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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Phlux CapacitorTerrapin Phlux Capacitor

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BA SCORE
83
good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | 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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AltimusPrime

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-07-2012 19:07:39 | More by AltimusPrime
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

06-05-2012 21:07:31 | More by Holland
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

First had: on tap at Barcade, Philly, PA

Poured a dark mahogany, mostly clear, with a finger of tan head; moderate retention and lacing. Lots of toasty elements in the nose, bready, nutty, citrus and pine hops with a dash of spice. Taste of toasted bready, somewhat nutty, caramel, very woody, a dash of dark chocolate, moderately hopped with notes of citrus zest and pine, and again a little bit of indistinct spice. Medium body, pretty easily drinkable, for a decent beer overall.

06-05-2012 03:03:32 | More by Rifugium
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-04-2012 14:15:45 | More by tfsimpkins
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7ate9

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.4%

A medium brown pour with decent head and retention.

This sniff is almost all wood. A raw, green unpleasant wood that comes across as cheap wood chips or green cedar. Upon warming a bit more, some malt characteristics wrestle through and the wood takes on a not much more pleasant herbal, sweet-gale-like nose.

The taste is even more dominated by wood. A whisper of spiciness and malt hit the front of the palate and then the finish hits hard with herbal, green, chewing-on-a-pencil-type of wood flavor and strong, solventy alcohol. the finish lingers for minutes but I wish it wouldn't.

Very dry, tannic, with an unpleasantly hot, acrid finish.

It was hard for me to drink. The wood character was completely unpleasant and dominates the entire experience. The mouthfeel was unpleasantly dry with a brutal chewed asprin finish that makes this beer a struggle to get through.

06-04-2012 11:14:46 | More by 7ate9
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-03-2012 17:49:38 | More by mctizzz
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Riverared

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-03-2012 03:46:28 | More by Riverared
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WrathsU

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

A - Dark brown almost black with a khaki head. The head is moderately thick and very long lasting.

S - Chocolate malts and oak up front. I'm guessing these are virgin oak or barely used oak barrels because it is strong. Some slight dark fruit smells meld together with a faint alcohol tinge.

T - Sweet and bittersweet chocolate up front right away. Some oat and heavy malt flavor behind that. The the oak hits, wow does the oak hit. Finishes almost like a scotch with that oak flavor and the strong alcohol presence. Alcohol is definitely a bit too strong for me.

M - Light medium bodied which is a bit off putting because of the strong flavors going on. The body should really be borderline thick with the alcohol and flavor profile of this beer.

O - A very boozy, oaky, flavorful beer. This one is not an easy drinker, I suspect the longer I let it warm the more flavors that will appear. Definitely meant for sipping and nurturing. Overall a pretty decent beer worth a shot, especially if you like oak.

06-01-2012 22:16:09 | More by WrathsU
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-01-2012 21:41:43 | More by closisinthehouse
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%

Served in a Duck Rabbit snifter.

A: Poured a dark, reddish-brown, with a mocha ring around the brew that stuck around throughout the session.

S: I got straight up melted Jolly Rancher first and foremost. Also, so bright candy such as Pixie Stick dust, Mallow Creme, vanilla, and wood.

T: This was pretty sweet, yet very complex. This was definitely "American" in nature, and made no bones about it. Dark fruit is not the best way to describe this, so I'll go the candy route: Bit O'Honey, Snickers, Almond Joy (wood aging... coconut influence), Twix (the cookie part), marshmallow and TONS of butterscotch.

M: I got a good bit of solvent alcohol after a few sips to be honest, but I think that will meld with the other ingredients quite well over time. A moderate amount of lacing and quite a bit of sugar.

O: I've never tasted anything like this from Terrapin and I believe that overall, it was a success. I think I'll grab a bottle for the cellar. This one was meant for that anyway.

06-01-2012 00:27:24 | More by Chaney
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billab914

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

22oz bottle poured into my Devil's Backbone glass. It poured deep mahogany in color with a thick, fluffy, tan colored head to it. Nice lacing and retention as I drank it.

The aroma has a pretty big oak presence to it with notes of wood and some vanilla. Some very nice malty flavors come out in it as well with some caramel, toffee and a slight dark fruit flavor to it.

The taste shows a little bit more of a roasted malt, slight coffee like flavor to it. Caramel and toffee sweetness come out more towards the finish. The oak really compliments well with some very nice notes of vanilla and oak.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, I thought it was a very good beer. Everything really comes together very well in it, and the oak compliments nicely. Very flavorful and drinkable beer overall, and one of the better side projects in recent memory in my opinion.

05-31-2012 23:30:06 | More by billab914
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-31-2012 22:16:26 | More by bcostner1
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-29-2012 16:14:03 | More by jak
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kidpresentable

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-27-2012 03:43:45 | More by kidpresentable
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-26-2012 01:14:01 | More by hyoung41
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nas4atu

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-25-2012 14:27:57 | More by nas4atu
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Abe_Froman

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-25-2012 07:34:46 | More by Abe_Froman
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-25-2012 01:30:13 | More by Hanzo
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Blakeo

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +36.6%

05-21-2012 01:12:18 | More by Blakeo
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23%

05-20-2012 18:17:25 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-20-2012 02:51:37 | More by Crimsontider22
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djtomain

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-18-2012 22:04:21 | More by djtomain
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-17-2012 14:00:43 | More by jeffthepony
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DaveONan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-16-2012 22:39:37 | More by DaveONan
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-16-2012 18:58:22 | More by Lantern
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.