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.
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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. Beerathon (1683) - 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. Fatehunter (2567) - 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. PhillyCraft (7231) - 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.
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. 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. 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. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Poured into a Duvel tulip from a bottle dated Vintage 2011.stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 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.
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.