Terrapin Hopsecutioner | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin HopsecutionerTerrapin Hopsecutioner

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Anthony1 on 11-03-2009

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Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of crossovert
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange amber with a nice white head that leaves some good lacing.

Smell is herbally, with some citrus, nothing too exciting for an IPA.

Taste is bitter and metallic, with some citrusy hops but no depth, mouthfeel is watery, it just doesn't seem that that refined of a brew.

Overall this tastes like something you would get at one of those generic chain brew pubs, they need to work on it.

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Photo of mntlover
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy pale orange color with a nice two finger off white head that falls fairly quick to a cap. Leaves some decent lace down my pint.

Aroma is hops pine forest mingled with citrus on sweet malt backbone, decent enough but not not losing my head over it as label states.

Taste is hops pretty much front and center with some light malt sweetness trying to sneak thru. Pine notes with grapefruit like bitterness through out. Defiantly an IPA lingering bitterness and all its pretty good wouldn't bump it into my regular IPA rotation though.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation to bring the hops out to play.

Drinkability is good enjoyable enough not quite up to par with the better IPA's in my opinion but defiantly worth a try.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of target88
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of cd34
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#49. Terrapin Hopsecutioner! Another from the Athens local Terrapin, and one of their more popular brews. I'm in a hoppy mood so this should fill the palate tonight!

Poured from a 12oz. bottle to a mug at room temp.

(Appearance) Pours a 1.5 finger depth foamy head that retains pretty nicely. Color is a bold copper orange. Carbonation is light. Beer looks nice. 4

(Smell) A nice blend of floral and piney hops with some bold fruity tones. Not much beyond that, but it smells inviting. 3.5

(Taste) Hop heavy, of course. Blends pretty evenly with the fruit tones, some citrus peel and some spices. Alcohol tastes are also a bit up front and don't hide well throughout the beer. Flavors work well. I never felt that the hops were super bold in this brew, as they were more on par with the other flavors in the beer, but they did a good job in rounding out the flavor. Finish drags on some really hoppy floral flavors on for some time after the brew. 4

(Mouthfeel) A smoother than average brew, but some crispness in play here. Medium body and a pretty evident alcohol taste, not very well masked in this beer. 3.5

(Drinkability) I liked this one a lot. I could go for another. The alcohol and the medium body can catch up with the drinker pretty quickly but for the most part it is a very satisfying IPA and worth at least another round. 3.5

Verdict: A very good IPA and a great Terrapin product. I would recommend this to just about anybody.

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 7/11/10

Best by the third week of October

Many thanks to scottyshades for throwing this in our trade

Robust, deep amber in color; teeming with the blood of hops. One finger of head dropped to an intermittent swaths of skimy foam & patches of bubbles. Good lacing thus far. Skim of retention throughout with minimal lace.

Piney hop aromas & dense, ripe citrus notes are surrounded with floral overtones. The citrus seems pithy in nature; zesty as well, though not overly spicy. Faintest inkling of solvent. Malts are solid without being overbearing. Notes of caramel & doughy bread.

Ah, this is a mighty tasty brew awash in hops & malt galore. Resiny pine bitterness is accented by lemon zest & orange notes. It isn't super bitter, leaving room for the hop flavor to be fully expressive. Toasty malt backdrop; assertive but well-seated. Decent bit of caramel that isn't too sweet.

Somewhere between medium & full body for the style. Reasonably low carbonation works well with the grittiness of the beer. Dry pine & toasted caramel residuals linger on the finish. Maybe a hint of alcohol heat, not much though.

I really like Hopsecutioner. At 7.3% abv, it's pretty easy to drink. That being said, it may be too balanced for some. Since it isn't too sweet & has a good bit of grit, it's the kind of balance I can work with. I reckon this would reckon this would really kill on tap.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alleykatking
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. DrMount aka Mike dropped this one off for me at the store. Much praise to you!

A- Pours a clear amber orange color. Half finger white head comes and goes just as quickly. Some light ringy lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Light floral hop notes in the front end of the aroma. Some light caramel notes in this beer as well. Light citrus hops thrown in the nose in hints there as well. Hops come through the this beer without being to over the top. Aroma is a little muted but still nice overall.

T- Caramel malts come through the front of this in a big tone. Light bready notes thrown in there are well. Light floral hops are the next to come through but almost get washed away from malts that make a second coming. Light citrus hops in the back end. Alcohol in the backend of this beer makes a quick appearance.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good with the style. Semi-sweet malts left on the palate. Light hops and tad bit of alcohol left on the aftertaste. Clean flavors but wish there was a little more crispness.

D- Very nice session beer for me at least. I could drink these with no problem. Nice beer for well..what it is. A good settle IPA.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent drinking IPA. Solid, if not unique.

Sun orange color, a bit hazy, with a generous pad of foam on top. Good lacing.

Earthy hop aroma - not rustic or dirty. Juicy.

The most notable aspect of the beer is the orange peel, or perhaps tangerine notes in the flavor. Quite enjoyable - subtle. Bready, malty backbone. Drinks well, the balance of the malt character and carbonation may be slightly off - not fizzy, but in the release of the dissolved CO2 with each sip. Did NOT feel or taste the 7.2%, which I liked.

I'll drink this again if I come across it. Would go good with a hot sandwich and fires. But won't go out of my way for it.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: golden to amber orange

S: mild citrus. Malt sweetness.

T: malty biscuit. Pine. Orange peel

F: creamy. Bitter aftertaste

O: solid. Decent balance. More malt base.

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Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is served from a grolwer from Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, SC. Pours from the grolwer into a pint glass a clear copper color with a small white head. The head quickly recedes into a film and leaves a very thin veil of lacing.

Aroma is hoppy yet strangely musty. Smells like someones under arm or pit sweat. Not exactly redemming but oddly enough, not a complete turnoff. Citrus and grapefruit hops with minimal malt presence in the nose.

More of that armpit juice flavor but a sweetness follows. Quite bitter but well balanced, even without much of a malt flavor or feel.

This one is in the hoppy realm. It is bitterly hoppy without being over the top or out of whack. Nicely carbonated but finishes stark dry. Slighlty thin on the mouthfeel but I think the dryness is to blame for that. Not a bad beer. I actaully like it pretty well because I dig slightly-out-of-balance-towards-the-hops type beers.

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Photo of Shawner
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garuda
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks pretty good with a hazy copperish orange, one finger off white head that has good retention and lacing down the glass.

S - Balanced evenly between citrus and pine hops with dark, dried fruits.

T - Dark fruits in the front transition to mostly citric, tangerine-like hops, with some bitterness through the finish. Leaves me wanting some more hops.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation, with some residual hop oils coating the mouth.

D - Nicely done, although I prefer a more pronounced hop profile in an IPA.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Delicious brew.

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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
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