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Terrapin Hi-5 IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Hi-5 IPATerrapin Hi-5 IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

523 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 14
Gots: 87 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ndepriest on 04-22-2014)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 04/15/2014.

Gushy head after popping the can. It accelerated in the glass, too. It forms a fluffy foam tuft on-top with gripping lace. Sits like a bubbly phantom over a pale yellow-orange beer. Looks good, despite the over-carb.

Some tangerine, herbal leafiness, and hints of tropical fruit. Done in the way of an IPA-Lite, or sessionably so. Malts take on a dry salt cracker character beneath whimsical hops. Still, it's lacking intensity and definition. I get a little mango, but I'm really reaching. All in all, a nice scent with powdery dryness.

Ah, that familiar Terrapin twigginess. Dry and hoppy, but far from aggressive. Has a pine and mulch twang about it that I get in all of Terrapin's hoppy stuff. Backing tangerine and mango with some crispy bitterness. Weak, like a session IPA, and missing alpha acids to throw rabbit punches. Citrusy notes are solid, but there's a chalkiness to it that I can't say if I like or not. It might be coming from the malts, which are dry, but seemingly on the verge of oxidation, somehow. Criss-cross flavors between really good and going bad. I don't know what to think, other than, this is not my prototypical "California Style IPA".

The mouthfeel doesn't suffer from Session IPA Syndrome. We get some roundness, fullness. Carbonation is lighter, but tickling. Solid feel, and the can preserves it.

I can't believe my marks are this high. For Terrapin, at least. One of the better hoppy beers I've had from them yet, and I'm still unimpressed. Still, I wouldn't refuse this beer, if it was free. Hi-5 is good enough, just that it retains all of that brewery's flawness.

thecheapies, May 24, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

-can packaging. spiegelau ipa glass.

(3.60) A: Deep orange coloring, slow, light spacious rise of effervesce. Dirty bready white head, average retention rate, with a minimal lace band.

(3.60) S: Aroma of pine, citrus hops that were flowery, lightly dry, with some dry orange grind. Decent level of awareness.

(3.85) T: Orange grind-pine hopping. Some sweetness of malt, and citrus flower, spiciness of grapefruit grind and a bit of dried tropical fruit (dried coconut) chimes in. Big grassy hop finish, some lingering, very good level of intensity.

(3.70) M: Spicy mouthful, bright orange and citrus glow on the inner cheeks. Lazy carbonation, medium full body.

(3.85) O: Overall good flavor, some tropical citrus notes, spicy and bright, a perfect tropical beach companion. Nice drinker with a big grassy hop finish. Fitting name, california style with a tropical island touch of hops. Very good, easy recommend.

beerthulhu, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of fine visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass, a moderate amount of fine particulates in suspension towards the bottom of the glass, and a light amount of honey colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/peach, and citrus/orange zest hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of light grainy malts that are slightly sweet that is quickly overtaken by the moderate to strong flavors of the hops - tropical/mango, citrus/orange zest, pine/resin, and herbal. Light amounts of bitterness that lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and very easy to drink with extremely well hidden alcohol - I could easily put down a couple of these though that might make me a little more impaired than I would like... Really nice flavors and aromas from the hops.

dbrauneis, May 15, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a dull light to medium golden with a frothy half finger white head that left some broken lace as it settled.A nice shot of grapefruit rind in the nose along with some residual pine resin,a lightly sweet biscuit malt base is detected as well.The body could use just a little beefing up but it's not overly light.Good fresh hoppy flavors of grapefruit and pine with not being overly sweet,the malt base is dryer giving off some biscuit malt.A nice "standard" ipa wich you don't see enough right now,it's either a light "session" or a hop monster,a good grilling beer.

oberon, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DanGeo, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

TheAdamConners, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

TTripp725, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

nstroup, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jason, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

IPA-JAY, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

chossboss, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

dankjohn, May 03, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light amber colored with a tightly knit inch thick eggshell colored head. Light Brussels lacing. Pleasant aroma of citrus hops is apparent. The front of the palate is a burst of moderately aggressive citrus hops. There's plenty of light malt to back it up. The mouth is moderately carbonated,dry, and slightly sticky.

Franziskaner, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mantooth, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jminch, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

dmk91, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Case for 35 bucks West Coast style IPA from Terrapin no problem, I'm sold. Pours a slightly orange peach haze with big apricot golden tones with white head forming thick and leaves behind speckled lacing. Aroma has peach pit, citrus peel, tropical fruits, with a hint of dankness Hi-5 IPA is from GA. A beloved state to anyone who has visited, personally my brother lived there for 5 years and I loved my visits to Acworth, GA. Flavor has biting bitterness and citrus peel with a smooth finish in the end it comes of slightly creamy with hints of sugary malts a hop assault for sure. Mouthfeel is harsh big hops, harsh rolling carbonation but all is forgiven with the dry succulent hop finish. Overall I'm a fan of Terrapin and most of their hoppy offerings from Athens, GA.

WVbeergeek, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

acurtis, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

dcbeers, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

JMS1512, Jul 12, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Oct 21, 2014
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Terrapin Hi-5 IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.