Terrapin Phlux Capacitor | Terrapin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 04-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
189
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh

A - dark amber with a thin white head

S - bread, chocolate, floral, grapefruit, strong hop aroma

T - bread, alcohol, piny, grapefruit, chocolate

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

This to me is an odd in between version of a regular IPA and a black ale. It has characteristics of both. It's a solid beer worth trying.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The latest Side Project,#16.Poured into an imperial nonic a hazed deep amber with a thinner lacey slight off white head atop.Sharp resiny hops and light oak from the aging in the nose,some sweet alcohol zip is there as well,the hops are real assertive wich is a very good thing.Somewhat boozy and fruity with some caramel that quickly melds into resiny sticky hops,love the balance and love the big hops!This style is my favorite style when done right and this is done right,big hefty boozy malty and a large dose of deep resiny hops,I loved it.I love the hop burps left behind.

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4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Saucer as part of Raleigh Beer week.

Dark caramel brown pour with 1/2 finger of mildly red-tinted cream head poured into a snifter. Light retention and thick strands of lace.

Raisin and figs come to the nose first, along with burnt (almost scorched) caramel. Very nice balance of flavors, but not quite as strong as I was hoping.

Raisin and figs really come out in the flavor, especially in the finish. Finish borders on being sour. Beer gets a bit big with yeast. Moderate alcholol burn.

Syurpy smooth with substantial body.

Well done.

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4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1.5 finger head with nice retention on a deep murky brown with no light getting through.

S: chocolate and caramel malts with breads, yeast, oak and cedar notes. Nicely complex.

T: very woody with oak and cedar prevailing in the middle and finish. Chocolate and caramel malts up front. Finish is slightly tart with also some brown sugar sweetness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall:  a touch boozy which I think is accentuated by the strong wood presence. Although I feel the taste is simple, it does a good job of bringing in wood notes which dominate but don't offend.

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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to brown in color with a tan head. In the aroma, sweet vanilla, cinnamon, and mocha like. In the taste, well, it tastes like a coffee latte, with vanilla and cinnamon. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and cinnamon like aftertaste. Quite coffee like, good flavor and nice warming aspect to it too.

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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor from Terrapin Beer Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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