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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Phlux CapacitorTerrapin Phlux Capacitor

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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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

Murky mahogany color with a greasy yellow-white head. A cloudy brew, for sure.

Smells of English malts, cardboard, earthen hops, herbal notes, and a touch of grape jelly. So-so.

Tastes hoppy crisp with floral and herbal notes, malty sweet/stale, and somewhat fruity with notes of apple and grape. Barrel wood is showing off, a little. Woodsy and bright, with a nice English character. Finish is long and minty with menthol and tobacco tones.

Drinks with the booze kept on a leash. Sudsy and decently smooth. Not a masterpiece, but not too shabby.

Decent ale. Wish the nose was more complex and more potent. Easy draft to finish. Great name.

01-14-2013 22:19:22 | More by thecheapies
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CGMLS3

Florida

2/5  rDev -45.4%

01-08-2013 02:28:38 | More by CGMLS3
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-06-2013 13:26:19 | More by hockenbeer
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gopens44

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2013 22:57:33 | More by gopens44
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-28-2012 05:29:00 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-26-2012 08:17:36 | More by NickyDee21
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-23-2012 05:27:50 | More by sendbeer
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-10-2012 04:35:40 | More by ltdantheman
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-28-2012 19:57:22 | More by rolive
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

Picked this up in Atlanta on my last work trip. When in Rome...22 oz. bomber split with my wife. Bonus points for an '80's movie reference. Although a Buttercup reference would have been better.

The pour is dull red leather with a blond head. Head isn't much to ping the brewer about, sugar & oak. Weird combo.

Phlux Capacitor tilts the sugar pinball machine. Enough straight-sugar-syrup to catch an entire hive-mind of bees. Fig syrup, oak syrup are mixed in with a heavy hand. Malty. Boozy. Did I mention thick & syrupy? It has the feel of gargling Walgreen's cough medicine. ...in a good way. Eleven ounces or so is plenty, thank you very much.

A simple, boozy, thick-necked beer that's been dipped in a sluggish river of oak. Not bad, not great, somewhere in between. Good beer.

11-28-2012 03:39:20 | More by maximum12
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beerdave

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-25-2012 03:32:24 | More by beerdave
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-24-2012 22:29:00 | More by st9647v3
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methtlcai

Florida

1/5  rDev -72.7%

11-23-2012 23:28:24 | More by methtlcai
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-23-2012 01:03:57 | More by bluckbeyes
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Mick-e-d


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-18-2012 19:51:06 | More by Mick-e-d
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dkline72

New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

11-10-2012 22:02:20 | More by dkline72
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

10-20-2012 16:56:15 | More by deapokid
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-17-2012 18:36:49 | More by ncaudle
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-14-2012 03:54:31 | More by IdrinkGas
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-12-2012 04:09:30 | More by rdoggg
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

Served on tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a hazy yet almost opaque mahogany to medium brown in color with minimal amounts of visibel carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall dark beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Huge aromas of eye-watering booze along with lighter notes of dark fruit (raisin) and oak. Additionally there are notes of molasses and the booze mellows as the beer warms up.

T: Very similar to the smell with some dark fruit (raisin) sweetness upfront with molasses, oak, and vanilla notes. Heavy amounts of alcohol in the taste.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Significant amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: The alcohol is far too noticeable in all three phases of this beer - past, present, and future (smell, taste, and mouthfeel). Great name for this beer but not an easy one to drink and did not live up to my expectations.

10-06-2012 17:13:37 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a thin off white head that left lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of boozy alcohol in the nose; these become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: You really need to warm up this beer to get flavors other than alcohol out of the taste as then there are some hints of oak. The alcohol and notes of bitterness linger through the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish and a good amount of warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is a trifecta when it comes to alcohol because it's very noticeable in the smell, taste and mouthfeel. This isn't one of the easiest beers to drink.

10-06-2012 12:33:39 | More by metter98
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bellce0

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-05-2012 22:58:42 | More by bellce0
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2012 22:47:50 | More by Zach136
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.