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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
86
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Side Project #15

(Beer added by: Chaney on 05-05-2011)
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Photo of Mavajo
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber, cloudy body with a fluffy white head and fantastic lacing. Body seems a bit darker than it should be -- I was expecting something a little more golden.

Great nose -- very pungent. Huge citrus/tropical fruit hops, grapefruit. I didn't come into this beer expecting much, but the aroma on this has instantly lifted my expectations. And...they come crashing back down with the taste. Mediocre. A decent hop bite, but there's something missing here. A bit of a watery quality. It seems like the wheat and IPA qualities distract from, rather than compliment, eachother.

This one misses the mark. It's drinkable and enjoyable, but something's not quite right.

Mavajo, May 09, 2011
Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly bright yellow/gold color with a frothy two-finger off white head that is both slow and reluctant to recede. Sweet smells of wheat, heffenwiesen yeast dominate the aroma, with only a slight wisp of citrus hops present in the nose. First sip is surprisingly light bodied but rather refreshing. The wheat is very much there but not to the point of being over powering. Though light bodied, the beer is fairly well balanced. Personally I would prefer more malt and more hops. The 7.3% ABV is well hidden.

ATLbeerDog, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

tclapper, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

has this beer at mellow mushroom while exjoying a good pizza last night in jaskonville. Reviewed from notes taken last night.

22z bottle poured into a seirra nevada globlet type glass.

Appearance: yellow mild cloudy bodied beer. White head that foams up to about 2 fingers head and disapates quickly into ring of white head.

Smell: Smells like a mix between a belgian beer and an IPA. Yeast, mild hops(pine and citris), mild hay funk.

Taste: Moderate hop bitterness. Mostly citris flavors(orange, grapefruit, lemon) noted in the hops and mild pine noted. Clove, bananas and yeast flavor come next.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Its pretty refreshing in 90 degree wheather and goes down easy all 22 oz.

Overall: Nice beer my first terripin beer i have ever had! I wil be bring home some terrapin from florida. Time to drink some more locals while in jackonville!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of gfx
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

gfx, May 07, 2012
Photo of hippityhophead24
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jeffthepony, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of bbrown12
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bbrown12, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Reagan1984, Dec 19, 2011
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.

beerthulhu, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of n2185
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky orange with a finger of off-white head that recedes into a ring with a little lacing.

S: Cloves, bananas, and bubblegum at first followed by grassy and piny hop aromas. There is an underlying aroma of wheat bread and yeast.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some sweet banana and bubblegum at first followed by a pretty big hop presence with some grassy and herbal characteristics but mostly pine. There are some hearty bread flavors on the finish with a bitter bite from the hops and yeast.

M: Medium-light body with fairly low carbonation, this beer isn't too thick but I would have liked more carbonation presence to give it a crisp quality.

O: Overall, a decent beer. I'd like more presence from the wheat/hefeweizen aspect of the beer. As is, it tastes more like a Belgian IPA, though that's not necessarily a bad thing except that Terrapin already has a good Belgian IPA that's more reasonably priced.

n2185, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of vande
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Overall, a nice, cloudy-hazy golden pour with a quickly vanishing thin layer of head.... like a small under water "chimney [like in the ocean...], bubbles seem to endlessly rise to the top...

S: Citrus and hops on the initial whiff... clean grapefruit... and wheat-yeast notes....an interesting blend....

T: Grapefruit bitterness alongside a mixture of pine & orange rinds, with a twist of sweetness.

M: Bitter back end, a nice body with good carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty. An interesting take on a hefe/wheat IPA...

vande, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of mtstatebeer
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

mtstatebeer, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased at Rick's Wine and Gourmet for 7$ I think. Poured into a stein as it was handy. Currently listed as an American IPA, something I wholely object to, this is better classified as either a hefeweizen or an American Pale Wheat ale. A heavily hopped hefeweizen is not an IPA.

Beer is orange and completely hazy with a huge white head, lots of carbonation, moderate retention, some lacing. It is a really nice looking hefeweizen.

Beer smells like Brooklyn Hopfenweiss...well more like the Schneider version of it. It is hoppy, earthy, mild banana, mild esters, some piny, fruits, amarillo hops, smells awesome frankly.

The taste of the beer is a slight let down, I was hoping that it would be great with the look and the aroma reminding me so much of the Scheinder weiss but it is too sweet, too thick, and has this grinding earthiness to the whole thing that is a pretty big turn off. I don't hate it, I drank the whole thing but hoppy hefes have been done better and you know it.

drabmuh, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of iadler
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A- Hazy sunset orange with a two finger head that sticks around for a while. Leaves some small lines of lacing.

S- Described as a Hefeweizen IPA the smell is pretty spot on with bold juicy pink grapefruit and mandarine hops with tropical notes of peach and pineapple and finishes with some banana, clove, pepper spice and wheat.

T- Nice mix of citrus and tropical hops with grapefruit, mandarine, peach and pineapple upfront, however, after that, the hefeweizen side is nearly undetectable with faint nots of sweet wheat and a bit of banana.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a slightly dry finish.

O- I admire Terrapins creativity and trying to push the boundaries of an IPA, but was kind of disappointed. The nose was very promising but the taste fell a bit flat with the hefe side tasting a little watered down. Very drinkable however.

iadler, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of gford217
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a big white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass and settles in as a splotchy cap.

The aroma has a solid citrus hop character up front, lemons and oranges, but with some bananas form the wheat. Hints of spices in the nose as well.

Taste is a little less hoppy. That said, it has a bitterness, especially in the finish but it doesn't have the citrus that the nose promised. The sweetness of the wheat backbone is there with bananas and bubblegum, though the finish of clove and bitterness is what lingers on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with tons of carbonation and is much more bitter than a typical wheat beer.

I'm not sure if this is an IPA or a wheat beer but I don't think it comes together quite as well as I was hoping for. It's also not in the league of Monk's Revenge in terms of melding two different types of beers.

gford217, May 08, 2011
Photo of Gavage
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Gavage, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of superdedooperboy
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22-ounce brown glass bottle poured into a Terrapin-branded shaker pint glass.

Pours an incredibly cloudy, deep orange with a thick rocky two fingers of slightly off-white foam that settles into a large-bubbled crown. Lacing is nice, with thick web-like rings sticking to the walls of the glass as it empties.

A wonderful symphony of aromas wafts into the nose: A touch of banana and clove, orange, lemon zest, papaya, mango -- quite enticing, and almost exactly what I would hope to find in a blend of Bavarian Hefeweizen and American IPA.

With a medium-full body and mild-to-moderate carbonation, the flavors on the palate follow suit with the aromas. Up front, a somewhat grainy, faintly sweet malt backbone takes form, quickly overcome by bitter, citrusy hops. The bitterness takes hold rather bracingly and drying, flowing through all the way into the finish. Around the edges, notes of banana and clove peek through the bitter hoppy fray, reminding again that a Hefeweizen yeast is at the bottom of this 7.3% ABV heavy-hitter, though the alcohol hides itself well on the palate. Finishes citrusy with some tropical fruit notes, along with a bone-dry bitterness and lingering notes of grapefruit with a pinch of banana and clove.

Perhaps not as well-executed as the Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfenweiss, this is nevertheless a great melding of Hefeweizen/pale Weizenbock with bold hop character. Slightly off-balance and perhaps a touch too dry, it still rests as one of the few beers out there to showcase the superb ability of Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast to meld with big, citrusy hops.

superdedooperboy, May 29, 2011
Photo of Pencible
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like dry apricot and citrus zest, with wildish lager yeast and fresh wheat.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and grapefruit, with wild yeast and fresh wheat and a bit of honey. It had a lasting and very bitter resin aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with a little carbonation. Nice and full body.
D: This was a pretty nice beer, kind of like a Belgian IPA mixed with A Little Sumpin Sumpin. Very bitter and clean, with nice body and well hidden alcohol, so it was pretty easy to drink. However, the super bitter finish might make it more difficult for some to drink. An enjoyable beer, but not overly delicious.

Pencible, May 19, 2011
Photo of nickfl
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden body. The head settles down fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Citrus hop notes of orange and pine with a hint of grapefruit and lemon zest. Some spicy wheat and a little bit of clove in the background.

T - Clove and banana yeast notes up front, moderated by bready malt and a bit of toffee. Some pine hop notes begin to come out in the middle along with more clove and some orange. The hops come to full prominence in the finish with lots of pine and orange as well as banana yeast character and fairly strong, pithy bitterness that becomes a lingering grapefruit note in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D - This is a very hoppy hybrid with less of an emphasis on the yeast than other hopfenweisses that I have had. There is still a noticeable yeast character with both banana and clove character that manages to work fairly well with the hops. The fruity, citrus nature of the hops interacts well with both the yeast and the wheat, but the bitterness in the finish is a bit too sharp for my taste and it clashes with the banana character a bit. Worth a try, but I really don't think that it needs to become a regular offering.

nickfl, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of vtfan77
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep amber with a hint of red and about a half inch of head that quickly dissipates.

S- If I'm picking out aromas, which I'm not particularly good at doing, then I suppose there's a good dose of clove, some citrus (orange and grapefruit juice), a little pine, and some bubblegum. If I'm putting everything together and just saying what it smells like to me, then it's like Juicy Fruit Gum. It's good either way, though.

T- A little tart citrus upfront and then quite sweet with a big malt presence. Clove hits hard with an almost weizenbock-like strength and is joined by resinous pine sap hops. Finishes moderately bitter with a good amount of residual sweetness.

M- Full-bodied but not syrupy. A good carbonation level keeps the mouthfeel lively.

Another interesting beer from the Terrapin Side Project series. This is probably on of their better efforts and does a pretty good job merging wheat beer and IPA characteristics. It's not the best beer in the world, but it's pretty good and certainly worth a pick up. Recommended.

vtfan77, Jun 15, 2011
Terrapin Indiana Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.