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Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

795 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 85
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
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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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-30-2014 21:30:15 | More by CraigTravor
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-30-2014 15:00:33 | More by erialbill
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice cloudy orange with a cream colored two finger head that settles nicely coating the edge of the glass.

S: There is citrus and ripe melon in the nose along with some biscuit. A little dank.

T: Tastes of pine, mango, tangerine, some caramel notes.

M: Nice mouthfeel overall, resiny, a little sweetness with a light spicy bite and some mustiness on the finish.

O: An interesting brew overall, somewhat remniscent of early batches of Devils Dancer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 03:13:53 | More by arlingtonjoe
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-29-2014 21:23:53 | More by PTEdelman
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Ardeer

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-29-2014 19:40:26 | More by Ardeer
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elgatoborracho

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-28-2014 05:45:15 | More by elgatoborracho
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Josbor11

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-27-2014 16:59:21 | More by Josbor11
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-27-2014 15:15:12 | More by muskiesman
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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-27-2014 05:18:24 | More by cjgator3
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-27-2014 01:52:19 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at World Market in Hoover Alabama for $3.00 341ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Pours with a surprising amount of head for a high alcohol DIPA. Dark orange color.

S- PERFECT DIPA! Absolutely wonderful. Coriander, orange peel, musty.

T- Excellent. Lots of hops but not too bitter. Barely can tell it's over 10% alcohol. Caramel galore

M- Excellent for an IPA. Dry and tart.

O- Excellent. Watch out for the alcohol. Excellent cold but gets hot as it warms. Keep it in the bottle and pour as needed

Food Pairing

I tried this wonderful DIPA out with... T-Bone steak and baked potato. Not my cup of tea. Way overpowered the steak straight off the BBQ. This beer would go very well with sushi though.

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 00:09:43 | More by DaveBar
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Nrhurd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-26-2014 23:06:03 | More by Nrhurd
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abuono

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

06-26-2014 07:25:08 | More by abuono
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Djm04f

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-25-2014 23:55:40 | More by Djm04f
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DuffBeer14

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-25-2014 03:25:57 | More by DuffBeer14
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jgreenward

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-25-2014 02:18:42 | More by jgreenward
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-24-2014 19:20:17 | More by seanchai
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bbsaur

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-23-2014 19:16:41 | More by bbsaur
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AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2014 19:27:36 | More by AMCimpi
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-20-2014 23:29:55 | More by ttylicki
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Victory Willibecker pint glass.

Pours a dark gold/orange color with a sturdy cream colored head. Body is cloudy and lacing is quite sticky. You can tell right away from the aroma this will be one of those "traditional" throwback DIPAs by the big and assertively maltiness counterbalanced by grapefruity hop notes.

Flavor is as the nose indicates; this isn't a contemporary HF/Lawsons/TG affair, with the light body and crystal clear hop flavors those beers are known for. Instead you get a chewy, sweet caramel malt character that's almost bready, the old grapefruit/orange/earthy/pine hop profile and so forth. Bitterness is there but is quite mitigated by the sweetness of the malts. Maybe i haven't had one of these in while - it strikes me as kind of a dinosaur at this stage in the game - but it does taste pretty good nonetheless.

Body is medium full and carbonation is just below medium, and there's a pleasant roundness and slightly sticky aspect to the beer. Doesn't linger excessively and again the bitterness is surprisingly controlled.

My ultimate impression is that this is a sweeter DIPA reminiscent of the last wave, still tasty, but so...four years ago?

Edit: I wrote my review then read the review immediately below it...EvoJoe nailed it, there's definitely lots of pineapple here...pineapple upside down cake? Couldn't place it at first but that's definitely it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 03:26:38 | More by tobelerone
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tmm313

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy copper/orange color. Creamy 1 finger head. Good lacing.

S- Tangerine, peach, floral, caramel/toffee, pineapple, and subtle pine.

T- Super sweet tangerine, pineapple, and peach on the tongue. Immediately shifts to bitter upon swallowing. Grapefruit, caramel, spice, toast, pine, and light resin.

M- Medium body. Drying and resinous.

O- This was pretty good. I've had better and worse. The aromas were what I'll remember most, but overall a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 21:20:40 | More by tmm313
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-19-2014 19:49:01 | More by EvoJoe
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Beersrfc

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-18-2014 13:41:42 | More by Beersrfc
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lurey1978

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2014 02:03:53 | More by lurey1978
Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.