stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
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. dcschiller (2211) - 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 (6193) - 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 (1315) - 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 (4561) - 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 (220) - 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 (2416) - 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 (372) - 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 (3083) - 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.