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Terrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPATerrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 34
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Side Project #10

(Beer added by: gford217 on 03-19-2010)
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.99 @ Green's....no abc listed on label. Dark brown pour into a Duvel glass. Light sandy brown froth, quarter inch. Bright aroma of navel orange, roasted malt with subtle whiffs of nestle quik powder & black licorice. Very balanced up front, with zesty citrus meeting creamy roasty malt. Hops really kick in a few seconds later...minty orange zinger. Comes back to malty & citric bitter with a chalky mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish with pretty nice drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 20:26:51 | More by RustyDiamond
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California

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godlessape

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 20oz Nonic. If you hold the beer up to a bright light you can catch some dark brown hue's around the edges but for the most part it's black as space. The thin, lightly tanned head is creamy and inviting.
The dark roasted malt notes dominate but the there's also a spicy herbal aroma on top of it all.
I pick up a lot of coffee, and cocoa notes in the flavor along with a rich woodsy, leafy, moist soil maltyness to everything. The hop bite on the tail-end is firm and thankfully not overwhelming like most black IPA's.
The mouthfeel is silky smooth and the carbonation is perfectly light.
Overall I've got to admit that the Black IPA is not my favorite style but I still try them out on occasion hoping to find one that I'll love--and now I have.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 03:26:17 | More by godlessape
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-10-2014 15:46:34 | More by rcairney1
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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-10-2014 04:05:47 | More by DerrickW
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"The legend of 'Krunkles' begins on the high seas with this adventurous Black I.P.A. With a treasure chest full of hops, and malts as dark as the depths of the deep, this pirated beer is worth walking the plank to." Brewed in the style of an American Black IPA. Previously released as Side Project #10, this beer has been recently pulled from retirement and made available exclusively in Terrapin Variety packs. Previously available in 22 oz. bottles and limited draft, currently available in 12 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a silky creamed head of a pale beige complexion over a deep brown body. Retention is medium+, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Aromas of pale, medium toasted caramel, black patent malts with a balancing blend of herbal, piney and fruity hop aromas to round the aroma out. Bitterness is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Piney, herbaceous and resinous hop notes up front join a background of black patent and lightly roasted barley malt with a subtle sweetness. The balance is very close and the flavor is quite accessible for the style. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, thinly viscous, slightly dry. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is very slightly bitter and roasted over sweet. Alcohol presence is light, off characters are to a minimum. 3.75

(Overall) I consider Capt'n Krunkles one of the more mild mannered Black IPAs I've recently tried, but I appreciate the balance and what it brings to the style. This is one of the most drinkable Black IPAs that I have had as well. I'm glad to see it make a return, and it may be a deal breaking beer worth purchasing a Terrapin variety pack just to get a taste, or three. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA
3.75/5.00

Serving type: bottle

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Terrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
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