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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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very good

140 Reviews
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Reviews: 140
Hads: 275
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 34
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gford217 on 03-19-2010

Side Project #10
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Reviews: 140 | Hads: 275
Photo of donniecuffs
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this at Savor 2010. Poured black, slight mahogany when held up to light, with a thin off-white head, less-than-stellar retention, and average lacing. Smelled heavily of roasted malt, as well as some cocoa powder, sweet orange, and modest lemon/orange zest. The taste revealed lots of orange/apricot citrus, evolving to balance out with some caramel/chocolate/roasty malt, and then finishing on a sweet orange note, with only a modest note of dry peel. Not much carbonation, and medium-bodied. A little too sweet for my taste; it would benefit greatly from some more bitter/dry balance like some other black ipa's I have tried.

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

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, topped with 2 thick and foamy fingers of light mocha head. This retains with about a ½ finger of rigid froth that throws a robust cascade of up on the sides of the glass, settling into some rich spotty lacing. The aroma is floral in the nose, punctuated with notes of pine and green earthy citrus. Chocolate roast and smoky smelling astringent coffee add a rather toasty tang to the proceedings.

The taste is bright feeling in the mouth with aggressive hop character, which lays down some sharp accents of spice, resins, and bitter grapefruit juice, which all stretch the whole way through the profile. Sweetness from the chocolate and caramel provide some underlying balance, while that dark roast is felt mostly in the backend of this. The hops are still definitely the most pronounced aspect of this though and remind you of that with a deep finish of earthy grit, bitter fruit, and dry spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharpness to it up front that then gets more slick and oily feeling as you swallow. Most of the alcohol is felt towards the back, with some lingering warmth that seems to strengthen that bitter finish.

Totally serviceable Black IPA here, with strong hop flavors that melded well with the darker aspects of the malts. Just enough smooth crispness to keep the drinkibility up as well. Another solid entry in the Side Project series.

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Photo of detlefchef
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a stout. Super rich coffee and cream colored head and a nearly black color.

Rich, boozy aromas that smell more like an IPA than anything (which you'd expect) but the dark malt certainly plays here. Notes of ripe plum and a bit of smoke on the nose.

Nearly sour on the palate and is somewhat reminiscent of a true porter with the toasted malts, aggressive bitterness and deceptively light body given everything up to that point.

Certainly doesn't taste as boozy as it smells and is, all around a great dark beer for the summer months.

Black mole of grilled potatoes, nopales, and field peas

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass. Reviewed at cellar temps.

Pours black, with just a bit of a ruby tint towards the bottom of the glass, with a two-finger khaki head that shows very nice retention and good lacing. Eventually, the head settles into a dense 1/4" cap and stays that way for the remainder of the glass.

Nose is one of the high points of the beer - lightly roasty, with a smooth cocoa character, and a noticeable but not at all overwhelming citrusy hop character coming through to provide just enough orangey goodness to make this one seem exceptional.

Taste follows suit - hop forward, but with a body that meshes the barely-roasty chocolate body with the orangey acidity from the hops quite nicely, leaving a citrusy, dry, lightly roasty trail on the tongue with a moderate lingering bitterness. Whatever I feel about calling hoppy porters Black IPAs, this isn't at all a bad attempt at the style. A nice balance makes for a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is moderately creamy, medium bodied, smooth, with just a bit of an oiliness from the lingering hop presence. Big, full finish.

Drinkability isn't bad, though perhaps just a bit of a hit for the lingering bitterness which tends to build up just a hair. Nice balance though, nice flavor, and fairly well put together. A nice, refined attempt.

One note: I've come to believe that for the most part, Black IPAs, or hoppy porters, or Cascadian Dark Ales (ironic given the first one were brewed in freakin' Vermont), or whatever these things are called now, age pretty damn well. The generally robust, complex malt body make for a beer that, like many higher abv porters, will age quite gracefully. An interesting note given the lack of proper aging potential for most actual IPAs.

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Photo of mcallister
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep mahagonny with a nice tan colored head leaving a nice lace behind with great retention.

Dark fruit aromas with deep malt esters leading into a citrusy hop aroma with hints of orange. An aroma of black tea as well.

Nice beer. Black cherry and currant with a very bitter finish. Hops are dry and grassy in the finish and citrusy in the middle. Hints of roasted malt and chocolate. Could be a bit creamier but fine nonetheless.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Big thanks to DosBerrigos and the QaEHC BIF for this gem!

As much as it pains me to try this outside of its optimal (and insanely rare) growler form, I will trudge forward. For the children. It pours a pretty much opaque black-brown topped by a couple o' fingers o' healthy tan foam. The nose comprises a nice bushel o' fruity hop aromas, with ruby red grapefruit leading the way, and some smooth, semi-toasted caramel coming through as well. The taste begins heavily in favor of the grapefruity hops; as the hops fade into the background, the caramel steps in, along with a touch of light coffee. The finish has all of these elements take a bow as the music slowly dies away and the lights gradually come down. The body is a hefty medium, with a moderate carbonation and rather creamy feel. I'm glad I was able to enjoy the Krunkles experience, especially after the hype. Consider it lived-up-to.

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

A - Pours nearly black with a sliver of dark brown that sneaks through around the edges. The tan head comes to about two fingers deep and hangs out on top of the beer for a while. It eventually settles to a thick cap. Lacing is pretty impressive. Krunkles is nice looking brew overall.

S - Starts with a hint of smokiness. Then some citrus comes in quick and strong. Getting quite a bit of orange along with some bitter orange zest. Might be some red grapefruit mixed in as well but that is harder to single out. Light roasted aromas bring it to a close. One word...interesting.

T - Hops dominate the flavor right from the start. Mostly citrus with notes of blood orange that turn bitter and border on lemon. Charcoal comes and goes in the flavor midway to end. Alcohol has a presence but it's pretty mild compared to the other flavors. Somehow, the citrus morphs into a dark fruit at the very end. Mostly cherry is what I'm getting. As it warms, the distinction between roasted and fruit flavors seems to fall away making it even better.

M - Lighter bodied. Carbonation is smooth yet still effervescent. Finish is a little odd. Sweet and smokey are the two words that immediately come to mind.

D - Drinkability is good. All the flavors come together to make an interesting and quaffable brew. The abv seems a tad lighter than what's listed but that only helps this category. Would I have a problem putting away a bomber? No. Would I have another? Yes, but not in the same session. Glad I got to try another of the (usually) solid Side Projects from Terrapin. Much appreciated Josh.

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Photo of prototypic
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many, many thanks to kkipple for this one!

Capt'n Krunkles pours a dark mahogany color. It's nearly opaque, but not quite. Backlighting reveals some nice burgundy highlights. An off-white head covers the top and rises to about a finger and a half tall. It's fairly quick to recede, and leaves a light coat of sticky lace clinging to the glass.

The nose is pretty good, but is a tad underpowered. Hops are apparent from the first whiff. They're citric and feature a nice mix of grapefruit and pineapple scents. Smells like a little pine and floral notes might also be present. Dark malts are subtle here. There's a little cocoa-like chocolate. Perhaps some light roasted notes. This could really use some more muscle, but smells more than decent nonetheless.

The flavor is better. Enough to warrant a score bump. It kicks off with a bit of cocoa-like chocolate and light roasted malts. Something about it tastes a little charred or burnt. The hops kick in and a nice burst of citrus grapefruit, pineapple, and a touch of mango. Pine and a slight floral flavor are there, but are very subtle. It has a slight bitter kick, but doesn't seem all that bitter. I wouldn't mind more. EDIT: It seems to grow more bitter with each passing sip. Go figure! Alcohol is blended very well and isn't noticeable at all. It finishes hoppy and dry.

Capt'n Krunkles has a medium body. Carbonation is dialed down nicely and it has a smooth feel. I like the feel quite a bit and am very tempted to go with the next highest score, but just can't get there. Drinkability is good. I like the flavor here and it goes down rather easy. I'm splitting the bomber, but would've gladly tackled one alone.

Capt'n Krunkles is a pretty good Black IPA or whatever you want to call it. It has a good flavor and doesn't make any huge missteps on the journey. The nose would benefit from a little more strength, and perhaps the charred/burnt flavor could be toned down a little. Overall though, this is good stuff. Definitely worth checking out if the opportunity presents itself.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

650ml bottle courtesy of Ding!

It pours an extremely dark brown or a very light black..I can see some light shining through. A good 2 finger head of tannish foam and some lacing complete the appearance package. A very good looking beer.

The smell is hoppy with a bit of earthy malt peeking through. Some other aroma here that I can't identify.

The taste is quite bitter with the easy to identify hop characters of grapefruit grass and pine not being here, imho. The bitterness is more like a hot chocolate/cocoa flavour, not something I'd expect from anything labeled as an IPA/Black IPA/whatever.
There's some mild malt sweetness in the mix; I don't know if it helps or hurts in the long run but I'm not digging this much.

The mouthfeel borders on thick with medium to medium+ carbonation. Ok there.

Drinkability? My palate is getting a bit of bitterness overload and I haven't even finished the bottle yet. An "interesting" brew but I wouldn't want another.

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Photo of vacax
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This *rare* bomber poured out black with a large brownish head, good retention and lacing all around, looks great. Fruity with citrus and pineapple mitigated by roasted malts. Appealing nose. Taste is smokey with assertive hop backbone that has a pervasive fruity-resinous streak that leads to a grapefruity midpalate with high bitterness and a highly roasted, coffeelike and cookielike finish. This one is pretty heavy on the roast, while the hops are here in full force, they seem one-note in comparison to the vastness of the malt. Medium bodied with high carbonation, which works for the IPA factor, but not so much with the huge roast notes. Interesting beer for sure, I would have it again, but the balance isn't quite ideal for me.

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Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a dark mahogany body with a three finger tan head that sticks around for a few minutes. Plenty of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is citrusy grapefruit hops, milk chocolate, and some mild roast.

Body is a bit above medium in texture and carbonation is a creamy medium.

Taste is mostly bittersweet chocolate that is edged by roasty coffee hints. Hops are very apparent and contribute a pleasantly soft pink grapefruit fruitiness. Not as bitter as expected and not at all like an IPA. I agree with other reviewers that this is more of a hopped up porter. Finishes smooth with just a hint of dry roasty bitterness.

I would have preferred a more assertive hop presence here, perhaps like Stone's Sublime. Still, it's a nice sipper and very drinkable.

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Photo of cdizinno
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased at Green's-Downtown in Columbia, SC.

A: Black, thin light tan head with minimal lacing.

S: Mostly roasted malts with some coffee, chocolate, and underlying hops.

T&M: Nice and smooth, medium bodied ale. More of a hopped up porter than anything. Flavor is like the smell. Nothing overpowering, but better than I expected from the reviews I read. Probably more of a mild chocolate, coffee flavor with a nice hop bite throughout. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall, very good. The 7.5% ABV is very well masked, but definitely not really categorized in the style correctly. So I'll mark based on a Black IPA, since there is no such category;
A: 4.5 It's black!
S: 3.5 The malts are overpowering any real hops that may be there.
T: 4.5 for Originality and The HOPS ARE there.
M: 4.5 Very smooth and crisp, slightly chalky due to those roasties.
D: 4.0 I'm not into too many dark beers, but this one is well-balanced and worth a try!

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

Thanks goes out to cavedave for this brew.

22oz. Bomber
Gold Foil

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy light tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a nice little hop note, very slight chocolate, and some dark fruits, slight citrus note. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, nice little touch of chocolate and dark fruits, slight citrus note. Medium body. Drinkable, really liking this one.

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

Pours a black shows deep red when held to the light. Big foamy dark tan head almost chocolate but not quite there it falls slow only sparse lacing.

Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee with lots of citrus hops and some pine.

Taste is wow like aroma but even stronger roasted malts for sure here more bitter coffee no chocolate in taste. Bitter coffee taste moves right into citrus and pine hops strong bitter hops blend right in and kick up bitter coffee a few notches. Over all not very balanced but if you want roasted and bitter this may be your brew.

Mouthfeel is medium with decent level of carbonation.

Drinkability might be simple take a porter and hop it to high heavens but eh like roasted like hops not much to complain about on my part.

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Photo of sholland119
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black with a foamy tan head but no lacing.

S-Roasted malt and bitter citric hoppiness.

T-Lots of roasted malt in the front, almost burnt, then a bitter earthy and grapefruit finish.

M-Medium bodied, good carbonation.

D-The bitter roastiness gets a little bit wearing by the end of a glass. Glad I shared the bomber of this one. Not bad but nothing special.


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Photo of mdfb79
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 5/21/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - pours a dark brown with one finger light
> tan head light carb

s - Smells of citrus hops. Maybe some pine hops as well.

t - Tastes of smooth pale malts and faded citrus hops.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - An ok IPA. I thought the hops in the taste were a bit faded and this had just hit the shelves. Would try again.

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Photo of coldmeat23
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
Huge thanks to GeezLynn for hooking me up with this rarity! [jojomdma is classic!]

This one pours up a super dark brown color that could easily pass for black. It produces a two-finger head of light brown colored foam. The retention is really pretty impressive. The lacing is curtain-like and very sticky.

This smells like some chocolate covered hops. The hops are slightly more prominent, but it's really a lot more balanced than I'd expected it to be. Very good presence of citrus hops, along with some hints of pine and even some light floral notes. Good presence of chocolate, roasted, maltiness. Mild traces of dark coffee beans.
This nose really does a good job of making me think of IPA's and Stouts at the same time.

Uh-oh. It's losing me here. This is not newarly as smooth and delicious as the nose led me to believe. The chocolate malts are way over-roasted, almost to the point of tasting burnt. This gives a not-desired touch of bitterness, which combines with the hop bitterness and amplifies it. Not really in a good way, though.
This is harshly dark and bitter. I don't like it.

This has a medium-to-almost-full body and a mild-to-medium level of carbonation, which works very well together. It is very smooth and has a nice, small, amount of creaminess coming in.

I can't see myself drinking this one again, at all. I'm not sure why others would want to either, but that's why our palates are different. I'll leave this for someone else.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 6/5/10

Courtesy of PDXHops

Reviewed as a Cascadian Dark Ale

Pours a dark cola-brown, settling much darker. No light is getting past the Cap'n. The head rose to nearly three fingers of billowy foam, though it drops to about 1/4th inch pretty quickly. Very good lacing so far. Thin retention. A few long trails of lace are left around the glass.

While on the whole it seems balanced, hops are still at the fore of the aroma. Floral & piney with a few muddled wisps of citric hops. Some interesting things are going on in the aroma, namely cocoa nibs & a hint of coffee beans. A mild juicy sweetness is buried in the back, but this seems pretty dry.

The taste is closely in line with the nose. Even-handed pine notes & floral hints mingle with citrus undertones. I'm picking out a little grapefruit, orange peel & lemon zest. Fairly restrained bitterness, but a decent hop flavor. Toasted dark malts made up a hefty backdrop; baker's chocolate & faint notions of coffee. The malts are a little overbearing, in my opinion, but at least they don't bring too much sweetness to the table. Nice dryness.

Medium bodied with carbonation that leans toward the low end. I could go for either a bit more carbonation to make up for the restrained bitterness (or more bitterness for that matter); either one would be fine. Finishes dry with a few pine & toasted notes lingering.

I think this is a pretty good take on an emerging style. A ramped up hop bill might not be a bad idea, but it's decent as is. On the whole, Cap'n Krunkles is pretty solid. May he sail long & pillage along the way. Hopefully time finds him with refined sailing skills & a more bountiful stash of loot.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great bottle label and description. Found at Total Wine in Greenville, SC for about $6.50

A: Pours like a porter or stout...Opaque black color with a light brown cap. Retention is pretty good.

S: The nose is pretty malty, with more brown ale or stout characteristics than anything else. This style really boggles my mind, I'm not sure if this should be reviewed to the IPA style or if this should be in a class of its own, with the other black IPAs. Anywho, roasted malts, black malts, citric hops, and a slight floral hop aspect to it. Interesting, but the "IPA" in this isn't really shining.

T: Similar to what the nose predicted...malt dominant, roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, and lots of citric and bitter hops that seem to hide underneath the malts. Pine and chocolate also make an appearance.

MF/D: Pretty big body with a mildly aggressive carbonation. Overall it feels good on the palate. Pretty easy to put this bomber down (although I split it).

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Photo of jampics2
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A bottle split with Paulie. While we were drinking this, my car was sideswiped in the parking lot outside his place. What a bummer. I mean this beer, with the car, well, shit happens.

#1 on my list of awesome names wasted on average beers. I've become a fan of the Black IPA. I love it when it's really a roasty IPA, and I love it when it's really a hoppy porter. But this was just in limbo, trying to straddle lines that make this too safe.

Pours a black opaque color. Tan head, nice lacing. Looks rather nice.

Smell is full of roast. Not too hoppy IMO. Some citrus makes an appearance. Pine as well. But very subdued. They should drink a Sublimely Self Righteous and see how a black IPA should smell. Commit one way or another, this is more roasty than hoppy but even that is more char than nice coffee or chocolate.

The roast on this beer is just not very appealing. After my first sip, I was hoping it would start to meld. It never did. I even tried to stir it hoping it would come together in an "A-hah" moment. Nope. This is the goober grape of beers. One half roasty porter with charred profiles. One half piney hoppy IPA. All in one crummy mix. Not my thing at all, and I'm a sucker for this style.

The mouthfeel was the best part of this. Just enough carb to keep this medium bodied beer from feeling too heavy. Alcohol was well hidden in the finish.

Drinkability was average. I'd love to see this reworked, because Terrapin has it in them to make an awesome Black IPA. This, however, is not it. I'd rather drive this crummy rental car for the rest of the year than drink another bottle of this.

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

Review from notes taken 5/8/10.

Poured from a bottle into a snifter it appears a dark brown to nearly black color with a creamy tan head about a finger strong with pretty good retension. Spotty amount of lace clings to the glass. Aroma is citrus hops upfront with a nice dark malt character with both chocolate and coffee in the back. Taste is citrus hop bitterness upfront with more bitterness contributed by the dark roasted malts. Little bit of yeast character is included in the flavor. Lasting taste of hops and dark grains left in the mouth with an increasing amount of alcohol as the beer warms. Light feel with a mild level of carbonation.

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

Wow well 10 for 10 in the side projects now, wow time flies. This is the beer some think should be in its own style, I tend to agree with them. Why well these tend to be not as hoppy as a true IPA can be, or maybe the just tone down the hops some in this "style"
anyway the review:

A: poured into a mug, at 43F straight from the frig. I love the label drinking pirate beer, aye matey. Dark black body, nice tan head.
well since there is no style that fits this its hard to call this 1. Looks good to me.

S: aah very nice citrus and piney hops hit you first of course, but there is a coffee burnt like malt after-notes that hit me. as it warmed to 50F it was more malty sweet candies came through.

T: very nice a mild ipa and a coffee stout/porter in 1 bottle or at least it seems that way to me, if fact it remind me of SN porter but a tad sweeter and hoppier. Nice balance of the malt and hops even if its a Black IPA, I really liked it very enjoyable taste. Dark roasted coffee and chocolate blend with added sugar, with hops is what it taste like to me. Some type of dark fruit maybe?

M: medium body and not much carbonation. No idea how old this is. no date on bottle I can find.

D: well did a bomber and its was easy to drink, so I had another one. did not notice much alcohol.

10 bucks a pop wow Terrapin is pricing themselves out of my pocket book.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes to nesued for sending this one my way. Saved for last during our tasting sice this beer is so infamous.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is dark blood red nearing black. About a finger of light beige head fades quickly to leave modest sopy lace around the glass.

The aroma is pretty straight forward. Modrate citrus hops with a strong malt presence. Not much else going on here.

The flavor is similar to the nose. The hops aren't super strong but give just enough punch to let you know they are present. The smoked malt seems to take over the reigns and drive this one home. Hints of grass and earth linger in the finish.

Medium body with average carbonation.

Overall a decently drinkable beer. Much better than my last BIPA.

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Photo of craytonic
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shame they wasted such a great name on such a bad beer. Pours black but is an IPA, odd but we will go with it. Smell of off-roasted dark malts and some old hops (not enough hops); taste is similar, but the hops just don't mesh with the darker malts and add mostly bitterness. Pine element is more like floor cleaner than grapefruit

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Photo of SiepJones
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Guinness Pint

A: Jet back in color with a fluffy brown head of foam. This beer looks like a nice dark Porter.
S: Slight roasted malt scent with a very earthy hop aroma.
T: Light roasted malt up front, very smooth. Ends with a bittersweet grassy hop bite and a slight chocolate taste.
M: Very toasty mouthfeel from the roasted malts, smooth due to low carbonation.
D: Drinkable beverage if you enjoy the beer with a body of a stout and the flavor of an IPA. This is the Sphinx of beer, but since the ABV is only 7.5% drink away.

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Terrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.