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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 71
Gots: 173 | 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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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -73.9%

04-03-2012 03:02:39 | More by jmbraxton
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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.9%

12-29-2011 04:06:11 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.9%

02-03-2012 08:39:38 | More by bmcduff2
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jonathaniler

Florida

1/5  rDev -73.9%

02-02-2012 22:32:27 | More by jonathaniler
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MrHolland10

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.9%

03-02-2012 02:21:41 | More by MrHolland10
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turk_371

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

04-25-2014 18:12:04 | More by turk_371
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Melissaluke101

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

05-22-2014 16:21:21 | More by Melissaluke101
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Brutus627

Maine

1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

06-24-2014 13:57:22 | More by Brutus627
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

1.98/5  rDev -48.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 22:47:21 | More by BarrytheBear
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charb13

Georgia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

01-15-2012 01:48:54 | More by charb13
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richbrew

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -47.8%

11-16-2011 01:41:13 | More by richbrew
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.8%

04-08-2014 21:30:48 | More by Lehighace06
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CLanda

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.8%

04-25-2013 20:11:11 | More by CLanda
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

2.03/5  rDev -47%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 05:41:11 | More by wvsabbath
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -46.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 19:23:23 | More by PDXHops
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Circleo12

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

11-30-2012 10:51:16 | More by Circleo12
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Aiptasia

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 01:09:20 | More by Aiptasia
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Soomars

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

04-09-2014 14:43:51 | More by Soomars
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Fleeflam

Mississippi

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

07-08-2012 05:12:53 | More by Fleeflam
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

04-08-2013 16:15:44 | More by thegerm87
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.48/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. bottle with a best before date of June 28th. into a Captain Lawrence pint glass.

A: Standard pour yields a 1.5 finger, creamy, semi-fine, white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear orange... and when I say orange, I mean the most orange that orange can get! Lacing is outrageously ample. Thick, web-like froth covers the glass in layer upon layer. Just giving it a swirl creates new foamy patterns. Excellent.

S: Peaches, citrus, slight astringent hop aroma. Creamy overtones blend all the flavors together but also serve to tone them down, making them lack clarity.

T: Opens skunky sour with an ethanol-like scent that invades the nostrils through my mouth. Piny hop character finally appears towards the middle but there's a weird sourness that just won't go away throughout the whole experience. Astringent hops towards the end that leaves a lasting impression on the palate. Also some citrus notes make an appearance at the end. A very aggressive beer with no balance which is ok. However, given the odd sourness present, this just tastes a bit weird and unpleasant.

M: Light bodied, moderatly carbonated, but very coarse. Watery in the mouth but goes down rough. Thirst-quenching comes to mind. Harsh on the back of the throat with a messy finish that lingers for just a second.

D: I'm a fan of balanced IPAs but can definitely appreciate those over-hopped, one sided creations also. However, this is not one of them. A slight sourness was present throughout the whole beer which made it taste out of the ordinary in a bad way. The mouthfeel, while appropriate for the style, doesn't help matters here, accentuating the slightly sour hop character. I'll skip this next time.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 21:34:07 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

07-09-2013 18:54:16 | More by Mbpike
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jasinviso

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

02-15-2012 01:50:17 | More by jasinviso
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Steimie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

06-08-2012 00:20:19 | More by Steimie
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AWB3

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

07-09-2013 23:42:33 | More by AWB3
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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.