Terrapin Rye Pale Ale

It's a clear, deep gold beverage with a good head that dissipates into a thin but robust veil on top with a good surround of bubbles clinging to the sides. The aroma is a very sharp hop with a bit of hints of citrus. 

First sip reveals a fairly well done beer. It's got the flavor of the hops in there with a lot of grain - which makes sense now, in retrospect. But the bite that is normally the issue with hops is very well muted with the sweet malt finish. The taste on the tongue is more citrus than the rest of the drink. 

With a big swig, the gentle mellowness gives way to the harshness of rye and the bitterness of the hops. I don't know where the malt went, but I want it back. Looks like this is a sipping beer.

A shame, really. I was looking forward to this one.



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