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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Phlux CapacitorTerrapin Phlux Capacitor

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 04-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: earlier

It's dark tea colored with a fine coat of light caramel foam. Smells of oak, toffee, nougat, cola, vanilla and some dark turbinado sugars. Flavor is smooth and sweet with a cloying sugary-ness; toss in some vanilla, nougat, roasted malts, some raisin. Medium bodied with low carb and a dry finish. A treat to try, but not something I'd seek again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bigkingken
2.32/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I was drawn in to this bomber by the artwork on the label and the desire to try something creative from Terrapin. There was almost no hop aroma coming out of the head after or during the pour. It's dark, brown, and ever so slightly hazy. Surprise, surprise, there's barely any hop flavor to go along with the absence of hop aroma. It's got a really strong oak flavor but not much in the way of malt complexity. Seems a bit simplistic overall, sort of like my sister. Without any flavors coming in from the hops or malt bill, it screams a single note of flavor, and not one that I particularly enjoy. Not a fan of this one.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Corkpuller
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
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.


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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.