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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 lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
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 AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

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 Suds
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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 Cyberkedi
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
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 Pencible
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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 thagr81us
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +7.3%
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 n2185
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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 Dope
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
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 gford217
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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 EgadBananas
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Bennettrox! Thanks Ryan!

Pours similarly to a Hefeweizen with the cloudy orangy yellow, but with enough difference to make it it's own. Head was white-ish, a couple fingers, with minimal lace. Lot's of pine and citrus dominate the aroma initially, making it a very nice smelling IPA. As the head subsides, a caramel maltiness comes through and a quite pronounced aroma of yeast, banana and clove. Bitterness translates more in the taste, but it's all there in the end as the aroma. This is definitely a melt between wheat and ipa. Does it work? I think so. It definitely adds an interesting layer to a nice hoppy Terrapin brew. The feel has a nice slickness and slight creaminess to it. Medium in body with a nice carbonation feel. It's nice and solid, and drinkability is good...the bomber was a piece of cake. Overall, I'd say mission accomplished...and with positive results!

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Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep hazy honey colour, decent white head, good lace. Smell is of tropical fruit and hops, banana, slightly spicy, honey and pine notes. Taste is of pine and banana, clove, dry and yeasty, big hop presence and tropical fruit. Big feel, medium carb, full body. Really good stuff, got through my glass quickly, could drink lots of this no problem. Thanks to Radek for sharing.

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Photo of Florida9
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
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 sulldaddy
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle pouted into a snifter. The beer pours a cloudy orange color with minimal eggshell white head that fades quickly to a thin edge layer.
Aroma is bready yeast and some citrus hops. Not huge robust aroma, but pleasant and appealing to the nose.
First sip reveals an average body and fine gentle carbonation. Flavor is bready yeast and some citrus hops again not mouth puckering bitter just enough to let you know the hops are present.
I dont get any hints of abv on the nose or flavor. Very enjoyable smooth drinking beer. I would drink again if given the opportunity.
A nice interesting yet not crazy astringent IPA.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

A murky, dark honey-orange with a small off-white cap. Leaves the glass messy with irregular lines and sheets of sticky lace.

Strong aroma of citrus, some wheat, and alcohol heat. There's also a definite melon character to the aroma from the choice of hops used.

The flavor is largely bitter, even for the style, along with complementary citrus and melon notes (cantaloupe?). There's some sweet malt character as well, but the overwhelming bitterness hides some of that.

Medium to full-bodied for the style with moderate carbonation.

I suppose this is my favorite German-style wheat IPA...whatever the hell that means.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this bomber into a tulip to hold in as much of the smell as possible.

On the pour I got quite a bit of great smelling foam. There was about three fingers of big, fluffy foam from a proper pour.

Krunkles is a nice shade of orange and the foam goes away quickly.

Off the top I get some decent citrus and floral hop smell.

The flavor is a nice mix of hops with some bitterness. I feel like the wheat balances out the hop flavor.

This was a pretty good beer. It was great for Terrapin to try these side project beers.

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Photo of koopa
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a hazy rusty orange with a 1 finger white crown that displays minimal retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Nice clove, bubblegum, and herbal hop combo. Some sweetness from the malt as well as some graininess. I really like the nose.

Taste: Much flatter than the nose. Mainly just some bittering hops that dominate and take away from that nice fruity malt sweetness that the nose featured.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with slightly seltzer like carbonation.

Overall: Easy to drink but its just not that tasty so I wouldn't want more than one.

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Photo of harrymel
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chaney for this snack!
Bottled: unk

A: pours apricot on apple cider in both color and clarity - as expected. Less than single finger loose white foam falls to tortuous sheet of the same. Cobweb lacing.

S: reminds me of a beer I made called "plastic pale ale". Has some processed petrol smells, and cloves, and the sharpness I sometimes get from wheat. Not particularly hoppy.

T: the yeast here is well played. If this were a simple Weiss bier, it would be shit, but it is not. Nice astringent edges help accentuate the yeast and wheat additions to this beer.

M: heavy body with fine and persistent carb. Dry.

O: good stab at a style outside the box.

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Photo of richkrull
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very cloudy orangish color with a good amount of beige head on it.

Smell is very nice and hoppy with a wheat smell coming through as well. some citrus smell as well.

Taste is pretty fantastic. Really great bitter hop flavor throughout. Also a nice wheat flabor coming through. This tastes exactly like the label says.

Mouthfeel is light-medium and goes down smooth and easy.

Overall a great beer that I really enjoyed. I'd love to try this again.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thick white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves quite a bit of layered lacing.

S- Smell is quite a bit of grassy hops, and quite a bit of fruits. I'm picking up a bit of banana, grapes, orange and grapefruit.

T- Fruity for sure and a good amount of yeast. A pretty solid amount of spice going on here. Pretty solid amount of hops here too. Seems like a pretty nice hybrid going on here.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- Pretty solid and pretty unique for sure. I'm lovin these labels with the turtle pretty killer by itself.

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Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yeah! I'm finally the first to review something!

A: Looks like a mandarin orange... same color, translucence, etc.... The nice finger or so frothy, shell white head stayed stayed alive long after the pour.

S: IPA on German steroids! Lots of citrus (orange and apricot specifically), but also good bit of that Hefeweizen-like funk, also with a tinge of Alka-Seltzer.

T: Right away, this wasn't as hoppy as I thought it was going to be based on the smell... but pleasant nonetheless. The mid-palate contained much of the fruity elements, while on the aftertaste, I got wheatier fare. Medium bodied overall....

M: The carbonation was fine, if a shade on the low side... but nothing too offensive. The yeasty finish washed over the sweetness, leaving the palate fairly clean. The lacing on the glass was somewhat ridiculous.

O: This is a good summer drinker for sure, and I think Terrapin is onto something with this style. This was no "Hopzilla" or "Hop Karma," but I still dug it...

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Photo of jsanford
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Terrapin Pint Glass.

A - Hazy orange with a 2-inch creamy white head that settles to a thick haze and leaves lots of soapy lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Interesting nose, a nice combination of a German hefeweizen and an American IPA. Big citrus hop notes of orange and grapefruit co-exists nicely with a bit of pine resin, wheat, banana, clove, and bubblegum yeast. Pretty nice.
T - Not as hoppy as I'd expected from the nose, but nice nonetheless. More grapefruit and pine resin are present, but are generally overshadowed by the bubblegum, wheat, clove, and banana. Difficult to classify, is it a very hoppy hefeweizen or a very wheaty IPA? Still, pretty tasty, I'm not having any issue with the bottle.
M - Slightly creamy, with a medium body and carbonation that's a hair low for my tastes.
O - Overall this was a solid effort from Terrapin, good to see another winner after the mediocre Vladdy and the forgettable Tomfoolery.

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

$8.50 bomber from Abe's.

Hazy orange body, topped by four fingers of just-off-white foam.

Interesting aroma, cloves and banana and a hint of bubblegum mixed together with bits of orange and grapefruit.

Taste begins with a pleasant wheat tang, followed by a truck load of juicy fruit. Good hop nip at the swallow. Cleanish finish with a subtle mix of bitter and fruit.

Mouthfeel is light but not wimpy, ideal for a summer afternoon.

A nicely done hybrid of hefe and ipa, and while its not the equal of Gumballhead hoppy-wise, its absolutely worth a try if you're interested in hoppy wheats.

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Photo of babaracas
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy amber with two fingers of creamy off-white foam, settles to a thin ring and leaves splotches of lace on the glass. Smell: banana, lemon, spicy - clove, sweet caramel. Taste: caramel and wheaty base with a big dose of hops. Citrus rind, spicy and medicinal. A little bit of clove is buried in there. Medium bodied with a dry medicinal finish. Comes off as a sweeter hefe hopped (highly) with American varieties. Doesn't work as well as certain other highly hopped German wheats out there.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a perfect pint

A- pours a slightly hazy shade of orange with a three finger white head. Very puffy head, looks very nice

S- getting a lot of citrus coming out of this....getting more of a wit citrus aroma than an IPA citrus aroma

T- really wheaty, citrusy taste....very slight hints of hop bitterness. Comes off more like an American wheat than an IPA, IMO

M- medium bodied. About standard

O- I like this. No hints of alcohol at all in this one, the hops are all citrusy and juicy...well done, Terrapin

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Terrapin Indiana Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
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