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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company

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180 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 180
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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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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BGsWo22

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-16-2013 20:04:22 | More by BGsWo22
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hef

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

05-15-2013 23:42:12 | More by hef
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-11-2013 03:17:48 | More by drewone
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-26-2013 21:34:31 | More by tsauce2
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-23-2013 20:13:32 | More by Stinger80OH
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haveanother1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-20-2013 00:47:13 | More by haveanother1
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YogiMN

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-20-2013 00:43:20 | More by YogiMN
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-07-2013 06:30:39 | More by dominic4beer
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-23-2013 20:13:26 | More by irish01980
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-19-2013 02:08:07 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-17-2013 18:01:49 | More by duceswild
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

03-15-2013 11:35:23 | More by michaeljstraub
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-15-2013 03:10:28 | More by oriolesfan4
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-07-2013 20:34:53 | More by orangesol
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bigkingken

North Carolina

2.3/5  rDev -37.2%

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.

03-07-2013 20:15:43 | More by bigkingken
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AngeliaM

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

03-05-2013 15:07:45 | More by AngeliaM
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JohnQVD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-17-2013 22:32:03 | More by JohnQVD
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%

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!

02-14-2013 12:55:45 | More by Corkpuller
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-13-2013 16:51:29 | More by SadMachine
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-08-2013 10:36:16 | More by beernads
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slipangle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-03-2013 14:20:24 | More by slipangle
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-29-2013 17:22:15 | More by CitizenGrain
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Halcyondays

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-23-2013 21:52:10 | More by Halcyondays
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C20Percent

Virginia

3.14/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

01-20-2013 23:02:59 | More by C20Percent
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

01-15-2013 04:17:48 | More by BeerThursdays
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.