ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an apricot color. The head is a fluffy one finger off-white shade. All in all, the looks are typical for the style: frothy head, okay retention, and plenty of lacing left behind.
S: Aromatically, hops do jump out from the glass - mainly the floral, lemony variety. Sourdough bread seems to make an appearance, too. Iíve grown to point where I can smell Centennial hops from a mile away, and this brewís got íem.
T: Flavor-wise, itís sweeter than what the aroma let on. I was waiting for the bitterness to prick the tongue...and instead I got a sweet, caramel forward brew where the hops are only there to balance instead of being showcased. Late in the aftertaste, some floral and spicy hop notes do appear. Aside from the typical caramel and toffee notes, itís also a bit earthy.
M: Itís a rather clean brew, which at least helps quash some of the sweetness well. It glides down the tongue with a crisp bite, too Iíd almost call it thirst quenching...no, I will call it thirst quenching. Not dry by any stretch, but it does a good job of going down easily anyways. The sweet finish doesnít bother me at all.
O: Iíll give it one thing - itís drinkable. Very drinkable, even for a 7.3% IPA. It just doesnít have the most interesting flavor is all. If I had bought a 6 pack of this (which I didnít) I wouldnít have any trouble killing it.
Dacrza (852) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE: September 25, 2016... OCCASION: a nice afternoon with Rich and Mary finished... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... first impression: wow, this sizzles as it pours from the can... a thick, foamy two-finger head lifts itself from the glass... even, open crags of bubbles ring the glass, while the white head takes its sweet olí southern time collapsing in its middle... the body, a beautiful, clear amber display of bubbles spinning in torrents... six hops produce a thick, earthy, slightly citric aroma that hints at grapefruit, mint, and resin.... the first sip is a mouthpiece of hops smash, with the activity continuing throughout the drink--a full-bodied, demanding presence... aftertaste is strong, with a spiciness--pepper, something sharper--that makes for a chewable, savorable experience... not to mention, a strong malt base that just makes the profile larger.... at 7.3% ABV, formidable and worth the purchase... among the other IPA mix-pack choices, not heads and shoulders above, but the best of the bunch... they all merit some compliment.... ultimately, not as BIG as other IPAs, nor as diverse..
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 doesnít 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 (217) - - 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.