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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,263 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,263
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 73
Gots: 187 | FT: 6
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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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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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jmathis

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

09-06-2012 22:08:28 | More by jmathis
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Wiskey_33

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

04-09-2014 13:05:10 | More by Wiskey_33
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ClayToporski

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: hazy copper color. Then little amount of head dissipated quickly.

S: A little orange, grass, floral notes.

T: Bitter all the way through. I feel the malt overpowers the hops. I get some orange peel, but I am not really impressed with the overall balance of the beer.

M: Average. Refreshing. Medium Body. Decent Carbonation.

D: an average beer with tons of hops bitterness, but none of the floral citrus notes. Not well balanced. I would not buy this.f

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 02:49:45 | More by ClayToporski
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JBIII

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

umm. Wow. Not quite sure how to describe this one. It's like a watered down versuon of the Dogfish 60. Not even the 90, but the 60 . It's a fairly smooth for a 7.3% IPA, but not the best! If you're thinking of drinking this beer, go with a Dogfish 60 instead. If you're looking for a real high gravity IPA, with lots of flavor...go with the Dogfish 90.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2011 01:59:37 | More by JBIII
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a 12oz Pint Glass.

A- Poured a deep orangy copper color. I could not see through this beer. Had about a finger width head that died down quickly. Barley any lacing left as drank.
S- All im getting are sweet malts, no hop presence in the nose.I could tell this is an east coast style IPA, no citra or floral hop presence poking for me.
T- Very subtle hop presence for an IPA. Sweet malts pretty much take over this beer with a slightly hoppy finish. What killed this beer for me is about a second after the swallow a faint taste of metal lingered on the palate. I didn't like this whats so ever.
M- Medium carbonation and slightly creamy almost.

O- As a fan of West Coast floraly/Citrus IPA's, this IPA simply was not for me. For a name like "Hopsecutioner" I expected the hop presence to be a lot stronger but the malt flavor just over powered it for me. As a fan of super hoppy beers, I was somewhat deceived by the name. But for this east coast brew it wasn't BAD. I enjoyed this beer until that metal like taste hit me at the end. An OK beer. However, i will not be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 20:46:26 | More by Glennlawless
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Seanibus

California

2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a strange beer - it promises a blast of hops, but it delivers a musty, earthy taste that actually tends to emphasize the malt far more than is probably appropriate for an IPA. If anything, this beer reminds me of Fat Tire from New Belgium, which is a malty brown ale.

Pours a dirty amber with a slight head that falls away fairly quickly leaving little lacing. The aroma is earth and a bit sour. The hops are evident, but it is hard to determine what they are - along with the earthiness comes a sharply overripe flower smell. The flavor is musty and earthy, with a toasted malt bite and an overripe floral, citrusy hop taste. There is a sharp lemony bitterness at the end, though it falls away to a fairly sour finish. The mouthfeel is slick and a little prickly.

I am not so sure I am on board with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 20:34:39 | More by Seanibus
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

08-03-2013 01:38:12 | More by mwbrady12
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deadliest

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

11-13-2013 22:35:30 | More by deadliest
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

06-05-2012 04:45:21 | More by TheBigBoy
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KDizz

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

03-17-2014 00:03:35 | More by KDizz
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

05-14-2014 02:30:31 | More by Uncledoobz
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

12-11-2013 00:37:20 | More by pmorris71
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harsley

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

03-28-2014 12:34:42 | More by harsley
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Gtreid

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. I will say, this is some pretty cool artwork on the label.

A: Pours a deep copper, almost apple juice color. The pour drops a finger of off white head that fades pretty quickly and dosen't leave much lace.

A: Hoppy, citrus and pine. Maybe some sugar cane or honey. A hefty amount of caramel malt balances the nose.

T: Falls a little short for me here. The malt overtakes the hops in the brew. An IPA should be about the hops, but not in this case. Finishes sugary and dry.

M: Medium to heavy body. Small carbonation makes for a syrupy mouthfeel.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is on the lower side here, I just couldn't get past the overuse of caramel malt. Overall, not very impressed with this one. I wish they would have dialed back the malt and let the hops take center stage, but oh well. Not one I'll be trying again anytime soon. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 13:55:54 | More by Gtreid
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Metalmaniac915

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

01-15-2014 01:05:26 | More by Metalmaniac915
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

11-20-2013 04:55:00 | More by mmulebarn
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Titanium147


2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

07-19-2014 14:14:37 | More by Titanium147
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

12-01-2013 22:37:25 | More by NooseJustice
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BB1313

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This was my first offering from Terrapin. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. This is a great looking beer! It has a hazy burnt orange w/ a nice white fluffy head and sticky lacing. I'm picking up orange, tangerines, and a good amount of pine. The aromas are slightly faint. Although the flavors are nice, they're very subtle, which really hurts. The taste doesn't linger on the tongue, it more-less dissapears. Somewhat bland for the style, not bold at all. Now the mouthfeel on this beer is great! It's very smooth and creamy w/ just the right amount of carbonation. Drinkability isn't bad, but loses a point for being so straight forward, but the alcohol is masked, which is a plus.

Well, I suppose I expected a little more. Now granted this wasn't the freshest batch, I still don't think I'd be super impressed if it was fresh. I'm still looking forward to trying more from Terrapin. It's just that in the world of IPAs, there are too many better offerings.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 03:32:10 | More by BB1313
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AdamGarcia

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in tulip pint.

A: Pours a rather clear orange-ish copper. A relatively small, but fluffy, ivory head comes from a semi-vigorous pour. Head displays decent retention. Nice lacing.

S: Sweetish almost bready smell...cornbread maybe? Nearly a complete lack of hop character in the scent. wtf?

T: Piney up front followed by just a bit of mango. Malty carmel sweetness. Peppery spice from the hops. Finishes a bit too sweet for an IPA...reminds me a little of orange kool-aid.

M: Soft and coating, but a little thin. Too watery.

D: Not a very interesting beer, but it is fairly easy to drink. Also, it drinks at a little lower than 7.2% abv.

I remember enjoying this beer more when I've had it on tap in the past, but I found this go 'round to be completely underwhelming. Maybe the bottled version is inferior, or maybe it's just not as good as I recall. Either way, its not a bad beer, but there are so many good IPA's out there that this one doesn't do anything to separate itself from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 03:42:45 | More by AdamGarcia
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,263 ratings.