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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,760
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 95
Gots: 460 | FT: 8
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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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

Pours a clear, amber/red (a bit dark) with a 1.5-finger, off white head with little retention or lace.
The smell is bright and hoppy at first but tames itself down after a couple of minutes. What's there is grapefruit and and sweetness.
The taste is very similar to the aroma, nice but still on the milder side. There is some malty sweetness and a light, bitter bite near the end.
Mouthfeel is medium/light.
Drinkability is fine but it just feels that this slightly misses the mark and with some tweaks or just pumping up the hops volume could be a much better beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of u2carew
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pick a six pack up on the a trip down to the Jersey Shore.
12oz longneck bottle.
A) Pours with a finger thick, tight creamy head. Settles just slightly, remaining tight and sticky to the side of the glass. Clear copper colored body. Mellow upward carbonation.
S) Earthy tones. Subtle grapefruit and evergreen. Floral.
T) Up front, definitely a hop forward beer. The malts hang in the mix but are second chariot to the hops. Caramel. Grapefruit. In the finish subtle nuttiness mixed with caramel and a citrus rind bitterness.
M) Bright. Crisp, yet creamy. Medium bodied.
D) A decent brew. I'd have another one without a second thought.

Photo of steve8robin
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this on a trip to Georgia. Let's give this brew a go. 12oz bottle...

A: A light brown color with some hints of red hues with a small white head that quickly fades to a lace atop the brew. Decent.

S: Mmm, some nice citrus sweetness upfront blended with some grapefruit. Some sugary bubble gum scents in the middle with plenty earthiness on the backend. Doesn't smell like there will be a big hop bite in this one. Good.

T: That's the hopsecutioner? The name is decieving. Don't get me wrong, while I definitely enjoy the frequent hop bomb, I also enjoy the malt bombs too. This one seems way to tame to be called "Hopsecutioner". A light bitterness upfront blended with some soft citrus sweetness and grapefruit. Not much else going on here. Ok.

M: Medium body with a great carbonation here. Very good.

D: This one goes down a lot earier than you expect for a supposed hop palate ruiner. Good.

All in all, this brew seems to me like the Sam Adams of hoppy beers. It's very, VERY tame for an IPA. If you are looking for this type of solution to an average IPA, then definitely give this one a try. For the hoppy, super dry IPA lover, don't even bother. This will severely disappoint you. Terrapin disappoints again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

Orange in color with some reddish highlights. About a pinky's worth of head thats a tad off white in color and is thin.

Smells citrusy,white grapefruit and orange with a touch of some spice. Some malty breadiness.

Taste is very close to smell. Grapefruit and spicey pine and bread. Also a touch of some lemon zest.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with lots of carbonation. The finish has a lot of citrus bitterness on the finish.

Drinkability is about average. A decent IPA but nothing to blow your socks off. I could drink a few of these if i had them but i wouldn't search it out again.

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear deep golden color with about a half inch of white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Unfortunately i'm drinking this only about 2 weeks before the best by date so hopefully that doesnt ruin too much for me. Sweet sugary malts on the nose with some juicy hops as well. Not as pungent as expected but the nose smells good anyway.

Extremely clean and crisp with lots of carbonation. Good deal of hop bitterness but not overbearing which is good. Piney juicy and fruity with a nice dry finish. Definitely a citric juiciness is present. The malts balance the abundance of hops pretty well and all the flavors are pretty nicely blended.

A well done IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a couple of these with my latest trade with ncvbc. Thanks dude!

12 oz bottle poured into a 20 oz pub glass. Nice frothy white head, thick texture that sticks to the walls of the glass. Body color is a dark coppery amber with good clarity. Great carbonation activity, very steady and vibrant streamers.

This is has a great hoppy aroma, which was obvious as soon as the crown was cracked. It's very green and a little sweet. The pale malts seem to be boosting the hop aroma. Taste is also a hop-head's delight.

Mouthful is super clean and crisp, very smooth drinker. I would love to get a six pack for an evening of drinking.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#49. Terrapin Hopsecutioner! Another from the Athens local Terrapin, and one of their more popular brews. I'm in a hoppy mood so this should fill the palate tonight!

Poured from a 12oz. bottle to a mug at room temp.

(Appearance) Pours a 1.5 finger depth foamy head that retains pretty nicely. Color is a bold copper orange. Carbonation is light. Beer looks nice. 4

(Smell) A nice blend of floral and piney hops with some bold fruity tones. Not much beyond that, but it smells inviting. 3.5

(Taste) Hop heavy, of course. Blends pretty evenly with the fruit tones, some citrus peel and some spices. Alcohol tastes are also a bit up front and don't hide well throughout the beer. Flavors work well. I never felt that the hops were super bold in this brew, as they were more on par with the other flavors in the beer, but they did a good job in rounding out the flavor. Finish drags on some really hoppy floral flavors on for some time after the brew. 4

(Mouthfeel) A smoother than average brew, but some crispness in play here. Medium body and a pretty evident alcohol taste, not very well masked in this beer. 3.5

(Drinkability) I liked this one a lot. I could go for another. The alcohol and the medium body can catch up with the drinker pretty quickly but for the most part it is a very satisfying IPA and worth at least another round. 3.5

Verdict: A very good IPA and a great Terrapin product. I would recommend this to just about anybody.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
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