Up-Hi IPA | Terrapin Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by ndepriest on 04-22-2014

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Reviews by nprittie:
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

-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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with an inch plus of frothy white head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is light citrus and sweet floral hops. Bready. The taste is light citrus hops with lots of bready malt flavor. Slightly floral at times with a orange peel finish. Pretty drinkable with almost no alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. This would be a decent beer to have in the fridge and pound during the summer, but overall it's nothing special. Good enough.

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

Orange with a short-lived white head.

Tropical fruits and vegetal hops on the nose.

Taste is a little harsh. A touch of tropical fruit, but somewhat astringent. Nothing special, but a passable IPA.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the last pack of this at Joe Canal's in Parsippany last week. I never had this before and this was the first beer from Terrapin that I've bought that wasn't packaged in bottles. I had high hopes for this given how fast it sold out and how much I need to gt over my anti-can bias. Thankfully, this proved to be worth the buy as it's going to be a nice part of my summer rotation!

Good pour to this, as the beer had a somewhat opaque golden hue, a head that looked like sea form, and a moderate web of lacing along the top half of my pint glass. Not a strong aroma but there was lots of pine, earthy hops, and some orange and grapefruit pith. Good citrus taste to this as a more floral presence kicked in once I gave this a few sips. The mouthfeel had some resin and oil to it and the carbonation was perfect as it kept this beer light without overpowering everything else. A nice funky earthiness and slight grassy feel kicked in in the aftertaste as the pine was the last note to softly fade away.

While not light enough to be a session beer, it would be easy to kick a few of these down in one sitting. While not a west coast brew out of a bottle, it's impossible not to mistake this for one once it's poured out of the can. Very enjoyable beer that held up well to similar beers from California and the like as the inside matched the design on the outside quite nicely. Having the foam linger until the end reminded me of the waves out west and had me looking to "High 5" someone here. Good vibrations all around!

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

09/11/14 printed on the bottom

Hazed and dull looking orangy amber. Wispy off white head, leaving scattered fine sheeting

Herbal and citric hop nose.

Soft citric notes, with oranges definitely coming to mind.
Zesty and refreshing. Better then decent hopped up IPA

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Up-Hi IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
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