Terrapin Hi-5 IPA - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.81/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
05-24-2014 05:18:31 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +1%
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.
07-31-2014 14:13:11 | More by oberon
3.46/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
08-09-2014 02:33:31 | More by Franziskaner
4/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
05-25-2014 03:36:10 | More by WVbeergeek
Terrapin Hi-5 IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.