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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin HopsecutionerTerrapin Hopsecutioner

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2,760 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,760
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 95
Gots: 461 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass (while listening to the Grateful Dead)
Best before June, 3rd week

A: Pours a translucent light amber with just under 2 fingers width of light off white colored head, with decent retention that settles to a thin film and remains throughout the drink.  Leaves some slight spotty lacing.  

S: Lots of citrusy hops, pineapple, grapefruit, orange/tangerine, lemon zest.  Some spicey hop characters as well, a little bready malt aroma, and a hint of booze.

T: Initial sip is some malt sweetness followed by spicey hops.  Other flavors that come out are piney hop bitterness, some lemon zest and grapefruit (but not nearly the citrus hop presence that the aroma would suggest) and a bit of booze on the back end.  Pretty decent flavor profile but I would have liked some more of the citrus hops characters to have come through in the taste.

M/D: Really smooth, medium to full bodied with a nice low level of carbonation.  Nice mouthfeel that leaves you longing for the next sip. Incredibly easy to drink.  

O: Overall, a pretty fine IPA.  Very nice aroma, pretty tasty, with a great mouth feel and drinkability.  I've had this a number of times and will have again in the future.  

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a darker straw color with a small white head. Smells of hops, hops, hops, with nice malty tone. The hops give a little bit of a floral note which compliments the malty hint nicely. Tastes of hops, light malts, and a finish of hops. Carbonation seems right, smooth finish with a little hop bite. Overall, a good beer and IPA, one of the better ones out there.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: orangish yellow, near gasoline color. Thin to no head with mild carbonation.

S: floral hop smell. Spicy notes.

T: solid dry hop forward with a bit of funk on the end that seems to deminish deeper into the glass. The bitter end attaches itself to your tongue and numbs it to the funk.

M: dry and bitter. Keeps you thirsty.

O: fair selection of a middle of the road American IPA. Dry hoppy goodness with not too much overall depth.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Dsho in a trade, best before June 2012, poured into a cheater pint.

Slightly darker than straw gold, foamy white head with excellent retention. Lots of bubbling carbonation. Nose is pine and light citrus. Taste has nice bitterness, citrus, and faint caramel. Improves with warmth. Medium bodied, finishes dry. Yum.

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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at Flying Saucer in Raleigh

Appearance is a clear amber with next to no head, more of a skim really. Some lacing in the beginning. Smell is lots of hops, as to be expected, that are mostly citrusy: a tendency towards grapefruit. Taste is hoppy with the grapefruit tones dominant and a hint of pineapple. The surprise in the taste is that there is a actually a ton of malt (caramel?) presence in this beer, maybe too much? Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy for the style with medium-low carbonation and lots of hop oils.

This is quite similar to Bell's Two Hearted in profile, but not as good. A good IPA but not a great one, the malt sorta weirded me out.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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