Luau Krunkles | Terrapin Beer Company

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3.95/5
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Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jhartley on 07-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,603
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
140
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
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Photo of Half-full
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aj21
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NiceTaps
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass.

Bright and clear golden copper color with a 1F off-white colored cap that fades leaving heavy walls of lacing.

Very aromatic. Lots of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, mixed citrus as well, grapefruit, lemon, orange. Caramel malt, slightly dank, floral perfume.

Tropical sweetness, caramel malt, lemon flavor.

Medium body, mild alcohol, juicy, hoppy finish.

As far as "melting pot" beers go, this one's quite good.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thin thick head with decent retention and leaving laces.
Nice citrusy aroma with notes of fresh oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerines and guava.
Flavor with notes of pineapple juice, resin, lots of guava, oranges, flowers, pine, some mango
Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. Initially potent 72 IBUs.
Medium body with good carbonation
Very tropical and citrusy American IPA with south pacific flavors and a welcome hoppy punch.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Very pale and cloudy. Honestly didn’t get a lot of tropical / citrus notes, it was surprisingly bitter and had more of a grassy / earthy hop quality than something bouncy and tropical

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Photo of dooman
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Beer pours orange yellow with a large white fluffy head. Smells of tangerine and orange, not too bad, but a little bit fake. Tastes of sweet grain with a nice citrus and slight earthy hops. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking. Overall, a good beer.

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

Terrapin Beer Co. "Luau Krunkles"
12 oz. can, "BEST BY 03/15/2018 09:14 ..." and sampled on 01/01/2018
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Beautiful label. "Passion-Orange-Guava IPA"... ? ... "natural flavors added". It pours surprisingly clear, I can see my fingerprints through the glass although just barely. Nice orange color. Nice short but creamy head of off-white. Pleasant aroma with clear notes of orange and guava. I'm not so sure about the passion fruit but that's one of those fruits that's hard to nail down anyway, and I've only had it a few times to begin with so what do I know. There's also a citrus rind/pith thing going on as well. OK, on to the flavor... more malty than expected, not in a bad way, and less acidic.... also not as bright with the fruit which is slightly disappointing. It doesn't seem that bitter. You get it in the lingering finish though. Hmmmm, I'm on the fence on this one but I really do like the orange/tropical flavor. And I guess it's nicely balanced, and there's enough bitterness there that I'm not questioning if it's an IPA or not, and that reminds me, the alcohol doesn't show, but at just 6.5% abv it shouldn't anyway. Looking back the head has dropped to a very thin, broken surface covering and wide collar but there's plenty of streaks and splashes and spots of lacing left behind so that's good. Coupled with the fact that this is a clear IPA - you don't find too many of these anymore - it's a pretty good appearance. So, very good appearance, very good aroma, good flavor... what's the mouthfeel like? Soft and smooth with a medium, dextrinous body and soft, fine-bubbled moderate carbonation. Overall it's pretty nice. I'd go for this again, especially in the summer.

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Photo of Drknight
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcarlosv
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hawaiian IPS - passion-orange-guava IPA. IBU 72

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The winter months have us surrounded by winter warmers, brown ales, stout, Belgian quadruple ale, porter and barleywine. But for those who still have a thirst for the hops, there's a IPA survival kit out there and Terrapin is helping to find the way through the malt.

Finishing with hop varieties like Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe and Galaxy, the scent of IPA grabs the nose of the hop heads and lures them toward an ale of herbal, citrus and perfume. Luau Krunkles leans heavily toward the tropical side of IPA with the exotic succulence that only tropical fruit punch can provide. Moderately sweet on the early palate, a light caramel and graham cracker tone is set.

As the sweetness drifts, the hops roll onto the middle palate with aggression. A burst of juiciness slathers across the tastebuds with pineapple, mango, guava and apricot. Stepping down to the citrus level, a rich branch ripened character of tangerine and lemon begins to shine. Grassy, herbal and fresh with shaven pine spice, the finish comes bitter with a deep simmer of fruit peels.

What starts out rich with fruit and juicy ends up quite dry, crisp and clean. Refreshing from head to tail, the beer has a tendency to bridge across to both sun tan lotion and furniture polish with those aromas of tropical rum coctails and its vibrant citronella character, but the ale stops shy of tasting like either of them, giving much reprieve for the lupulin lovers during the sparse seasons.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A grapefruit and pineapple based tropical IPA with a nice rind bitterness (with a little dank added).

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed twelve from Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. Pours bright golden cider colored with plenty of tropical fruit in the nose. Overall, pretty appetizing.

Starts off more fruity and refreshing and finishes with more of the medicine and pine bitterness. Kind of an interesting transformation.

I don't generally like fruity IPAs but this one is pretty good.

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Luau Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 140 ratings