Friday, August 13, 2010
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
However, as awesome as Yuengling Lager is, I'm even pretty spent on that beer now, too. Add in a few Bud Lite Limes, Miller Lites and Buds and you know what I mean. Even my favorite restaurants out of town didn't have a very good draft selection, so I stuck with the "specials" and when I did hit Bally's in AC, I didn't have status anymore (my card) to be able to get bottles regularly (= Miller draft 6 ounces at a time; cost me a fortune in tips).
We did also go the Jack Daniels and Jager and Captain Morgan route a handful of times, but just for diversity. Yes, I admit that I even had some Frangelico!
Tonight I'm drinking Terrapin Rye Pale Ale brewed by Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Georgia. I wasn't sure if had ever had this beer before, and it appears that I haven't, at least for a review. I did try Terrapin's Rye Squared Imperial Pale Ale a long time ago, but not this guy. The label depicts an old banjo-playin' turtle sitting in a field. The label says this beer is "one of the more unique beers coming out of the South" and that it is "IN TUNE WITH YOUR TASTE"! Best if enjoyed by: Month 8, Week 4, Year not mentioned, so I'll assume 2010. Whew, just made it!
So I got a few new beer glasses delivered today. I know you all love the wine glass I have been using, but it was time for a little change. The aroma was full of rye and orange with a touch of spiciness. Fruity orange and citrus flavor opening. Yep, there's that distinct rye flavor. A hoppy little bite along with some spicy black pepper then make an entrance. The flavors are fairly simple and straightforward, not a knock, but rather an observation. Medium body and great carbonation. Quite awesome flavors, refreshing, solid. I really liked this beer and wish I had 5 more to go with it!
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