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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor - Terrapin Beer Company

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
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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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
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

BeerThursdays, Jan 15, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

thecheapies, Jan 14, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

maximum12, Nov 28, 2012
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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.