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Beer Review: Terrapin HI-5 IPA

The HI-5 IPA from Terrapin Beer Company is an American IPA branded as a California style IPA, and the subject of this review. Coming in with an ABV of 5.9% and IBU of 80, this IPA does hit with bitterness. The hops used do well bringing out the citrus quality that is often expected from this style, and deliver in both aroma and flavor. And despite them now being partially acquired and not considered to be craft beer by the Brewers Association, they do deliver a nice product here which is why my Untappd rating on this one is 3.5 out of 5 placing it between good and very good. Check out my video to see my full thoughts on this beer.

Brewer Notes:

About the Beer: 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 California Style IPA’s big citrusy aroma and huge hop presence will keep you in awe sip after sip.

Pair with: Gruyere or Asiago Cheese, or classic fish tacos with crispy, crunchy cod or grilled Mahi-Mahi. Either way, load it up with freshly diced onions, roasted jalapeno, avocado, lettuce, a little fresh lime, and some garlicky aioli or mango chutney.

ABV: 5.9%

IBU: 80

OG: 13.9

HOPS: Zythos, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra (Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo & Centennial – dry hop)

MALTS: 2-Row Pale, CaraMalt, Cara Pilsner

AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Drinking Temp: Drink at 50 – 55 Degrees Fahrenheit