Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,651
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 85
Gots: 369 | 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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Photo of Stigs
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap @ Mad Mex, 16oz pint glass

A - bright golden color, very nice clarity. decent sized tight fizzy head, wall of lace all the way down the glass...quite impressive

S - sweet grapefruit hops, quite pungent. very very mild caramel sweet backbone, but mostly grapefruit...some piney and grassy.

T - great citrus/grapefruit taste...tons of hops but minimal bitterness. malt comes in to balance but not distract. very yummy.

M - nicely carbonated, maybe a tad thin. great stickiness leaves pleasant flavors around for awhile.

D - way impressed with this, went so well with my spicey burrito and tomatillo salsa. will seek this out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

12oz bottle

Welcome to New Jersey.

Pours a transparent orange brown color, good glow, and a small off white head that leaves some sticking. Good balanced nose, all the aromatics are pleasant, spicy and herbal with some pine and a grapefruit ester. Very well balanced to the tongue as well, caramel malt sweetness pushes its heavy handed bitterness aside initially until mid palate where the hops make their strong return. A bitterness rests on the tongue long after the quaff, a mild wave of alcohol dries and rounds out the sip. Im nowhere near blown away but this is a very well made, well balanced (extra)IPA and at 8.99 a 6pk its a no brainer for the hophead and right now, you know its fresh.

Reviewed to "Sounds of Decay" by Katatonia

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty, pretty color. Could stand to have more head and lacing as far as the style goes but it's a perfectly clear copper color.
Scent is seductive. Bright, hoppy character, and whenst warmed, offers bright fruity flavors. Can't quite pin down specific fruit at the moment but it's in the realm of nectarines, peaches and apricots.
Flavors are well within that realm. Enjoyable hop type things going on with a depth that reminds me of smoke and/or rich, fermented fruits. Clean flavors.
Happy to have this about. Quality ingredients and brewing. This doesn't quite make my top ten list of IPAs but that's a highly competitive list. Tasty times.

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3.6/5  rDev -6%

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GPHarris
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.

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.

Photo of Moses_Malone
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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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%

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!

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,651 ratings.