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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,874 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,874
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 100
Gots: 562 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Anthony1 on 11-03-2009

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Ratings: 2,874 | Reviews: 736
Photo of Jetlag767
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit light on the lace but a nice light IBU IPA. Very smooth with a pleasant after taste. Very nice!

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I did not enjoy this as would other 'hoppy' beers, ex. Laguna.

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good! Goes wells with spicy food

Photo of Albert_is
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Even by American pale ale standards, it doesn't have the satisfying grapefruit-y bite I expect from a pale ale. The bar I'm having it in may have an older keg that may have skunked slightly, so I'm being more lenient, but just not what expected. Still decent, though.

Photo of WineGuy3000
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a wine tumbler.

A: Appealing, clear medium-copper with a 1/2" head that dissipates quickly & leaves little retention. Lacing is nonexistent.

S: Lots of malt, cracker, cereal. Buried in there I'm getting a faint citrus-hop component. I actually like the subtlety here, even for a brew called 'hopsecutioner'.

T: Some balanced hop character up front, hits with pine & a bit of grapefruit. Mid-palate reads to me more like an amber ale, pretty crackery. The finish has a nice lingering hop-bitter note that wraps things up pretty well.

M: A bit oily, a bit soapy, overall very slick. Carb is too low in my opinion, really makes this brew more one-dimensional than it could be.

O: I don't hate it but I'm really not blown away. It really fails to live up to its namesake, but does a nice job of toying around with being more of an OK English-style IPA. I'll give it extra points for masking the high-ish ABV so effectively - I feel like I could murder a 6er of these guys.

Photo of secondtooth
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Halfway clear in regular glass. Huge head of off white suds. Big loopy lace.

Aroma: Yummy dank hops. Definitely some citrus. Nice.

Taste: Pleasantly citrus and tropical happiness. Little dry at finish but a superb IPA overall!

Photo of squonk45
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CUTE LABEL .. name doesn't fit what u drank.. I'm guess in is made with dry hops .. Glad I tried it if you offered it to me I'd have another but not going to be buying

Photo of Dusty6467
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good IPA and easy to drink

Photo of Randomblitz
4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent IPA with robust flavor and a nice hoppy note!

Photo of lbb
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent. Not too hoppy despite its name. Just right.

Photo of CaptRob73
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer, just not as hopy as a would have thought.

Photo of streeter
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid American IPA. Liked this one and would have it again.

Photo of MattR2014
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had on draft and bottle. This time rating draft. It's good but doesn't rank among my favorite ipas

Photo of drone
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer, less heavy on the hops and more malt-centric.

Photo of zoolou
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Underwhelming in a crowded ipa market. Hop profile is muddled; nothing cohesive about how hops were put together. Nose nothing special. Just ok.

Photo of tomthewise
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

7.3 AC, too strong, but taste fine

Photo of mikeg67
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Delicious brew.

Photo of Treyliff
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drink by 5/13/15, 12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear golden-orange color with a small creamy white head that reduces to a thin film on top, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- piney hop up front with a trace of citrus, biscuity malt overtakes the hops slightly, some earthy yeast on the close

T- flavor up front starts a little flat, but then some piney and earthy hops kick in, the finish is slightly herbal with a malty linger

M- medium body and medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a creamy finish

O- a little malt dominant for an IPA, drinkable but would like a little more hops

Photo of dyerpunk
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA, but not hoppy enough. High abv. Good get drunk beer with moderate flavor.

Photo of Mwb
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malty, not very complex. Not much depth.

Photo of Mini4x
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Mediocre at best.. Malty, not too hoppy.

Photo of chuckwalsh
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy but a long after taste

Photo of TeamMathis
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is orangish copper, and contains swarms of sediment. The smell contains a hint of citrus, but not much else. The taste has a little pine and a lot of pepper, but not much else in the flavor department. Both the smell and the taste are pretty weak, especially for a name like Hopsecutioner and stating that the drinker will loss their hophead over it. I'm pretty disappointed in it. It's an ok drink, but I'll never get it again. It's one of my least favorite IPAs.

Photo of untitledeuphoria
2.11/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by: 12.19.14. Drank 11.13.14. 12oz bottle poured into a Mason Jar pint.

A: Pours a hazy bright orange with two fingers of bright, billowing head. Lots of big pitting, small patches of lacing, dissipates to a few small islands and a high collar. A fair amount of suspended particulates. Light visible carbonation.

S: Earthy, metallic, traces of what could resemble hops... but nowhere near enough to get past the grunge/yeastiness/biscuity aroma. Awful for an IPA, and to be frank, awful for any beer style.

T: Weak. Little to no clarity. Pepper and Earth. Bready malt, toasted biscuit... once again, awful.

M: Watery and bitter. Not much carbonation, dull to taste. Lingering earthy bitterness reminds me of how awful this smells and tastes well after I last went though those painful endeavors.

O: An incredible disappointment from a beer which I didn't even have high hopes for, just that it would be a decent regional IPA to drink in the Southeast. But this is not even close, not by a long shot. I'm giving a 2 all around for effort.

Maybe I had an infected bottle, but unless someone one day hands me this beer, I will not be having it again.

Photo of WoolyFSU
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my first loves, hard to rate it worse

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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,874 ratings.