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Terrapin Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good

2,378 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,378
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 73
Gots: 253 | FT: 6
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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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syrupjoe

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -23.5%

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear deep gold color with no particulates and an almost white head.

Pepper and vegetal notes on the nose. With a sharp, green, dankness to it. Wondering if there's anything but hops in here!

Sweet, metallic taste on the uptake. Hops not as forward as in nose. Somewhat caramel tasting malt profile... this isn't nearly as hoppy of a taste as I expected.

Moderate carbonation with a crisp but somewhat sweet mouthfeel.

Overall an okay IPA but really disappointed in the lack of hops after the explosive nose on this one. Probably won't seek out.

12-02-2011 23:44:48 | More by syrupjoe
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev -23.5%

The best by date is December, and it's July...not sure how Terrapin does their freshness on hoppy beers but I hope it isn't more than six months out and so I'm assuming this one is pretty fresh.

Very pure golden amber color, nice and clear but pretty typical for an IPA. The head is thin and fades pretty quickly.

The nose is pretty sweet, not a lot of hops but some enticing candy aromas and some floral and weak citrus notes. Taken by itself, the smell is very nice. Considering that the beer is an IPA, it's not very promising in terms of what kind of hop profile you might expect.

Okay, it's hoppier than the nose led me to expect, but not by much. Not a lot of complexity in the hop profile, just some light bitterness with a bit of sugar thrown in somewhere. Maybe a little flower, maybe a little orange citrus, but really you have to search hard to find anything interesting.

Not really sure about the mouthfeel, there's noticeable fizz in the mouth but not a lot of body and no head retention. Not terrible but not very impressive either.

Overall, the beer is plenty drinkable but hardly oustanding. Not very hoppy, not very citrusy, but fortunately not very malty either. I'm going to finish the glass but I'm not going to buy it again anytime soon. Decent but boring.

5.8/10

07-07-2011 18:25:27 | More by AlexFields
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -22.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle I to a dfh snifter.... No bottle on date, but it says drink by the third week of January so I am assuming it must be closer to fresh then old. Although I have no idea how long of a code terrapin puts in these things.

A: pours a nice hazy orange amber with about half a finger if white head... Head dissapates quickly, leavs some lacing.

S: uh oh, the nose is very malty, there are some citrusy notes, but I'm not getting much hops here, I'm getting more caramel and bready malt aromas...

T: sadly not much different then the aroma, there is some citrus and light bitterness, but I am getting mainly bready and caramel malt flavors.

M: doesn't seem bad, medium body, with low medium carbonation, and what seems like it was meant to be a dry bitter finish.

O: I'm dissapointed, after all the good things I heard about terrapin, not that this is supposed to be their greatest release, but still. I feel as though this beer is past it's prime... And gas deffinatly lost mostly all it's hops.... Which leads me to two things.
1) terrapin puts much too long of a enjoy by code on their beer, with this supposedly having a good three months left of shelf life,
2) if this is a reasonable representation of the beers intended form then terrapin should deffinatly reformulate this one...
Either way it's too bad and I am dissapointed.

11-11-2012 00:31:33 | More by PeterIngemi
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Brent_ray

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.7%

02-10-2014 19:51:48 | More by Brent_ray
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Freehouse

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-24-2013 18:48:25 | More by Freehouse
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Skye1024

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-02-2012 03:25:56 | More by Skye1024
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livewire05

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-06-2012 04:15:31 | More by livewire05
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nasa60

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-30-2012 14:13:01 | More by nasa60
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-20-2014 02:28:12 | More by buyyourfreedom
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csoult

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-11-2014 13:27:11 | More by csoult
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shrek806

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

poured into a tulip glass, a nice orange hue on the light side with a finger of slowly dissolving head leaving minor lacing

Smells of maybe just a hint of citrus-not a lot of nose to this one at all

Tastes bitter with a faint hint of citrus and pine and an alcohol finish

Mouthful- bubbly with an alcohol sting

Drinkability- not a lot to this one. maybe

3.5/2.5/3.5/3.5/3.0

my guess= an APA

02-25-2011 23:35:52 | More by shrek806
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rowbow

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-06-2014 17:51:19 | More by rowbow
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-06-2014 01:47:31 | More by Moses_Malone
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rpjonesga

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

When I found out that Terrapin was adding an IPA to it's portfolio, I was very excited. As a resident of Atlanta, I always look forward to supporting local breweries. However, I feel that Terrapin missed the mark with this one.

High Points:

Smell - The smell out of the bottle is quite hoppy which raises your expectations on the taste of the beer. There is lots of citrus in the nose from the five hops. Nice!

Appearance - The beer is crystal clear with a nice foamy head. Not a problem here.

Not so High Points:

Taste - The taste of this beer just doesn't measure up to the nice hop aroma and my expectations. The malt sweetness is a bit lacking and the hop flavor isn't quite enough for me either.

It seems to me that this beer cannot decide what it wants to be. It isn't a hop bomb like a Stone beer and it doesn't have a strong enough hop/sweet malt mix to be a well balanced IPA (think Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA or Sweetwater IPA). I think that Terrapin should have kicked up the hops and the malt in this one. I will probably buy it again but I can think of 20 other IPA's that are superior.

12-20-2009 14:24:15 | More by rpjonesga
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-15-2014 04:59:07 | More by g_jenkins
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Adkins721

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-08-2013 16:44:04 | More by Adkins721
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-04-2014 03:22:16 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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onestoploser

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-28-2012 03:39:53 | More by onestoploser
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-03-2013 02:45:10 | More by 100200300
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-06-2014 03:48:54 | More by tjsmith910
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Noelito76

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-11-2014 18:37:48 | More by Noelito76
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-01-2013 19:34:58 | More by BGsWo22
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smchenry75

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.7%

10-22-2013 22:20:20 | More by smchenry75
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Bhum063


3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-01-2014 01:12:44 | More by Bhum063
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kirby570

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

02-17-2014 03:01:39 | More by kirby570
Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,378 ratings.