Beer Review Roundup: Terrapin, Yazoo, Tin Man, and Rhinegeist

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed any beer here on The Mule. Rather than focusing a review on a single beer, I’m introducing a new segment where I provide brief reviews of several beers at a time. So here we go with the first Beer Review Roundup…

 

Terrapin Cumulus Lupulus (Athens, GA)

Imperial IPA (unfiltered), 8.1% ABV

Doesn’t look as cloudy as other unfiltered/NE style IPAs. Doesn’t taste quite that way either, although it’s in the ballpark. Doesn’t matter, it’s good for what it is—a well rounded, full flavored, big bodied, slightly cloudy IPA. Almost reminds me of an English style IPA.

Grade: B+

 

Yazoo Embrace the Funk Grisette (Nashville, TN)

Saison, 4.6% ABV

Lemon. Soft wheat. Some typical saison flavors. Slightly fruity, slightly tart. Some spiciness (hint of rye?). Light bodied, with a dry finish. Good, but overpriced, and not the best from the ETF series. Probably would not buy again.

Grade: B

 

Tin Man Damascene Apricot Sour (Evansville, IN)

Sour, 5.2% ABV

The name pretty much says it all. Apricot and sour. Not particularly complex, but delicious nonetheless. A light-bodied sour perfect for warm weather.

Grade: A-

 

Rhinegeist Mosaic Pale Ale (Cincinnati, OH)

Pale Ale, 5.6% ABV

Lots of citrus. Fruity. Big hop flavor (mosaic hops are the best). Lemongrass. Perfectly balanced. Good pale ales are underrated and hard to find—this one is well worth seeking out. Wonderful.

Grade: A

 

Questions about my scoring system? Refer to the Review Method & Scoring Scale page.

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