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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,601 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,601
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 85
Gots: 345 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Anthony1 on 11-03-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Hendrick24, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tedho21, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GallowsTheif for the generous extra!

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Delirium snifter

This one pours a translucent golden color and settles a pretty deep amber with 2 fingers worth of off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing hugs the wall of the glass.

The nose is very clean smelling. Hoppy with light citrus accents and a pine resin overtone. Beneath the hops lies a bit of caramel malt.

The taste is pretty nice. A bitterness begins to work it's way into my palate. The bitterness subsides for a moment and brings the fruit and pine flavors out before returning to a bitter finish. The caramel malts underlie the hop attack in moderation.

The mouthfeel is strongly bitter with a crisp dry finish. The carbonation is amble and rightfully so. This feels bitter.

Overall, a pretty damn good IPA. A lot of bitterness while still incorporating a lot of good fruity and sweet tastes.

ChugginOil, May 12, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -6%

chefduff2, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ridgeline23, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a nice orange, small head, very mild lace.

Citrus, wonder bread, slight pine and toffee make up the smell.

Citrus, floral hops, tobacco and saltless saltine start of the taste. The finish is citrus and grass, light but lingering. A little thin for the style.

A nice, aggressively hopped brew from the South. Almost would call this their attempt at a West Coast IPA. Though I wouldn't put it in my normal rotation (which I can't anyway being I live in CA, not GA), I would never turn one down if offered. Nice job Terrapin!

OBeerMeGreatOne, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

HamGlade10, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

M1A2, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of ksimons
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear golden amber with a fingers worth of thick cream colored head

S-orange citrus, earthy hops, and some bready sweetness

T-similar to the smell, picking up a sweet and somewhat acidic orange citrus, hops are definitely there but are not overwhelming, and some bread like pale malt

M-moderate body, medium carbonation, a bit acidic

I am not a big IPA fan, but this was really good. The hops are not too overwhelming and the flavors mix together nicely. I will look for this again.

ksimons, Jun 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bwagner1122, Jul 06, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan head into a tumbler that left nice sheeting and lace throughout. the body was a clear, slightly dull copper color.
s - very earthy hop aroma.
t - all hops, earthy and grassy.
m - medium and bubbly.
d - good IPA but i've had a lot better. this one just didn't jump out at me.

GPHarris, Feb 01, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

teamwiggum, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

abcdefghijkyle, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of adam42381
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Best if enjoyed by month 11 week 2 notched on label.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden caramel brown with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy off-white head. Good lacing.

Smell: Sweet florals and piney hops with a hint of citrus. Smells very good.

Taste: Malt up front followed by acidic bitter citrus and a touch of alcohol in the middle and ends with pine and grapefruit at the finish. Aftertaste is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly high drinkability. You could knock back a few without much difficulty.

Overall: Solid IPA. Nothing I would actively seek out but worth trying if you see it.

adam42381, Sep 08, 2010
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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 4th week in May

Appeared a nice deep red with noticeable carbonation streaming to the top. A nice big head developed that was very well retained, off white, dense thick head. Some lacing as well.

Citrus hops, but well balanced with the malt. Not outstanding by any stretch, but good.

Taste is almost spot on with the smell, nice citrus hops balanced well with the malted barley. Nice bitter aftertaste as well. Again, like the smell, nothing complicated about this beer.

The beer is a little lighter feeling than expected but had good carbonation. Pretty enjoyable overall, easy to drink. For having an ABV of 7.2% I certainly expected there to be more an alcohol presence in the beer, but did not find one, so that was a pleasant surprise. This is a pretty solid, well done beer, certainly not my favorite IPA, but solid and one that I will defiantly go back to.

PhillyStyle, Feb 03, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

marine1975, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

justinm4bama, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BeastLU, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Budinetz, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DrFunkenstein, May 16, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -10.4%

chcfan, Nov 14, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kort27 for this awesome bonus

Poured a golden apricot with 2 full fingers of creamy egg shell white head. This was a beautiful beer when held up to some light. Bubbles slowly ascending to the top. Got some pretty decent lacing.

Got some great pine and citrus notes. Pinapple, pine, mango, orange peal and some carmel

This beer tastes great but I wouldn't say that it lives up to the name Hopsecutioner. I feel like everything I got in the nose is in the taste but all just mashed together.

The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and a little syrupy. Carbonation is plentiful and has a very welcomed dry hop aftertaste.

Overall, this was a very good beer. I'm starting to think that maybe it wasn't exactly very fresh even though it was before the best by date of the second week in August. Very flavorful and easy to drink. I would love to get my hands on some more

dcloeren, May 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

StArnoldFan, May 03, 2014
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,601 ratings.