Terrapin Hopzilla | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
942 Ratings
Terrapin HopzillaTerrapin Hopzilla
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
942
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
127
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of mattsmith413
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBCE
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jshusc
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kejolley
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic hoppy beer. Great smell and taste. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Dilbert65
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FATC1TY
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was supposed to be going over to York tonight, but the local bus was running so late that I missed my ride. Instead, I am going to spend the evening with some beer and listening to music. For this one, it is B.O.C.'s "Godzilla".

From the bottle: "This monster beer terrorizes your taste buds with an earth shattering amount of hops while the 100% Maris Otter Malt obliterates all inferior beers in its path."; "'Destroying Palates From Athens to Tokyo' Cheers! [undersigned] Spike & John".

I Pop!ped the cap and began a gentle pour since this Vintage 2014 bottle was beginning to get some age and I didn't want to stir it up too mightily. I still got a brief finger of dense, tawny head that quickly fell away to wisps. Color was a hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose was big and boozy with a caramel sweetness and a spearmint hoppiness. Mouthfeel was big and thick and felt like a dollop of syrup had been placed on my tongue! Right after that, I got a shock of heat and a wash of hops and things were off and running. My exhalation felt like a blast out of Hopzilla's burning maw and I felt tears welling up in my eyes. Phew! This was another no playin' around beer. The finish burnt all of the way down my esophagus and I felt like I could trace its length into my stomach. I gave an inadvertent, unexpected belch and it felt like something was aflame somewhere. It was! My breath had set my kitchen cabinetry ablaze and I abandoned my seat to extinguish the fire. Once order had been restored, I sat back down to finish what I had started. Phew. Let's do this again real soon, like in 2015.

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Photo of Cath
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeGT
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious! Not the most hoppy but smooth, easy drinking.

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Photo of Southerndiscomfort
1/5  rDev -74.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This might be one of the worst brews I've tasted. It's boozy as shit they don't hide it at all and its weak in hops as most offerings from terrapin. They should stick to stouts and porters.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerparrot
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dwatty
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlovitt
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cloudy brass color, smell of grass and pine, slight citrus. Good hoppiness, citrus and pine bear out. Nice bitterness to mouthfeel, American IPA balance.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaDeuce
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing double IPA
My new fav

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Photo of crowellbw
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SteveB24
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I think there was some potential here, with pleasant tropical fruit notes in the background however the booze was VERY overpowering, and it was very hard to drink, even with slow sips.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Terrapin Hopzilla from Terrapin Beer Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 942 ratings.
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