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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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very good

2,228 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 666
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 72
Gots: 177 | 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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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-15-2013 03:11:13 | More by oriolesfan4
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2013 19:56:43 | More by InspectorBob
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-13-2013 04:07:12 | More by XmnwildX12
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think that this one came to me care of my local IP trader, tone77. Watch my progression today as I go from a single on up.

From the bottle: "Hear ye, hear ye ... All hopheads shall herewith rejoice! Terrapin hath recruited ye olde HOPSECUTIONER to execute the exact hop profile for this killer IPA. YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOPHEAD OVER THIS ONE!"

That last part really makes me sad as I just took receipt of my knitted hophead from wiresiren and I would hate to lose it! In fact, that may be my headgear for GTMW 2012 in a couple of weeks.

My pour netted me a massively thick, foamy tawny head that extended above the rim of the glass, resembling the top of an ice cream cone. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with minty hops. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was like spearmint or peppermint, really intense and cooling! Yum! The finish was dry, cool, minty, just the way I really prefer an AIPA. The sticky lacing that was left behind was going to require a jackhammer to remove. More, please!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 18:26:28 | More by woodychandler
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-07-2013 20:33:25 | More by orangesol
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at ESPN Club in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper to golden brown with very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, several thicker patches, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of caramel malt sweetness as well as some pretty heavy aromas of hops - specifically grapefruit, tropical/passionfruit, and pine.

T: The beer starts out with a light taste of caramel malt sweetness that is quickly overtaken by the hop bitterness (not overly aggressive bitterness) - primarily pine/resin but with some grapefruit and tropical/passionfruit as well. Some lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: Overall this is a very drinkable beer, certainly not a session beer as the ABV is a little too high for that and the flavors are a little too intense. More well balanced than expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 19:51:20 | More by dbrauneis
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer many times now, and when fresh it's a very nice beer. I was particularly pleased with this version in a cask served at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a generous head. The aromas are a very nice combination of sweet malt, citrusy hops, earthiness, and some drying woodiness from the cask. The taste is similar, with a light citrus and paraffin profile to start and then some sweet malt and woodiness. A little thinner than I'd like for it to really shine- particularly with the oak notes, but overall it's very nice.

Serving type: cask

10-24-2011 02:09:49 | More by Georgiabeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-02-2012 15:10:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Wasatch

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to gford217 for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark copper color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, citrus. The taste is hoppy, with some maltyness, nice touch of citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice little IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 21:26:35 | More by Wasatch
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duceswild

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from sendbeer.

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle has best by Month 1 Week 4.

Pours a golden amber with a small white head that leaves no lacing. Smell is of citrus, grapefruit, and some pint. Taste is piney with some citrus. I also get some caramel notes. Leaves a lingering hop note on the tongue. Mouthfeel has a smooth finish and moderate carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed this IPA and would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 04:07:24 | More by duceswild
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into bells tulip

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head. Fades down to a thin layer. Doesn't leave a lot of lace. Color is a slight hazed dark golden orange. Has a nice glow to it.

Aroma: Some pine flavored hops with a citrus blend sticking out front. However, it has a fairly strong malt backbone. Very bready. Nothing too special.

Taste: Bready malts and grassy/pine hops. The citrus flavors are of pineapple and grapefruit. To much malt here, however.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter, a bit creamy from the malts. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends extremely dry with lots of hops left over in the aftertaste.

Overall, not a bad ipa. It is super bitter. Has a lot of juicy hop resin going on. It is relatively drinkable and I am glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 03:27:30 | More by mothman
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= poured a light amber color as an IPA should. Nice lacing that sticks to the glass.

S= Citrus and pine smells are present.

T= Slightly hoppy but not overdone. Malty and semi-sweet.

MF= light bodied and not very heavy.

D= Easy drinker and easy to have more than one of these.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2010 23:30:03 | More by ejimhof
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle picked up in New Jersey which is new to the area so i'm assuming it's fresh.

Tangelo orange with some persimmon shades makes up the Hopsecutioner. Some red drops here and there and a hazy outlook, this liquid looks delish. Into the stella glass, a whirlpool of bubbles creates a thick slice of tannish suds with lines of lace.

An interesting fragrence while not overly bold. a bit of, actually a nice amount of pale and crystal malts breaking bread. Citrus fruits with pineapple and the like and a dash of pine. Getting some 3C action and a small amount of grass(the legal kind).

Im greeted with a knock on the palete from a few malt varieties creating a slick base of bread and backing sweetness. Some toasted malt as well and after that a greeting basket of pineapple up front and some oranges from the vine, grapefruit is not so much. A little bit of simcoe taste and a dry hop effect at the end.

The feel is slick and not very bitter if at all, the hops are juicy and somewhat floral. This is not executing my mouth like I would like. The malt seems to dominate. I get alot of grassiness in the aftertaste and a some pine on the tip of the tounge. Somewhat medium bodied with great carb, terrapin always seems to have the carb on lock.

I like this beer, it has a interesting taste and it's probably my favorite hoppy offering from Terrapin. Very drinkable, I'll take three please if in for the night. No alcohol taste although there is some perfume scent. I don't know why they named this Hopsecutioner though as it's not a kick your fucking ass IPA, maybe they should of stuck it on a double or something.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 03:37:31 | More by BARFLYB
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Terrapin - Hopsecutioner IPA

Appearance: Light orange in color with a large soapy head. Chunks of lace.

Smell: Piney, citrusy. Bready malts in the background. Perfumey floral hops.

Taste: Sharp, biting hops. Earthy and resinous. Malt/ale yeast provide a subtle fruitiness that pokes through for a moment, then is dashed away by bitter grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel: Astringent hops add to a drying, bitter finish.

Drinkability: A pretty extreme hop bomb. Bitter, in your face. Still I found myself enjoying the experience.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 14:47:46 | More by Stinkypuss
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-15-2013 18:44:14 | More by BillRoth
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is slightly hazy and appears a light orange hue. The white head stands in at around a half inch, leaving some decent lacing in its path. The aroma offers pine resin, alcohol, and a hint of citrus. The flavor brings a robust malt bill, as well as some piny hops, with subtle hints of citrus. Alcohol is a bit too present in both the aroma and flavor for my liking. Still, an enjoyable brew. The body is thicker than is customary for the style. A light bitterness lingers on the tongue between sips. Overall, decent.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 03:03:06 | More by Huhzubendah
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John_M

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TH pours an amber orange color with OK head retention and decent lacing. The nose is attractive in this IPA, showing orange citrus, cherry and some light sweet malt. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA. Initially I got a fairly sweet malt flavor profile, but it wasn't overdone and it was balanced very nicely by some decent hoppy bitterness. Alcohol didn't strike me as very high in this beer (guess that's a relative impression), which enhances this beer's drinkaiblity and keeps the mouthfeel fairly light (though certainly this beer delivers plenty of flavor).

While nothing extraordinary, this was nevertheless an easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA. Nice beer...

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 15:00:10 | More by John_M
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 03:25:44 | More by brandoman63
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-25-2013 09:02:07 | More by drewone
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-09-2011 04:47:45 | More by rab53
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plaid75

New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a heavy malt sweetness with a balmy piney hop spice.

The taste consisted of a full caramel sweetness from the heavy grainy malts coupled with peppery and piney hops. Some alcohol detected as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a good malt driven IPA. Not the hop forward beer I was expecting however.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 00:01:48 | More by plaid75
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a bright orange with a good clarity and a linen white frothy head that was a finger or two high. Retention was good, as well the lacing leaving a stick film coating. Carbonation was light with only a handful straggling bubbles making their way upward.

S: The nose was standard issue, nothing to exciting here, with the usual show of citrus and dried orange skins. The strength was moderate with some fresh sticky pine notes coming in on the finish. Again, standard issue, no surprises, no disappointments but nothing that really stuck out. Decent but maybe predictable and lacked any strong incentive.

T: Things start out with sweet caramelized grains with a good strong showing of citrus and flowery grapefruit notes. The hops get progressively stronger on the finish ending with dry pine and a warm flowery grapefruit hopping.Not overly aggressive nor intense but packs just enough of a punch to make you aware of its intentions leaving you tongue coated with a pollen like coating of citrus.

M: The mouthful was light bodied but lacked a crisp carbonation bite. A dry hoppy fade ensures on the swallow.

D: A decent drinking ipa that doesn't have much to hide. In the end a standard issue per style but does warrant good regards and makes for a decent sesson ipa. Fairly solid drinkability wise worthy of repeat.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 14:42:04 | More by beerthulhu
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Big thanks to Jason for bringing this one to DE for me!

A: Pours a clear orange color with a 1.5 finger, foamy white head on top. The head is rather sudsy, and lasts for a little bit before dissipating to a thin layer of foam on top. Thick and sticky lacing coats the sides.

S: Nice and juicy on the aroma with some orange, grapefruit and a bit of zest along with some pine. A bit of bready malt, but not much. Nice, bitter aroma.

T: Nice and hop-forward. Lots of orange and tropical fruits. Hard to pick up a specific flavor from the malt, as this one is hoppy. Nice bitter/dry finish with some pine at the end.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. On the bitter side with a dry finish.

O: A very nice IPA, hop forward with only a bit of malt to keep things in check. Surprised it was 7.3%, if it were a bit lower could be a staple IPA in my fridge any day.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 00:29:18 | More by mdaschaf
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Says have before June 3rd week of year... mystery?? ok that's real useful there... whatever.

Nice copper clear red body with visible carbonation. Two finger off white head which goes down slowly. Leaves a good ring and white circle throughout the drink.

Apricot nose at first, but also muted grain. Not much else really not even very hoppy. Sweet smelling though.

Fruit first in the mouth. Nice finish but a little wet in terms of body. Strangely not that hoppy or much grain character. Afterfinish has an interesting berry fruit quality almost cherry like, or some stemmed berry fruit. Missing bread punch and chew and hops are kind of muted.

Drinkability is actually pretty good considering I could have this again for its fruit characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 03:40:22 | More by smakawhat
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scored a couple bottles of this in DL trades. Thanks to whomever, yall was all cool that day.

Amber and orange color. Big foamy head and good retention. Aroma of hops.

Taste, very good, hoppy, heavy on the malt, although the color would lead one to believe otherwise. Alcohol is up front, but not too hot. Hops and bitterness are a tad underwhelming given the namesake. I really like this brewery though, everything I've had of theirs has been at worst, pretty good. Prolly should have drank this quicker, but again, given the name, I thought it would be a little sturdier.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 21:38:18 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.