dcschiller (2208) - 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. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
L’arôme ressemble beaucoup à la Dugana d’Avery mais en plus épicé. Au goût ce qui la démarque, c’est la finale poivrée dans l’amertume. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Pours orange with small off-white fizz. Smells hopped, spicy, and somewhat malted. Tastes of hop bitterness and rye spiciness with a touch of sweetness behind it all. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Rye Squared finishes with a duality of rye spiciness and rye sweetness. callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Rich copper-amber body. Moderate off white head which leaves behind moderate levels of lacing.
S: Some piney/earthy hops. Lots of sweet malt shine though. Some booze.
T: More of the same, the hops were rather dull and muted. Drowned out by syrupy over-sweet malt. Rye was not perceptible. Alcohol was, however.
M: Thick. Syrupy.
O: Eh. Was expecting better. The beer’s balance is tipped too far to the malt side of things. BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2010 bottle. Pours cloudy amber w/ little off-white head and spotty, short-lived lacing. Arima is heavy w/ caramel and candy; some grain, booze and honey. Smells do last. Mouthfeel is syrupy w/ low carbonation, full and smooth. Flavor is butterscotch primarily. On warming rye, pastry, Apple cider comes through. Not much hop character. It may be the age killed the hoppiness...not sure. A big brew, and pretty good, but for an IIPA the lack of hops was a let down.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bomber thanks to Mr. Bishop in a trade from tenn. Poured amber orange and clear. 3 finger dissipating off white head. Smells like amber with spices. Tastes like a clean amber probably cause of the the extra pale malts. A great hop round background to make it a great big epic pale ale. Overall 7.5 of 10. freekyp (2192) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Pours cloudy light brown with a small shy white head. No lacing. Resiny tree sap and butterscotch are the most prevalent characters in the aroma. Flavor is butterscotch sweet but juicy as well with a full mouthfeel. Finishes with a refreshing fruity burst followed by alcohol burn. scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Poor is a dirty gold. Smell is lightly floral. Taste is very hoppy not extremely bitter more on the grapefruit citrus side. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 I really want to get laid tonight so I’m gonna run to the bar. the bar is far, I love vag.
EDIT: Heavy rye flavors here, unfortunately I was "slightly" drunk, fortunately the evening was a success, the only failure really is the improper rating of this beer. Will have to retry to be fair.