Terrapin Woodford Reserve Hopsecutioner - Terrapin Beer Company
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4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cask served at Cypress St. Pint and Plate in Atlanta. Hopsecutioner with oak spirals that were soaked in Woodford Reserve for about a week. Also known as "Woody Woodpecker".
Pours an opaque light copper color with a half-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of candied hops more than anything - citrus and mild floral aromas without the normal bitterness. Also present are mild amounts of vanilla and earthy oak aromas that intensify as the beer warms.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors with just a hint of buttery-ness kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of hops - citrus and floral with hints of pine. Midway through the sip the hops fade a bit allowing room for mildly brash oak flavors and hints of vanilla. Near the end of the sip very light bourbon flavors enter into things before a mildly bitter ending takes over.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with grainy carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.
Overall I think Hopsecutioner gets better every time I try it - apparently a result of the more robust dry-hopping. It certainly came through in this beer and the subtle changes brought on by the spirals were a nice addition. Worth a shot if it pops up again.
Serving type: cask
03-25-2010 02:15:00 | More by glid02
Terrapin Woodford Reserve Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
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