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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,444
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 78
Gots: 283 | FT: 6
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%

Schlafly33, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

FreshZ, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a mainly clear, slighly hazy, mediium golden color with a bit of a copper hue. Has a nice white head initially 2/3-3/4 of an inch when first poured that eventually settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass with some spotty surface foam and a good lacing. Aromas of biscuity caramel malt and some citrus hop undertones, but nothing too hoppy. Starts off with a nice somewhat sweet caramel malt biscuity malt flavor that gives way to some floral citrus hop flavors that linger after each sip. Good balance of flavors. Tasty indeed, but I was expecting a bit more of a hop whallop to the palate from a beer called Hopsecutioner. Has a crisp yet smooth, slightly chewy medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A tasty beer all around and worth a try.


neenerzig, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of marine1975
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

marine1975, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Budinetz, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of projectflam86
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy orange color with a thick white foam head that leaves decent lacing.

S- Really dank wet hop aroma with some pine and a huge wave of grapefruit. Very citrusy and very nice!

T- Bitter hops upfront with some grapefruit and booze. Not alot of malt to speak of but a slight sweetness is present in the finish.

M- Medium bodied with slightly low carbonation.

O- Overall a very nice IPA and one I would pick up again when traveling to GA.

projectflam86, Jul 06, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle in North Carolina. Poured into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours dark amber with a nice head and decent retention and lacing. The nose is faint and floral with hints of citrus and a little alcohol sweetness.

Interesting flavor here. Instead of going for an assertive hop bitterness, you get a caramel-like sweetness and a moderate hop addition, yet the finish is plenty dry. I get flavors of honey, lemon, grapefruit, and some ginger. The body is medium, the mouthfeel is quite firm and a little creamy on the front of the palate.

Overall, this is a good IPA. It's not what I would consider top-shelf, but it is certainly better than average. Given the abundance of IPAs on the market, that is saying something.

deadonhisfeet, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Hendrick24, May 24, 2014
4.25/5  rDev +11%

THEOPTIMATOR88, May 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Giantspace, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: hazy orangy-amber. Decent head that diminishes quickly leaving a good inch of lacing.
smell: piney, citrusy...lots o hops.
taste: Very nice and balanced. Starts with a bitter wallop that bcaks off nicely.
mouthfeel: med with med carbonation.
drinkability: Nice and easy sipper. Surprisingly easy for a >7%er.

cindyjeffsmith, Jun 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Docrock, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

wiltznucs, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Knoxrb12, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BKBassist, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of NODAK
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma immediately seems very ctirusy and hoppy...but once it settles down a good deal of estery sweetness is present as well.

Taste starts out fairly hoppy, with a good grapefruit presence with a pine note as well. Pretty good marriage of the two. In the body, there's a small sweetness as was found on the nose with a note of biscuit. Perhaps not as sweet as the nose, but definitely a decent balance here. Bitterness lingers a little bit and finishes the beer out dry. Despite the name though, I wouldn't consider this a tremendously bitter IPA....but it holds its own.

Good beer. Very straight forward IPA with a medium to somewhat above average hoppiness for style with pretty good balance.

NODAK, Aug 13, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ramrod666, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

abcdefghijkyle, May 01, 2013
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.

BigMike, Feb 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JakeDebus, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Jadjunk, Jan 09, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice cloudy IPA. There was an off flavour in mine ( kinda piney or chlorine).

A: cloudy and a 1 cm head that lasts really well. 4

S: hoppy with citrus 4

T: malty with some nice pineyness. There is an off flavour too. Nice though. 3.5

M: nice and foamy. 4

O: 3.5

vandemonian, Jul 14, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a. 13 oz tulip glass, best bymid July. Pours a wonderful orange, with a one inch white that leaves nice lace. Smell is pine, tangerine, grass, carmel, and grapefruit. Taste is all of that, balanced nicely with some marijuana flavors in the finish. Body medium large, plenty of life, lush not dry, and very drinkable. Thanks again to friend Pat for bringing this treat from Florida for me. This is very a solid IPA.

SawDog505, May 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

user785335, Dec 14, 2013
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
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