Hopsecutioner is the strongest of Terrapin's year-round selections, although their seasonal and special releases also make it to Baton Rouge from time to time. Hopsecutioner is at 7.3%, so like last week's Jai Alai, it's toeing the line between IPA and DIPA, but I see nothing wrong with that. They list it at 71 IBU, with Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade hops. That's quite the list, I expect it to be dank with those hops... let's see how it is for real...
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Brenton Day (The Ale Runner), Chuck Pierce (Me And My Big Mouth), and Buddy Ethridge.
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Deeper amber than the Jai Alai but still in the same color range, appears to be filtered, less hazy for sure.
Aroma: Earthy and citric, Brenton picked up some pine notes, but Buddy found the aroma a little thin and weak.
Taste: A little sweet, but I still thought the hops all came through and worked very well together.
Mouthfeel: Easy drinking, very similar finish to Jai Alai, another smooth IPA.
Overall: Another excellent IPA, although we all scored this one a little lower than Jai Alai, if we came back another day that might change. Taste, especially for hops, can be so subjective, but consider this a great locally available and southern-brewed IPA.
Overall Rating: 65.75
My Rating: 77