In this beer blog, we are going to get into Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye India Pale Ale. Terrapin was founded in 2002 by Brian Buckowski and John Cochran. They are located at Athens, Georgia. They brew several different beer styles. This brewery was named after Grateful Dead record. Let us get into this rye ale.
It has a nice dark ruby-red color with a nice off white to tan color head. The smell has a heavy malty to caramel notes with hints of earth to piney. The taste has a malty to earthy hop notes with a dry bitter hop aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle and website (www.terrapinbeer.com):
Like a fine piece of art, “Mosaic” Red Rye IPA is masterfully created by using 100% Mosaic™ hops throughout the brew. With it’s aesthetically pleasing ruby-red color and spatial depth from the rye malt, this hand crafted masterpiece leaves your palate’s canvas open to interpretation.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I knew there were other craft brewery in Georgia. I just never had the chance to get around to sample these beers. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Sweetwater Brewery. I was pretty excited to see this brew in my beer trade. I will be on hunt to sample more of Terrapin’s beers in the near future. Rye IPA’s are one of my favorite IPA beer style. I am always on the hunt for new Rye IPA. The depth that is in this beer is something else. I mean that in a good way. I love caramel to earthy and piney notes. They did a great job on the malty backbone and selection of hop. They used it correctly to feature it in this brew. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser