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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,757 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 95
Gots: 458 | 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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1.97/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another generous extra from jpmclaug. Thank you, Jason! I had this beer once in a blind tasting and I will attempt to review this with a fresh perspective. The previous results were, shall we say, unimpressive.

Near amber pour with loads of fizzy carbonation. I can just sense a malt bomb coming.

Ugh, here comes the caramel malt. What is more disconcerting is the unmistakable smell of vomit when swirled vigorously in the glass. Akin to riding past the trash dump while someone blows chunks onto your dashboard. Seriously, what the hell is going on here?

Oh Hopsecutioner, if only there were an immediate and swift response by some necessary-at-times-like-these bureaucratic agency that came to your house, gave you a stern lecture, and permanently removed your moniker forever more. I want to be slayed by hops, not gently kissed by tangerine and manhandled by a filthy, groping malt monster. Why???? Argggghhh

The mouthfeel is odd and strangely carbonated and this weird cloying sweetness and the feel of being sick pervades the experience. This is a fail for me.

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2.05/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, looks like grapefruit juice, no head

Smell - I dont smell anything? No hops or citris. No spices, o man, im worried now

Taste - I knew with the smell i was gonna be disapointed. This is like the most mild ipa ever. Virtually no kick or bite. You get a little hop juice taste at the end but thats it. Im amazed this is 7.5 %, id guess 3-4% This is a joke

Mouthfeel - Not much feel. No bite, palette acts like your drinking crystal light.

Drinkabilty - Well, its so bland, you can slam these down, but at 7.5 it would sneek up on you. This is like a beginners ipa. Theres no way id buy this again when they make hopzilla.

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2.06/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, I promised to give this another try on tap, so here goes. Served in a nonic pint glass, Hopsecutioner is light amber with a modest head and lazy lacing. Comments from my bottle review added for reference.

Bottle: Aromas and flavors are certainly pleasant, but entirely too tame, particularly in the hops department. Malts are crisp, a little nutty, a little sweet. Hop presence is light citrus with a small bite of piney bitterness. Frustratingly restrained. Finishes rather dry, with some crisp malt and a hint of booziness being the only lingering flavors. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Tap: Sad to say, but an old bottle was not to blame before. This is simply a bland IPA. I'm curious about the reasoning of building such a mild beer at such a sizeable ABV. Exceedingly tame aroma with gentle notions of pine, citric and tealike hops. Taste is similarly frustrating; this stuff is lacking in any defining characteristics. Primary aroma and flavor seems to be alcohol. Terrapin is very much hit and miss for me, and I'm afraid this has to go in the 'miss' category. Not so much horrible as horribly boring.

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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.

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2.3/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This APA was my first selection of a truely hopsy beer by Terrapin. Suffice it to say, it wasn't my favorite.

A: Poured a light brown color with decent head and little to no lacing, typical of APA's.

S: Hops up front with alcohol notes. Undertone of hopsy florals.

T: Not my favorite. A bitter flavor most notable from the hops. Not sweet. Slightly acidic and alcoholic and over the top hops. Definitely out-of-balance on the far hopsy side. Only saving grace is the flavor is dry and doesn't linger.

M: Full bodied and dry. Carbonation is fizzy and gassy.

D: Not one of my favorites. If you really like hopsy APA's or IPA's, this might be right up your alley. It wasn't up mine.

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2.34/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

very bitter, taste lingers. needed water between sips to get through it

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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.