Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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894 Ratings

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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 91
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: generalnotsew on 07-31-2010)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 04-24-2013
Freshness: 2013 Vintage
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Terrapin Snifter
Purchased: Single from The Bottle Shop, Franklin

A: Hazy orange colored beer with a small off-white head. Retention is low, but OK for this big of a beer; lacing is very attractive.

S: The citrus and piney hops play well with the caramel malts for a dreamy aroma.

T: As in the smells, there is a great balance in the taste, with pine and citrus hop bitterness kept in check by a big maltiness from the Maris Otter. Also has a pleasing warming of alcohol.

M: The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a medium-high amount of carbonation on the tongue. The finish has both strong malt notes and big hoppy bitterness.

O: A fantastic DIPA here -- I need to go get some more. Happy that this is available locally!

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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, 2013 vintage, from excellent BA trader QuentinCall.

Honey-gold elixir poured into Avery pint glass. 2-finger, thick, white head, plenty of lacing.

Wow, nice hops! Mangoes and oranges all over the place.

Honey, citrus hops, malt backbone. Alcohol comes through at the end.

Medium to full body, smooth, nice.

Well done DIPA. Could really sniff this one all day. The hops are sweet and give this one a bump.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: very nice dark orange in color, created about 1/2 fingers worth of head retention. moderate carbonation and nice lacing

S: as expected, huge hops blast the nose, with some tropical fruits such as mango and subtle peach. there is a nice sweet malt backbone holding this one together and i'm not getting any alcohol. nice

T: big hops up complimented by a big sugary malt sweetness that masks all alcohol. orange peel, mango, and a slight touch of mango also come through here creating a decent amount of complexity as well as balance.

M: lighter than what I was expecting to be honest. but it leaves a nice sugary sweetness on the palate along with some hops which is pretty nice

O: definitely worthy of a try. i really enjoyed how the sugary cuts out the alcohol, because I could easily kick back 2-3 of these. it has a nice flavor profile, just wish a bit more fruits would come forward in the taste.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of AlexFields
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pure amber, clear body, head just under an inch.

Smells pretty dank, lots of peach, some mandarin orange, some sweet malt.

Taste is dank, has a little peach again, some orange, some grapefruit maybe, lots of fruit but not too bitter, fairly sweet with a big malt backbone, pretty spicy hop character too.

Good carbonation, fairly thick body, not as dry as I like my IPAs but pretty drinkable.

Good beer! Big fruit character, fairly hoppy, pretty malty too which isn't my thing but this is really good. Glad to finally get to try this!


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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz, filled 4/4/13, drank 4/12/13
Bruery tulip

A: Clear orange amber like color. Full finger of off white head initially. Faded to a layer. Leaves some sticky lacing.

S: Juicy fruit character. Over ripe peach and mango. Some herbal notes. Sweet malts there as well.

T: Big hops up front. Tons of that same fruit that you smelled. But there is a good layer of sweet malts to match it. Maybe an herbal like flavor. Finish has lingering fruity hops.

M: Big medium. Has some body.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Capone's. Smooth DIPA, full of citrus hop flavour and flavour up front. You do not notice the palate erasing as you are bribed by the flavour. Nice malt supportVery good drinkability and style representative. Cloudy orange appearance.Top level label.

Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.