Hi-10

Georgia
United States
Terrapin Hi-10 Mango habanero Double IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

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.

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
110
Hops: 
Zythos, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, Centennial
Malts: 
Two-Row, Caramalt, Carapils
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The aroma is complex with waves of grapefruit, citrus peel and stone fruit with a background of bready malt. There is a light spiciness from the habanero that doesn't overwhelm and adds complexity, but at the cost of diminishing the hop aroma. The color is a very deep gold with orange hues and the beer is crystal clear. There is a small, dense, creamy head that persists well. The flavor has habanero pepper from start to finish alongside a hefty dose of hop bitterness. There is a light tropical fruit flavor, which is difficult to discern due to the prominent role of the habanero. There is also a prominent alcohol presence in this beer that accentuates the pepper’s capsaicin heat, but also covers up the hop flavor. This beer would have better balance and greater drinkability with a bit less habanero pepper character, more mango and a touch less alcohol. That being said, it is fresh, well-made and interesting enough to keep you coming back sip after sip to explore new aspects of its complexity.