Terrapin Hopsecutioner | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin HopsecutionerTerrapin Hopsecutioner

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 769 | Ratings: 3,306
Photo of FriedSlug
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange color with a quickly fading white head that left spotty lacing. The nose is lemony and sweet with a nice blast of hops. The taste is quite malty and citrusy. There is a nice bitterness at the end to balance the almost overly sweet middle. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation in this one.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange gold with 1.5 fingers of white, moderately lasting head leaving some patchy lace. Aroma is hoppy: floral, pine, & some citrus backed up by sweet caramel malt. As the brew warms the aroma develops a tannin/tea like character. Taste: caramel malt sweetness present but overpowered by hoppy bitter character of pine & citrus. Starts & finishes bitter & dry with a nice peppery & astringent finish that has a hint of butter & alcohol. Aftertaste is bitter & distinctly astringent.

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Photo of TheHeadyStandard
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Packs a heavy bunch, but without going to overboard and ruining the taste. This beer is exceptional compared to average beers. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys beer. I would say this is my favorite beer from Terrapin Brewing Co.

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Photo of Colbs_5
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good beer. Purchased on draft from Buffalo Wild Wings. Came with one fingers width of head. Smell is slightly citrusy but predominantly hoppy. Taste can be overwhelmed by bitterness but all around a good tasting and very smooth beer.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light copper color and light cream colored head. Pretty highly carbonated. Smells mostly pine with some citrus, taste is dominated by the pine. Was expecting it to be more bitter, but its not, and it drinks really well. Light to medium body on an overall nice IPA. Its not a Two-Hearted, but its a nice local beer on a trip to Georgia.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a relatively clean pint glass that once showed the name and icon of a surf shop, but years of use and washing have eroded off much of the text, so there are rogue strokes of cursive scattered around the glass haphazardly. Poured with over an inch of orange creme head on a very bubbly orange body.

Smells very citrusy and bright: pineapple, mango, apricot. Grass.
Taste is bolder, not as bright: grapefruit, orange, an undercurrent of malt sweetness with some earthy/piney notes.
Not much carbonation. Some very fine tingling left in the mouth after.
A good beer. For some reason this beer always loses much of its charm quickly, after only a few sips. I'll still continue to drink it all the time though.

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Photo of Telcocoffeedad
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy brown hue. hop on the nose with a bit of a malty sweet smell. Generous head with lots of lacing. A little sweet malt up front with a lingering hop note.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours amber with a solid white head that fades very quick.

smells like sweet caramel malt. sweetness is what i smell mostly. not a huge hop presence.

tastes like caramel malt. slight bitterness but not a big hoppy beer. taste is good but not dominated by hops. it also isn't dominated by malt. it's hard to describe but this beer just has a light mouthfeel.

overall this is a decent IPA, glad i gave it a try. i've had multiple other Terrapin beers and enjoyed them. a friend of mine who goes to the University of South Carolina loves Terrapin beers and recommended it to me. a very plain IPA.

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Photo of Fullabeer
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

It has a nice golden color when poured with litttle head retention. Has a strong hoppy smell along with a falvor thats just as strong at first taste but really mellows out and goes down smooth.

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

Appearance: Clear golden orange with a two finger head accompanied by light lacing.
Smell: Light citrus hops with a nice malt base.
Taste: Sweet malt flavor followed by citrus hops (lemon and pineapple)
Feel: Light-medium mouthfeel.
Overall: Solid IPA with a bend for citrus hops. Very drinkable and straight forward.

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Photo of Guitarjake85
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinks like a session beer but packs a little punch with the 7+% ABV. It's bitter and fresh. Can has an expired date of 2/26/16, so it's pretty fresh. Drinking it ice cold in a beer glass and it has a quarter inch head on pouring, dirty white colored and it leaves a spider web lacing along the glass and the head dissipates the farther south the beer goes. I love this beer and it is one of my mainstays for any old weekend. Readily available in my area (middle GA) and a great beer I like to share with my friends around a fire pit. For price, taste and availability, this IPA is hard to beat.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a pint glass via a friend from work---THANKS BRYAN!
This excellent IPA pours a nice medium amber with a fantastic head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick, layer, and supreme lacing. Nose of citrus, pine, herbal, and bittering hops mixed with copious amounts of sweet caramel. Flavors follow the nose with sweet malts to the fore that awash mid palate towards citrus notes of pineapple. Flavors fade into a honey and tea drenched pine note with a herbal blast of hops in the background and on the aftertaste. VERY unique with medium carbonation and a sweet and bitter hops flavor on the aftertaste. Overall, one of the best IPA's I have had to date, although could easily pass for a DIPA.


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Photo of Scott0217
4.96/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Super strong with lots of hops! One of my fav IPAs it's basically a douple IPA. The tartness of citrus hops is well balanced and it packs a punch at about 7% by volume, this is a beer that I drink year round very tasty!

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Photo of 98green
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Stoney's on L in DC. Maybe it was an old line, but I didn't care for this one. Look was a nice deep Amber, but no hops in the nose, and just a general bitter hops. No juicy, no citrus, no brightness. Malts were muddled, an the finish was odd. Just not for me

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Photo of thatche2
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is golden-copper, transparent, head is light with fine sized bubbles, nice lacing along the glass.

Smell is subdued malt and light pine, hops come through quickly, slightly spicy with some orange.

Taste is fairly simple malt, caramel, then quickly overtaken by the subtle but bitter hop flavors which are lightly spicy with hints of pine, some citrus/orange on the finish

Mouthfeel is creamy, the bitterness comes through more so than from the aroma,which is nicely balanced by the malt sweetness.

Overall, a solid IPA, slightly subdued aroma with good balance and mouth presence.

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Photo of HotBeerJosh
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent brew that was on sale at the local Bucket Trade. I originally bought this because of the art on the front. I'd review this beer a little more in depth but I think spacecake9 nailed it. Interesting citrusy flavors but not something I would run back to buy again.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasting from my DFH IPA glass.
A - Pours an almost clear golden orange color with a 2 finger head that settles to a cap.
S - Aroma is hops, malt and a little citrus.
T - Flavor is sweet malt, just a hit of grapefruit and a little bitterness.
M - Medium carbonation, a little creamy.
O - Flavor is straight down the middle, no outstanding features, just very drinkable.

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Photo of StevenShawSr
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

not as bitter as name suggests. nice 1 finger head with a lace that seems very even throughout..starts a bit pungent and followed by a nice balanced taste. overall I would drink again

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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 mvanaskie13
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a straight pint glass: color is copper, transparent, head is light tan with medium and fine sized bubbles, nice lacing along the glass.

Smell is subdued malt, toast and caramel; hops come through quickly as light pine, earthy, slightly spicy.

Taste is fairly simple malt, light toast and caramel, then quickly overtaken by the subtle but bitter hop flavors which are earthy, lightly spicy and hints of pine.

Mouthfeel is fairly bitter, but this beer seems to have higher bitterness from the hops than aroma or flavor which is nicely balanced by the malt sweetness.

Overall, a solid IPA, slightly subdued aroma with a nice flavor and mouth presence.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. In a pint glass, the beer was an amber color. There was a good tan head with a ton of lace.

Sweet fruit aroma, a bit of citrus.

Tropical fruit taste, just a hint of grapefruit.

Nice beer, not too hoppy.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at a sports bar in Atlanta, Georgia. Sampled on September 22, 2015. This review is prepared from notes.

It pours into the 16 oz. pint glass a medium amber color with a quick lasting head.

Big floral and fruit aromas highlight this with a mild roasted caramel underneath those forward hops.

The body is medium and smooth

Muted malt taste with a big bitterness to wrap it all up at the finish.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle best by 12.6.15. Poured into Monday Night pint glass. Hazy golden orange in color with a bubbly white head. Carb bubbles on the bottom of the glass that sporadically rise to the surface. Thick spots lace to the glass. Smell is slight pine with citrus notes and bready a bit. Taste is metallic with some pine, citrus and lemon backed with malt. Not a lot of carbonation and slick feel. Good beer but would much rather have a Sweetwater IPA or Hop Dang Diggity. Cheers!

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

The smell is sweet bready spicy and earthy. The taste is nice and smooth and well balanced. The finish starts out slightly sweet and then the bitterness takes over. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and slippery. nb

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Photo of RJIV
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best By date of 12/18/15
Pours a slightly burnt orange.
Smells of muted hops. There is a pine and citrus battle going on in the smell and it results in an 'ehhh' smell.
The taste is sweet pine and that's not a good thing. The fight between the different hops continue into the taste as it's not completely piney and dank and not completely sweet and citrusy. The taste is muddled and confusing. The feel of the body is full for the style and the carbonation moves the flavors across the palette in an orderly fashion. The aftertaste borders on cloying. There are much better shelf DIPAs out there.

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Terrapin Hopsecutioner from Terrapin Beer Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 3,306 ratings.
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