Terrapin Samurai Krunkles | Terrapin Beer Company

BA SCORE
83
good
160 Ratings
Terrapin Samurai KrunklesTerrapin Samurai Krunkles
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pixieskid on 07-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 48
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of mscudder
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Duvel snifter. Looking forward to this rare one!

A - Orange cloudy hue with a small white head. nice bubbles throughout but poor retention.

S - Ginger, honey and some notes from tea near the rear. Nice aromas but all are just too subtle.

T - Ginger is intense on the front end, overwhelming all other flavors to a point of discomfort. Citrus and tea like notes round it out leading to a beverage I hardly can call beer. The ABV adds a bit of warmth and it ties into something I would define as a bit off, perhaps skunky.

M - Very thin light body with carbonation that is sufficient for the "style." I wish there was a deeper malt profile.

O - I had high hopes for this one but as almost all of Terrapin's beers, it fell very short. Given it is a local brewery with a fair regard, I just cannot seem to find a beer I can get behind.

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2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- No head with quickly disappearing lacing. Too light for an IPA.

S- Honeysuckle

T- Overly alcoholic. Can definitely taste the ginger.

M- Very, very thin and light mouthfeel.

O- It's a pale ale, at best. Other than the 7.1% ABV. It's a thin, alcoholic pale ale.

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Photo of QuentinCall
2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On gravity cask at The Porter in the ATL.
This beer arrives mostly still and a lustrous, but general, pale horse color (goldenrod? hay-esque? early evening sun breaking through cloud cover?). It seems to be at an appropriate temperature but at first approach there is very little in the nose, besides a vestige of hop florals, and next to nothing on the palate. The hop, and flavor additions (Sorachi Ace, green tea, ginger, and jasmine rice if the presskit is to be believed) are fitted firmly in the background here -- and warming does very little to bolster their voices -- any herbal spice notes or earthiness seem to have effectively cancelled each other out leaving the final product a rather pleasant (if somewhat unadorned) and gently hopped pale ale. The feel is the most impressive facet of this cask, even if it is a little overly resilient with regard to style: wet, refreshing, and nicely reinforced by the wise inclusion of rice.
This one is far from unfortunate, but it has lost a lot of its defining character and nuance and hop bite in the cask. If you're curious enough to purchase this, do yourself a favor and go buy the significantly tastier bottle.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- Ale brewed with ginger and green tea.
A: A honey orange pour is dense in the vessel clarity wise with a frothy-cream oatmeal colored head that showed some some bubbly covering. Light, slow rise of effervesce, decent sticky film lacing.

S: The green tea is dominant, orange blossoms and herbal flowers. No ginger indications, soft overall per style.

T: Green tea leafs, spruce, and some citrus hops. Decent level of hops, spicy and perfumy by nature. Lightly bitter tulip flowers, dry, with a leave of tea tannins and dry oranges. Green tea and washy citurs best sums this up.

M: Frothy, creamy, a bit dry and bitter turning a bit washy on the hold.

O: Overall somewhat hoppy and unique but the flavor just doesnt work for me. Tea tannins a bit much, not bad, just not my cup of tea (pun intended). Krunkles is a klunker, to many varying flavors that don't tie togther. Kinda of like a author during brain storming, a lot of interesting ideas all swirling about but not all of them fit together in the end nicely, becomes a mess flavor wise. A bit unique at first but grows tiresome by the end of a bomber by oneself.

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3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into my Stone nonic pint glass. It poured a hazy, orange amber color with a thin white head to it. Pretty good lacing on the glass as I drank it and nice head retention as well.

The green tea is pretty evident in the aroma and the ginger is not far behind. There is a decent amount of citrusy hops along with some candied orange flavors. It's a little grainy as well. Not a bad aroma, it's very floral but the flavors come together relatively well. It's definitely not my favorite combination of flavors, but it's not bad.

The taste also shows a lot of the green tea flavors to it. It's got more of a herbal bitterness in the finish. Some sweeter, grainy malts are there as well. A little of the ginger lingers into the finish. Again, the flavors all come together relatively well and it wasn't completely dominated by the additions thankfully. I can't say that I loved the flavors, but they were at least interesting.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it wasn't a terrible beer, but I just didn't think the green tea flavor worked that well in a beer. I liked that the additions seemed pretty well balanced and they didn't completely dominate it, but overall the flavors they added were just decent at best. Overall another interesting experiment, but not one of the better side projects in my opinion.

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3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this one during a tasting held at GBX! Served from growler into a sampler shaker. Poured a pale yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweeet malt, floral, spice, sugar, rice, and jasmine. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, jasmine, floral, subtle sugar, and rice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. With that said I have to say that I did not really enjoy the flavor too much on this one at all. The jasmine on this thing was way too strong and left my palate feeling slightly violated after each sip. The rice aspect was there, but it definitely took a backseat. Not sure if this is good or bad, but I'm going to go with bad as it might have cut the jasmine some. I would say this is worth trying at least once, but I certainly hope they let you sample it before ordering a full shaker.

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3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a light sweet ginger and notes of tea. In the taste, a spice like bite, ginger, and a earthy small tartness. A spice bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry ginger like spice aftertaste. Spicy and big ginger, not so much an IPA, more a saison.

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3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a cloudy dark orange with a small white head the recedes quickly with no lacing.

Smell- Bready with some citrus and hints of ginger, fairly subdued smell.

Taste- Weird blend of alcohol, ginger, coconut, orange and holiday spices. Pretty sweet, almost no hop flavor or bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation.

Overall- Not sure what I would classify this, not a typical IPA. It isn't a terrible beer but very weird smell and flavor. I don't think I would buy it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Terrapin Samurai Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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