Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 571 | Reviews: 186 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Aiptasia:
3.75/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Found these in four packs at our local whole foods store. Enjoying as I type this served up in the classic red solo cup. chilled into the 50 degree mark in the fridge.
A: Pours nicely even into plastic. The monster level alcohol negates a lot of the frothy cream head. Head retention is practically nil as it settles into a white dust of bubbles around the periphery of the cup. The beer body is bright orange/brown hued and crystal clear.
S: Smells of over-ripe melon mixed with soy sauce and orange rind. Aroma does battle with the boozey alcohol with balance, not dominance.
T: I'm biased as i'm a fan of big gravity beers. Hopzilla has noticeable citrus hops up front and is only slightly bitter. For fellow IPA lovers, you won't notice the bitter in this one and it's perhaps a good beer for bridging your non-IPA friends over to something a little stronger. Lots of liquid malt and slight sting of astringent from the alcohol leaves for a clean earthy aftertaste.
M: Drinks well although you will feel the burn of the alcohol level. Modestly carbonated to go down easier. Probably would've preferred this one a little colder temperature-wise.
O: Great effort by Terrapin to bring a big IPA to the local Atlanta market. Not for everyone, the alcohol content could be off-putting to lightweights.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2012 21:48:16 | More by Aiptasia
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a rinsed chalice from the bottle.
A: hazy golden deep orange Suspended carbonation or solids, can't tell. one finger head quickly dissipated to a thick collar and some islands of bubbly head. Some say generous lacing, I am getting some but not generous. No legs are visible.
S: Musty grapefruit. Synephrine laced orange pith. Carmel or other medium roasted malts. Malted milk ball centers.
T: Puckery grapefruit, bitter citrus. Huge malt stands up very well to the hops. Sweetness like a candy sugar, most likely unfermented caramel malts and not candy sugar. Bittersweet is the perfect moniker for this beer. Yeast is not offensive, just a light estered note.
M: SMOOOTH,carbonation is spot on and malts are generating some sweet smoothness. Very slightly dry at finish with phenolic notes on outbreath. Hides booziness pretty well.
O: Big. Has the most grapefruit notes I have had since Devil Dancer, without the huge dryness and desert parching qualities of DD. This is pretty good for a high IBU grapefruit bomb.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 02:08:53 | More by Scrapss
Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.