Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,917 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,917
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 103
Gots: 583 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Anthony1 on 11-03-2009

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Ratings: 2,917 | Reviews: 746
Photo of HildaBrownbeard
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

loved to smell and start but didn't like the aftertaste

Photo of SBrouse90
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nicely done. Aroma is better than taste.

Photo of rjs246
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An above average east coast IPA. Very tasty.

Photo of rickeyhenderson
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Pale Ale I've ever had

Photo of MaDeuce
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Taste the same as hop karma

Photo of thgreatrandini
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Profile is not my cup o tea

Photo of ZorroZ
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Smell: Nice, but not as fragrant as I'd expected from a beer whose very name brags of hop potency.
Taste: Certainly very hop-forward, as one would expect from the name. Nice malt undertone, more than a backbone- but the hops carry the day- again, as one would expect given the name. The taste also belies the fairly high ABV.
Mouthfeel: pleasantly quaffable, although sessioning these would probably not be a good idea- unless you plan to spend the night.

Photo of discerndnb
4/5  rDev +4.4%

it gets the job done with fine taste

Photo of JakeFeuerbach
5/5  rDev +30.5%

One of my favorite IPAs.Very drinkable and very smooth. Not overly hoppy as the name would suggest.

Photo of joelbstroud
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

I'm from Eugene Oregon. Not so much snobbish as particular. May be the same thing. Terrapins seems to be a fine brewer, but from my experience, to call something "Hopsecutioner" would mean something quite hoppy. Hoppy this is not. I've had black hole inducing puckers and fifty variations more hoppy than this (Hop Valley Alpha Centuri Binary, Stone Crime, Russian River Pliny The Elder, Bonyard Hop Venom etc. etc.). I give it a low rating for the poor naming. It matters ;)

Photo of wilannys
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Un aroma fresco y um sabor suave

Photo of BrewUSA
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 87/100

Nice rich and Creamry IPA, perhaps a touch of chocolate shines through. Overall very balanced and enjoyable~

Photo of amansunder
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Not bad at all.

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really liked the orange tinge to the brew, it added to the thick, white head that had really good staying power. That's pretty much where the distinctive parts of the beer end. The smell was basic IPA and the mouthfeel was mostly carbonated. I will say the taste was bold lightly citrusy, so kudos there. Overall, it was a pretty good IPA but nothing really that made it stand out from the pack.

Photo of EHopkinsi
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not sure when it was bottled, but the "enjoy by" date is 18 March 2015. Today is 26 October 2014.

Poured into an ordinary pint glass.

Pours a pretty orangish-gold, one finger head settles down to a half finger and stays there for the duration. Foam is nice and dense, nice lacing.

Not a ton of smell, but what is there is hoppy and invigorating.

Taste emphasizes the bitter, but is not overboard. Slightly piney. You know you're dealing with hops here. Edit- more experienced reviewers than I note a "peppery" quality to the taste. I think that is a perfect description for the dominant impression of this beer; peppery hoppiness.

Really nice mouthfeel, definitely not a thin beer; and the carbonation is up to the level of the hops.

Enjoyable beer.

Photo of texg8r
4.56/5  rDev +19.1%

I enjoyed this hoppy IPA

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a deep orange, almost red, color. two fingers of an off white head with strong retention and a pretty good lacing. strong clarity with just a little bit of darkness to it.

Smell: cirtus hops, hop resin and pine sap. strong caramel to toffee sweetness.

Taste: opens with a little bit of toasted grains, followed by a citrus to piney hop. back end is a mix between strong caramel and darker malts with a little bit of resinous hop.

Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied. feels strong than 7.3%. very low linger bitterness.

Overall: this one is a bit dark and a bit sweet for what I look for in an IPA. a low bitterness almost makes it come off has a hoppy red ale really.

Photo of Mikus
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great dating on this 12-12-14. Should be fresh. 1/2 finger of white head on top of a pure golden snifter of gorgeous brew. Quite the looker. Piney and floral aromas coming through as well as the hint of some bitterness from the hops. Clear, ringing pine flavor up front, light bitterness, and the thought that a bit more bitterness would really help with the balance. Light mouthfeel, only slightly oily, but in my opinion pretty much spot on for what an IPA should 'feel' like. Just as expected, well crafted. This was quite good. Could hit the regular 'warm weather' rotation if this becomes a little easier to find in the area.

Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Almost like an imperial or a double. Good Hop presence, but with a backbone. Very Good. Reasonable price.

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A Nice malty IPA. The pronounced malt in this beer definitely helps balance the assertive hops. Has a lot of biscuit and malt notes in the aroma and the taste as well. Good mouthfeel, and perfect carbonation. Overall a good beer but not great.

Photo of pasjc2001
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Quite frankly, this is the best beer I've ever had.

Photo of FLima
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber color with a thin head with good retention.
Nice citrus aroma with notes of grapefruit spices from American yeast, slightly toasted and caramel malts and some pine.
Likewise, flavor of grapefruits, toasted malts, caramels, pepper, grass, pine and resin. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Alcohol of 7.3% is very well hidden.
Well balanced and solid IPA, you sure can feel the hops power. Although they don't scare any versed drinker, it will give a mule kick to beginners.
Ap.3,5 Ar.4 Sab.3,75 Sens.4 Cj.4

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Smell: honey, tangerine, white pine, grapes, juicy

Taste: mango, citrus, clover honey, white pine needles, apple skin, lil dank too.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, coats the mouth with hoppy greatness

Photo of ENogueira
4/5  rDev +4.4%

12 oz bottle dated 10/2014 in a wide mouth glass. Orange in color. Thin head that dissipates quickly. Hoppy smell with some herbs and citrus. The taste is malty and herbal, with a hop taste that doesn't overpower or leave an unpleasant aftertaste. Surprisingly light to medium bodied with some noticeable carbonation. This is an excellent, refreshing beer.

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +4.4%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger puffy head was poured that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Herbal, citrus, toasted, earthy, spicy, Graham cracker, and caramel.

Taste: Same as above with mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, nice hop bitterness, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Another solid offering from this brewery.

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,917 ratings.