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Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

876 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 89
Gots: 87 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

crowbar540, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

TigerOwl, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

rrski198, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jaemeno3, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

instinct2, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

GMan, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Trish, Dec 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at cellar temp into goblet.
Aroma of piney alcohol.
Head small (1.5 cm), off-white, creamy, mostly diminishing, rapidly.
Lacing fair.
Body light orange, hazy.
Begins with piney resinous taste, ends with piney alcohol taste.
Body is medium, dry.
Carbonation lively.
Ends with an astringent aftertaste.

Overall not a bad example of a DIPA. Had it previously from the Side Project 12 incarnation.

Ozzylizard, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

target88, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Hazed golden, epic lacing

SMELL: Pungent, citrus rind, grapefruit pith, arugula, peppery, rose water, pine, mango, esters, bread

TASTE: Booze, smooth, creamy, bitter, dank, pineapple, orange zest, ruby red grapefruit, spicy, warming, grass, bready

This beer is massive—our palates are Toyko, and Hopzilla absolutely destroys. As veteran beer drinkers, we can and don’t mind taking the hit. Sip after sip, you’d think it would let up, but it does not … it just keeps on rampaging and nearly numbs our taste buds. Excellent.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

dsnyder61, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

AmandaRae, Nov 26, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, freshness date unknown, poured into DFH IPA glass.

Pours a murky yellow-orange body with a small white head of decent retention and lacing.

Heavy on the tropical fruits, oranage, pineapple, guava, lemon, grapefruit, mild pine and floral.

Taste is similar to the smell, with heavy orange and tropical fruit hops. Bitter but only moderately so. Not overly malty but a lot of sweetness is probably from the hop flavor and not only the malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is brisk, bright, and carbonated. Medium body with an appropriately dry finish.

Overall a solid DIPA and definitely great if you like the tropical fruit flavors. For the more piney, bitter IPA seekers, look elsewhere.

MCain04, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

IPAdams, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

bhudlow23, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

hopflyer, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Christopher0331, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

bruindre, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

woodchip, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

gbohl, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ToddThompson, Oct 01, 2013
Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.