Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.1/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Terrapin's excellence in labeling continues; this time the grimly-grinning Terp is darkly-masked and about to get all Medieval and drop the guillotine on some hapless hoppage...
In my Duvel tulip, Hopsecutioner is brightly-clear and polished copper in color and sports a big two-finger thick milk-white head. The bubbles are fine and beady, standing tall in a slowly-melting tower that spatters ragged jags of Brussels-style lace onto the inner surfaces of the drinking vessel.
The aroma is pungently citrusy with a waft of vanilla caramels. A vague note of fruity alcohol adds a sharpening cleanliness to fragrances of lemon-lime, orange, and freshly-snipped pine.
The taste is pale-malty, mildly-sweet, and lightly caramel-coated with plenty of citrus-oil and leafy green flavors. Citrus-peel oil abounds with a sunny splash of rind-heavy Valencia juice, but the actual bitterness component is well-controlled and proportional to the malty backbone. The finish is quite dry and leaves a touch of bittering oil lingering on the palate.
The drink is crisp and medium in body with an excellent tingle of carbonation. An exceptionally easy drinker given the 7.3% ABV, Hopsecutioner is a fine 'first-ever' IPA from the Terp.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2010 16:39:02 | More by cvstrickland
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