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Terrapin Indiana KrunklesTerrapin Indiana Krunkles

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Side Project #15

Added by Chaney on 05-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: It pours a clouded orange color with two fingers of pearl-colored head that lasts forever and clings to the sides beautifully.

S: Sweet grass, lemon, orange, some caramel and cracker malts, and floral hoppiness.

T: Lots of sweet malts, tropical fruits, citrus tanginess, and some breadiness late.

M: The body is medium-thick with average carbonation and long-lasting flavors.

O: This is interesting because it has many different fruit flavors and a wide variety of malt flavors blended. This is terrific and I'd like to see more of this.

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Photo of avalon07
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy texture. There was an inch of fairly long-lasting, foamy head. Excellent lacing.

S: A sweet, attractive aroma of citrus, hops, and wheat.

T: Tasted of citrus (grapefruit, mainly), hops, malt and wheat in the finish. I thought the wheat would be more prevalent, but it is almost a secondary element. An interesting flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Not your average American IPA, a fact which will turn off some. Still, a drinkable beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours out as a cloudy looking orange color. The head is fizzy and doesn't leave much lacing at all. The smell of the beer has a nice combo of hops and of wheat. The taste is really hoppy upfront and fades into a really nice wheat and banana flavor. The mouthfeel has a little bit of a bite to it but its still pretty smooth. Overall it's a really nice combo of the two styles I feel it's well balanced and has a good drinkablity.

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Photo of obywan59
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, golden-copper color with a 2-finger whitish head and good lacing.

The initial smell is nearly all hops, remininding me of the Ruination I sampled earlier this week. Later, as the beer warms, the hop aroma fades and the wheat characteristics stand out. Grapefruit, or other ripe citrus, then bannana and cloves.

I really don't get much of the hops, except for the lasting bitterness. Just a bit of citrus/herbal taste with plenty of sweet malt, bannana and clove. The hops show up at the finish, and don't want to leave. A hint of Belgian aroma as well.

Great mouthfeel. Medium-thick. Smooth and luscious without being overly sticky. Some light tingle of carbonation. Especially early on.

I think this is a great beer! Nothing "in your face", but everything just seems to meld together to create a great drinking experience. While the mouthfeel seems a bit thick, the overall impression is one of lightness. It's worth a revisit in summer.

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Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy sort of orange amber pour. Big fluffy off-white head with great lacing and retention.

S: Delicious! Tropical fruit, banana, cloves, wheat and some sort of pine hop under it. Very sweet smelling.

T: Smooth citrus and wheat up front. Finish is a strong but quick sudden burst of bitter pine taste. Very interesting.

M: Pretty smooth, fairly low carbonation. Tingly pine bitterness in the aftertaste hits pretty hard.

O: A very interesting experiment indeed. Honestly the smell is twice as good as the taste, but it's still not bad by any means. More of a credit to the smell than anything. It's basically a piney IPA with the added smoothness and fruit of a Hefe.

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Photo of Heischman
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer/Brewery - Indiana Krunkles/Terrapin
City/State- Athens, Georgia
STYLE – German Wheat/American IPA
ABV – 7.3%
IBU – 40
DATE – 19 JUN 2011
SERVING TYPE – 22 oz Bomber
APPEARANCE –Golden Orange with a good flow of bubbles form the bottom of the glass. Also this is an unfiltered beer so there is thick sediment on the bottom as well. 1/8 inch head - good lacing. AS I poured more in the glass I was able to stir up the sediment, giving the beer a nice cloudy look.
AROMA- Hoppy and sweet like honey
TASTE – Some hoppy bitterness but not too much, than you get a little sweetness behind it.
MOUTHFEEL – Smooth and creamy with a little bit if carbonation lingering on the tail end
CONCLUSION – I like this beer a lot. The problem with one time brew is that I enjoy them more than the breweries normal brews.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, grapefruity hops and small wheat like notes. In the taste, big grapefruity hops, a small dry wheat backing, but hops override all. A hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fresh grapefruity hop in the aftertaste. Big hops, looking for more balance, but not there, dare I say, too hoppy.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle in a Terrapin pint glass picked up at a brewery happy hour

A - An cloudy orange color, with 2 fingers of head and very nice lace retention. It looks rich. Beautiful.

S - A very nice mix of Hefe yeast and citrusy hops. Bubblegum, spices, citrus, and nice alcohol kick at the end.

T - Sweet up front, hefe prevalent on the first taste, and then the hops kick in. Hops are a bit more bitter than citrusy, which is a bit surprising based on the aroma. Sweetness as well. Yum...nice finish!

M - Medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Slightly off balance (not smooth).

O - A damn tasty experimenal beer. I have had it on cask, on draft at the brewery, and bottled. Excellent any way you try it.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin : Indiana Krunkles (wheat IPA)

Pours a hazy burnt orange in color, obviously an unfiltered wheat. The nose is straight up bubblegum. Smells really good. In the taste, wheat malt, a decent citrusy hop bite and finishes with a hit of bubblegum. Bavarian yeast is at foot here and lends itself to the wheat and hops well. Moderate bitterness. Overall, I liked this beer, the bubblegum factor was cool. Would have this again.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Out of the bottle a nice symetrical off white head is produced of about two-three fingers, seems a little foamy but recedes fairly slowly and obviously. Body color though is odd but perhaps expected for this almagmation. Cloudy. Dirty. Orange pale amber yellows and Hefeweizen cloudyness. I have to say this doesn't look that appealing.

Smell is, down the line very hard to get. Muted wheat and citrus like hops. Pleasant but completely burried, it seems like they are cancelling each other out.

Taste is real interesting. Hop and malt blast a little with this dense chewy feel. Hints of banana, and a strong taste in the afterfinish of whipped up chocolate. And luxurious velvet like palate, soft and just whipped up body. Hopped up chocolate and taste with nice velvety sugars, back and forth. Fruity banana and chocolate comes out over and over, just fun.

Woah color me impressed I thought this was going to be a disaster but I really like this marriage. Thought for sure that this looked like a train wreck but nope I really dig this, whatever style you want to call this.

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Photo of bradcochran1234
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up from work on a "try a new single night". I am usually impressed with Terrapins side projects so I am looking forward to this one.
A- head pours big but then disappears quickly. The color is cloudy, golden, orangish tint.
S- First smells are of the typical citrusy American hop. As the beer warms up, out comes the Belgium yeast smells. Bready, citrus!
T- The hop hits first and is fastly followed up by the german wheat. Definetely has a spicy Belgium quality about it. Citrus with that fresh hop taste and then a malty backbone.
M- AWESOME! As the beer bitters out with the hop it is followed up with the yeast which makes for a very great mouthfeel. First dry then malty then back to dry.

I will come back to this beer very soon because it was a great beer for the buck!

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Photo of jabergess
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the Mellow Mushroom. Wow. What an interesting an IPA. In my head I see this as a marriage between an IPA and a hefeweizen. Don't be sceptical, it really works. I didn't get a lot from the nose. It has a cloudy hefe appearance., but is slightly darker than a standard hefe. First taste - wow. First you get the hops. Spicy. Then you get the fruity banana. It doesn't seen like its there, but let it warm a little and you'll see. This is not true to style but so worth trying.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy golden with brown hues body. Aroma is herbal with hops, citrus and corriander. More of the in tr flavor with a relatively complex hop flavor. Musty amd bitter hip notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one is very smooth. Smooth for the degree of hop flavor and complexity.

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Photo of Mosley1212
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taken from notes produced over the weekend.

A--Poured a light orange, straw-like color. Had a semi-fluffy stark white head that dissipated, but had nice retention.

S--First thing I thought of was that it smells like the Terrapin Brewery. It had a nice, clean smell. Hints of sour mash (like when at a distillery). The wheat played wonderfully with the hops. Nice sweet finish of pine and fresh grass.

T--The wheat is present. It is a lot like a wheat beer, but the hosp of the IPA comes through nicely at the end. Little less citrus and pine than I normally like in my IPAs.

M--Light-bodied with a bit of carbonation. Nice clean taste, but a bit on the watered down side.

O--This is a good side project. I haven't been able to say that recently. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. It is probably better than Hopsecutioner IMO, but I won't be sad to see it go.

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Photo of Florida9
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasting for Blind BIF #5:

A: Yellowish-orange-peachy in color. Very hazy. Forms a thin creamy white layer of head that reduces down to a patchy surface coating and a thick ring around the edge. Very nice lacing. 4.0

S: Another aromatic IPA. When I first took a draw out of the bottle to determine what king of glass I wanted to use, I smelt a lot of pine and pine resin. But now that it is in a glass, I’m getting a lot more citrus and floral perfume. Orange, orange blossoms, and even some tropical fruit. Quite a complex nose. 4.5

T: Very sweet pale malt base on the front end compliments the tropical fruit and orange flavors. Light bitterness, Quick finish. A sort of yeasty bumblegum quality begins to show through as it warms - odd, but not necessarily out of place. Unfortunately, the flavor is not nearly as complex as the scent, but it is still pretty good. 4.0

M: Medium in body, very soft feeling in the mouth. Easy carbonation. Light bitterness. 3.5-4.0

O: Aroma is very good, and quite complex. Flavor not as much, but still good. Light body and light sweet malt base makes for easy drinking. Alcohol is well hidden. I must say this is an interesting beer with a combination of flavors I would have never thought of, but none-the-less, works quite well. 4.0

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Photo of thagr81us
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, and subtle citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, and citrus hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor on this one was pretty nice which made it pretty easy to drink. The aroma was pretty good as well. If I would have been put in a blind tasting and had to pick the style I would have pegged it for a Belgian IPA rather than an American IPA, but there are worse mistakes that can be made out there. Pretty good brew and a must try if you can.

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Photo of RyanPS
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-copper color with a white head leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with large amounts of citrus and floral hops backed by light wheat twang.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt with hints of tangy wheat up front are joined by solid citrus and lightly herbal hops. The hops lighten up midway through the sip, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this is a solid beer for the style, not quite out the park, such as Gumballhead, but better than many attempts. Worth a shot.

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Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a very hazy, almost opaque dark bronze color with a 1/8 inch head that reduces to a white ring around the edge of the glass and a lovely pattern of big bubbles in the center of the surface and thin rippled foam surrounding it.

S- Citrusy hops in the nose at first and then the wheat sets in. Smells sweet with notes of tangerine and pineapple. The freshness of the hops is very apparent.

T- A little more on the hoppy side for a wheat IPA. Tastes fruity yet has a darkness and depth to it. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Quite fresh. Doesn't taste like it was entirely made with wheat but also with some malt but I could be wrong. Never had a "German" wheat IPA before so I don't know what it's supposed to taste like.

M- Medium carbonation with a thin feel and a bit dry.

O- Quite good. Not as exciting as a Belgian IPA in my opinion, but it's nice to drink all the same.

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

This beer pours a deep golden amber with a monster three finger sticky white head. This rested gently down and left behind generous amounts of side glass clingy and sticky lacing.
The aromas are quite potent with a huge floral hop presence, lesser amounts of grapefruit and even lesser amounts of orange/ tangerine. Light sweet maltiness on the back end as well which asserts itself more as it opens up.
The tastes begin with wavy of sweet pale and bready and biscuity maltiness; definitely some wheatiness as well that I have not experienced in an IPA to date, but this is a wheat IPA so I guess it makes sense. Hops join the party next with lots of orange and pineapple.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice bitter and dry finish was helps to balance out the malty sweetness. Great smooth and light feel which is no match for the huge flavor in this beer. Carbonation is ample and perfect for the style and helps to balance the full body that the wheat addition provides.
Overall this was a treat. Quite unexpected, but I guess I also did not know what to expect. A full bodied, sweet and wheaty flavored, German, hoppy, balanced IPA. Not too sweet or bitter or wheaty; I enjoyed it. Recommended... yes. Much better than the last special release (Black Saison I think... not important; it wasn't good.)

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

Pours a lightly hazy tangerine color with a nice two finger fluffy off white head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is nice sweet and fruity tangerine, grapes, light pine notes an bubble gum, on a caramel/bread malt background.

Taste is some malt sweetness loaded with hops citrus fruit notes orange with lingering lime like notes mingled with some pine. Overall taste is not as wonderful as the aroma defiantly more IPA then wheat or the hops are just taking over.

Mouthfeel is lighter medium with average level of carbonation. Pretty well balanced feel.

Overall is a decent brew one of the better side projects I have had, was starting to worry about wasting money on them but this one is pretty decent.

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Terrapin Indiana Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 152 ratings