Terrapin Hopzilla | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin HopzillaTerrapin Hopzilla
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Terrapin HopzillaTerrapin Hopzilla

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by generalnotsew on 07-31-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 946 |  Reviews: 217
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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice cloudy orange with a cream colored two finger head that settles nicely coating the edge of the glass.

S: There is citrus and ripe melon in the nose along with some biscuit. A little dank.

T: Tastes of pine, mango, tangerine, some caramel notes.

M: Nice mouthfeel overall, resiny, a little sweetness with a light spicy bite and some mustiness on the finish.

O: An interesting brew overall, somewhat remniscent of early batches of Devils Dancer.

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at World Market in Hoover Alabama for $3.00 341ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Pours with a surprising amount of head for a high alcohol DIPA. Dark orange color.

S- PERFECT DIPA! Absolutely wonderful. Coriander, orange peel, musty.

T- Excellent. Lots of hops but not too bitter. Barely can tell it's over 10% alcohol. Caramel galore

M- Excellent for an IPA. Dry and tart.

O- Excellent. Watch out for the alcohol. Excellent cold but gets hot as it warms. Keep it in the bottle and pour as needed

Food Pairing

I tried this wonderful DIPA out with... T-Bone steak and baked potato. Not my cup of tea. Way overpowered the steak straight off the BBQ. This beer would go very well with sushi though.


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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Victory Willibecker pint glass.

Pours a dark gold/orange color with a sturdy cream colored head. Body is cloudy and lacing is quite sticky. You can tell right away from the aroma this will be one of those "traditional" throwback DIPAs by the big and assertively maltiness counterbalanced by grapefruity hop notes.

Flavor is as the nose indicates; this isn't a contemporary HF/Lawsons/TG affair, with the light body and crystal clear hop flavors those beers are known for. Instead you get a chewy, sweet caramel malt character that's almost bready, the old grapefruit/orange/earthy/pine hop profile and so forth. Bitterness is there but is quite mitigated by the sweetness of the malts. Maybe i haven't had one of these in while - it strikes me as kind of a dinosaur at this stage in the game - but it does taste pretty good nonetheless.

Body is medium full and carbonation is just below medium, and there's a pleasant roundness and slightly sticky aspect to the beer. Doesn't linger excessively and again the bitterness is surprisingly controlled.

My ultimate impression is that this is a sweeter DIPA reminiscent of the last wave, still tasty, but so...four years ago?

Edit: I wrote my review then read the review immediately below it...EvoJoe nailed it, there's definitely lots of pineapple here...pineapple upside down cake? Couldn't place it at first but that's definitely it.

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3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy copper/orange color. Creamy 1 finger head. Good lacing.

S- Tangerine, peach, floral, caramel/toffee, pineapple, and subtle pine.

T- Super sweet tangerine, pineapple, and peach on the tongue. Immediately shifts to bitter upon swallowing. Grapefruit, caramel, spice, toast, pine, and light resin.

M- Medium body. Drying and resinous.

O- This was pretty good. I've had better and worse. The aromas were what I'll remember most, but overall a solid IPA.

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Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 85.3% out of 100 with 946 ratings
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