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Terrapin Hopzilla - Terrapin Beer Company

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892 Ratings

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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 89
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: generalnotsew on 07-31-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out with a lightly hazy yellow color. The head was fluffy and white. The smell of the beer reminded me of lemons and hops mixed together. The taste of the beer was very nice too, it's got a very lively kick to it, lots of citrus in there. The mouthfeel of the beer was light and refreshing, and leaves a good bite on the tongue. Overall I found this to be a really good IPA for the summer time. I would drink it again if I ever happen to come across it down the line.

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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden orange color with a decent head and good lacing. The smell of an IPA was a little lacking. The taste was better than average in terms of ranking. It wasn't anything really new in terms of breakout IPAs. Great name, with 3.5 in taste points. Mouthfeel was good. Overall, based on the rating system here it was better than average and I gave it a 4.0 overall -- averaging up.

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3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an extremely cloudy pale golden color with a creamy off-white head.

S: Very dank and strange smell with a lot of sweetness and some oak.

T: This is way sweet for me. It reminds me of Southern Tier's Oak Aged Unearthly, which I didn't care for. Overripe apricot with a slight hint of citrus hops. There's a buttery and oaky flavor that lasts through the finish and is a bit overwhelming.

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4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An 8oz draft at the Porter during the Terrapin Takeover on 5/21/11

A - A cloudy light orange hue. One finger white head. Sticky lace all over the glass. Beautiful!

A - Citrus hops, grapefruit and piny hops. The citrus hops give off lots of sweet floral notes. Orange, pineapple. Piny hops also prevalent, giving a nice grapefruit smell.

T - Grapefruit and citrus. High ABV is hidden. Big hop kick at the end. Sweet flavors from the malts. So well balanced!

M - Medium carbonation, nice mouth feel. Creamy. Very crisp! Light bodied.

O - An amazing double IPA. Up there with the Hopslam and the Majaraja as one of my favorites. Very drinkable as well, as the high ABV is well hidden and it is so well balanced. Not too bitter, which often occurs in Double/Imperial IPA's. So glad that the Porter offered what I am sure is one of the last kegs, as I have been searching for this brew for awhile.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: Taken from notes at a previous tasting. Also, this was one of my earliest reviews, hence my review is a bit vague.

A: Pours a gold color with a finger of off-white head that reduces to a ring.

S: Nose is full of piney resin, grapefruit, and some sweet malt notes.

T: Balanced bitterness with some malt in the background. I'm getting some nutty notes as well.

M: Good mouthfeel, bread/biscuity coats the mouth.

Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.