Terrapin Hopsecutioner | Terrapin Beer Company

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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:
3,364
Reviews:
784
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
914
For Trade:
10
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Photo of Soomars
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of thegerm87
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of Wattstriker
2.26/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Aiptasia
2.3/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This APA was my first selection of a truely hopsy beer by Terrapin. Suffice it to say, it wasn't my favorite.

A: Poured a light brown color with decent head and little to no lacing, typical of APA's.

S: Hops up front with alcohol notes. Undertone of hopsy florals.

T: Not my favorite. A bitter flavor most notable from the hops. Not sweet. Slightly acidic and alcoholic and over the top hops. Definitely out-of-balance on the far hopsy side. Only saving grace is the flavor is dry and doesn't linger.

M: Full bodied and dry. Carbonation is fizzy and gassy.

D: Not one of my favorites. If you really like hopsy APA's or IPA's, this might be right up your alley. It wasn't up mine.

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Photo of GreatHornedEwl
2.34/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

very bitter, taste lingers. needed water between sips to get through it

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Photo of lawlmartz
2.34/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Samsquanch1
2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This used to be one of my favorites, but since the terrapin buyout I have noticed a swift decline in quality. What used to be a complex hop profile with a powerful malty backbone has evolved into a boozy astringent mess. Tastes like they just dump in sugar to boost the abv. Save your money and make a batch of toilet wine for the same experience .

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Photo of Urk1127
2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very sweet, little carbonation. Did not like. Maybe old? Can said it was about 2 1/2 months shouldve been better at that age than this.

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2.48/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of sprocket
2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I'm just not sophisticated enough to understand these hopping IPAs. As I said before I know nothing about beer but I do know I don't like the

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Photo of npendres
2.49/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of JBIII
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

umm. Wow. Not quite sure how to describe this one. It's like a watered down versuon of the Dogfish 60. Not even the 90, but the 60 . It's a fairly smooth for a 7.3% IPA, but not the best! If you're thinking of drinking this beer, go with a Dogfish 60 instead. If you're looking for a real high gravity IPA, with lots of flavor...go with the Dogfish 90.

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Photo of Steimie
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of HopHead84
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of joelbstroud
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

I'm from Eugene Oregon. Not so much snobbish as particular. May be the same thing. Terrapins seems to be a fine brewer, but from my experience, to call something "Hopsecutioner" would mean something quite hoppy. Hoppy this is not. I've had black hole inducing puckers and fifty variations more hoppy than this (Hop Valley Alpha Centuri Binary, Stone Crime, Russian River Pliny The Elder, Bonyard Hop Venom etc. etc.). I give it a low rating for the poor naming. It matters ;)

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Photo of jmathis
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Bobbypilatti
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Wiskey_33
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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 SpeedwayJim
2.54/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz. bottle with a best before date of June 28th. into a Captain Lawrence pint glass.

A: Standard pour yields a 1.5 finger, creamy, semi-fine, white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear orange... and when I say orange, I mean the most orange that orange can get! Lacing is outrageously ample. Thick, web-like froth covers the glass in layer upon layer. Just giving it a swirl creates new foamy patterns. Excellent.

S: Peaches, citrus, slight astringent hop aroma. Creamy overtones blend all the flavors together but also serve to tone them down, making them lack clarity.

T: Opens skunky sour with an ethanol-like scent that invades the nostrils through my mouth. Piny hop character finally appears towards the middle but there's a weird sourness that just won't go away throughout the whole experience. Astringent hops towards the end that leaves a lasting impression on the palate. Also some citrus notes make an appearance at the end. A very aggressive beer with no balance which is ok. However, given the odd sourness present, this just tastes a bit weird and unpleasant.

M: Light bodied, moderatly carbonated, but very coarse. Watery in the mouth but goes down rough. Thirst-quenching comes to mind. Harsh on the back of the throat with a messy finish that lingers for just a second.

D: I'm a fan of balanced IPAs but can definitely appreciate those over-hopped, one sided creations also. However, this is not one of them. A slight sourness was present throughout the whole beer which made it taste out of the ordinary in a bad way. The mouthfeel, while appropriate for the style, doesn't help matters here, accentuating the slightly sour hop character. I'll skip this next time.

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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 3,364 ratings.
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