luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 3, 2006
Aroma: Lovely floral and slightly citrusy
Appearance: Shiny clear and copper with a nice white head
Flavor: Very tasty balance of malts and some graininess hop flavors show up as the beer warms up.
Palate: Light to medium bodied and a clean dry finish
Overall: I really liked the beer, except for a little graininess I could not pick up the Rye in this pale ale... as a pale ale and a rye pale ale very drinkable .. wish the rye character showed through a little more... that is why I rated it a little low overall doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
Really should be categorized as a Rye Pale Ale, rather than an American PA, even though was judged as PA at GABF. Anyway, I think the on-tap version has a better mouthfeel and a much more pronounced rye taste and smell than the bottled version. This is one of our favorite every day beers as my wife and I both love hoppy beers. Definite grapefruit and pine smell. Pours a gold/pale amber with an off-white head. Minimal lacing. Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2006
bottle-thanks to aracauna for the bottle-hazzy apricot with vigerous carbonation which may suggest that this beer was somewhat old and oxidized. passionfruit notes first hits the aroma followed by flowery hops, light grapefruit, lemon, oranges, mangos. flavors are somewhat muddled. thin and watery palate which really makes the beer suffer in the overall enjoyment. I think i would seek out a fresh bottle if i was down south somewhere for shure. shadows (1) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006 does not count
I live in Athens where this is brewed, and $2 pints of are everywhere. I have to say, it is soo much better than in the bottle. Overall, pretty good! MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours a cloudy light amber color. Aroma has hops and citrus with a slight tart. Lots of hops at first but the rye develops aferwards with slightly bitter and earthy flavors. Enjoyable beer - would like to try it on draft.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Golden coloured with pale and hoppy aromas. some dryness in a crisp fruity flavoured finish. Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle in GA. Poured a copper color with a moderate white head that diminished quickly. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Well balanced hoppy malty citrus flavor with a dry smooth finish. First beer from this brewer. I will try to find more. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
London Gathering Nov 05: Nice hoppy pine and citrus notes. Suprisingly complex malt character, nice caramel and bready notes. Tasty enough. NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 draught. This is a copper brew with a fizzy white head. It’s got a good lemon zest aroma, though it could stand to be more assertive. The flavor is of more citrusy hops, not bracingly bitter, but deep. The caramel sweetness is a bit thin and the rye is evident throughout the drinking experience. This is pretty interesting take on the style.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2006
[April 1, 2010]
So good to see Terrapin make its way into our market. As the warm weather has rolled in, rye pale ale and Sweetwater IPA are exactly what the doctor ordered. The aroma is hoppy without being really strong but certainly has ample juicy citrus with a dash of more bitter grapefruit notes. Rye is apparent and meshes with the hops quite well. Though a light bodied pale ale, this still packs respectable complexity mostly due to the layers of rye and malt working with the zesty hops. Interesting notes of herbs pop up in the more typical flavors I’d associate with the style. I’ll be drinking plenty of this stuff this summer.
Bottle from kp Thanks!
Pours a lovely amber with ample head and clinging lace. Aroma is grapefruit and boiled rice. Flavor is sweet citrus with sour outlines of grapefruit. A nice bitterness is evident in the finish. Palate is coating. A quality beer.