Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale
Terrapin Beer Company

Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale AleCapt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale
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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
Black IPA
3.77 | pDev: 11.14%
Jan 17, 2017
Mar 19, 2010
Very Good
Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale AleCapt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale
Notes: Side Project #10
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Mine is a later version of this beer that I found in the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. Apparently, Capt'n Krunkles was popular enough as a Side jawn to come into his own command. He still peers into a spyglass with his left eye, but now he spies a hop cone and a couple of atolls on the horizon.

From the bottle: "The legend of 'Krunkles' begins on the high seas with this adventurous Black I.P.A. With a treasure chest full of hops, and malts as dark as the depths of the deep, this pirated beer is worth walking the plank for."; "'Live the Legend".

Ahoy there, Krunkles! This looks like a fine beer ye have, matey. I'll be Pop!ping the cap to find out for meself momentarily. Oh, aye, I'll be gentle with you and yer crew since I have no idee where ye been all this time as I chase down bottles far & wide. One of the scurvy lot didn't get the memo & I had to give him an in-glass swirl as a result. This caused a momentary uprising among the crew, resulting in a finger of foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head that sat back down as I made a move to quell things. The color scheme aboard this scow was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & ruby highlights. Rubies?!? I knew this bunch was holding out on me! I put my nose right up in Krunkles' face, demandin' that he tell me where the booty was stowed. He belched in reply & I could smell both the black coffee that he drank for breakfast in the galley as well as the breath mint that he was suckin' on! It were not unpleasant, all tolled, but I was no closer to my goal. I chomped down on his hand to get him to talk. Mouthfeel was solid, big for the style, with an unexpected creaminess. The taste itself, though, was rather bitter, not quite burnt and charcoal, but close and enough to overwhelm the hops that had been seemingly squandered in its production. The inherent problem with this style is its use of dark malts which do not showcase the hops, but overpower them, much as I am doing to Krunkles & his crew. I was left with a dry bitterness in me mouth, so I decided to Finish with them & take me leave. I know that they have other destinations in mind, Down Under, so I'll just follow them for a bit & see where it leads.
Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by fakedeadgirlfriend from Florida

Jan 21, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle, into glass

dark brown almost black, decent head. Aroma and taste are nice balance of slightly roasted malt and earthy hops. Very nice. Medium bodied.
Dec 17, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by Shanty76 from Georgia

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 2.93 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by radius129 from Alabama

Oct 19, 2015
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Reviewed by egrapplesberg

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Picked up in variety pack. Best before 12.3.15. Poured aggressively into snifter. Black color with two inch tan head leaving decent lacing. Smell is not too strong but has roasted malt and booze. Taste is bitter pine with a pleasant roasted malt backbone. Very drinkable. Can't explain why but this is one of my more favorite black iPas. Cheers!
Sep 26, 2015
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, light coffee. Taste is roasted malts, some hops in the background, mild in flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but nothing special, and a little disappointing from this fine brewery.
Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by pathman from Ohio

Aug 30, 2015
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Reviewed by imonhiatus from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
picked up the mix 12 when passing through PA. enjoyed from a terrapin great pumkinfest glass mug. pours black w an off grey head that hung out and left nice lace. nose is a hoppy roast. taste to match. I am not a huge fan of the style but this one is excellent. really great blend of hop and roast. a winner in my book.
Aug 27, 2015
Rated: 2.98 by Briken from Washington

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by jvodom from Maryland

Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by johnyb from Florida

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by willardt09 from North Carolina

Jul 05, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by pfaucett from Tennessee

Jul 02, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 4 by RMelyon from Illinois

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jun 25, 2015
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Rated by 50marathons from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice ipa flavor with a roasty touch.
Jun 20, 2015
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Rated by chefhatt from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very good hop aroma and taste. Also has a little roasted malt to it.
Good black ipa
Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by brentblack1 from New York

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by LAND_MINE from Virginia

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by WellsWay from Georgia

May 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Dark black body with a coffee and cream head.

S: Dark malt and coffee, With a nice earth and pine hop aroma. Definitely picking up a good amount of the malt in this one.

T: Good hit of bitterness up front. Pine and grapefruit with a hint at earthy that blends easily into coffee and fresh baked bread. There is something a little odd in the aftertaste, but I can't put my finger on it.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A bit of a creamy mouthfeel to it.

O: Overall fairly tasty, but it seems a little more in the realm of hoppy stout, which I totally don't mind.
May 20, 2015
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Reviewed by hotpauko from South Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Liked this beer but hard to call it an IPA the malt and sweetness really took over. Nice dark brown look, big boozy smell. Booziness noticeable at start but faded quickly. Mouthfeel was very carbonated almost fizzy. I liked the taste a lot just wished for more hop in flavor, smell and bite. Well worth a try.
May 10, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by georgiaboy8686 from Maryland

Apr 23, 2015
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Reviewed by rjs246 from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This was my third attempt at a black ale and it was definitely the best, but I'm still not in love with the style. Totally drinkable but wouldn't go out of my way.
Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by arm_mason from Florida

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by BeccaH from Florida

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by AlaskaAg from Florida

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by mta11c from Florida

Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by Proclarush from Maryland

Mar 27, 2015
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Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Black, opaque, 1 inch khaki head that leaves good lacing

S: Floral, piney, citrus hops, a little malt in the distant background

T: Pine, floral, lemony hops up front, then a sweet coffee, caramely malt flavor next that really balances the hop punch that you get up front

M: Medium to full, coats the mouth and lingers for a bit after the sip is gone

O: A really nice beer. This style is right up my alley and Terrapin does a good job executing it.
Mar 22, 2015
Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
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