Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,287
Ranked #17,787
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Jan 08, 2023
Apr 22, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Formerly known as Hi-5 IPA

This IPA features 5 tropical, orange, & citrusy aromatic and flavorful hops, a medium body with biscuit and caramel malt notes that bring balance to the beer. This beer’s big citrusy aroma and huge hop presence will keep you in awe sip after sip.

IBU: 80
OG: 13.9
HOPS: Zythos, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra (Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo & Centennial – dry hop)
MALTS: 2-Row Pale, CaraMalt, Cara Pilsner
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours out of the can a slightly opaque gold with a finger of head that dissipates quickly. Smells like grapefruit and a little bit of pine. Tastes similar with a lasting bitterness that is enjoyable.
Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Up-Hi pours a copper color with a small but long-lasting head. The aroma is earthy and bitter. The flavor is nice and bold, earthy, with good bitterness and a trace of citrus. Good body and feel. Overall, nice IPA with bold flavors and bold bitterness.
Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Sethw400 from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by Bozym from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by kewharton from Florida

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Oct 20, 2021
Rated: 3.02 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

May 26, 2021
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 16, 2021
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Surprisingly good!
Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a clear golden orange, with a thick, fluffy white head about a finger and a half's worth of head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: citrus, pineapple, orange zest and peels, peach, papaya, mango, lemon peels and zest, biscuit, a touch of pine, caramel, and floral and herbal hops.

Mainly tasting the fruity notes and zests mentioned in the aroma, pine in the background, biscuit, while tasting quite herbal. Body is medium-light.
Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Lampro from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer has a slightly resiny aroma, but boy does the citrus flavor come through on the palate. Quite good and I got it at a real bargain too! I'll keep an eye out for this when I want a nice, bright IPA.
Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Aug 21, 2020
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Rated by eppie82 from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The taste and feel didn't match the expectations set by the bright citrusy aroma.
Aug 17, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Orange with a slight haze, lots of carbonation and three fingers of orange tinged white head.

Smells basically of nothing maybe some hard water and a slight fruitiness.

The taste is of caramel and slight stone fruit fruitiness. It tastes almost like an old world IPA.

Medium body with moderate carbonation nothing wrong with the feel.

I got this in North Carolina and I’m drinking in California July 21, 2020.
Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by henrikb from Wisconsin

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by pkshankle from Georgia

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Clear gold, white head dissipates quickly, leaves almost nothing. Not much nose; Mild flavor, not bad. Moderately carbonated. It's not bad, but nothing special.
Apr 03, 2020
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Reviewed by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Pale straw color with a one inch head of medium sized bubbles. Light visible carbonation.
Smell: Tangerine and other citrus.
Taste: Modesty malt sweetness with a resinous, pithy bitterness.
Feel: Feels light in the mouth. Dry and crisp finish.
Overall: It’s a pretty straight up bitter brew. Not a lot of complex things going on. Just a simple offering to the god of hops.
Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

Mar 03, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by B-rett from Wisconsin

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by viking77 from Louisiana

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Initial impression from a can:

Citrusy and tangy with a hint of Simcoe's yogurty oniony character. I don't get Centennial's pine - just its generic floral character (think SuperCascade). Main hop flavour is citrus with some vague tropical fruit backing it up alongside the aforementioned. Amarillo - my favourite hop - sadly gets lost in the mix, never injecting its resinous hop flavour into the mix.

Pale malt is obvious in the malt backbone, but I don't find the caramalt (which to me is a good thing). CaraPilsner/Weyermann is present when I know to look for it, but in a blind taste test all I'd get is 2-row/pale malt.

Balanced if a bit subdued in terms of hop pungency for my tastes. Citra does dominate as the label promises, but I can't say this showcases Citra as well as the best beers in the style (e.g. Kern River's expressions thereof) nor does it harmonize with the other hops as well as Citra usually does with a hop varietal like Mosaic.

In any case, it's highly drinkable with a one-two punch of Citra citrus and Simcoe yogurt at the forefront. A beer I'd recommend to any IPA lover except those who dislike Simcoe's oniony/garlicky and yogurty expressions.

Low B- (3.30) / WORTHY

01/10/20 CAN:

Coating, a bit oily, medium-bodied. Citrusy and slightly oily hop profile.

Not a standout IPA by any stretch, especially considering the hops utilized, but it's drinkable and enjoyable for what it is.

Jan 08, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Dec 10, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by Kips from Texas

Nov 22, 2019
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The look is solid from this 12oz. can poured into a 20oz. weizen glass. There is a big puffy three finger head over an orange hued beer. I would describe the carbonation as medium light in this slightly hazy brew. After several minutes the cap settled to a thin layer with thick lacing on the side of the glass.
The aroma is the typical citrus common with this style.
The taste is bitter-sweet and not overly dry at the end, giving it more of a crisp finish.
This is an easy IPA for me to enjoy because of the sweetness that tones down the strong bitter bite.
Nov 18, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This guy looks and smells great. A vivid semi-translucent orange/gold with a creamy, frothy head. Smells of citrus, pineapple, and pine. The taste and feel do not follow through with the expectation on the nose however. There's a backbone lacking to it that, while it makes it easier drinking, the body of the beer seems to missing. Would almost call this a session IPA if it werent for the still considerable 5.9% ABV. Overall, really enjoyable beer for those who don't like the heaviness of a typical IPA
Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by clemtig76 from South Carolina

Oct 03, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2019
Rated: 5 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Sep 26, 2019
Up-Hi IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1355 ratings