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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,461
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 78
Gots: 287 | 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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Photo of BrownNut
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Forgot to let this one warm up a bit before trying it. Will need to do this again.

A - blah blah blah

S - Metallic initially, later a bit malty and a bit hoppy

T - Not particularly hoppy until the aftertaste, at least when drunk cold. I was expecting a lot more. I got this from a grocery store choose-your-own-six rack though, so who knows how long it might have been sitting there. The main thing I get out of this is a fairly dry finish and a somewhat stripped tongue feel afterwards with just a bit of residual hop bitterness. I also get a subtle pulsing tingle afterwards that I haven't encountered before, though I've avoided IPAs until recently.

M - dry

O - With a name like Hopsecutioner, you gotta bring it! This one didn't seem to. Hopsadaisy more like. It was pretty easy drinking though, and would be pleasant enough as a sessioner.

BrownNut, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of abrand
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a bright copper color with a 2 finger white head and decent lacing on the glass. Aromas are full of citrus fruits and hops. Pretty straight forward. Taste is light but enjoyable. Not overpowering but a nice sweetness with floral notes and a hop finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin but well carbonated. Overall this is a decent session IPA. Could handle quite a few of these.

abrand, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow ochre in color, the beer pours with a meager half-inch of head that didn't retain very well. Soapy film layers the surface. Leaves thick bands of proteins in the glass. 3.5

A grassy, tangerine hop character to the aroma, but nothing really big and punchy and out-of-this-world. I've let it warm up. It's showing some bitterness and a mild note of pine/spruce. Smells a bit woody with some perfume notes, as well. Pale malts wrap up rather biscuity. 3.5

Bittering hops at work here, but nothing substantial flavor-wise. A little bit of juicy orange, almond, and Asian greens. Strange pilsner malt characteristic reminds me a bit of a hoppy lager or Czech Pilsner. Weird tropical fruit candy flavor in the finish, like a pineapple Jolly Rancher, but not nearly as sweet. Now, the Best-By date on the bottle says before June of '12, so I'm clear on freshness. This one just doesn't have the oomph I'm looking for. 3.5

Drinks very well. Chewy with some nice bubbles in the bite. Easy to quaff. A highpoint of this beer, for sure. 4.0

For a beer that I wasn't entirely sure if I've had before, I figured I'd pick up what seemed to be a fresh bottle. I thought it would be an enjoyable IPA and a fun review. As for the IPA, I'm a bit disappointed. I should have picked up the past-expiration Rye Squared they had at the bottleshop instead. A lesson learned. 3.5

thecheapies, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of axres
4/5  rDev +4.4%

axres, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of zmbi_drift
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

zmbi_drift, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of BelgiumsFinest
4.25/5  rDev +11%

BelgiumsFinest, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of godmare
4/5  rDev +4.4%

godmare, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Leviathan_USBM
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Leviathan_USBM, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of RWNay
4.25/5  rDev +11%

RWNay, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of moskal
4.25/5  rDev +11%

moskal, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Advocate_Ames
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Advocate_Ames, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of GJDitzler
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

GJDitzler, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of dataskatt
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper colored with surprisingly small head. Not a lot of lacing. Smell has citrus, pine, and some grassy notes...but not a very strong smell at all. Again, surprised by that. (Maybe this bottle isn't very fresh?) Taste is bitter forward hops with piney-citrus notes. Finishes very clean. I like this beer a lot and would not turn it down, but somehow it was a little bit "less" than what I expected. To me, it seems very balanced (more of a pale ale), and not what I would consider a "hophead" beer. But, hey...pale ale's are my favorite style, so that's okay with me. A true "hophead" may want a bit more though.

dataskatt, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of EMPotter
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

EMPotter, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of davidthebruce
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

davidthebruce, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jasonvorhz
3/5  rDev -21.7%

jasonvorhz, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Anything
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Anything, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of citrus and hops. Taste is good, big hops up front, lots of citrus, a good malt balance, considerable bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer worth seeking out.

tone77, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -73.9%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of tbern007
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served up at Marlowe's in Atlanta.
Apeears to be a typical IPA on the way with thick white head but a little less than expected thickness for something this hoppy.
Kind of light compared to the taste. Light citrus, hop and a little grainy.
Tastes like an IPA with not as much of a weedy and hempy character. Very citrusy, orange, lemon, tangerine. More of the malt comes through as well.
Crisp, refreshing, and drinkable due to the fruitiness of the taste vs a more striking, dry, piney hop of the Pac NW.
Good overall.

tbern007, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of bushwack
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bushwack, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of jmobley8
4/5  rDev +4.4%

jmobley8, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of thedoubler55
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark golden hue, a nice bit of head at the top that leaves just a bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Floral and piney up front, lots of hops, the name says it all, a slight hint of hops at the tail end.

T: just like the nose, lots of hops all over, earthy, grapefruits and malts with slight hint of brown sugar as well.

M: Mid carbonation and medium bodied.

O: A nice IPA from Terrapin, nothing to crazy, a good balance for an IPA.

thedoubler55, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of John1985
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ale pours a deep gold color with barely an inch of head. Some lacing down the pint glass. Pleasant aroma of tropical fruits, taste has a burst of hops balanced with malt. Finishes pleasantly bitter with smooth aftertaste with slight alcohol burn. Very smooth and drinkable at 7.3 ABV. Watch out it catches up with you!

John1985, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
4/5  rDev +4.4%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
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