Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
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2,919 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,919
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 102
Gots: 585 | FT: 9
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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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Ratings: 2,919 | Reviews: 747
Photo of zoolou
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Underwhelming in a crowded ipa market. Hop profile is muddled; nothing cohesive about how hops were put together. Nose nothing special. Just ok.

Photo of tomthewise
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

7.3 AC, too strong, but taste fine

Photo of mikeg67
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Delicious brew.

Photo of Treyliff
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drink by 5/13/15, 12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear golden-orange color with a small creamy white head that reduces to a thin film on top, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- piney hop up front with a trace of citrus, biscuity malt overtakes the hops slightly, some earthy yeast on the close

T- flavor up front starts a little flat, but then some piney and earthy hops kick in, the finish is slightly herbal with a malty linger

M- medium body and medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a creamy finish

O- a little malt dominant for an IPA, drinkable but would like a little more hops

Photo of dyerpunk
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA, but not hoppy enough. High abv. Good get drunk beer with moderate flavor.

Photo of Mwb
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malty, not very complex. Not much depth.

Photo of Mini4x
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Mediocre at best.. Malty, not too hoppy.

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

Enjoy but a long after taste

Photo of TeamMathis
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is orangish copper, and contains swarms of sediment. The smell contains a hint of citrus, but not much else. The taste has a little pine and a lot of pepper, but not much else in the flavor department. Both the smell and the taste are pretty weak, especially for a name like Hopsecutioner and stating that the drinker will loss their hophead over it. I'm pretty disappointed in it. It's an ok drink, but I'll never get it again. It's one of my least favorite IPAs.

Photo of untitledeuphoria
2.11/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by: 12.19.14. Drank 11.13.14. 12oz bottle poured into a Mason Jar pint.

A: Pours a hazy bright orange with two fingers of bright, billowing head. Lots of big pitting, small patches of lacing, dissipates to a few small islands and a high collar. A fair amount of suspended particulates. Light visible carbonation.

S: Earthy, metallic, traces of what could resemble hops... but nowhere near enough to get past the grunge/yeastiness/biscuity aroma. Awful for an IPA, and to be frank, awful for any beer style.

T: Weak. Little to no clarity. Pepper and Earth. Bready malt, toasted biscuit... once again, awful.

M: Watery and bitter. Not much carbonation, dull to taste. Lingering earthy bitterness reminds me of how awful this smells and tastes well after I last went though those painful endeavors.

O: An incredible disappointment from a beer which I didn't even have high hopes for, just that it would be a decent regional IPA to drink in the Southeast. But this is not even close, not by a long shot. I'm giving a 2 all around for effort.

Maybe I had an infected bottle, but unless someone one day hands me this beer, I will not be having it again.

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

One of my first loves, hard to rate it worse

Photo of hotpauko
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, took me to 4th of a six pack to figure out. Decent offering but definitely more malt than hops. Smells hoppy, initial taste is hops but malty takes over and lingers with a malty bite rather than a bitter finish. Almost in agreement with another review that called this a pale ale. Maybe my review would be different if I tasted blind and was told this was a pale ale. Worth a bottle but maybe no more unless you like a malt hop combo leaning toward the malt side.

Photo of Chappellre731
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA for beginners. Wish it had more hops but overall very good beer

Photo of colonia25
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay Alright, could be better

Photo of Southerndiscomfort
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Average brew. Wish it had more hops as it's called the hopsecutioner but they are there just not as much for a seasoned hop head.

Photo of GregJ
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a honey orange with a slight red tint and a thin white head. Earthy, rye, and citrus hop musk. Tastes of sweet citrus, rye, bready and pine. Medium light body, nice moderate pine resin aftertaste. Some lacing down the glass.

Photo of GreatHornedEwl
2.34/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

very bitter, taste lingers. needed water between sips to get through it

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heavy & very filling IPA. The malt profile is rich and the hops abundant.

Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great brewer, great hop-forward beer, but 2nd tier IPA.

A: Medium copper, haze, rich off-white head. Strong lacing and appearance. Sticky.

S: Pine dominant (apropos Georgia). Grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple blend with grass and bright malts.

T: Like smell but with more caramel malts. However, soon the hop bitter, citrusy and tropical flavors grow and it's all hops into a big and bitter, bright, blaring finish.

F: ok, a bit too sweet for me.

O: Always enjoy this brewer, but this one's a mid-pack IPA.

Photo of timontheroad
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured semi-hazy, Amber color. Two finger off-white head, good retention and lacing.
Smell: Nice resiny, piney, fruity aromas and a good sweet malt smell.
Taste: The hop flavors weren't as prominent in the taste as the aroma. Pretty malty for beer with hops in the name.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: Not a bad beer, just thought it was a little underwhelming, probably won't seek this one out again in the future.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not as hoppy as you would think, but an excellent beer nonetheless. Very underrated on this website.

Photo of topofthehops
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking a tall draught right now at Buffalo Wild Wings. I'd previously tried it from the bottle and wondered if it would taste different from the keg. The answer: no. Both times I've been disappointed. As a previous reviewer opined, the name is deceptive. This is not the hop bomb the name suggests. Not even close. It's not bad. Not bad at all. But it's utterly forgettable. A "Hopsecutioner" should never be forgettable.

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in January 2015.

Appearance: Deep amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a pretty long time, and left a thick coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a strong influence of hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some sweet malty aroma, which balances the hops for a nice aroma.

Taste: A nice mix of hops, and herbs in the flavor, that make for an interesting and complex amber ale, but with a strong bitterness from the hops. There is a nice after-taste with a hint of bitterness from the hops, which lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: This is an interesting and complex IPA that is not overwhelmed by the hops.

Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

1/3....pours bright amber, beautifully poured with a tiny head of white foam. Malty toffee nose. Hearty rich hoppy taste. Boozy, cough syrup taste. Quite heavy.

Photo of Abitacamz
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Really enjoy this. Smooth IPA with a great finish

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,919 ratings.