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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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2,430 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 78
Gots: 274 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

afluentturtle, Jan 18, 2013
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dcperilli, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dc4three, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

rolandboy, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

wertschy, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

CMOrak, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a golden-straw color, very mild amount of haze, translucent with a slightly off-white head; big and bubbly, creamy and lasting with nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Upon first whiff, the hop profile smells pretty nice; perfume, spicy, white pepper, roses, florals, and a slight earthy, citrus-peel sweetness that sneaks into the background. First taste isn't quite as bitter I was expecting, though not necessarily a bad thing. The first thing I notice a slight peppery, ashy hop flavor, a touch floral and earthy. Alcohol flavor comes out halfway through. More peppery and herbal hobs flow through the palate on the way down. Slight bread and biscuit malt backbone for the hops to stand on but not too much else from that side of the spectrum. The outro is full of that warming alcohol presence with a decrescendo of spicy hop flavor with a finishing touch of dry malt and a bit of yeast. Medium body, just outside the range of being sticky on the palate, somewhat dry finish, low-medium carbonation.

Nice spicy, peppery hop profile leads me to believe the type of hops were Central European. A decent IPA and easily drinkable even with the alcohol being a prominent role in the flavor department.

tectactoe, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

TheMarkE, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of d1ckvanswype
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

A: Poured aggressively into a snifter, yields a half finger of white head which dissipates rather quickly. Shows a gorgeously clear orange-amber.

S: Where are the hops?! A touch of piney, citrusy funk and a ton of sweet, bready malts. Seriously, where are the hops?

T: Oh, there's the hops. The pine-citrus-funk hits you up front before falling off to a really nicely balanced sweetness and bitterness. I really wish there was more hops for a "Hopsecutioner".

M: Smooth and slick, not offensive carbonation and a pleasant hoppy, resiny stickiness that hangs around for a little while. Leaves the surface of the tongue a little numb after a few sips.

O: Best By the third week of April? I really hope that was 2013. Disappointing, I was hoping for a head-slashing experience. One plus is the alcohol is very well hidden.

d1ckvanswype, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bonSreeB, Jan 11, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%

Another gift from my buddy Chris, which he picked while home in SC over winter break - thanks Chris! Best by date of 5th week of April. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours a reddish-orange color with a two finger head of really small bubbles. Plenty of carbonation racing up the sides of the glass. Moderate lacing as I drink.

S - Lots of floral hop character with some bready malt aromas discernible as well.

T - Lots of orange and some dank, herby qualities. Malt-heavy finish with some hop bitterness and some alcoholic warmth.

M - Medium as expected.

O - To be honest, I was expecting more from this one. I hope that best by date was 2013...either way, solid and very balanced IPA.

wyatt13, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

billybrew21, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ortie, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

gratefulbeerhead, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

tobelerone, Jan 08, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%

An under-performing IPA.

Bought a six pack and now i will have to drink the other five. Not that i can't but it is not a pleasure to drink this. Very run of the mill stuff.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Less than half finger thick head that fades very fast. No head retention. Decent lacing. Some bubbles. Color is Orangish amber and with a lot of haze.

Note 2nd Bottle: Poured more roughly, has one finger thick head. Looks much better. Some retention.

One of the worst noses that i have had in a while. Not that it is bad, but it is non-existent. Have to dig in deep to get anything to enter. Bready crumby sweet malts. Some earthiness, very slight floral and orange peel. More sweet than expected.

Taste is nothing great as well. Does just fine in that hops are felt for a while and only for a while. Apparent dry hopping but one that is done with very faint hops - low on alpha and beta both - that fail to provide either a good nose or good bitterness. More balanced and malt based than what i like. No bitterness. Sweet dry finish. Malty dry hopped after taste.

Mouth feel :Medium feel. Moderate to slightly higher on carbonation. Drinks with ease but is not exciting at all.

May be i am drinking this one too late or very fresh as it has enjoy by date of 2nd week of March. Since it does not mention year it could be either 2012 in which case i am late to the party. In the case of 2013, which is more likely since i picked it from a store in Atlanta, GA, this is an average IPA at its best. Very misleading packaging.

AmitC, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

troegaarden, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

thomasarose, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Weekiwachee, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bbrown12, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cliff1066, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

phunkydrummer, Dec 31, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Well now that I've reviewed one of the big local IPAs (and trashed it), here is another one.

Slightly hazy copper, some head and lacing, but dissipates quickly. There is, however, something intriguing about the small amount of foam on top of the beer and the little web it forms, though; it's making me lick my lips even though the head and lacing are nothing special.

Smell: Hmm, this is wound very tightly for some reason; practically have to dip my nose into it to get much of anything. What's there is a combination fruity (orange?) and grassy that I like.

OK I like this quite a bit. The beer is disappearing fast. Something ragingly drinkable about this one. They've done a great job of blending everything together into a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts. Hard to tell the individual elements, but that's a good thing. It's very much a West Coast style, but not aggressive. Great fruity-hoppy-malty composite. Very professional work from Terrapin!

Cobrito, Dec 31, 2012
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,430 ratings.