Terrapin Samurai Krunkles | Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Samurai KrunklesTerrapin Samurai Krunkles
BA SCORE
3.66/5
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
160
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 48
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A slight hazy gold color with a thin soapy head.

There is a toasted malt and herbal aroma coming off the beer with a floral quality.

The sweet toasted malt provides a good base for the green tea flavors to really shine through. There are also some strong ginger,floral and peach flavors in the beer. Has a nice sweetness at first but finishes a bit dry and bitter. The feel of the beer is really smooth.

This one is very interesting. It has some rather strong flavors right now. Maybe aging will help it mellow out.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of CaptCleveland
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, 14 oz pour into pint glass. No bottle dating.

Honey-orange elixir, minimal head, dissipates quickly. Not much lacing.

The green tea is up front with a nice hop aroma, subtle ginger lingers.

Starts with hop bitterness and then the green tea/spice follows. Some ginger and earthy tones at the back, subtle, but the hops prevail.

Medium body, dry, tart, nice.

Nice twist on an IPA with the green tea and ginger.

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Photo of DaveBlack
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Beer is a cloudy, dark golden color. The head is pure white, maybe 1/2 a finger's width with moderate retention.

S: Very floral and herbaceous. The malts also come through and add a lot of sweetness. I am definitely getting a hint of the jasmine and tea aromas, but I don't know that I would have been able to name them without reading the ingredients. The whole aroma, though good, is buried fairly deep in the glass and one really has to get up in there to smell anything.

T: Sweetness from the malts, and a little toastiness, followed by a lot of hop character. The overall taste is, for me, really muddled. After the malts fade away the hops don't come through clean, but along with hints of green tea and jasmine and lots of alcoholic esters. I find the alcohol just adds to the confusion, and is just overall too strong.

M: Medium body, and a fair amount of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: Not a bad beer, but not necessarily a good one. The nose is weak, and the taste is muddled. It is interesting (as I have come to expect from Terrapin) but not all that great (as I have also come to expect).

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2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of chickenflea
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, purchased for $8 from Total Wine. Poured into a snifter. Awesome noticeably ginger aroma, and green tea. It's like an Arizona Tea concoction with alcohol and floral hops featured. Lower carbonation, above average body. Texture is more right on for a double IPA. Good herbal mildly soapy hop aroma. Complex, light bitter, with some zest. Amber/orange color made hazy by lots of particles suspended in the body. Very creative take on an IPA. Reminds me of a mango IPA from Cigar City. Smooth and balanced. Excellent, interesting brew. Would love to revisit.

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Terrapin Samurai Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 160 ratings
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