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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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2,436 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,436
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 79
Gots: 277 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, best enjoyed by November 1, 2010, part of the Terrapin "All The Hits"
variety pack. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mainly citrusy hops (mostly tropical fruit, little bit of grapefruit), along with a bit of pine hops and sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. The bitter hop flavors are noticable, but they mix with the fruity hops flavors well so neither one overpowers the other. There's also a nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and has good carbonation. Drinkability is good too, it's smooth and enjoyable to drink. I liked this brew a lot, I'd buy this again.

bluejacket74, Jul 16, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

crownrl28, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 7.3% ABV, Best if enjoyed by 10 Wk 2 notched.

Many thanks to Onenote81 for sending me an unsolicited six-pack of this good, hoppy brew!

A - Awesome label to start with! A moderate pour was stopped when it appeared particles began rushing out. Lightly hazy apricot orange beer filled the glass topped by a thin off-white head. Good retention and sticky, wispy lace.

S - Upon first whiff it's reminiscent of hand lotion for the female persuasion. Citrusy, fruity hand lotion of course. Lemon, mango, and grapefruit American hops in the nose. A swirl releases volatiles initially giving it some alcohol ethanol aroma but it subsides back into the lotion nose, again, good lotion-like. Sweet caramel malts back the nose up.

T - Lots of lightly toasted caramel and crystal malts provide a sweet and beefy backbone for the powerful guillotine full of hops. Mango and pineapple citrus flirts with leafy earthy floral notes. Nice balance.

M - Bitterness doesn't quite take your tongue off but it's certainly there. Medium-bodied and sharp as a blade, the carbonation strikes the throat on the swallow. Good feel.

D - Not a sessioner by any means, it's a great beer though. Another winner from Terrapin, Hopsecutioner is a tasty IPA treat. It also packs a little punch at just over 7% but goes down largely unnoticed until the damage is done.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Finally able to try this one, seems like I have been waiting damn near forever. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/16/2010.

The pour was very nice. Deep amber color that borded on orange at times with a tremendous clarity to it that I really was not expecting to see at all. Quite surprising I have to admit. Lots of carbonation here as I would expect, but with the clarity it is very visible and a big head of white forms that only gradually settles down. Aroma is ripe with orange and buttery notes that seem to intertwine nearly perfectly and really launch through the air with a sweetness you seldom see in an IPA. Carries over well into the flavor as the bit from the ornage comes in first but mellows almost immediatly and then falls into the bittery, biscuit like sweetness that provides much balance to it. Smooth, medium body really coats the palate and lets the resin from the hops do their business and with the ABV all but absent, you can really go to town with this one.

Overall this was very solid and something I could see myself enjoying many times over.

mikesgroove, Jan 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: hazy orangy-amber. Decent head that diminishes quickly leaving a good inch of lacing.
smell: piney, citrusy...lots o hops.
taste: Very nice and balanced. Starts with a bitter wallop that bcaks off nicely.
mouthfeel: med with med carbonation.
drinkability: Nice and easy sipper. Surprisingly easy for a >7%er.

cindyjeffsmith, Jun 26, 2010
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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,436 ratings.