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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,508 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,508
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 83
Gots: 306 | FT: 7
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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Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.48/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. bottle with a best before date of June 28th. into a Captain Lawrence pint glass.

A: Standard pour yields a 1.5 finger, creamy, semi-fine, white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear orange... and when I say orange, I mean the most orange that orange can get! Lacing is outrageously ample. Thick, web-like froth covers the glass in layer upon layer. Just giving it a swirl creates new foamy patterns. Excellent.

S: Peaches, citrus, slight astringent hop aroma. Creamy overtones blend all the flavors together but also serve to tone them down, making them lack clarity.

T: Opens skunky sour with an ethanol-like scent that invades the nostrils through my mouth. Piny hop character finally appears towards the middle but there's a weird sourness that just won't go away throughout the whole experience. Astringent hops towards the end that leaves a lasting impression on the palate. Also some citrus notes make an appearance at the end. A very aggressive beer with no balance which is ok. However, given the odd sourness present, this just tastes a bit weird and unpleasant.

M: Light bodied, moderatly carbonated, but very coarse. Watery in the mouth but goes down rough. Thirst-quenching comes to mind. Harsh on the back of the throat with a messy finish that lingers for just a second.

D: I'm a fan of balanced IPAs but can definitely appreciate those over-hopped, one sided creations also. However, this is not one of them. A slight sourness was present throughout the whole beer which made it taste out of the ordinary in a bad way. The mouthfeel, while appropriate for the style, doesn't help matters here, accentuating the slightly sour hop character. I'll skip this next time.

SpeedwayJim, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of largadeer
2.48/5  rDev -35.2%

largadeer, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Mbpike
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Mbpike, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of jasinviso
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

jasinviso, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Steimie
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Steimie, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of AWB3
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

AWB3, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

HopHead84, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of jmathis
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

jmathis, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Bobbypilatti
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Bobbypilatti, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Fettpopps, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Wiskey_33
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Wiskey_33, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of ClayToporski
2.55/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: hazy copper color. Then little amount of head dissipated quickly.

S: A little orange, grass, floral notes.

T: Bitter all the way through. I feel the malt overpowers the hops. I get some orange peel, but I am not really impressed with the overall balance of the beer.

M: Average. Refreshing. Medium Body. Decent Carbonation.

D: an average beer with tons of hops bitterness, but none of the floral citrus notes. Not well balanced. I would not buy this.f

ClayToporski, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of JBIII
2.55/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

umm. Wow. Not quite sure how to describe this one. It's like a watered down versuon of the Dogfish 60. Not even the 90, but the 60 . It's a fairly smooth for a 7.3% IPA, but not the best! If you're thinking of drinking this beer, go with a Dogfish 60 instead. If you're looking for a real high gravity IPA, with lots of flavor...go with the Dogfish 90.

JBIII, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of Glennlawless
2.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a 12oz Pint Glass.

A- Poured a deep orangy copper color. I could not see through this beer. Had about a finger width head that died down quickly. Barley any lacing left as drank.
S- All im getting are sweet malts, no hop presence in the nose.I could tell this is an east coast style IPA, no citra or floral hop presence poking for me.
T- Very subtle hop presence for an IPA. Sweet malts pretty much take over this beer with a slightly hoppy finish. What killed this beer for me is about a second after the swallow a faint taste of metal lingered on the palate. I didn't like this whats so ever.
M- Medium carbonation and slightly creamy almost.

O- As a fan of West Coast floraly/Citrus IPA's, this IPA simply was not for me. For a name like "Hopsecutioner" I expected the hop presence to be a lot stronger but the malt flavor just over powered it for me. As a fan of super hoppy beers, I was somewhat deceived by the name. But for this east coast brew it wasn't BAD. I enjoyed this beer until that metal like taste hit me at the end. An OK beer. However, i will not be buying this again.

Glennlawless, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Seanibus
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a strange beer - it promises a blast of hops, but it delivers a musty, earthy taste that actually tends to emphasize the malt far more than is probably appropriate for an IPA. If anything, this beer reminds me of Fat Tire from New Belgium, which is a malty brown ale.

Pours a dirty amber with a slight head that falls away fairly quickly leaving little lacing. The aroma is earth and a bit sour. The hops are evident, but it is hard to determine what they are - along with the earthiness comes a sharply overripe flower smell. The flavor is musty and earthy, with a toasted malt bite and an overripe floral, citrusy hop taste. There is a sharp lemony bitterness at the end, though it falls away to a fairly sour finish. The mouthfeel is slick and a little prickly.

I am not so sure I am on board with this beer.

Seanibus, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of mwbrady12
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

mwbrady12, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of deadliest
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

deadliest, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

TheBigBoy, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of KDizz
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

KDizz, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Uncledoobz
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Uncledoobz, May 14, 2014
Photo of pmorris71
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

pmorris71, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of harsley
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

harsley, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Gtreid
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. I will say, this is some pretty cool artwork on the label.

A: Pours a deep copper, almost apple juice color. The pour drops a finger of off white head that fades pretty quickly and dosen't leave much lace.

A: Hoppy, citrus and pine. Maybe some sugar cane or honey. A hefty amount of caramel malt balances the nose.

T: Falls a little short for me here. The malt overtakes the hops in the brew. An IPA should be about the hops, but not in this case. Finishes sugary and dry.

M: Medium to heavy body. Small carbonation makes for a syrupy mouthfeel.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is on the lower side here, I just couldn't get past the overuse of caramel malt. Overall, not very impressed with this one. I wish they would have dialed back the malt and let the hops take center stage, but oh well. Not one I'll be trying again anytime soon. Skal.

Gtreid, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of Metalmaniac915
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Metalmaniac915, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of chadwicktorres
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,508 ratings.