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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
88
very good

236 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
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:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: can

05-24-2014 05:18:31 | More by thecheapies
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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From the 12 fl. oz. can marked 04/14/2014. Sampled on July 24, 2014. Received as a gift.

Cloudy pale yellow to light amber pour with a long lasting white foamy head. Busy carbonation.

I just love that hoppy aroma. It has citrus, orange, floral, roasted malts, yeast, and earth. Just delicate on the nose.

The body falls into the medium range and is pretty smooth.

The taste echoes the aroma with a full force citrus, fruity, and floral hop flavor along with the moderate malt sweetness of a good pale ale. While the hops take the lead nothing outshines the other too much.

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A: slightly hazy yellow, with robust head that sustains well with good lacing

S: orange, melon, little clay-like earthiness

T/M: follows nose, little more melon in the taste than orange. There is also a grassy bitterness that comes in and the combination is almost like eating whole fresh flowers. The bitter turns towards a dirt-dry taste. The feel is just a bit thin.

O: this has an overall feel of a session IPA, although the ABV is straddling the threshold leaning towards the regular. It is touted as a west coast IPA, so the up front bitterness is not a surprise, but I personally am missing some body in this beer.

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Terrapin Hi-5 IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.