CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I?ve been saying for years that Terrapin ought to expand their distribution area into Maryland, and here they are. The nickname of the University of Maryland football and men?s basketball teams (and all their other sports for that matter) is the Terrapins, which makes this a natural for tailgating, watching games on television in home or bar settings, and to plain old show some Maryland pride (With a beer from Georgia... Don?t think about it too closely, especially when we?re playing Georgia Tech ;) ).Anyhow, the name, label, and logos are strong, and the beer itself is a very reasonable bitter IPA with a malt taste that is stronger than in some IPAs but not to where the hops don?t take control and I?m forced to use the word all hopheads dread- "balanced". ;) Okay, I just used the word, but its in quotes so it doesn?t count. ;) Nothing spectacular, but a decent example of the style. Aroma is a little mild, which puts it just a hair beneath a Torpedo or something like that. EDIT: I appreciate that they took the opportunity to include not only the month, but week its freshest by on the label, but its not that useful without the YEAR. Is like to say there’s no chance a liquor store would leave a beer out so long that year becomes relevant, but we’ve all seen it happen. If its a question of label space, just give us a month and a year rather than a month and a week. They’re being really specific in one sense at the expense of the most important piece of information.
Robnole (7) - - SEP 11, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hopsecutioner is and excellent IPA and could almost be mistaken for an imperial. Sure hope the fact that Terrapin is now majority owned by Miller/Coors doesn’t hurt the quality.
bigguns22 (789) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poor a a orange to light amber with a medium white head. Aroma is a very nice balance between hops and malts with a touch of sweet. A bright and citrusy beer with a good caramel malty back bone.
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commonshawn (1048) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 30 90 in Nola. Light copper gold. Clean sweet aroma. Strongly hopped, but has a nice sweet undertone that makes it very pleasant. Alcohol well hidden. Relatively easy to drink without having weak body. This is a good beer to lose your head to.
ElCapitan22 (338) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear honey color and has some mild lacing. There is some head retention as well. This has a malty aroma and also some caramel notes. Tastes quite bitter, but the malt definitely comes through at the finish. Overall, this is a nice beer.
OsuStu (216) - - AUG 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper color with a large white head. Aromas a primarily caramel malts, straw, florals, and pine. Flavor follows in the same vein.
Breezy4life (52) - - AUG 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is red copper. Aroma is heavy on malt with hints of hops. Taste- spicy hops with a strong malt background. Very balanced. More similar to a pale ale than an IPA, IMO. Mouthfeel is heavy; malt lingers.
*11 oz pour on draft
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Bartzilla (620) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dumb name but a great beer. An overhopped bundle of joy. Digging it. Smells piney and hits all spectrum of hop flavors when you drink it. Good stuff.
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle -Pours medium amber, white head. Citrus fruit, refrigerated flowers, breads, ...leading to hoppy finish.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium golden amber color. Aromas of citrus and fruit. Flavor is a big hop presence with subtle tastes of fruit and vegetables, then more hops. This is one damn fine IPA.
andrewje41 (2860) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can poured. Purchased with pocket change from the local liquor store on St. Pete Beach. Pours a clear copper color with a rocky foam head. Citrus and sweet malt aroma. Flavor is citrus hop heavy, well balanced, and quite flavorful throughout. Solid, memorable hop profile. Cool beer here. Even cooler can.