Saturday, July 28, 2012

Terrapin Hopsecutioner India Pale Ale


Terrapin Hopsecutioner

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Athens, Georgia USA

American IPA

7.30% ABV

Commercial Description:
Hear ye, hear ye... All hopheads shall herewith rejoice! Terrapin hath recruited ye old HOPSECUTIONER to execute the exact hop profile for this killer IPA. You may lose your hophead over this one!

IBU’s: 78. O.G.: 16.3. FG: 3.0. Malt: 2 Row Pale Malt,Munich, Pale Crystal 24L, Victory. Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade (dry hop) (RateBeer.com)

Background:
On a business trip in Atlanta GA. I stopped in at a recommended bar to sample some of the local beer. At that point I flipped over a business card and started writing an impromptu bar side beer review.

Review:
What a great IPA. And that’s saying a lot since they are my least favorite craft beer style.

The nose is IPA all the way with wonderful hop aromas from citrus to pine to grapefruit.

This beer has a very unique hop complexity. There is also good pale malt flavor that almost balances this ale. The finish is great, clean and refreshing with a nice complex hop bite. The hop flavors in this ale are never overpowering. What a great experience.

A | Terrapin Hopsecutioner is a great American IPA with a very unique hop complexity riding on top of a nice pale malt base. As robust as this ale is it is also clean and refreshing. What a nice experience. I’m loving these Georgia Beers.

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