1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

Not Rated.
Terrapin HopsecutionerTerrapin Hopsecutioner

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

2,270 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,270
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 73
Gots: 189 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Anthony1 on 11-03-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,270 | Reviews: 668 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheBrewo:
Photo of TheBrewo
TheBrewo

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We pour a bottle into our Hop City pint glasses and it glows the color of sunset at dusk. It holds a two finger head of yellowed foam comprised of big soapy bubbles, showing superb retention. Chunky patterned lacing is left around the glasses. The chill haze clears quickly to reveal no sediment. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma is a malt bomb of thickly toasted pale and caramel grain, honey and maple syrup sugars, wheat cracker grit, grassy and herbal hops, soft fusel booziness, planted wet seed and resinous weediness, dry dog food bite, and mineral water. A soft citric hop begins to seep with warmth, but at no point rises to the challenge of the balance. Our first impression is that, as with the nose, the taste is heavily malt forward, but is much more savory than expected, with biscuity butters and juicy, yet bittering, hops. The taste begins with soapy and lemony citric hops, pale, amber, and lightly caramel grain depth, apricot and mango fruitiness, orange rind zest, hints of fruity esters, and light booziness. The middle comes to a peak with more of an adjuncty grain wash, with sweetness of white grape juice sugars, continued citric peel oiliness, green grassy resins, earthen mulch dirtiness, mineral and musk, sweet caramel maltiness, and candy corn. The end washes through with bittered and dried grassiness of hops, faint caramel grain, more toasty pales, burnt buttery crispness, aromatic fruity esters, enhanced black pepper fusel booziness, bronze, and dried oregano. The aftertaste breathes of newspaper, envelope adhesive, black pepper, ethanol, confectioner’s sugar, green grassiness, spicy pale malts, salted cured meatiness, green plantains, wet bark, sweet bubblegum esters, melty vinyl, and magic marker phenols. The body is on the fuller side of medium, while carbonation is bubbly and prickly, but still solidly medium. Big froth, smack, and slurp accompany the sip, but it feels thin on top at times, with creaminess falling to the wayside. The mouth is left coated and oily, but this eventually dried in a gently puckering astringency that will put you to bed. The abv is up there for a “single” IPA, and drinkability is just okay.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its appearance. The head is a nicely aesthetic cap, and retains wonderfully to the last drop, helping to keep up the air of an open invitation. The flavoring, although sweet, relatively clean, and heavily malted, does raise questions for something labeled “Hopsecutioner”. Unless they meant that they were killing the hops here, then maybe it would be appropriate. Joking aside, the grain does go overboard in both the aromatic and gustatory departments, marginalizing and underplaying the hops. For a DIPA, in comparison, that huge grain bill with the dog food wash and grit would be much more appropriate, and somewhat expected from an American producer. Although this beer seems to sell itself on reputation alone, they might be better pressed, if they ever find the need for rebranding, to call this one double/imperial in the future to justify the recipe. That said, this is not a bad beer, but also not something you want to coddle all night. Our biggest complaint is that it lacks a certain inherent freshness of hoppiness to it, which again, might be expectationally altered with a rebranding.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:50:03 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
Photo of itsmeace
itsmeace


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 21:37:39 | More by itsmeace
Photo of Links41
Links41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-24-2014 21:07:55 | More by Links41
Photo of jkrug5
jkrug5

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 20:24:09 | More by jkrug5
Photo of skelton00
skelton00

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-24-2014 17:05:04 | More by skelton00
Photo of rowleypw
rowleypw


3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-24-2014 02:14:01 | More by rowleypw
Photo of ndraughn84
ndraughn84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-24-2014 01:52:16 | More by ndraughn84
Photo of Chuffbomb
Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2014 15:19:46 | More by Chuffbomb
Photo of Yellolab2010
Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-22-2014 22:14:47 | More by Yellolab2010
Photo of jsims31
jsims31

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-22-2014 19:52:29 | More by jsims31
Photo of Dougish
Dougish

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-22-2014 18:39:31 | More by Dougish
Photo of ArchimedesSox
ArchimedesSox

Georgia

4.61/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger head that takes it time leaving in a 20oz pub glass leaving really great lacing down the glass.

Smell is pretty outstanding. I really get the earthy hops with malts in the background.

Taste is great as well. Way more malt than I was expecting from a beer called hopsecutioner. The malts tell the story for me. Has a taste of caramel to them and the hops kinda play second fiddle. I definitely get the earthy hops but not as much as I expected.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on. Really liked the way it has a nice presence throughout the taste.

Overall, a really great beer. I really like this and plan to make it more of a go to.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 00:20:05 | More by ArchimedesSox
Photo of gunshine
gunshine


4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 22:35:07 | More by gunshine
Photo of djjozo
djjozo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-21-2014 22:33:09 | More by djjozo
Photo of fuzzbalz
fuzzbalz

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 19:18:55 | More by fuzzbalz
Photo of curlybird
curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 01:04:25 | More by curlybird
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 16:15:29 | More by Howlader
Photo of Tony919
Tony919


4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-20-2014 03:39:28 | More by Tony919
Photo of ryfree
ryfree

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 02:14:10 | More by ryfree
Photo of sunofneurot
sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-20-2014 01:39:04 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of Thaatsriite
Thaatsriite

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-19-2014 22:20:14 | More by Thaatsriite
Photo of pschie1
pschie1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 21:41:18 | More by pschie1
Photo of Titanium147
Titanium147


2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

07-19-2014 14:14:37 | More by Titanium147
Photo of poonchy722
poonchy722

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-19-2014 06:26:48 | More by poonchy722
Photo of nrbw23
nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-19-2014 05:21:22 | More by nrbw23
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,270 ratings.