Terrapin Hopsecutioner | Terrapin Beer Company

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86
very good
3,353 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Anthony1 on 11-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,353
Reviews:
781
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
908
For Trade:
10
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Photo of Nunya
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice cloudy orange IPA color. Aroma is malt heavy, bit of pine, thought it would have more hoppiness. Taste is a bit pine, bit malt with a heavy aftertaste, and thats what does it for me. A little more hops would help.Nice.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Clear goblet
From: Vortex Midtown in Atlanta, Ga.
Price: $6
Purchased: Dec. 7, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 7, 2016
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: N/A

First time trying Terrapin as well. I believe they recently became #CraftAdjace as well, but I won’t hold that against them here. The name of this one sounds cool. Hope it tastes as good.

Poured a deep gold clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white frothy head when I got it. It was dark at Vortex, but there appeared to be a lot of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled Cascade, soapy pine, floral, Irish Spring soap, light tangerine, Citra and caramel. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted Cascade, soapy pine, Irish Spring, floral, potpourri, caramel, lots of hops that really don’t work well together, passion fruit, mango and tropical notes. (Taste - 3.25)

Light body, Oily texture, Average carbonation. Dry, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was an OK beer overall. Nothing special though. (Overall - 3.50)

3.46 | 79 | B-

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Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bufante
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Prost76
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjmiller718
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: dark orange, copper, lightly carbonated, huge 2-3 finger off white creamy thick head.
N: orange peel, grapefruit, earthy/peppery Amarillo hops, piney hop resin, light pale malts and bread/biscuit.
T: bread and caramel malts, light citrus, grapefruit, orange, very dry bitter hop notes, touch floral.
B: creamy medium body and carbonation, soft pillowy mouthfeel.
Overall: for it having 6 different hop varieties, it mostly comes off as dry and bitter, lacking the depth I would hope for. Still above average and an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of BeerCon5
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a standard dark golden yellow with a slight orange hue and a finger of fluffy off-white foam.

Slightly piney and grassy character up front with a noticeable orange pith fruitiness, and a slightly sweet biscuit malt aspect.

Grassy, piney, earthy, citrusy hops lead the flavor here, but there is a slightly sturdy biscuity malt backbone to add some balance.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, bitter resins, dry finish.

Overall, this beer is an easy drinking IPA, but leaves a resinous bitter coat on the palate which took a few points away from me. Worth your while giving this a shot, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of newdamage1
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has that auburn appearance, a mixture of orange and amber. 3/4" off white head. Solid retention. Aroma was hoppy as advertised, nothing too exotic.

Taste was big on the malt and the hops. Heft. Its bitter. Just has a lot going on. This is basically a hoppy ipa, but with a very chewy malt bill that might obscure how hoppy it is to some people. It was good, not great.

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Photo of ntanner83
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brantar09
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dafixa
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Junichi
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Obie10880
1.85/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I live in PA so I walked into my beer distributor... thought I try something new. I looked up Terrapin Hopsecutioner on beer advocate and it showed an 86 so and bought a 12 pack of the IPA survival pack. It contained the : Hopsecutioner, HI-5, Recreation and Krunkles all with best by dates due in four months.

Needless to say these beers are terrible. The description on the sides make them sound awesome... maybe I am missing something but the hops are missing. Along with a odd after taste... It tasted almost coppery... as if it had been well past it good by date when all the hops fade.

Beer Advocate needs a Jeremy of Richard from Top Gear (the English version) that gives an accurate description... How did these beer score so high? Pissed in PA

P.S. Use to drinking good beer. E.g. Freemont, Hill Farm Stead, Heady Topper,Tribute, Stone, Lagunitas and Firestone

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Photo of Richter525
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 3,353 ratings.
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