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Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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902 Ratings

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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 94
Gots: 96 | 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:
Beer added by: generalnotsew on 07-31-2010

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3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a cloudy, murky honey color. OK lacing, virtually no head.

Smell 4.0: Great bouquet on this beer. Piney and spicy with a deep note of sweet malt.

Taste 3.75: Front is flat with a nice alkaline hoppiness. Middle is where an almost saltiness hits you along with a very nice and deep treacly malt hit. Also in the middle is where a great blend of hops starts to assault the tastebuds. Finish is where the grassy, piney blend of hops seeps in from around the sides of the palate and ends in a sweet grapefruit taste that would be fantastic if this beer were ice cold. Aftertaste is somewhat...skunky almost...with a lemony-hopiness and more of the treacly malt; pleasant and it fades quicky.

Mouthfeel 3.0: Good mouthfeel; somewhat slick and thick, but not a distraction.

Overall 3.5: Very good beer, but kind of a chimera, and a chimera where all the parts don't necessarily fit. Add to it all the 10%+ ABV (no alcohol taste at all, BTW) and you are dealing with a beer that would be good for the occasional quaff, but not one that you could session or consider a "go to" brew. Still, good for a try and certainly not a bad beer.

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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

Short and sweet review. Well, 'cause this was the sweetest DIPA I've ever had. Like orange marmalade in a glass.
Very malt centric, it even seemed as though the orange flavor came from the malt but not the hops. Perhaps this was a bit old, but
still a 2014 vintage. No smack of hops up front, and no bittering dry hops in the back end.
Overall, it was good, I sucked it right down. However, it reminded me more of a Belgian IPA than a DIPA.
DO NOT BUY IF YOU WANT A PALATE BURNING EXPERIENCE! But if you'd like to try a nice beer that is sweet and unassuming, go for

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass. No snifter were available.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Candied orange, caramel, herbal, grassy, pungent, onion, garlic, toasted, and biscuity malts.

Taste: Same as above. Mild bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, nice booze, medium carbonation, and tingly bitterness.

Overall: Pretty nice DIPA. Got better as it warmed, but this beer could possibly be aged for a bit too.

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Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.