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Terrapin Indiana Krunkles - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Indiana KrunklesTerrapin Indiana Krunkles

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BA SCORE
85
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Chaney on 05-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 99
Photo of ehammond1
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

A murky, dark honey-orange with a small off-white cap. Leaves the glass messy with irregular lines and sheets of sticky lace.

Strong aroma of citrus, some wheat, and alcohol heat. There's also a definite melon character to the aroma from the choice of hops used.

The flavor is largely bitter, even for the style, along with complementary citrus and melon notes (cantaloupe?). There's some sweet malt character as well, but the overwhelming bitterness hides some of that.

Medium to full-bodied for the style with moderate carbonation.

I suppose this is my favorite German-style wheat IPA...whatever the hell that means.

Photo of Gavage
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange color with a one inch head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: citrus, banana, and a decent earthy bitterenss rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, wheat, banana, grapefruit citrus, and some earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Starts out crisp and ends less crisp with a dry finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: different style beer that was enjoyable, but one pint glass was enough in a session.

Photo of pburland23
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into my CBS snifter.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color. Almost no head whatsoever...just a very thin white layer. Some decent lacing from what little head there is.

Smell: Starts off with some juicy hop aromas and then the Hefeweizen aromas come across...bananas some spiciness, a little bubble gum as well. Really interesting combo. I wasn't sure this would work but it really does.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma. Starts off like your average IPA. It's strong on tropical fruit notes but then shifts to the Hefeweizen flavors. Nice tasting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice prickly level of carbonation. No alcohol is detectable. Drinkability is high. A very enjoyable drink.

Overall: Interesting take on the American IPA. Flavors work really well together. Well done by Terrapin.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy golden with brown hues body. Aroma is herbal with hops, citrus and corriander. More of the in tr flavor with a relatively complex hop flavor. Musty amd bitter hip notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one is very smooth. Smooth for the degree of hop flavor and complexity.

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-orange color with a decent frothy, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, wheat, floral and citrus hops, and a hint of banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, and a bit yeasty. Medium bodied, spicy and bitter mouthfeel, dry finish. Good beer.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head.

Interesting aroma. I got some banana, orange, and citrus. Kind of a wit/IPA combination.

Taste followed aroma. Banana, orange, and grapefruit. A little bit of biscuity malt.

Medium-bodied, fairly crisp.

I've had a few beers from Terrapin, and wish I could get them here in Maine.

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a perfect pint

A- pours a slightly hazy shade of orange with a three finger white head. Very puffy head, looks very nice

S- getting a lot of citrus coming out of this....getting more of a wit citrus aroma than an IPA citrus aroma

T- really wheaty, citrusy taste....very slight hints of hop bitterness. Comes off more like an American wheat than an IPA, IMO

M- medium bodied. About standard

O- I like this. No hints of alcohol at all in this one, the hops are all citrusy and juicy...well done, Terrapin

Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, buttery gold pour with 2 fingers of pillow top head. Thin lace. Very nice head retention.

Nose really wants to be yeasty but citric hops overpower that trend. Bit of banana bread creeping in towards the bottom of the glass.

Light wheat hit with biscuit malt. Hops take over, though, just as in the nose. Nice, dry citrus finish.

Surprisingly heavy body for the taste and feel of the beer.

Another nice offering from the Athens turtles.

Photo of shanblur
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Atlanta. No date on bottle. Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. A - Muddy orange with a white head which leaves moderate lacing. S - Fruity esters of a Hefeweizen with some underlying hops. T - Yeasty and with a nice bitter hops finish. Not overly complex but very nice flavor. M - Thin to medium body with little carbonation. A very flavorful beer. Would definitely have again.

Photo of Spider889
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A fun extra from sendsilk.

Review from late July.

A - Golden color. Nice clarity with a short head.

S - Lots of clove and noble hops. This is starting off a bit weird.

T - Bitter, nearly medicinal. Earthy with a mild spiciness. Also clove and sage flavors going on. Did I mention that this was rather odd?

M/O - Dry and really bitter. I think this wound up being a strange combination of malt, hops, and maybe even the yeast. Things went in many directions, but none were satisfying as an IPA.

Photo of match1112
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

light copper colored body with bright orange highlights. finger and a half of off white head quickly recedes to a frothy cap with clumpy lacing. i could smell big citrus aromas at arm's length away. taste is citrus hops and wheat. has a medium to heavy mouthfeel to it. a little heavier than i wanted with a good carbonation and a long dry bitter finish. overall a good beer to try.

Photo of sfsean28
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into oversized Hefe-glass. dark orange color with big head which diminishes quickly.
citrus smell
nice combination of hops and wheat although hops is more present in the taste. some bitternes which I like. carbonation is ok.
I like Terrapin brews alot and that is why I bought this 22oz bottle for 8.99(OUCH).I wont't buy this again and I wouldn't discourage anyone from trying it.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.51/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/26/11

Courtesy of PDXHops

Hazy tangerine with golden highlights with a cap of foam just shy of one finger. The is bubbly, doesn't last long and turns to a soapy wash. Ok lace catches around mid-glass.

Over-balanced hop notes of orange rind and lemon zest juiciness tickle an otherwise boring aroma full of bread, toasted wheat, mild fruit esters and hints of dull yeast spice. Suggestions of pollen and perfume. There was an inclination of something tomato, but that seems to have subsided.

I'm surprised and, to be honest, a little disturbed with how solvent-like the hop are and how potent they have remained; it has tangy, citric juiciness that is almost tart. When paired with toasted wheat, dusty bread and a dry spice finish it comes across as a whole lot of lame. As it warms there are a few tea leaf and vegetal off-flavors.

The feel is on the lighter order; it's certainly juicy. The level of carbonation is probably my favorite part - it's reasonably low and suits the feel pretty well. But, there's a coating feel on the finish that gets on my nerves.

This could have been good, but it isn't. Terrapin - dial down the hop solvency, keep the wheat but nix the rest of the hefe-blah-blah-blah, drop the abv by 1% or so, clean up the finish and you should be good to go.

Photo of sulldaddy
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle pouted into a snifter. The beer pours a cloudy orange color with minimal eggshell white head that fades quickly to a thin edge layer.
Aroma is bready yeast and some citrus hops. Not huge robust aroma, but pleasant and appealing to the nose.
First sip reveals an average body and fine gentle carbonation. Flavor is bready yeast and some citrus hops again not mouth puckering bitter just enough to let you know the hops are present.
I dont get any hints of abv on the nose or flavor. Very enjoyable smooth drinking beer. I would drink again if given the opportunity.
A nice interesting yet not crazy astringent IPA.

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a very hazy, almost opaque dark bronze color with a 1/8 inch head that reduces to a white ring around the edge of the glass and a lovely pattern of big bubbles in the center of the surface and thin rippled foam surrounding it.

S- Citrusy hops in the nose at first and then the wheat sets in. Smells sweet with notes of tangerine and pineapple. The freshness of the hops is very apparent.

T- A little more on the hoppy side for a wheat IPA. Tastes fruity yet has a darkness and depth to it. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Quite fresh. Doesn't taste like it was entirely made with wheat but also with some malt but I could be wrong. Never had a "German" wheat IPA before so I don't know what it's supposed to taste like.

M- Medium carbonation with a thin feel and a bit dry.

O- Quite good. Not as exciting as a Belgian IPA in my opinion, but it's nice to drink all the same.

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

A: A frumpy and foamy oat colored head sits atop a deep orange body. Clarity was good, a steady and spacious rise of micro-bubbles. The lacing sticks well to the glass while the head retention was strong, lasting a good 4-5 min with little weakening.

S: Sweet pine juices emit from the nose along with some sugar malt and a good sense of wheat character. Slightly hoppy, not ipa strength, rather a pale lager perhaps. Light yeasty dry clove spice comes compliments of the yeast.

T: Spicy and sharp bit of pine comes on the open, cloves, with a boozy solvent touch of alcohol. Boozy citrus juice, yeasty with some lemon grass portrays a good sense of hops, wet, but quickly fades off the tongue. The complexity here is modest, starts out sharp and strong, but fails to follow up and build upon with very little going on afterwards. A slight hint of alcohol laced citrus juice and sour yeastiness can be had on the close.

M: Fair amount of carbonation but falls a bit short of crisp by ipa or wheat standards. Slight warming of piney hops and citrus with a medium body.

O: Decent for a bomber, though would fail to hold my interest there-after. Couldn’t see this in multiples or six pack form, another good try for the curious but fell short of my expectations by the style description. Could of used some more crispness, a little less toning down of the alcohol, and some better clarity of the hops.

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a nice frothy head that sluggishly recedes. Smell is out of this world on this beer, no lie. Lots of grapefruit, pomegranate, coriander, and wheat. Smells like a delicious fruit basket!

Lots of bright flavors, some sour tastes as well. Lots of sweetness up front with some pomegranate flavors. Some wheaty tastes come through in the middle and is followed by a very wet hop presence. Ends with lots of citric hops. Lots of unique flavors present but they don't really all blend great together. The scent doesn't live up to the taste. However i'm only half way through the 22oz bottle. Maybe the beer will be better towards the bottom.

The mouth feel is nice and bright. Would be a great drinking beer in the summer. Too bad of the limited brewness.

Actually, after a few more sips, the fruity sweetness up front balanced by the bright citric hops at the end seem to make more sense together. Starting to feel these tastes do work in one thorough sip. Still not a superb taste but unique.

The beer is a it better when you get to the bottom, isn't as sweet and has a bit more wheat which is nice, cuts some of the sourness.

Overall a unique brew is nothing else.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass. No date label, but I'm guesstimating that it's less than six months old. I am an intrigued by the tagline: "German Style Wheat IPA."

A: Pours nicely, with a finger of head forming, churning, and levelling out to less than a third of the original size. The beer is slightly cloudy but mostly clear, hay yellow-brown, with small amounts of effervescence.

S: Clean, but hoppy. I detect some piney West Coast hops.

T: Hrm. A weak-bodied IPA with more than decent flavours. Light and clean -- presumably the 'German style' influence -- but with an Amarillo bite on the endtaste. Wheatiness is not obvious, but likely contributes to the lightness of the beer. Quenching and tasty.

M: Thin. Even the hop bite can't compensate.

O: Very drinkable. Overall, an enjoyable experience. Recommended if you can still find one. I'd buy another, if it were priced reasonably.

Notes
IBU: 73
Hops: Bravo, Amarillo, Centennial. Falconer’s Flight (Dry Hop)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Munich, Victory, Crystal 24L, Acidulated

Photo of ummswimmin
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this bomber into a tulip to hold in as much of the smell as possible.

On the pour I got quite a bit of great smelling foam. There was about three fingers of big, fluffy foam from a proper pour.

Krunkles is a nice shade of orange and the foam goes away quickly.

Off the top I get some decent citrus and floral hop smell.

The flavor is a nice mix of hops with some bitterness. I feel like the wheat balances out the hop flavor.

This was a pretty good beer. It was great for Terrapin to try these side project beers.

Photo of nrbw23
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thick white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves quite a bit of layered lacing.

S- Smell is quite a bit of grassy hops, and quite a bit of fruits. I'm picking up a bit of banana, grapes, orange and grapefruit.

T- Fruity for sure and a good amount of yeast. A pretty solid amount of spice going on here. Pretty solid amount of hops here too. Seems like a pretty nice hybrid going on here.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- Pretty solid and pretty unique for sure. I'm lovin these labels with the turtle pretty killer by itself.

Photo of biglobo8971
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm amazed, wasnt excited for this one, after one sip, quickly changed my mind. The appearance is of a murky, cloudy hefe with a 1/4 inch head with decent lacing the whole drink.
The smell is of clean cut grass, with a faint smell of hops. I love IPA's and I love hefe's, this is a perfect mixture of both. Nice spice notes with a hop after taste. I had no idea what I was missing. I will seek this beer out now, very happily impressed.

Photo of daveytheformer
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an incredibly cloudy rusted amber color with a 1 finger thick white head that quickly fades to mild spotting.

Smells for sure wheaty. Toasted bread comes to mind with a slight nutty aroma.

Tastes malty sweet with a noticeable hop bitterness. Strong herbal flavor rounded out by light orange citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is medium with very light carbonation.

Overall is ok but not great. Not quite worth the pricetag in my opinion (which wasn't even that much). Sort of interesting for a summer beer but not something I'd really want more than a glass of.

Photo of thagr81us
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, and subtle citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, and citrus hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor on this one was pretty nice which made it pretty easy to drink. The aroma was pretty good as well. If I would have been put in a blind tasting and had to pick the style I would have pegged it for a Belgian IPA rather than an American IPA, but there are worse mistakes that can be made out there. Pretty good brew and a must try if you can.

Photo of HoosierInOhio
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured in my Imperial Pint Glass. Purchased at Hop City in Atlanta in May while I was there on business. Opened today.

A - Hazy Amber, you can slightly see through it. 3/4 inch head that sticks around, little lacing though

S - Quite a bit going on. Wheat, Bananas, citrus tones..peach or mango or something along those lines, something sweet smelling.

T - Tarty right away, finishes very bitter with a hint of alcohol going down. Very light, almost refreshing aside from the alcohol zip. Not bad, different for sure.

M - Smooth mouthfeel, carbonated nicely. Can't complain

O - Solid brew from my not so favorite style but solid nonetheless. Would prefer more malts in there personally.

Photo of tdm168
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with one inch of head. Nice retention. Smells of wheat, yeast, and a citrus, floral hop aroma. Taste is smooth at first with wheat and yeast up front followed by intense, bitter, floral and citrus hops at the end. There's just a hint of alcohol. It's rather light bodied which I attribute to the wheat; moderate carbonation.

The intense hops keep the drinkability down on this one, but a decent IPA overall.

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Terrapin Indiana Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.