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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

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 124
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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hawks10

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my Terrapin pint glass...

Pours pitch black with a bunch of light tan head, four fingers worth. A decent amount of lacing is left behind...

A nice mix of bitter roasted malts and sweet, citrusy and somewhat piny hop oil...the hops outweigh the malt but the balance is very nice...

Taste follows the nose...although the bitter roasted malts outweigh the hops this time. Bits of chocolate and coffee and just an overall bitter burnt grain taste mixed with a hint of citrus hops that are generally resinous and sticky...

Medium bodied with good carbonation, somewhat slick on the palette and a touch of alcohol presence...

Not a bad beer at all, I wish the hops were more prevalent in the taste as they were in the nose, but still a pretty decent beer...

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 21:04:46 | More by hawks10
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rcairney1

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-10-2014 04:05:47 | More by DerrickW
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 03:28:11 | More by JMUbrewz
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hozersr

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 03:09:53 | More by hozersr
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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

07-02-2014 02:26:36 | More by Jadjunk
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Terrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.