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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Legend had is Captín Krunkles is the most feared pirate on the high seas. No one has seen him, his ship, or the great beer his band of pirates drinks has lived to tell about it. Until now. Made with a bombardment of hops to defeat your tastebuds in battle and all the black malt you can stand before walking the plank, this Black I.P.A. will make it worth going down with the ship.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4539) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2010 Tap at Capones. Pours a deeper brown almost black with a medium creamy tan head that coated the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, great orange and floral hops. Flavor of this great hop flavor, orange, floral and other citrus. Also getting toasted malt and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Dark brown with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, toast, vanilla, roast, light smoke, pine, and citrus. Taste of roasty, citrus, piney, resiny hops, and a bitter grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (328) - USA - MAY 7, 2010
Nice beer. Alcahol hidden very well for those not crazy about high gravity beers. I would classify as a hoppy porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Bomber. Aroma is a nice mix of espresso with cream, bubblegum, spicy green herbs, and grapefruit. Black pour with a lasting disc of cream and nice sticky lace. Medium-heavy body is smooth and slightly sticky, but well dried by hops and roast. Big front of sweetened coffee and chocolate toffee is quickly checked by hop flavors of resin, grapefruit, and mint. Charred roast flavor chimes in on the finish as well. Seems like I taste some wheat in there too. Very unique tasting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a deep cola brown with a frothy beige head, some spotty lacing. Nice nose of citrus, pine, toasted malts and cocoa dust. light sticky pine on the palate accompanied by nice roasted malts....tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
22oz. pours near black with a nice creamy looking tan head. very stout looking... aroma is pine and hint of citrus. mouthful has a huge pine forest with a little cream mouth feel. hard to find the roasted malt for a while, but comes around in the finish, which lingers with big hops as well. i would put this on high on the BIPA list, which is not too long...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
From Normís Beer and Wine. Nice black appearance. Hoppy front, malty back. Slight coffee taste. Very interesting IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Dark pour with a thin bubbly brown head. The aroma has a good mix of dark malts,chocolate, and hops mashed together. The flavor leans more towards the hops, but still remains sweet enough to taste the chocolate and malts as well. One great beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Appearance: black with little than no head. Bubbly cappuccino collar. Swirls with a smidge of lace than gives up the ghost once more.
Nose: hops, bakers chocolate, roasted cacao beans. Wood and vanilla bean burnt, black, and toasty. Dried cherries. Subtle hint of greenness pervades and weaves; hop cones.
Palate: clean up front than explodes atop my tongue and rushes down my throat to make merry in my tummy. Complex is an understatement, and yet he manages to be amazingly drinkable. Burnt wood, spice, and dried rye seeds in the back suck moisture from my tongue. Apple, pear, peach, and plum skins for a tickle of sweetness before quickly giving way to tart tannic skin delights. Medium weight with a full mouthfeel. Intense flavors. Almonds, roasted please and hold the sugars. Long refreshing dried hop cone bitterness tinges breathe and pervades her burnt bitter roastyness in harmonious titillation.
Final Thoughts: here we have one of the newest beer categories that came about through brewerís whim and fanciful disregard for brewing parameters. Flavor first, quickly followed by set styles, then enhanced and expanded upon with imagination and flair. The India Black Ale or Black IPA is one such style and Captín Krunkles went above and beyond pleasing this flavorholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Great stuff, best beer of the night in a sampling I did two weeks ago. Great hop flavor but smooth and drinkable. Iím really becoming a big fan of black IPAs, they seem to have a great flavor while beeing more drinkable than some of the bruisers.

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