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Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

786 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 88
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: generalnotsew on 07-31-2010)
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, split two ways.

Pours a cloudy dark straw color, or maybe a very pale copper. An interesting color either way. Creamy white head is a full finger thick, settles into a dense white cap on top with some sparse lacing.

Nose is pretty intense. Alcohol is the first thing to pop out at me, prominent but not dominant. Big tropical fruit aromas pop out next, pineapple and a bit of grapefruit, with a richness shining through from underneath courtesy of the Marris Otter.

Taste follows suit. Deep, buttery-rich malt body sits underneath a big, smooth layer of tropical-citrus goodness, with just a dash of pine towards the finish. Alcohol comes through clearly, wrapping itself around the spicy-tickle of the hops and making the hops seem brighter, more vivid. This one is all about balance, but it does it right, integrating every component in with the next. Big hops, big malt, big alcohol, but nothing too big and everything working with everything else. Nice south-coast style DIPA.

Mouthfeel is big, smooth, ridiculously full-bodied. Smooth tingle from first sip to last swallow, moderate alcohol burn, and a fullness that leans into creamy territory. Possibly my favorite part of the beer.

Drinkability is good, but a beer this big and with an alcohol note this warming can only go so far in this area. Lots going for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 01:35:35 | More by JohnQVegas
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Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.