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Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 88
Gots: 83 | 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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Photo of kennylopez
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 2012 12oz bottle into a globe glass.

Appearance: a clear golden color with a fingers worth of lasting head and spots of lacing.

Smells: a huge pine and citrus hopped up IPA with a sweetness.

Tastes: there is a grapefruit and citrus hop character that is fresh sweet hops that lingers.

Mouthfeel: there is a lasting carbonation throughout drinking this ale and I have to say that balance the higher 10% and the sweet bitter aftertaste is wonderful.

Overall: I picked up a 4 pack for $11 bucks and I will be going back tomorrow to pick up a few more packs to say the least. this is a awesome brew that I fully enjoy fresh. I plan to pick up some more a see if they age decent.

kennylopez, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of jtmcgraw
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jtmcgraw, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of DaveONan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

DaveONan, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of McNuts
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

McNuts, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Hophead717
2.88/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Perfect, deep golden straw, with a fizzy half-finger head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing sticks along the glass.

S: Light grassy hops, with some notes of sweet tangerine. Definitely smells like a fresh IPA, with a some graininess coming out also. Alcohol is quite noticeable.

T: Incredibly sweet upfront--a mix of honey and citrus-sweetness. The finish is lightly bitter, but very underwhelming for a "Hopzilla." Very boozy--one of the most noticeable ABV IPAs I've sampled.

M: Very good, well-carbonated for a high-end ABV beer.

O:This doesn't really work for me. In a way, it reminds me of Hopslam with the sweet lead-in, but there's no strong hoppy-presence to balance that, save for a touch of bitterness at the end. Underwhelming to say the least.

Hophead717, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Fridge, Lancaster PA

12 oz pour transferred into a British Imperial Nonic at my request (thank you Miranda)

Pours a nice ¼” head which rapidly reduces to a thin film.
Brilliant deep yellow straw color with some short lived lacing.

A distinct aroma of malt, followed by mostly citrus hops, and crusty bread yeast. Quite enjoyable.

Crisp entry on the palate of delicious malt, followed by wonderfull citrus hops, and a full mouth feel combined with fine small bubble carbonation. Delicious!

Long crisp finish of hop dominated malt. The hop oils stick to your mouth. Very enjoyable.

Quite a delicious DIPA, but that being said there is nothing here to rise above the din.


JTSbeerislife, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at the brewery the day after it was released during one of their tour sessions! Served from tap into a Terrapin Hopzilla shaker. Poured golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing through the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, marijuana, marijuana hop, citrus, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, citrus, citrus hop, marijuana, earth hop, marijuana hop, and fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was really surprised at how nice and hoppy this one was while still not being abrasive to the palate. There was a nice touch of both sweetness and bitterness so the palate didn't get overwhelmed. Honestly reminded me of fresh Pliny if I am completely honest with just a touch of earthiness. Definitely worth trying and really glad that they brought this one back in bottles.

thagr81us, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of MrHolland10
3/5  rDev -25.4%

MrHolland10, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Around $5 at brick store for an 8-12 oz pour. served in a goblet.

a- it's a deep hazey orange and has lots of fluffy head. leaves nice lacing behind.

s- strong scents of hops, pineapple, orange zest, and spices.

t- very hoppy and pretty fruity. there's a strong orange fruit presence in this beer. slightly sweet with a little of the alcohol warmth going down.

m- its warm to cool, with a low carbonation, mediumish body, very smooth. i can't detect any alcohol until it goes down.

o- good beer. i had never had it before. this was also my first cask ale and i enjoyed it very much.

dejrrma, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jstark5150, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

jak, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jcone17, Dec 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

ALLISON01, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

PthPndr, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.