Terrapin HI-5 IPA | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin HI-5 IPATerrapin HI-5 IPA
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
1,202 Ratings
Terrapin HI-5 IPATerrapin HI-5 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ndepriest on 04-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,694
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
1,202
pDev:
9.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't pour it in a glass but from what I could tell the bit resting on the rim of the can was a clear orange gold.
Smells primarily of citrus hops (grapefruit and orange), some piney notes as well. Terrapin bills this as a California Style IPA, and from the nose it's all hops.
Taste follows, grapefruit and orange dominate. No malts to speak of initially, a little on the backend.
Medium bodied, good carb level, pretty dry finish.
Overall a solid old school IPA, not extraordinary by any means but solid.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft WL taster.

A: pale gold with some off-white head. No visible carb to speak of.

S: really had a hard thing getting the smell from a taster glass. Some pine, some citrus, some crackery malt.

T: bitter. This was more bitter and dry than West Coast IPA by Green Flash. Out of balance, but not totally unpleasant.

M: lighter end of midweight and very clean, moderate carbonation despite the appearance.

O: ho hum, another fine IPA.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aj21
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of njbusa
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masonhank
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Terrapin HI-5 IPA brewed by Terrapin Beer Company, with an ABV of 5.90% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is a lot of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, citrus, earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in the smell of this IPA. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on citrus hop bitterness, then a nice smooth earthy grains and malts. This American IPA has a lot of the same notes as most American IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. I like how smooth this brew goes down. The body of Terrapin HI-5 IPA is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This IPA would go nice on a hot summer day, or a nice dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, citrus, hoppy, clean, smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Terrapin HI-5 IPA a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Terrapin Beer Company, did a real nice job with this American IPA.

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Photo of cwd
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerandFretless
2.63/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rather than call this a California style IPA, this should be called Hollywood IPA. It looks good, but it's thin, weak, and lacking in any real substance. With all the other IPA choices available, this is not a beer I'd buy again. Plenty of hops flavor, with a definite citrus front, but not smooth or particularly flavorful. At least the can is pretty.

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Photo of long1962
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TedStrosser
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carolvs
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

There are so many blimin' IPAs these days... aside from a few standout-outliers like Sculpin, they all taste about the same as far as I can tell.

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Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzah
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Terrapin HI-5 IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,202 ratings