Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

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Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale AleCapt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Side Project #10

Added by gford217 on 03-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
283
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"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 to." Brewed in the style of an American Black IPA. Previously released as Side Project #10, this beer has been recently pulled from retirement and made available exclusively in Terrapin Variety packs. Previously available in 22 oz. bottles and limited draft, currently available in 12 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served above 54ยบ Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a silky creamed head of a pale beige complexion over a deep brown body. Retention is medium+, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Aromas of pale, medium toasted caramel, black patent malts with a balancing blend of herbal, piney and fruity hop aromas to round the aroma out. Bitterness is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Piney, herbaceous and resinous hop notes up front join a background of black patent and lightly roasted barley malt with a subtle sweetness. The balance is very close and the flavor is quite accessible for the style. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, thinly viscous, slightly dry. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is very slightly bitter and roasted over sweet. Alcohol presence is light, off characters are to a minimum. 3.75

(Overall) I consider Capt'n Krunkles one of the more mild mannered Black IPAs I've recently tried, but I appreciate the balance and what it brings to the style. This is one of the most drinkable Black IPAs that I have had as well. I'm glad to see it make a return, and it may be a deal breaking beer worth purchasing a Terrapin variety pack just to get a taste, or three. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA
3.75/5.00

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4.19/5  rDev +10.3%

Variety lack, best by: December, Week 5, 2014. Reviewed 9/16/14

Appearance: Pitch black, thin beige collar. Good lacing (4.25)

Aroma: Light roast, medium piney hops (4.00)

Flavor: Soft roast, citrus peel, piney-grassy hop. (4.15)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, well carbonated, dissipating finish (4.25)

Overall: One of the better integrated Black IPAs I've encountered. Not as delicious as Midnight Monk, but tasty. (4.19)

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Capt'n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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