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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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Photo of SawDog505
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of Kmay
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Everton
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of MaChiNe
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Durge
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found at World of Beers in Altamonte Springs, FL this IPA has a yellow amber color, clear and fairly quiet, with a very solid white head that sticks and leaves a hearty skin behind. The aroma has very light citrus, lemon wheat, not much else. Okay. The flavor follows with a bit stronger citrus hop and a bright malt biscuit backbone. I taste what seems like alcohol, which at 7.2 percent, it probably is. This edge seems to mask the hop qualities in my opinion and steels the IPA value I was looking for. Really makes it ordinary to me. This is medium-light bodied with a busy, small bubble carbonation that delivers a crisp feel. It ultimately turns entirely harsh and grassy to me and is more regrettable than memorable, but it’s not awful. Disappointing though. I don't think I had any problems with it in a bottle, but this one on tap has some issues.

Photo of mattn
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DrFunkenstein
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JRBecks
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LuthersMug
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice pour, golden orange with lots of head.

S - Citrus and piney hops, very strong and pleasant smell.

T - Great flavor, orange and lemon notes and fresh piney hops.

M - Good fresh hops.

O - Enjoyed this beer with a friend, always the best way to do it.

Photo of ryancuth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of russwbeck
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours out of the bottle a semi-hazy yellow-orange color with about a finger of white head. The head doesn't stick around for all that long, but it does leave behind some lacing.

S: Really citrusy aroma with a large amount of hop oils. Slight malt base, but really all about the citrusy, bitter, hop oils. It stands out when compared to other American IPAs with this interesting and different aroma.

T: Resinous hops all over the place. Citrus, oils, pine, tropical fruits, and a slight caramel malt note. It's very different from what I'm used to, and it isn't bad, but I think I prefer the big, bitter hops instead of the oily side of things.

MF: Light to medium body with a lower than average amount of carbonation. The finish is nice and dry with hop bitterness. Drinkability is decent. The balance here is nice, but the resinous hops are starting to get to me.

O: This was pretty good. Different, and tasty. I'd say if you haven't yet, give it a try! You might like it even more than I did.

Photo of syntheticwings
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of dcs1548
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of NiceTaps
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a local joint that rotates a few crafters.

A- clear copper-orange color with a fluffy 2-finger head. Mega-lacing.

S- citus hops with a touch of sweetness. Clean and mild.

T-Citus with some pine. Hoppy with just a hint of malt.

M-light and refreshing, disguising the 7.3% abv nicely. A bit of pine resin, some carbonation for livliness and a litte hop tang. Clean dry finish.

O-Easy drinking IPA. Not overpowering, could be a good intro beer to this style. And the second pour was better than the first, that's good.

Photo of DoctorDog
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of SeriousALEment
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Terrapin brewery. Served in a Terrapin pint glass. 

Pours vibrant clear copper with a frothy 1.5 finger pale head. A little lacing as it goes down. 

Nose is orangey citrus hops and sweet bread. 

Big citrus hop taste with plenty of breadyness. The malts are only barely present and the moderate 7ish% abv is well hidden. 

Medium light bodied with a pretty hefty carbonated zing.

Overall it's not my go-to local IPA but it's quite serviceable. It isn't mind blowing but certainly worth a try if you get a chance.

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Cold
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light amber, no haze, slightly pinkish tone while pouring (before bubbles came out)

S: Hops. Grassy, planty, resinous, slightly soapy. Light malt present

T: Incredible burst of piney, resinous hop right up front. Soon, citric, floral hop notes blend in, followed by the balance of honey & shortbread cookie malt.

A: Smooth, with slight bready malt taste nearly completely smothered by the lingering hop bitterness. Floral & piney flavors linger.

Overall: A no-nonsense IPA, with plenty of big, bold hop presence throughout. While not extremely complex, several different hop flavors combine with a subdued, but essential balancing light malt for a well-crafted, completely enjoyable beer. The 7.3% ABV is detectable, but the alcohol serves more as a flavor-blender than a flavor element unto itself.

Photo of gtown_operator
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am sampling a 2 year old bottle from my cellar that I poured into a snifter.

The beer pours a mostly clear amber to copper color with some sediment suspended in the beer. The last 1 cm of the bottle is heavy with sediment and I decant as carefully as possible but left some behind in the bottle.
Scant eggshell color foam builds up on the surface and fades instantly to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma is grapefruit rind and general citrus notes with some pine sap and a bit of caramel. Not a super pungent hop boost, but definitely present.
First sip reveals an average body with light crisp texture and very fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is briefly caramel and grain but rolls to fairly assertive grapefruit rind and pine sap hops. Finishes dry and leaves an astringent taste in my mouth.
A well made IPA that may have been less balanced fresh from the brewery, as it stands it is a tasty brew that I consumed very quickly with no hint of the booze evident as I drained my glass.

Photo of Mattybz28
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle in Florida 4/2012 from notes.
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden bordering on amber with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly into my glass. Smells of citrus and pine mostly with hints of caramel apricot and toffee. It took a couple of days to find this but yeah this is what I needed after days of macro only restaurants. Taste is sweet up front with bready toffee malts that quickly fade to citrus and pine. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous and sweet mouthfeel. Nice brew, it almost works in 85 degree weather too.

Photo of olympicgatorade
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,760 ratings.