Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,559
Ranked #19,343
3.82 | pDev: 11.52%
Feb 18, 2024
Nov 03, 2009
This Killer IPA earns its name by using six different types of hops while still remaining an aggressive well balanced beer.
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Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Feb 18, 2024
Rated: 4.04 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Feb 10, 2024
Rated: 3.25 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Dec 19, 2023
Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Dec 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Hmmmmm from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I liked this more than I thought I would at first sip, but I've known to give them a chance.

Towards the end of the can, I like it. It's a deep stouty flavor. Not quite a skull splitter at 12% but it's still a bold 7 something.

I like it.

Comes off vinegary at first, but mad drinkable towards the end.
Dec 13, 2023
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Rated by Bbledsoe from Arkansas

4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Could use a little more malt flavor for balance.
Nov 10, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by GaryPro from Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Cool name, cool artwork, taste doesn’t do it for me. I’d never turn down if offered, but won’t buy unless clearance priced. I need to try more Terrapin beers in order to give a fair shot to brewery.
Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In a can BBD 9-28-23, so a bit past it's BBD. I've had this beer once before, on tap and fresh, back in 2015. This was before I joined BA.

This beer is a very clear pouring beer, and dark golden in color, with amber hues. The head that forms is 2 finger, white, and quite fluffy/frothy looking. The head retentiion is quite good, and there's a bit of lacing on the glass.
Even though this can is past it's BBD, it still is so full of hops. I get a lot of pine and a good deal of evergreen tree smell from the hops. I have had this beer a long time ago, fresh, and on tap. I don't remember the smell, though I remember it was very strong. I would love to smell it again fresh sometime, and see if it's stronger.
Taste - The taste is full on pine and evergreen tree flavor. The hops seem somewhat muted, but they're still quite strong.
The body is quite full. The bitterness does last, though, I would think it could last longer fresh.
I really have to try this yet again fresh sometime. I really enjoyed it, but I think it's fallen off a bit with age. Solid beer overall, and a treat.
Oct 08, 2023
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
8/2023 Sam’s Club
Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
one of those beers of fame that i somehow have not had until now, a draft pour, an iconic beer, but it probably meant more when its peer group was smaller. the first thing ive had from terrapin in way too long, nice beer, but in some ways it has a ton of equals now, everyone caught up perhaps. looks like they used to, lightly brassy to copper, mostly clear with some low shine, a fine almost inch of thick and lasting white head, craggy and rocky and leaving lace as it drinks. it smells like minerals from the malt, a little crystal malt richness, but still american, tons of relatively fresh hops wrapped into it, grapefruit for sure, could be simcoe driven, spicy northwestern vibes too, orange zest, cantaloupe, and pine, its resinous and it seems to be bitter, but its not overly intense as they go, at least by todays standards, classically balanced and without anything from the yeast. the flavor is similar, grapefruit for sure, white pine boards, tangerine, herbal bitters, and actual high alpha hop bitterness set against, or rather alongside and together with, slightly nutty pale barley malt, sweet like toffee but for just a flash in the middle, then bready and baked and in a support role. this is really nice, fresh in this instance, and with some linger. it plays in that iconic space, lagunitas ipa and the like, drinkable for its strength and because its got great proportionality, but it also didnt hit me in this day and age as something real special either, good but just an ipa, not being critical, it just seems familiar. good to get to drink some terrapin stuff, i always forget they have corporate ownership now...
Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, best by DEC 07, 2023. Acquired the 6 pack from the Janesville, Wisconsin Woodman's. Ironic how beer brewed in Georgia is available in Wisconsin, yet I never see it in Illinois, but I digress.

A: Pours a nice burnt golden / orange, strong finger point five of frothy sudsy off-white head. Looks float-ish. Color is nice, reminiscent of how they used to make IPA's...
S: Earthy, twiggy, grassy. Not overly hoppy or piney or resinous, despite the six hop varieties that went into this. Notes of caramel & bready biscuit malt.
T: The taste is nice, but surely not designed to break or crash any new ground. Bitter, slightly piney, good balance of bread malts. It's simple but nice.
F: Decent feel. Smooth, creamy. Body feels super light, especially for being over 7% abv, with the alcohol being not noticeable at all.

Overall, I would call it slightly above average, but definitely decent, especially in these days where Hazy swill lines all the shelves.

Terrapin Hopsecutioner -----4/5.
Aug 19, 2023
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Rated by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tastes like a Pepsi-Cola.

Style: IPA | Tap/Can/Bottle: Can | Abv: 7.3% | Rating: 3.5
Jun 22, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear gold, thin white head with moderate retention

Aroma: Citrus, herbal, and pine.

Flavor and aftertaste: Citrus, herbal and pine. Aggressive bitterness. Low sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Drying, low to moderate carbonation. High stringency. Moderate length finish with sticky trailing bitterness.

Overall: WC style IPA. Lands with a compliment of citrus, herbal and piney aromas and flavors. Pretty aggressive bitterness that is coating and lasts well into the finish. Uses Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade hops.
Jun 14, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - golden, small white head, no lacing left behind
Smell - bready, piney, citrusy
Taste - citrus, pine, caramel, fruity, malty
Feel - medium light body, moderate carbonation, hoppy sticky finish
Overall - Hoppy, malty backbone, caramel sweetness and fruity. Mouthfeel is a bit light. There's a piney resin and fruity candy flavor on the finish. Great job by Terrapin using six different hops to create a solid west coast IPA. That's why I paired Hopsecutioner with Going Back to Cali by Sevendust. Heavy duty!
Jun 11, 2023
Rated: 3.14 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

May 20, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by woemad from Washington

May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pours a copper shade of deep golden amber, with a generous two finger off white head foam. Laces the glass exceptionally well.

Aroma: Pine tar, the kind you'd put on a baseball bat. Some sweet notes of granola and orange peel in the background. A little bit of lemon peel and pickled ginger.

Taste: Decently bitter but not to a gobsmacking degree. Follows the nose. Good amount of pine resin and bitter orange upfront, followed by chewy notes of caramel and granola. Ends on more spicy pine resin with just the slightest hint of orange taffy.

Feel: Mid-Heavy body. Somewhat chewy and thick. Dry.

Overall: Solid IPA.
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2023
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