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Terrapin Indiana Krunkles - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Indiana KrunklesTerrapin Indiana Krunkles

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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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev 0%
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.

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

Photo of ummswimmin
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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