Terrapin Indiana Krunkles | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Indiana KrunklesTerrapin Indiana Krunkles
BA SCORE
3.81/5
152 Ratings
Terrapin Indiana KrunklesTerrapin Indiana Krunkles
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
152
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
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 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 Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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 beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +16%
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 pathman
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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 n2185
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky orange with a finger of off-white head that recedes into a ring with a little lacing.

S: Cloves, bananas, and bubblegum at first followed by grassy and piny hop aromas. There is an underlying aroma of wheat bread and yeast.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some sweet banana and bubblegum at first followed by a pretty big hop presence with some grassy and herbal characteristics but mostly pine. There are some hearty bread flavors on the finish with a bitter bite from the hops and yeast.

M: Medium-light body with fairly low carbonation, this beer isn't too thick but I would have liked more carbonation presence to give it a crisp quality.

O: Overall, a decent beer. I'd like more presence from the wheat/hefeweizen aspect of the beer. As is, it tastes more like a Belgian IPA, though that's not necessarily a bad thing except that Terrapin already has a good Belgian IPA that's more reasonably priced.

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Photo of Suds
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a golden beer with a medium haze. The head is shallow, becoming non-existent, an unremarkably looking beer. The aroma, however, is quite nice. It presents a nice pine and fruit hop scent. There's apricot, wood, and lots of pine needles. Although a touch of malt is present underneath, it's mostly hidden. The wheat in the beer comes out more in the flavor than the aroma, which is dominated by the hops. It's a full flavor, but very heavily hop-centric. The beer is nicely balanced. Moderate sweetness continues thorugh the finish, which lingers. Medium bitterness. The body is full and firm. This is an okay beer...nothing extraordinary, but still very nice.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head.

Interesting aroma. I got some banana, orange, and citrus. Kind of a wit/IPA combination.

Taste followed aroma. Banana, orange, and grapefruit. A little bit of biscuity malt.

Medium-bodied, fairly crisp.

I've had a few beers from Terrapin, and wish I could get them here in Maine.

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Photo of drummermattie02
2/5  rDev -47.5%

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 AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass. No date label, but I'm guesstimating that it's less than six months old. I am an intrigued by the tagline: "German Style Wheat IPA."

A: Pours nicely, with a finger of head forming, churning, and levelling out to less than a third of the original size. The beer is slightly cloudy but mostly clear, hay yellow-brown, with small amounts of effervescence.

S: Clean, but hoppy. I detect some piney West Coast hops.

T: Hrm. A weak-bodied IPA with more than decent flavours. Light and clean -- presumably the 'German style' influence -- but with an Amarillo bite on the endtaste. Wheatiness is not obvious, but likely contributes to the lightness of the beer. Quenching and tasty.

M: Thin. Even the hop bite can't compensate.

O: Very drinkable. Overall, an enjoyable experience. Recommended if you can still find one. I'd buy another, if it were priced reasonably.

Notes
IBU: 73
Hops: Bravo, Amarillo, Centennial. Falconer’s Flight (Dry Hop)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Munich, Victory, Crystal 24L, Acidulated

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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 Pencible
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like dry apricot and citrus zest, with wildish lager yeast and fresh wheat.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and grapefruit, with wild yeast and fresh wheat and a bit of honey. It had a lasting and very bitter resin aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with a little carbonation. Nice and full body.
D: This was a pretty nice beer, kind of like a Belgian IPA mixed with A Little Sumpin Sumpin. Very bitter and clean, with nice body and well hidden alcohol, so it was pretty easy to drink. However, the super bitter finish might make it more difficult for some to drink. An enjoyable beer, but not overly delicious.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is - oh, what a delight! Truly unique, yeasty, wheaty, subtly hoppy, demanding a drink! I have never encountered a beer with such an aroma - it may not be the best-smelling beer of all times, but the aroma just sends me. It pours a hazy amber with a thick, if not too persistent, white head. Well, appearance isn’t everything - one cannot judge a book by its cover, etc. The flavor is simply sublime, rye, wheat and hops mixing delightfully, dancing on the tongue, with undertones of yeast and slightly sour orange, just plain lip-smacking. Lively, sassy texture is fizzy and leaves a nice tingly and slightly sweet citrus finish. Crack that whip!

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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 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 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 st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of gford217
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a big white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass and settles in as a splotchy cap.

The aroma has a solid citrus hop character up front, lemons and oranges, but with some bananas form the wheat. Hints of spices in the nose as well.

Taste is a little less hoppy. That said, it has a bitterness, especially in the finish but it doesn't have the citrus that the nose promised. The sweetness of the wheat backbone is there with bananas and bubblegum, though the finish of clove and bitterness is what lingers on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with tons of carbonation and is much more bitter than a typical wheat beer.

I'm not sure if this is an IPA or a wheat beer but I don't think it comes together quite as well as I was hoping for. It's also not in the league of Monk's Revenge in terms of melding two different types of beers.

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Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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