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Terrapin Indiana Krunkles - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Indiana KrunklesTerrapin Indiana Krunkles

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86
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99 Reviews
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Reviews: 99
Hads: 155
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
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.

Side Project #15
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Reviews: 99 | Hads: 155
Photo of gford217
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (909 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (529 characters)

Photo of daveytheformer
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (563 characters)

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (1,590 characters)

Photo of shanblur
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (398 characters)

Photo of Pencible
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (1,277 characters)

Photo of vtfan77
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (1,037 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a golden beer with a medium haze. The head is shallow, becoming non-existent, an unremarkably looking beer. The aroma, however, is quite nice. It presents a nice pine and fruit hop scent. There's apricot, wood, and lots of pine needles. Although a touch of malt is present underneath, it's mostly hidden. The wheat in the beer comes out more in the flavor than the aroma, which is dominated by the hops. It's a full flavor, but very heavily hop-centric. The beer is nicely balanced. Moderate sweetness continues thorugh the finish, which lingers. Medium bitterness. The body is full and firm. This is an okay beer...nothing extraordinary, but still very nice. (667 characters)

Photo of mattsdenney
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from Bomber into Globe glass.

A: Murky yellow-orange color with a two finger bubbly head.

S: Yeasty with bananas and honey. Not picking up much hoppiness at first.

T: Traditional hefe taste with a hoppy citrus backbone. More emphasis on the wheat than I expected but enough hop bitterness to justify the IPA classification.

M: Creamy but lighter than expected for 8+%.

O: IPA's and Hefeweizen's are two of my favorite styles. If you like both this beer is worth the time. (483 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting concept,Iam surprised there hasnt been more forays into melding the two styles.I poured into a weizen glass rather than my nonic for appearance and it poured nicely,hazed burnt orange tinged golden with a fluffy one and a half finger white head that left a broken ring of lace as it settled slowly.Love the in your face citric hop aromas,really fresh,slight toasted wheat malt and clove as well.The mouthfeel was much thinner than expected and seemed to take a little of the flavor away,somewhat watery with decent shot of resiny/citric hop on the palate,toasted wheat malt again comes thru a little as well.If the mouthfeel was amped up a little this beer would be great but alas it isnt and the beer is just "pretty good". (747 characters)

Photo of pburland23
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (832 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
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 (1,063 characters)

Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Radek, 650ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours an unfiltered yellowish brown, with a light creamy coloured head. A collar and thin film of retention is left behind. Nose is hoppy in the tropical fruit sense, an interesting combination between both parties advertised by the bottle (IPA and hefeweizen). Tropical notes, pine, pineapple, passionfruit with some milder banana phenolics and spice. Maybe a hint of honey too? Lots going on there. Taste is wheaty and dry, with some tropical notes retained at the forefront of the palate. Bitter finish, with more of the drying sensation. Medium high carbonation. Some interesting features to this one, but it wasn't exactly my cup of tea (I like something more along the lines of the Schneider-Brooklyner Hofenweiss for this style). Moderately drinkable nonetheless and nice to try. (839 characters)

Photo of thain709
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a cloudy, golden body...it showed some orange highlights as well...a one finger, white head was apparent but it fell quickly into a white ring...carbonation was visible...there was some decent lacing left behind

S - The hefe part stands out the most with some wheat, yeast, and banana being the forerunners...the hops, sweet and citrusy, are in the background

T - The flavors start off again with the hefe part of the beer...fruity and fresh banana...this has got some sweet notes going on...there is a mild spice presence in the middle of the beer that adds an earthy flavor as well...the hops finish the beer juicy, sweet, and citrusy

M - Medium bodied...spicy...bitter citrus hops

O - I don't think I'd call this one an IPA...I think it could be classified a little better...I've had hopped-up hefeweizens before and they were pretty good...this ones flavors just fell a little short...there was nothing to tie it together...but since it's a Side Project beer, I'd have it again (1,001 characters)

Photo of ATPete
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

White IPA... ok im down.

Pours a cloudy deep orange color with a large fluffy white head. Spicy yeast is the first thing that grabs me and a massive, sharp hop character to boot on the nose, sweetness from the wheat, a mild waft of alcohol and a hint of banana. Easy to drink for sure, this one reminded me of the Brooklyn/Schneider Hopfen Weisse (750ml from Brooklyn not the 500ml) big time. (408 characters)

Photo of HoosierInOhio
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (702 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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 (533 characters)

Photo of rootbeerman
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours cloudy orange. Head was a good finger thick, white and left a good amount of lacing.
S: a mix of hop grapefruit, sweetened with a hefe banana and a little bubble gum. Also a touch of yeast spice.
T: good balance between a hefe and an ipa. Good hop pine and grapefruit. Yeast and wheat malt give a good balance of sweetness with banana and a touch of clove.
M: good and slick not very coating. Carbonation has a nice light bite.
O: I like these 2 style mixed as one very much. There aren't many examples I've had to compare to so this one is about even with the other that I've had. (593 characters)

Photo of koopa
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a hazy rusty orange with a 1 finger white crown that displays minimal retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Nice clove, bubblegum, and herbal hop combo. Some sweetness from the malt as well as some graininess. I really like the nose.

Taste: Much flatter than the nose. Mainly just some bittering hops that dominate and take away from that nice fruity malt sweetness that the nose featured.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with slightly seltzer like carbonation.

Overall: Easy to drink but its just not that tasty so I wouldn't want more than one. (632 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice balance between a hefe and an IPA, and who would think of such a thing. Orange and unfiltered. A good blend, hops and wheat. Carbonation is right there and its still a good mouthfeel. Some orange and other fruity taste. IBU 75.Radek's bottle.Seek one out. (260 characters)

Photo of harrymel
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chaney for this snack!
Bottled: unk

A: pours apricot on apple cider in both color and clarity - as expected. Less than single finger loose white foam falls to tortuous sheet of the same. Cobweb lacing.

S: reminds me of a beer I made called "plastic pale ale". Has some processed petrol smells, and cloves, and the sharpness I sometimes get from wheat. Not particularly hoppy.

T: the yeast here is well played. If this were a simple Weiss bier, it would be shit, but it is not. Nice astringent edges help accentuate the yeast and wheat additions to this beer.

M: heavy body with fine and persistent carb. Dry.

O: good stab at a style outside the box. (668 characters)

Photo of sholland119
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy orange peach with a thin white head and a bit of lacing.

S-Rather mild with some good wheat character and sweet citrus and earthy hops.

T-good flavor. Grainy wheat in the front, then juicy sweet citrus hops. Bitterness is moderate but pleasant.

M-Medium bodied, nicely dry and crisp.

O-nice. A bit of a letdown from Cap'n Krunkles, but I liked it.

HV (370 characters)

Photo of evilkalla
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bomber into an ale glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a thin head on it. Lots of visible carbonation. Leaves ok lacing.

S: Smells of wheat beer, sort of flowery. Not bad.

T: Very interesting; definitely strong wheat malt character up front with a fairly good level of bitterness. Malt flavor lingers in the mouth for quite a while. You could definitely call this a "wheat IPA" like it says on the bottle. Not bad at all.

M: This one is silky and coats the mouth really well.

O: I didn't know what to expect, I bought this on a whim since I liked most of Terrapin's other side project beers. While I am not a wheat beer fan I am big for IPAs so this was interesting to try. (697 characters)

Terrapin Indiana Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.