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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 14
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 04-30-2012)
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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by C20Percent:
Photo of C20Percent
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a dark copper-brown with a bubbly head of light tan foam on top. Clean look.

S: Caramel malts. Vanilla. Oak. Toffee. Butter. Tropical fruits. Taste like a average imperial amber ale.

T: Heavy on oak. Malty. Vanilla. Boozy. Very average.

M: Decent carbonation. Little bit of a bite. Whatever chewiness is there brings out oak. But, this is largely forgetful.

O: This is a mostly forgettable brew. Very disappointed with Terrapin overall. Probably done with them.

C20Percent, Jan 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The latest Side Project,#16.Poured into an imperial nonic a hazed deep amber with a thinner lacey slight off white head atop.Sharp resiny hops and light oak from the aging in the nose,some sweet alcohol zip is there as well,the hops are real assertive wich is a very good thing.Somewhat boozy and fruity with some caramel that quickly melds into resiny sticky hops,love the balance and love the big hops!This style is my favorite style when done right and this is done right,big hefty boozy malty and a large dose of deep resiny hops,I loved it.I love the hop burps left behind.

oberon, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of bellce0
4/5  rDev +9.6%

bellce0, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

megamass, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mctizzz, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of ltdantheman
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ltdantheman, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Riverared
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Riverared, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh

A - dark amber with a thin white head

S - bread, chocolate, floral, grapefruit, strong hop aroma

T - bread, alcohol, piny, grapefruit, chocolate

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

This to me is an odd in between version of a regular IPA and a black ale. It has characteristics of both. It's a solid beer worth trying.

tdm168, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hyoung41, May 26, 2012
Photo of burnzgtm
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

burnzgtm, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Corkpuller
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm not normally a terrapin fan, but I'm not sure why this beer is so poorly rated...

This beer has a lot going on it. The aroma is very complex with an almost sherry (palo cortado) like oxidized aroma: chocolate, hazlenuts and toffee. It's quite boozy on the nose, but not much in the way of higher alcohols.

The palate is quite dense, creamy with some angular wood notes adding interest. The booze attacks and recedes in waves, with lots of flavor and aromas intermixed. It tastes pretty similar to the nose, but the push and pull is really what sets it apart.

I would probably only drink one of these in a sitting, but I really liked it - and I consider myself quite picky in the strong ale/barleywine categories.

Cheers!

Corkpuller, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Kegatron, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

beergorrilla, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of BourbonDemocrat
4/5  rDev +9.6%

BourbonDemocrat, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into an imperial pint. Poured a deep red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, caramel, sweet alcohol, spice, and subtle dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, banana, spice, wood, and sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I have to be honest about the flavor on this one… The alcohol dominated this brew. Upon my first sip I was concerned that this beer wanted to beat me up and steal my lunch money. It was a big bruiser of a beer despite the alcohol content not being THAT high. The look and aroma were pretty decent for the style though. Glad I got to try this one on tap as I doubt I could have handled a bomber of this to the face on my own.

thagr81us, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of bum732
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Bold nuttiness with some wood. Some fruitiness as well.

L: Very dark brown, white head that dissipates, some lacing.

T: Cedar wood with a nutty brown malt. Some toffee and coca, but quite dry throughout. Some hop character, but restrained. Some wood, but definitely in balance. Finishes fairly dry with residual maltiness and wood.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Just a bit of alcohol.

Really enjoyed this. Like a brown ale times 10. Not too sweet or malty like a barleywine. Really well balanced overall.

bum732, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Keith_R, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

dtx00, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Al's in a snifter.

A: The strong ale is dark, a deep brown color. Opaque of course. The strong ale does sport an unusual hued head - looking off white like pancake batter.

S: The strong ale's firm malt foundation is unshakeable - a thick richness that can't hide anywhere. The oak? The oak, though, is late to the party, hesitant to show up. That leaves the malts to do the heavy lifiting until very late in the game.

T: Caramel and brown sugar, toasted breads also. The effect is a resplendent, decadent body that, curiously, lacks oak. Seriously, I struggled with the part of the mix. The transition from cold to warm things improved a big, adding an oak chip feel. That finish actually is nice, but only after it warms. Brown sugar and oak, along with the rich caramel, lingers on my palate. That finish makes up for the lack of oak earlier.

M: The finish is an apex. Before that, the ale struggles with itself. A malt-rich strong ale if that's what you're looking for.

akorsak, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Sanchezrox23
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

KevinGordon, Aug 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Beejay, Jun 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

jsanford, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Vec2267
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - deep mahogany with a thin tad head that retains well

S - brown sugar, oak, fruit, slight spice

T - oak, chocolate malty presence well balanced by a piney hop bitterness, boozy

M - less than syrupy but quite chewy

Malt dominant with heavy wood tones. some notes of chocolate and fruit. A big boozy bomb with character, right up my alley and a nice example of the style.

Vec2267, Jun 21, 2012
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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.