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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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Reviews: 97 | Ratings: 153
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice balance between a hefe and an IPA, and who would think of such a thing. Orange and unfiltered. A good blend, hops and wheat. Carbonation is right there and its still a good mouthfeel. Some orange and other fruity taste. IBU 75.Radek's bottle.Seek one out.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Knapp85
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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 oline73
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this over Memorial Day Weekend. Reviewed from notes I took while drinking. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber with a finger of white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour along with some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet from the malt with some fruity notes and mild hops.

Taste: Mildly sweet from the malt. Very crisp with some fruity notes that include pineapple. Citrus peel hop bitterness with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: This is a good IPA, but I'm not sure how much the Hefe yeast added. I would drink it again, but won't search it out.

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting concept,Iam surprised there hasnt been more forays into melding the two styles.I poured into a weizen glass rather than my nonic for appearance and it poured nicely,hazed burnt orange tinged golden with a fluffy one and a half finger white head that left a broken ring of lace as it settled slowly.Love the in your face citric hop aromas,really fresh,slight toasted wheat malt and clove as well.The mouthfeel was much thinner than expected and seemed to take a little of the flavor away,somewhat watery with decent shot of resiny/citric hop on the palate,toasted wheat malt again comes thru a little as well.If the mouthfeel was amped up a little this beer would be great but alas it isnt and the beer is just "pretty good".

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Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden body. The head settles down fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Citrus hop notes of orange and pine with a hint of grapefruit and lemon zest. Some spicy wheat and a little bit of clove in the background.

T - Clove and banana yeast notes up front, moderated by bready malt and a bit of toffee. Some pine hop notes begin to come out in the middle along with more clove and some orange. The hops come to full prominence in the finish with lots of pine and orange as well as banana yeast character and fairly strong, pithy bitterness that becomes a lingering grapefruit note in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D - This is a very hoppy hybrid with less of an emphasis on the yeast than other hopfenweisses that I have had. There is still a noticeable yeast character with both banana and clove character that manages to work fairly well with the hops. The fruity, citrus nature of the hops interacts well with both the yeast and the wheat, but the bitterness in the finish is a bit too sharp for my taste and it clashes with the banana character a bit. Worth a try, but I really don't think that it needs to become a regular offering.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a modestly hazy, copper-orange body with a frothy, foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Lightly toasty, lightly sweet-scented barley and wheat with particularly pithy citrus fruits, a few drops of pineapple juice, and ground up aspirin.

Taste: Pale maltiness, lightly bready, and with a fast twinge of wheat. Moderately sweet. Pithy citrus fruits, orange and white grapefruit sprinkled with a pinch of Goody's Extra Strength headache powder. Pronounced citric bitterness. The spicy phenolics from the yeast are well overshadowed by the hops. Sun-dried hay stack and just a lingering bitterness as the body thins towards the dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Makes me think of a slightly lighter version of Stone 9th Anniversary Ale, a beer I just didn't like. And here I'm not liking this, either, as it really just doesn't mesh well for me. I'd rather reach for something like a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

amber, hazy and amply carbonated liquid which sat in its glass covered with a monster of a three inch or more head. This rested gently down and left behind generous amounts of side glass clingy and sticky lace, that are in all likelihood still there the next day. Just a great overall look, damn perfect for the style. The aroma coming off this knocked me back off of my feet for a good minute. Huge floral hop presence, I mean huge. Tons of citrus flavors, orange, tangerine, and very sweet as well. There was just a really fresh aroma coming off of it. It was literally dripping fresh. The taste was enormous. I had a hop profile that made you go nuts. Lots of orange and pineapple mixed in with a ton of sweetness, it was just heaven. A big resin, bitter dry finish was superb. Great smooth and light feel was no match for the huge flavor in here. This was really fantastic I could have had this all night, if only I had some more of it. This was far and away one of the best IPA's I have ever had. It was just unreal fresh and hopped to a level I very rarely see. I can find no fault in it at all, so it gets my second ever rating of a perfect five. To say I was surprised by what came out of this bottle was an understatement.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a hazed burnt orange color with two fingers of soapy white head.

S: A really interesting nose. Citrus and floral hops with a strong yeast component. Moderately spicy with a definite pepper note, a hint of clove, and some banana esters. The malt doesn't come through all that much, likely due to all the different aromas.

T: The banana is really quite strong. Lots of pepper and wheat are also there. A sort of chalky note to it and a really drying bitterness. Citrus and floral hops, along with a light fruitiness, round out the flavor. A lot going on here, but I can't say I'm a fan.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Just a strange beer. Nothing about it really seemed to work together.

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Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy apricot with a pinky of sand colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, cloves & appleskins

T: Follows the nose, juicy fruit chewing gum, some piney hops lurking in the background. Grapefruit & cloves dominate as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, piney plus cloves & a touch of juicyfruit

MF: Light medium bodied, soft carbonation

Very drinkable, but I expected more to be sure

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Photo of billab914
2.82/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Three Floyd's glass. It poured a hazy, light orange color with a full, dense and frothy white head to it. The head had some pretty good retention to it and left a little bit of lacing as I drank it.

The aroma is an interesting mix of the German Hefe characters and an American citrusy, bitter, grapefruit like flavor. I get a lot of banana and clove to it with some sweeter, vanilla like flavors to it. The American hops are there, but are overshadowed by the yeast in the aroma. Pretty appealing aroma to it overall though.

The taste is where it falls apart for me. The yeasty, banana and clove flavors really just clash with the citrusy, bitter, American hops for me. The grapefruit, citrus rind qualities comes across pretty bitter and strong, which doesn't mesh well with the clove like spice for me. Together they seem to give it kind of a harsh and somewhat boozy quality in the finish that I really didn't care for. I get a lot of tart, fruit like character out of it as well that wasn't bad but just didn't seem to fit.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation is a little above average. Overall it was drinkable, but one of my least favorite Side Projects. The flavors just really clashed for me, especially the bitter, citrus rind and the clove like yeast spice. Unfortunately I didn't find that it had particularly good American IPA flavors or German Hefeweizen flavors and on top of that they didn't mix well either. I like the experimentation, but it didn't work for me.

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Photo of tdm168
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with one inch of head. Nice retention. Smells of wheat, yeast, and a citrus, floral hop aroma. Taste is smooth at first with wheat and yeast up front followed by intense, bitter, floral and citrus hops at the end. There's just a hint of alcohol. It's rather light bodied which I attribute to the wheat; moderate carbonation.

The intense hops keep the drinkability down on this one, but a decent IPA overall.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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 drabmuh
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased at Rick's Wine and Gourmet for 7$ I think. Poured into a stein as it was handy. Currently listed as an American IPA, something I wholely object to, this is better classified as either a hefeweizen or an American Pale Wheat ale. A heavily hopped hefeweizen is not an IPA.

Beer is orange and completely hazy with a huge white head, lots of carbonation, moderate retention, some lacing. It is a really nice looking hefeweizen.

Beer smells like Brooklyn Hopfenweiss...well more like the Schneider version of it. It is hoppy, earthy, mild banana, mild esters, some piny, fruits, amarillo hops, smells awesome frankly.

The taste of the beer is a slight let down, I was hoping that it would be great with the look and the aroma reminding me so much of the Scheinder weiss but it is too sweet, too thick, and has this grinding earthiness to the whole thing that is a pretty big turn off. I don't hate it, I drank the whole thing but hoppy hefes have been done better and you know it.

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Photo of Gavage
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange color with a one inch head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: citrus, banana, and a decent earthy bitterenss rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, wheat, banana, grapefruit citrus, and some earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Starts out crisp and ends less crisp with a dry finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: different style beer that was enjoyable, but one pint glass was enough in a session.

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Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Radek, 650ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours an unfiltered yellowish brown, with a light creamy coloured head. A collar and thin film of retention is left behind. Nose is hoppy in the tropical fruit sense, an interesting combination between both parties advertised by the bottle (IPA and hefeweizen). Tropical notes, pine, pineapple, passionfruit with some milder banana phenolics and spice. Maybe a hint of honey too? Lots going on there. Taste is wheaty and dry, with some tropical notes retained at the forefront of the palate. Bitter finish, with more of the drying sensation. Medium high carbonation. Some interesting features to this one, but it wasn't exactly my cup of tea (I like something more along the lines of the Schneider-Brooklyner Hofenweiss for this style). Moderately drinkable nonetheless and nice to try.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Georgiabeer
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been a bit disappointed in the side projects recently, and this one is no exception. To start with the label art, name, and backstory is so convoluted and random as to just be silly. It's either completely nonsensical or such an inside joke that it lacks all humor. None of that affects the beer, however. The beer itself doesn't really work, unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible, but the whole idea was flawed from conception in my opinion. A seriously hoppy wheat beer like this results in a taste clash between the bitter, spicy hops and the tangy yeast that just doesn't work for me. There is a big herbal component from what seems like summit hops that further confuses things with an almost lactic note. I 'm all for experimentation, but this isn't even that interesting- just an ipa and hefe crammed together- to no great effect, Ho-hum.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A frumpy and foamy oat colored head sits atop a deep orange body. Clarity was good, a steady and spacious rise of micro-bubbles. The lacing sticks well to the glass while the head retention was strong, lasting a good 4-5 min with little weakening.

S: Sweet pine juices emit from the nose along with some sugar malt and a good sense of wheat character. Slightly hoppy, not ipa strength, rather a pale lager perhaps. Light yeasty dry clove spice comes compliments of the yeast.

T: Spicy and sharp bit of pine comes on the open, cloves, with a boozy solvent touch of alcohol. Boozy citrus juice, yeasty with some lemon grass portrays a good sense of hops, wet, but quickly fades off the tongue. The complexity here is modest, starts out sharp and strong, but fails to follow up and build upon with very little going on afterwards. A slight hint of alcohol laced citrus juice and sour yeastiness can be had on the close.

M: Fair amount of carbonation but falls a bit short of crisp by ipa or wheat standards. Slight warming of piney hops and citrus with a medium body.

O: Decent for a bomber, though would fail to hold my interest there-after. Couldn’t see this in multiples or six pack form, another good try for the curious but fell short of my expectations by the style description. Could of used some more crispness, a little less toning down of the alcohol, and some better clarity of the hops.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

A- Pours a golden amber color with a nice off-white head.

S- This is a cross between an American IPA and a Hefeweizen. I am a huge fan of both styles so I was anxious to try this offering. The aroma is pretty much what I was hoping for. The wheat, banana, clove and yeast from the hefeweizen part are spot on. There are some citrusy hops in the nose as well that set this apart from your typical hefeweizen.

T- The taste is fantastic. At first, the wheat and spicy clove stand out but the hops quickly make their presence felt creating a nice lingering bitterness in the finish to complement the yeasty finish perfectly. I am really digging this beer.

M- The mouthfeel is spot on as well. It is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Props to Terrapin for this unique offering. I have never tried a beer like this and that gets bonus points. I feel like they pulled off what they were trying to do and everything came together perfectly. I would love to see Terrapin make this a season offering, highly recommended! 

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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 avalon07
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

has this beer at mellow mushroom while exjoying a good pizza last night in jaskonville. Reviewed from notes taken last night.

22z bottle poured into a seirra nevada globlet type glass.

Appearance: yellow mild cloudy bodied beer. White head that foams up to about 2 fingers head and disapates quickly into ring of white head.

Smell: Smells like a mix between a belgian beer and an IPA. Yeast, mild hops(pine and citris), mild hay funk.

Taste: Moderate hop bitterness. Mostly citris flavors(orange, grapefruit, lemon) noted in the hops and mild pine noted. Clove, bananas and yeast flavor come next.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Its pretty refreshing in 90 degree wheather and goes down easy all 22 oz.

Overall: Nice beer my first terripin beer i have ever had! I wil be bring home some terrapin from florida. Time to drink some more locals while in jackonville!

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Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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 glid02
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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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