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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,266 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,266
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 73
Gots: 187 | 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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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

09-18-2013 00:13:14 | More by ThePopper
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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mjh0527

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-16-2013 18:38:00 | More by mjh0527
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-16-2013 15:54:36 | More by jkball01
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-15-2013 20:07:48 | More by TTripp725
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-15-2013 18:44:38 | More by Cazlo
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2013 21:22:08 | More by yuenglingade
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a flute type glass.

The appearance of this beer looks good and is a pretty standard color for an A-IPA. I poured this beer rather hard and vigorous to generate a nice and rich white head that lingered for quite a while and let nice lacing while receding. The color of the brew is a nice dark orange/light amber color. The aroma is way sweeter and maltier than most A-IPA's I have had or reviewed. It smells very sweet and somewhat like honey, not really what I was expecting, but it doesn't smell bad. The hops are hard to pick up in the aroma. The flavor delivers a very balanced brew, but the aftertaste is a little metallic and iron-like. The initial flavor is very light and rather sweet. There is just enough hops in this beer to balance it, but I don't find much of a bitter, citrus, or floral/herbal flavor in this brew. The hops seem to only balance the malt and not really pop as a flavor of their own as they should in an A-IPA. The MF is rather standard and a medium bodied brew that is easy to drink.

This is a good beer, but not what I would expect for an A-IPA. I think that it needs some more hop presence in its flavor profile. Otherwise appearance and MF are spot on.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 14:37:06 | More by jifigz
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swisem01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-13-2013 19:15:22 | More by swisem01
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peetza1210

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-13-2013 07:03:15 | More by peetza1210
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Thirsty_Moe

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-13-2013 04:14:46 | More by Thirsty_Moe
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-12-2013 23:36:06 | More by ScubaSteve00
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Christopher0331

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-12-2013 21:16:34 | More by Christopher0331
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Nappejl

Georgia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

09-12-2013 20:53:38 | More by Nappejl
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-12-2013 01:25:19 | More by dankjohn
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CottomanEmpire

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-12-2013 01:24:46 | More by CottomanEmpire
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-12-2013 00:31:09 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-12-2013 00:09:52 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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Big78CJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-10-2013 00:41:16 | More by Big78CJ
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been trying as many IPAs as possible this summer and the name attracted me to this one. Plus Terrapain - oops make that Terrapin, that was a non-Freudian typo - has a pretty good rep.

Agree with previous reviews which noted that the hop hype on the bottle label is way overblown, thus disappointing hopheads.

In that vein it disappointed me too. But the great caramel malt flavor was too good not to enjoy Hopsecutioner for what it is rather than what it represents itself to be.

I admit to occasional wavering on reviews insofar as sometimes I rate them according to how I like them rather than how well they represent their intended style. That was the case here. As a hop bomb it falls way short, but as a tasty brew it is truly exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 19:22:33 | More by scotorum
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-08-2013 05:24:50 | More by KeyWestGator
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NormLobstah

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-08-2013 01:44:54 | More by NormLobstah
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NW2285

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-07-2013 18:18:15 | More by NW2285
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cambabeer

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love IPAs and this was a good one.

Nice golden color, and white head. Not a whole lot of lace on the glass. Smell was very clean, dry, citrusy, hoppy, fresh and herbal.

The taste followed suit perfectly. Very refreshing hops bitterness with the dry finish. Sweet upfront with some citrusy esters and full taste. Clean and crisp mouthfeel.

This is not groundbreaking in the realm of IPAs, but what it is is drinkable. I only had one, but wanted more. Surprisingly drinkable when you think about the 7.3 abv as well.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 15:51:38 | More by cambabeer
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gopens44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-05-2013 15:32:12 | More by gopens44
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,266 ratings.