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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 95
Gots: 457 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of illidurit
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of markwise poured into a pint glass. Deep orange bronze with a lovely, creamy head. The bottle says best enjoyed by the end of March. Aroma is less forgiving, with mainly wheat bread notes and a whisper of orangey hops. Flavor is just about the same. With a name like Hopsecutioner, you’ve got to bring the hops. This falls short in hop aroma, flavor and bitterness. The one thing this beer has going for it is a pillowy mouthfeel. Really soft and smooth going down.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Big thanks to Calton for the trade for this!

Poured from 12 oz bottle to pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy thick orange amber color with a nice 2 finger creamy head with thick retention and lacing which fades to a think film which lasts throughout.

S - A huge nose of orange/grapefruit/tangerine citrus hops. Also in the hops mix are notes of piney resin.

T/M - The beer starts with a brief citrus sweetness similar to the aroma. Quickly the bitterness and hop character develops. The middle of the beer is a nice mix of bitterness, almost fruity sweetness, and a slight caramal malt character. The beer finishes slightly sweet with a hoppy bitterness on the tongue. Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

D - After 2 beers I can say this is very drinkable IPA.

Overall, it was a pleasure to try this beer as we don't get it locally. I liked the label and was pleasantly suprised by the beer. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 02:12:47

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of hopmeister
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%

Photo of beergod1
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, bright Orange with a medium, tan head. Sticky lace. Aroma is very fresh, tropical fruit, and light bitter hops. Taste is Smooth, more of the tropical fruit, and a light pine hop, with a light to medium body. Very drinkable. Hard to believe it's 7.3% abv. With a name like Hopsecutioner, I expected this to be a lot more "hoppy", but by the end of the glass, I was pretty happy with it. Not your typical IPA, but worth it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of qthompso
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat hazy copper. A one finger head of off white that dies down pretty quickly.

It smells pretty sweet from that big balt backbone. The hops are pretty citrusy on this one.

The taste is really surprisingly malty and the hops aren't nearly as citrusy as the nose. If I had to characterize them, I guess I'd say I get some lemon and orange characteristics. At 7.3%, this beer isn't hiding the alcohol as well as some other IPAs that I enjoy.

The mouthfeel is quite full. It's pretty creamy but is close to being too heavy, as it sticks around for a while making me smack my lips a bit to get rid of some of the alcohol.

For my first Terrapin, I'm not overly impressed. The beer has a good nose but it doesn't translate nearly as well to the taste as I was hoping. Makes me wonder if I need to go check the date on the bottle.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - golden yellow/orange body with 1/4" creamy head, tons of lacing

S - malty sweet aroma with a bit of citrus hops and earthy

T - bitterly sweet, a bit of that copper/metallic taste, earhty

M - tarty/bitter, makes your cheeks quench, fizzy on the tongue

O - an average beer. i was really expecting a lot more for something called hopsecutioner, but all i got was a slightly hoppy very earthy beer :-/

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3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz best by month six, week three, ostensibly of 2012. Reviewed on 17 January.

Golden and clear, small head.

Citrus on the nose--lots of lemon--and some pine.

Grapefruit, lemon and pine flavors. Somewhat sweet. Maltiness more present than the nose, but this is definitely hop-forward. The hop profile kind of reminds me a bit of Pine-Sol, though.

Medium mouthfeel, light-to-medium carbonation.

Overall a drinkable IPA, and certainly not a malt bomb of one. But the hop profile isn't my favorite.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.