Side Project #27: HI-10 DIPA Mango Habanero Double IPA
Terrapin Beer Company

Side Project #27: HI-10 DIPA Mango Habanero Double IPASide Project #27: HI-10 DIPA Mango Habanero Double IPA
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IPA - Imperial
3.65 | pDev: 16.71%
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Side Project #27: HI-10 DIPA Mango Habanero Double IPASide Project #27: HI-10 DIPA Mango Habanero Double IPA
Notes: Surf’s up with our “HI-10” Mango Habanero Double IPA. With citra waves for days, and just enough heat to make you sweat, our big and juicy DIPA has plenty of kick to keep you barreled from start to finish.
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can. Probably past its prime but not much different from a can I had at an earlier date.
Over-ripe mango and jalapeno peppers blend OK in both the nose but not in the mouth. Mild heat from the peppers lingers on along with a messy mango-pepper taste.
Full body and medium carbonation.

May 30, 2017
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Surf's up with our 'Hi-10' Mango Habanero Double IPA. With citra waves for days, and just enough heat to make you sweat, our big and juicy DIPA has plenty of kick to keep you barreled from start to finish." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial India Pale Ale, available in 12 oz. canned 6 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a pastel white color over a mildly hazy golden amber body. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Malt notes of mildly toasted crystal malt syrups, rich mango fruit juice, and lightly roasted habanero character. Gentle hop character of citrus and tropical fruit notes accentuate with a soft bitterness. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with a merging of crystal malt and mango flesh forming a soft, clean but flavorful base of sweetness, and a gentle prickle of toasted habanero heat, and a gentle citrus and tropical fruit hop bitterness. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, softly creamy, lightly chewy, mildly dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a medium frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly sweet over hoppy bitter. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Very enjoyable DIPA, although most of the flavor character comes from the mango and malt profile, and not so much from the hop flavor character. The habanero flavor is subtle but a nice compliment and spin with a gentle spiciness. Overall, enjoyable but doesn't drink with a hop presence quite like a DIPA. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Hi-10 Mango Habanero Double IPA

Feb 16, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Malty, more spice in the taste as it warms up. Fruit and mango is light, medium body and moderate carbonation.

An ok beer; I wasn't a huge fan of this one.

Dec 29, 2016
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Hi-10 DIPA has a medium, orange-white head, a mostly clear, orange appearance, some ascending bubbles, and some light lacing left behind, on the glass. The aroma is of white bread crust, sourness, a bit of spice, and some fruit. Taste is of sweet, store-brand white bread crust, some odd mango fruit strangeness, and not much bitterness, even with a state 110 IBU. No, this is not a hot beer, even with habenero. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Hi-10 DIPA finishes on the dry side.


Dec 27, 2016
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Jason from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Like an DIPA isn't already amped up, mango and habanero ... sure, why not. Slightly hazed amber hue, nice looking head. Smells juicy and peppery with rind, mangoes, chili peppers, alcoholic esters, and a mild caramel tone. This beer hugs my palate hard, hop bitterness stays true to what a DIPA is, lots of dankness and mango flavor with a warming blanket of peppery goodness. It works, so much going on but in the end I had no problem crushing this can.

Dec 20, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mango, some peppers. Taste is peppers, spicy but not hot, little of the mango's picked up in the aroma. Not as hoppy as I would expect from this style, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, far from a traditional DIPA, but an enjoyable beer.

Nov 21, 2016
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours clean bright Amber orange, thick white heads lasts a while, coating lace. Sweet mango candy-like aroma. Taste starts like it smells, very sweet n fruit up front, sugary cand malt flavors. Pepper sneaks in mid sip to bring a little heat, but not too much. Some grassy piney bitterness in a semi dry finish. Very odd brew and combination of flavors. Not bad but a bit much.

Nov 13, 2016
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a surprisingly pleasant heat kick on the back end of a nice, tropical, resiny hoppiness. The habanero did not wear on me like it does with other beers that incorporate peppers. Nicely done.

Nov 01, 2016
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It has been a decent afternoon for The CANQuest (tm), here at Chez Woody! I really need to get back to my frontal assault on my Bottle Backlog, but I had some CANs just begging to be opened & reviewed.

From the CAN: "Slap two hands"; "Surf's up with our 'HI-10' Mango Habanero Double IPA. With citra waves for days, and just enough heat to make you sweat, our big and juicy DIPA has plenty of kick to keep you barreled from start to finish."; "'It takes two to Mango'".

I got a little too excited following the Crack! & allowed my inverted Glug to nearly overtake the CAN while still in the glass! In taking CANrective action, I got a little bit of overflow past the lip of the glass, but not enough to be worrisome. Man, it puffed up with three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head that all of a sudden, exhaled in a big puff & sat down! I swear that I have never seen a beer do that, plus it left a load of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity & amber highlights. Nose made me regret trimming my nostril hairs this morning! Jeez-O, man, it was like getting a dose of pepper spray in the murph! Whew! It had a peppery bite coupled with a fusel alcohol heat and it simply wen right into my sinus cavity. I feel dazed without even having had a drop as yet. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not as big as many DIPAs that I have reviewed in the past. Holy heat, Batman! The taste was not immediately hot, allowing the mango and citrus flavors a chance to shine, but then, outta nowhere, that heat kicked in like a left hook! Phew! It was like an oriental dish - fruity, spicy, hot. Phew! The mango really did nicely a a CANterbalance to the habanero, a pleasant sweet to the spice, but it was the fusel alcohol of its relatively HI-ABV that was the culprit. The habanero was like a slick of gasoline all over my tongue, but it was the heat that ignited everything. I think that my eyeballs may be sweating. Finish was hot & dry, if you CAN believe it. I really think that this beer begs to be ingested with food. I CAN easily see Szechuan or garlic pork, maybe General Tso's. I liked it, but it is a) dangerous and b) needs food as an acCANpaniment.

Oct 28, 2016
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at WOB, served in a snifter glass. Poured a nice golden-orange typical of the style. Scents were all hoppy goodness with a slight fruit note. Taste was same, but enough malt for decent body. I didn't get any heat from the hananero that's in the name, but did the mango and it messed perfectly. Would definitly enjoy this again!!

Oct 23, 2016
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper color with an inch of creamy off white to light tan head. The aroma is of citrus hops with a hint of the spicy habanero peppers. The flavor is a mix of artificial mango, citrus hops and spicy habanero peppers. In the end the hop flavor is overwhelmed by the peppers. The mouth is fairly smooth, but there is definitely a warming sensation on your throat from the habaneros.

Oct 07, 2016
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TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer started out very good with a sweet taste upon the first sip and then a slight hint of heat, but as i drank more of it the beer became sweeter and sweeter to the point where is was over bearing and too much.

Sep 30, 2016
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This crystal-clear, effervescent pale-amber Imperial IPA is brewed with mango and habanero; it sports a large, pebbly light-peach-colored head that shows modest retention and leaves good bands and caverns of lacing. The nose is big: it leads with a punch of mango and toasty malt, which is quickly displaced by a nice blend of fermented pineapple, more subtle cannabis notes and hints of citrus, with assertive alcohol overtones. Up front, the palate leads with sweet, fruity habanero notes, which are then nicely bolstered by light molasses and tropical fruit; perceived bitterness is quite low and there is a nice, low-level capsaicin burn. Mid-palate, the malt shows a darker, honey-like character, as well as a modest bittersweet nuttiness, and the tropicality resolves itself into pineapple and mango; a quite assertive boozy undertow rounds out the low end. Strangely, in the midst of all of this sweetness, things get fairly tart. The finish is a big hit of nutty/caramelly booze; the linger is a surprisingly light, long-lived, very mildly bitter pineapple flavor accompanied by the faintest of chile burns. Mouthfeel is biggish for the medium body, and is both warming from the alcohol and somewhat spicy from the habanero; the texture is slightly creamy and slightly peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. All told, the habanero is used quite discreetly, and to good effect, but the combination of maltiness and added fruit character effectively neuters the hops. (12 oz can, 124 days before best-by)

Sep 24, 2016
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StevenMilligan from Florida

3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The habanero is just about unnoticeable. Tasted great, very fruity. But I couldn't give it higher than a 3 in taste. If habanero is in the name, we are expecting some heat.

Sep 24, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brass color with a large blooming white head that settles into a frothy mass after awhile.Citric and piney hops mixed with fragrant fresh chili spice in the nose.Caramel and biscuit malts play a big role on the palate with the resinious hops and fresh chili flavors coming in the back end,not as much heat as expected.Not bad,a little tame but a pretty good mix of spice and hops here.

Sep 22, 2016
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip, drink by 1/22/17

A- pours a clear amber color with a one-finger creamy white head that reduces to leave nothing behind

S- plenty of tropical fruit on the nose; mango, guava, pineapple & citrus. Slightly bready malt underneath

T- very fruity up front, almost drinks like a fruit ale; plenty of mango, melon, guava with some citrus notes. The habanero is barely traceable, mostly in heat instead of flavor. The finish is sweet with more fruit on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthful that turns into a creamy finish, abv is hidden well

O- doesn't really drink like a DIPA, but it does drink like a pretty tasty fruit ale

Sep 20, 2016
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Dayvcrocket from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At first you taste mango...not grapefruit or citrus...after 1/3 Habenero flavor adds to the mango with a very light heat. Light amber color with 1/2" head. This beer does not taste very hoppy but if you like mango and habenero this is an interesting beer.

Sep 11, 2016
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T_Hass from Georgia

2.17/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.25

This beer was 3 months old and I'm not sure if that made a difference but I took 2 sind and had to pour it. It was like sweet bitter sugar water with a mild pepper kick

Sep 10, 2016
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JayQue from Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange/copper color with a big off white head. Good head retention and thick bands of lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit juices and piney hops. Very pronounced and pleasant. Flavor is robust. A piney, resiny hops backbone with mango and orange juice present as well. The hot peppers are subdued, more noticeable at the end of each sip. There is flavor and heat but no burning sensation. Mouthfeel is crisp and nicely bitter. This is a very enjoyable DIPA.

Sep 06, 2016
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KettleBellFreak from Tennessee

4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and tasty. One of the easiest IPA I've ever drank.

Nice pale tan, orange citrus look with an off white head. Fruity aroma with a bit of spice.

Fantastic sweet, hoppy bunch on the tongue transitioned perfectly into a long, mellow, subdued spiciness that paired so well with the hippy bite I couldn't believe it.

Another win for terrapin brewing.

Sep 04, 2016
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce can - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, orange-golden body with an inch of off-white head which dissolves into a thin film.

Smell: Bready pale maltiness with a sugar crust, hops smelling a bit fruity, a bit piney, a bit floral and a bit green, with some vegetal chili pepper lurking well below it all.

Taste: Pale malts, a slight touch of pilsner and a bit breadiness with a big flash of sugary sweetness. The juicy mango flavor lives here in the sweet pop, followed by a dose of tropical, lightly floral, lightly grassy hops (turning a bit dank at the end). Well bittered. Slight chile flavor and less heat than anticipated, or rather feared, but it's also adhered to some alcoholic heat. Bittersweet, lightly spicy, slightly boozy finish, all of which lingers into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Tolerable!

Aug 31, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, copper coloring with a foamy, dense, off-white head. Aromas of pine pitch, sweet mango and orange rind, and subtle pepper heat. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with a sugary blend of caramel and mango, followed by subtle pepper warmth and dried, grassy hops. More sweet and malty, but the warmth does build slowly. Light, slick, and smooth bodied, with a fruity and sugary sweet aftertaste. The finish is light, slightly effervesced, and slick. Tasty. Definitely a malty lean on the DIPA.

Aug 30, 2016
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jopezu from Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear orange amber with a medium head that poofs. nose; hot peppers, drupe reduction, orange rind, & citrus hops. taste; sweet malt, mango syrup, grapefruit, caramel, citrus hops, & light blooming habanero heat. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. the habanero is done just right here, with some real juicy slow pepper heat, but the mango and malts are a tad on the sweet syrupy side. the hi-5 is still the more palatable beer, but the hi-10 definitely tries to be a bigger showstopper than its little brother. i'd like this a lot more if the sweets were toned down.

Aug 26, 2016
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at Sabatinis' served chilled in a nonic.

the color is a medium amber with thick cream of off white. The smell is mildly fruity with slight tropical aroma and mild spice. The feel is good but I expected more spice considering it was described as a habanero pepper beer. There is a moderate sweetness which is balanced by bitterness with mild carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The taste is good -mango is present with a fruity and sweet flavor that dominates with hops secondary in the taste yet the pepper only adds a slight earthen quality without any noticeable heat to balance the malt sweetness. This is a decent beer more or less but it seems to focus on the fruit and the hops and pepper are an afterthought.

Aug 22, 2016
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright copper color with over a finger of head. The nose is more malty than hoppy plus there really isn't any hint of mango and the heat is barely evident. Both the mango and the heat come out in the flavor and neither are overdone.

That said, the flavors just don't merge together well. Finally, the hops are completely overwhelmed by everything else.

Aug 21, 2016
Side Project #27: HI-10 DIPA Mango Habanero Double IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 89 ratings