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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tap Handle #475: Terrapin - Hopsecutioner IPA

Tap size:  12"
Rarity: Very Rare
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

Terrapin's Hopsecutioner tap is in my opinion the better of the two that they produce, featuring a masked and robed "executioner" turtle, sitting in a bed of hops and holding a lever. The shaft has a wood look, similar to Terrapin's other tap, but features a guillatine in the middle of cool is that?! The base features a silver band with the brewery's logo, and there are rope bands circling the tap in multiple spots. Although the beer is still in production, the tap is not currently produced by the brewery - they now put a label on their standard tap - making this one quite rare.

For more about Terrapin Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Terrapin's Hopsecutioner and IPA and to see more photos of this killer tap...

Hopsecutioner is an IPA that earns its title by being brewed with six different hops to create an aggressive, yet exceptionally well-balanced, beer. Expect citrus and pine on the nose with a beautifully bitter finish; a strong malt backbone keeps the bitterness in check. Brewed for hop lovers, you may lose your hop head over this one!

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.62 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  86 out of 100 (very good)

1 comment:

  1. Didn't see it in the pictures but wondering if there's a '$' (dollar bill sign) anywhere hidden on the tap handle like there is on all the cans and bottles? The long time rumor goes that when Spike from Terrapin was first brewing this beer and giving samples to local bars a bartender by the name of Johnny Dollar at Soho in Vinings, GA gave him the idea for the name. Always makes me smile when I see the dollar sign...