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RATINGS: 641   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours a clear golden brown color with ruby highlights. One finger head of ultra-light brown foam. Retention is good. Lacing is nicely thick, but slightly slipperey. Smells alomst barleywine like. Big sweet maltiness comes through. Big wheat notes. Definite presence of rye spiciness, along with citrus hoppiness. Smells somewhat like peppered caramel. Very nice malty sweetness, which gets counterbalanced by rye/hop spiciness. The nice rye finish reminds me of a good bottle of whiskey. I’ve heard from people that this one is fairly ’hot’ when fresh. That is not the case, at this age. I think this one would continue to get better, even, for another year, or so. Right now, though, it’s got a helluva’ nice balance to it. Nice and thick, the way I like ’em. This one is almost sludgey. Not even a hint of sharpness, either. Just nice and smooth. Well hidden ABV and smooth mouthfeel, not to mention tasting like a pepper covered caramel, make this an easy to go to brew. I’d gladly drink this one, again.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (455) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (326) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
One of the better pale ales, mostly because of the "imperial" properties in such nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1755) - 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.

2.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (352) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6178) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Not an IPA, it’s an Imperial Pale Ale. Not a humungous hoppy beer, but the hops are definitely present. The rye comes through nicely. Very enjoyable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1100) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (2855) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1538) - 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.


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