a lighter in color (between yellow and amber) than the brown, with an ever so slightly livlier hop presence in the aroma and flavor. malt still dominates and is pretty similar to that of the brown, just a touch lighter. I enjoyed this at a local baseball game, shocked to find a brand new beer on tap there. doesn’t distinguish itself from it’s predecessor a whole lot, but it was good enough, and like the brown, a light in flavor non-offensive beer."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
In short: A bomb of expressive rye cereals with assertive hops. My type of beer.
How: Bottles 12oz, many times. This rating is a mix of two old ratings on paper for presumably fresh bottles while I was drinking a bottle I think wasn’t very fresh.
The look: Cloudy orange-amber body topped by a very small beige head.
In long: Nose is rye and then more rye over a bed of floral and piney hops and some toasted notes. I always got a nice freshness quality from the rye aroma/taste of this beer, more so than in most other rye beers I’ve ever had. In mouth the beer offers a thick juicy body that doesn’t feel heavy, plenty of bubbles, very pleasant mouthfeel here. Taste is more than satisfying. Some cookies-like cereals but mainly plain fresh rye, lots of it, not too toasted, very juicy, typical inherent rye spiciness sensation. A solid hopping where I noted the basic usual suspects (piney, grapefruity, floral) leading to a bitterness of medium intensity. I’ve always been a sucker for rye beers and this one always delivered. Another rating for me, an if you would have told me when I was a child that one day I would grow up and I use the internet mainly for rating beers and watch Russian lesbians porn, well, that would have been a pretty sick thing to say to a child.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (624) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep ruddy orange hue with a nice, 2 finger off white head. S- Smell is dominated by caramel, floral hops, and perhaps a bit of a mettalic tinge. T- Taste is very malty, caramel, sweet dark fruits, and floral notes followed by a piney hop character. M- Thick with medium/low carbonation D- This was a great tasting beer, if it was available to me I would pick it up much more often. Extremely glad I got it as an extra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
One of the better pale ales, mostly because of the "imperial" properties in such nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2952) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The beer pours great with deep orange/amber hue to it, a nice foamy mildly off white one finger head and good lacing on the glass. The beer smells great with deep fruity, citrus, and piney blended scent. The beer tastes great with an orange, raisins, honey, citrus hoppiness that fades away slowly into a mild hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is carbonated appropriately, the beer is full bodied, and leaves you with a mildly sweet bitterness lingering. Overall, a decent Imperial Pale Ale but very similar to most Imperial Pales I have tasted, nothing really stands out from this one but it doesnt mean this one wasnt good, well worth it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with almost no head what so ever and minimal lacing. Smells like bread and yeast with a rye spiciness. Hardly any hop presence in the nose. Some spicy rye hits the palate initially and it quickly rounds into a very sweet bread flavor. Again hardly any hop presence here which is kind of surprising. Just a touch of bitterness at the finish. Fairly thick and a little syrupy. Decent carbonation levels. The alcohol is not terribly well hidden in this beer. A bit too much of a malt bomb. The sweetness overpowers the rye flavors and if I didn’t know better wouldn’t guess from the taste there was rye in here at all. It was hard to get through the bottle because it got a bit cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2013
This is a really unique beer that drinks more like a barleywine than an imperial pale ale, which may be in part due to its aged. The rye shines through to give this beer a really interesting flavor profile which also consists of raisins and candy orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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