Rye Pale AleJanuary 1, 2005 Athens, GA
Terrapin Beer Co.
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale is brewed with 2-row pale, Munich, biscuit and honey malt; malted tye, and hopped with Magnum, Fuggles, East Kent Goldings, Cascade and Amarillo hops. The founders shared a love of beer, the environment and music
Alcohol (wt.): 4.2
Alcohol (vol.): 5.3
Funny label features a turtle in a field of rye, strumming on the banjo. Serious beer features a complex nose—a virtual bouquet of herbal and earthy essence; a stunning turbid tortoise shell tunic; and a complexity of full flavors begging the drinker to slow down and enjoy life. On the palate, bread-like rye and barley balance beautifully with floral hops making this an exciting beer with food. No, I didn’t try it with turtle soup, but I bet it would be good.
- Charles Finkel
With beers like this, I’ll never tire of reviewing for About Beer! What a wonderful hop aroma, flavor and balance of bitterness. Slightly hazy, full-flavored with great body. Strong floral-honey hop characters. A beautiful, spicy, almost black pepper-like floral sparkle in aroma and flavor coming from rye malt. Pale ale that differentiates itself from others. A great session pale ale to enjoy with or without food.
- Charlie Papazian
A rewarding, complex beer with a big sultana fruit aroma balanced by spicy hops and smoked malt. Tart, tangy hops; sweet, toasted grain and ripe fruit coat the tongue while the finish a brilliant blend of bready grain, tangy dark fruit and peppery hops. The beer has a sweetness that avoids being cloying and is wonderfully refreshing. Perfect with pizza or pasta.
- Roger Protz
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
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