Krunkles Down Under | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by jaydoc on 05-09-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by jamisonspitzer:
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3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Great looking golden amber IPA, some exotic fruit hoppiness in the nose with hint of cedar and grassy resin. Very smooth, moderate body. Even bitterness, great herbal fruity hop flavor throughout. Maltiness is a bit thin, a little toasty. Was looking for a little more pizzazz from the hops, good drinking regardless.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.67/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I have a couple/few more AIPAs in CANs for today & then I am going to resume my frontal attack on the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody that is the equivalent of a frontal lobotomy since it reduces me to a drooling fool every time that I look at, or even think of, it. The trippy graphics on this CAN are phenomenal and stand as yet another example of the power of art transferred onto an aluminum cylinder rather than a pasted-on paper label. Accompanying music: The soundtrack to "South Pacific". I'm gonna wash that lacing right outta my glass!

From the CAN: "Where in the world is Krunkles?"; "Follow the ever-changing adventures of Krunkles with his CREATIVE IPAs from around the globe!"; "Krunkles returns with a new IPA from his time spent on the underside of the world. Brewed with hops exclusively from New Zealand and Australia, this 'South Pacific IPA' is packed with so much flavor, it might even make a Kiwi say G'Day!"

The Crack! revealed that even some of the major craft beer breweries are getting into the act of filling their CANs to the brim. It is more than 12-fl. oz. in there, but the CANsumer gets a little more for the $, like a Baker's Dozen. I celebrated with an inverted Glug for the first time in a while, bringing forth a rushing burst of head that settled into three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny foam that left great lacing in its wake as it settled. Color was a very slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) and the Gelt Gang deferred, preferring purity in their gold. More for me! Nose was rich & dank with hops, explosive with ripe, sweet fruit like mango, kiwi, papaya & guava. Aaaah! It reminds me of being in tropical locales & getting such fresh fruits on the Mess Decks in the Navy. I remember a floor show (ahem!) in the Philippines in which the dancer would come out, festooned head to toe in fruit, like an erotic Carmen Miranda, and both strip & peel, feeding fruit to eager audience members. Papayas were the worst because when properly ripened, they are a sticky as glue, but man, do they taste good! Mouthfeel was medium. Speaking of taste, this was like fruit salad for breakfast! Krunkles clearly did not waste his time Down Under! Again, it was a riot of mango, kiwi, papaya & guava on the tongue & in the mouth. It brought a tear of joy to this jaded hophead's eye. I had begun to wonder if I had overdosed on hops to the point that I could no longer enjoy AIPAs, but clearly, such is not the case. In fairness, as it warmed, it also clarified, so let us attribute the previous to a chill haze, but too late for the Gelt Gang to return. Mine, all mine! Finish was a reminder that hops need not necessarily impart bitterness. This was dry, no question, but it was very fruity at the same time. I could drink this occasionally, but I would hate to overdo the sensation for fear of becoming jaded.

Parting thought: Sarah Silverman used to do a bit re. her CANfusion when a beau asked her to "shave down under" but she couldn't understand why he wanted her to travel to Australia just to shave her legs. Oh!, she would exclaim when realization dawned on her. Ha!

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper to dark gold in color with a massive and dense 2 inch beige head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is a bit subdued, but i'm getting floral to tropical hops with notes of hibiscus, melon, and watermelon rind. The taste is vegetal to grass hops and light malt. The mouth is lightly sticky, resinous, and dry.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz artistic can with a BB date of May 2016 served in a lager glass.

Pours clear golden-amber with a low amount of visible carbonation but a very large, fluffy, off-white head. The limited clarity of the body suggests an unfiltered beer. The large head has excellent retention and exemplary lacing.

The South Pacific hop load is about as strong as average for style, but has a different flavor profile than a standard American IPA. More speciially, it has lots of tropical fruit notes that turn more citrus and herbal by the aftertaste. Enough malts to keep the bitterness at a moderate level overall, even in the aftertaste. Nice, moderate hop complexity here.

Good mouthfeel with lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of wells2123
4.67/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 96gpse
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: September 18, 2016... OCCASION: another Browns disaster (up 20-2 after the first quarter) calls for an IPA mind eraser... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... slightly sallow, golden amber body--pouring from quite an attractive can--shows lively bubbles bolstering white, thick, sudsy head that remains a finger in width.... lemon, orange citrus and flowery hops suggest a robust flavor... an immediately soft, buttery, apologetic mouthfeel renders a 6.6% ABV moot and sippable... creamy, medium-bodied, but with a sessions ale appeal... flavor soothes more than it pops, with the teeth massaged... the throat holds light bread malts, but little in the way of complexity there.... as IPAs go, not demonstrative, memorable, or disappointing--just a solid, slightly exotic mix that pleases as it eases...

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scaryguy4u
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap at the Douglasville, GA TacoMac into a pint glass.
This is a hazy golden colored brew with a medium sized white head.
Has a slight citrus and floral aroma and has a nice clean flavor to it.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mindfuldave
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcG
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear but slightly chill hazed dark golden yellow with a thin layer of white foam.

Tropical and citrus fruit notes dominate the nose with faint amount of caramel malt sweetness.

Resinous citrus and tropical hop flavor emerges in flavor as well, but seem muted in comparison to aroma. A mildly sweet malt bill lends balance and allows the hops to stand out, but unfortunately the hops don't want to show their true spirit.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, and a bitter resinous finish.

Overall, while this beer does offer an easy drinking experience, it's rather one-dimensional.

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Photo of Jbalintjr
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Krunkles Down Under from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 172 ratings