HI-5 IPA - Terrapin Brewing Company

HI-5 IPA

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Overall: 6.48/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.90%

IBU: 80

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Poured into a FFF pint glass.

    Pours clear with only the slightest of chill haze. Finger of white foam, covers. Fleeting head. Thick legs, leaving spotty traces stuck on the glass.

    Aroma has citrus, orange and pine hops that is almost over powered by honey-like (possibly caramel) sweetness with a touch of bread.

    Taste is a mix of the hops and malt: honey/caramel that stays through to the finish and end, lingering around with the unbalanced bitterness. Hops are more subdued. The finish is strange, indescribable for me as unpleasant.

    Medium body with big carbonation. Dries the palate, slowly. Lingering, stiff bitterness.

    A nice beer but has a few rough edges. The look and nose are the best assets, enticing, while the taste let's it down. I wouldn't turn down another. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 13:43:05
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 11, 2016
  • $1.50 for 12 oz. can
Beer Notes
  • Like a memorable adventure along U.S. Route 101, “Hi-5” California Style IPA leads you down a road of pure adrenaline and beauty. Capturing the majestic flavor of citrusy hops that roll off your tongue like a white cap on an ocean wave, this scenic wonder will keep you in awe, sip after sip.
Cost Breakdown
  • $1.50, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. cans
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