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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,702 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,702
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 88
Gots: 405 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Anthony1 on 11-03-2009

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours medium golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready smell mixed with a good deal of a sweeter orange citrus as well as a good deal of grapefruit hop. Along with the grapefruit hops come some other hop smells of a pine and slightly grassy nature.

Taste – The taste begins big bready flavor mixed with a good deal of a tropical fruit sweetness of tangerine and pineapple. Some lighter grapefruit hop flavors are present upfront with them growing stronger as the taste advances. Along with the grapefruit increasing a bit as the flavor advances to the end, some pine and a bit of floral hop come to the tongue. A little bit of a caramel sweetness also develops in the taste as it advances from the beginning to the end and combines with all the rest of the flavors to leave a rather malty and more moderately hopped IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and lower body are very nice for the bready and more “lightly” hopped flavors for this IPA really making for a rather easy drinking and malty IPA.

Overall – Not a hop powerhouse for an IPA but rather easy drinking and fairly balanced overall. Even so the flavors are quite nice and produce a rather easy drinking and enjoyable brew overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best enjoyed by 8/2014.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly tasty, but I was expecting more hop qualities based on the name.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle best by 8/14 at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of hemlock
Head average (3 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Lacing good, mostly covering the glass, predominantly small bubbles
Body medium yellow, slight chill haze
Flavor predominantly of mixed conifers, mostly hemlock. Starts slightly bitter with malt appearing at the end, slightly sweet. No alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

A very tasty IPA, easy to drink. A pleasant alternative to DIPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance-Orange to light copper with a little cloudiness

Smell-faint apple citrus…some say resinous, but I didn't pick that up at first, once the beer stabilized at 45-50 degrees I got a little of the resin, but nothing overwhelming

taste-mellow to moderate hoppiness, I was having Indian food and thought this would pair well, which I think it did.

Mouthfeel- smooth, but quickly jumps then finishes with a mellow bitterness. Not overwhelming, but definitely IPA. Leaves a little sharpness as a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall- I think it is a good local IPA, but there are undoubtedly others that drive harder to the finish. You can have a couple of these alone or with food. I think it is a bit over marketed in the ATL area, but that also means you will probably be able to grab one on tap.

I try to be average on most IPAs because they are not my go to beer. I also don't have a really discriminating hop palate, so I try to stay even on most of these.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with a foamy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving spotty lacing.

Resin, fresh cut grass, earthy, dank hops, a touch of citrus, and slightly sweet caramel malt form the aroma. Herbal, tea-like scents emerge.

Flavor reveals much more tea initially, with grassy notes taking over mid palate, and caring into a lightly bitter, earthy finish. There's a hint of citrus, but it's muted.

Body is a little watery, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Very different than your typical American ipa. Bitterness is subtle, which I prefer, and there's a lot of hop flavoring, but it definitely tends toward the herbal and earthy side.

Tried super fresh, and papaya and mango notes really came out. Still not overly bitter. Like the toffee notes to the malt.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, some pine, faint floral notes and some sweet toasty/caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, light grapefruit, some pine resins and sweet toasty/caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,702 ratings.