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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,216 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,216
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 71
Gots: 174 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Anthony1 on 11-03-2009)
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Mulciber_Volcanus

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-18-2013 04:59:46 | More by Mulciber_Volcanus
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Priya

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-14-2012 17:57:39 | More by Priya
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Chadical

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-21-2014 16:44:46 | More by Chadical
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kas

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-07-2013 13:49:12 | More by kas
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-07-2012 16:10:29 | More by fatbatcat
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dsimanski

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-17-2013 01:21:07 | More by dsimanski
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jmint

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-01-2013 21:38:54 | More by jmint
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-25-2013 20:55:54 | More by hopandbarley28
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Leviathan_USBM

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-09-2012 16:41:57 | More by Leviathan_USBM
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StefanosG

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +24%

12-28-2012 02:05:54 | More by StefanosG
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kjb32812

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-13-2014 01:51:37 | More by kjb32812
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

01-30-2014 19:27:46 | More by Furley80
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Paul92024

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-06-2014 00:56:23 | More by Paul92024
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Cadimack

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-12-2014 01:22:26 | More by Cadimack
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +24%

06-05-2012 15:28:43 | More by WhiskeeTango
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-06-2013 17:49:23 | More by craftbrew502
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TWBirmingham

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-09-2012 23:25:12 | More by TWBirmingham
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think that this one came to me care of my local IP trader, tone77. Watch my progression today as I go from a single on up.

From the bottle: "Hear ye, hear ye ... All hopheads shall herewith rejoice! Terrapin hath recruited ye olde HOPSECUTIONER to execute the exact hop profile for this killer IPA. YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOPHEAD OVER THIS ONE!"

That last part really makes me sad as I just took receipt of my knitted hophead from wiresiren and I would hate to lose it! In fact, that may be my headgear for GTMW 2012 in a couple of weeks.

My pour netted me a massively thick, foamy tawny head that extended above the rim of the glass, resembling the top of an ice cream cone. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with minty hops. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was like spearmint or peppermint, really intense and cooling! Yum! The finish was dry, cool, minty, just the way I really prefer an AIPA. The sticky lacing that was left behind was going to require a jackhammer to remove. More, please!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 18:26:28 | More by woodychandler
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JamesS

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a wonderful copper color with great head and excellent lacing. Wonderfully deep aroma, with a great thick malt backing and great bitterness in the nose; a lot of citrus, with some nice herbal hops as well. Wonderful taste, a great thick malty beer with a wonderful hard hit of hops at the end, lasting on the tongue; slight citrus, wonderful grassy hops. Went down exceptionally well.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 18:46:12 | More by JamesS
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a copper, orange color with effervescent bubbles making their way to the top. A vibrant white, 1 finger head retains fairly well and leaves a bit of lacing as I sip

S-Malted barley, sweet caramel, freshly baked bread all make up the front of the nose as it fades nicely into a bitter hopped up scent. Quite lovely.

T-The name is deceiving. It's not as hoppy as I would have figured and I love it. The malted barley and sweet backbone mix perfectly with an astringent hoppy bite that combines to make an exceptional creamy finish.

MF-Creamy, thick with a smooth finish. Body is full and it has a brief moment on the palate that feels crisp but it's overall creamy.

O-This is my favorite IPA. Hopsecutioner is underrated by a huge margin

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 17:05:33 | More by Jacurdy60
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beveritt

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint glass. Label depicts a hooded turtle, holding a mash paddle and overlooking some hops locked in a pillory. Best if enjoyed by the 3rd week of October.

Appearance: Pours with just under 1 finger of medium tan head. This settles to a thin and incomplete coating of foam, leaving behind decent lacing. The beer itself is medium to light brown with a hint of ruby red. Hoppy enough that there is a slight haze. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aromas of citrusy and florally hops. Notes of pineapple and granny smith apples. Some bubblegum esters.

Taste: Strong, smack you in the face hops upfront; reminiscent of grapefruit and pine. Solid backbone of semi-sweet caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level with an amazingly thick and viscous body.

Drinkability: While hop bombs are not my favorite, this one is done extremely well. Spicy dry hopped flavors upfront meld into a well established malt backdrop.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 01:59:25 | More by beveritt
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

horray for freshness dating!

pours an orangy amber color with white 1/2" head. tons of lacing that clings all over the glass. aroma is a mix of piney and citrus hops. taste consists of a nice malt backbone, with the hops slowly coming to the front. mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

probably the best IPA I've had yet. very high drinkability due to the great balanced taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 01:47:04 | More by jmdrpi
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joegerards

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Wow, not a huge 'hop head' but this really is a well-made brew. Terrapin hit a home-run with this beer. Descent nose, not a whole lot going on, but taste and drinkability are unreal. Subtle hints of fruit and spice lead to a great smooth finish. Overall, I really liked it.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 04:05:23 | More by joegerards
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tmm313

Georgia

4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Darkish amber color. Super clear with quickly dissipating 1 finger head. OK lacing.

Smell: A lot going on at once. Ruby Red Grapefruit, tropical fruits, oranges, caramel, toffee, slight pine, a touch of pepper, and slight alcohol.

Taste: I've never had a beer harder to describe. It is touted as using 6 different hops and 4 different malts, and you can definitely tell it. There's pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, oranges, pepper, something that reminds me of dry cinnamon that pops up every once in while, caramel, toffee, raisins, a slight touch of booze and things I still can't find a name for. The finish is a flavor I've never tasted, well, anywhere, yet it seems really familiar... Maybe its all the familiar flavors mixing together? The slight aftertaste is more peppery than bitter with just a touch of alcohol. Either way, this is really good to me.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation. Light lingering bitterness with a peppery, almost minty, tingle.

Overall: I really love this beer! The 6 hops and 4 malts mix together to form something super unique and addictive. Excellent balance and complexity. Will have this many more times to come.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 18:07:07 | More by tmm313
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a chalice, orange amber colored with a tight white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy, few bubbles

S: piney oils, grapefruit, orange, bready malt, big on hops

T: citrus fruit up front, big grapefruit, hop flavor lingers, sweeter finish than expected, pine trees, good hops to malt balance

M: good carbonation with a medium to full body, not at all oily, 7.3% ABV well hidden

O: this is a great IPA from my home state, one of the only things I like coming out of Athens, my only advice on improving this beer would be to move the brewery to Atlanta to get it away from U(sic)GA, THWG

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 02:41:14 | More by M_C_Hampton
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
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