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Gamma Ray - Terrapin Brewing Company

Gamma Ray

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Overall: 7.76/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 7.76/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Wheatwine

ABV: 11.00%

IBU: 40

Season: June

Have Another: 100%

1,236 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 7.76/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Pale Amber
  • Pours clear, effervescent with a half inch of slightly off-white foam that has average, at best, staying power. Lacing is thick but quickly seeps back to liquid level.

    Aroma is white grape and pear fruits forward. Definitely sweet carried by caramel and bread malt scents. Alcohol is hanging on the edges.

    Taste ushers in gobs of sweetness with bread and yeast flavors coming in waves in the middle, the yeast hangs out into the end. Alcohol is present in the finish. White grape and pear meander from the middle, hanging on until the alcohol begins to mute them. A peppery hops presence beats back the sweet.

    Big body that sits on top of a big sweetness that comes close to making this beer a mess. Carbonation isn't shy. Dries the palate a touch.

    I was surprised by the green grape and pear in the beer. The yeast was also more of a factor than expected. Definitely interesting but only in small doses as the sweetness and alcohol are stiff. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 16:32:30
  • Tasted: Saturday, December 24, 2011
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • This massive wheat beer is brewed with an obscene amount of locally grown Tupelo and Sourwood Honeys from Savannah Bee Company. This Gamma Ray will stop any super hero’s arch enemies in their tracks!

    The high content alcohol of these beers make them perfect for cellaring…hide them away and pull one out for a special event 2-3 years later.
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Malts
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