Terrapin Side Project Capt'n Krunkles Black IPA

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Legend had is Capt’n 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.

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3.8
alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2017
22 oz bottle sampled at a tasting from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, earthy bitterness, citrus and green hop character, a hint of ash, pretty solid black IPA.

3.5
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Pretty good IPA. Very delayed and muted hoppy bitterness but it's certainly there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
JStax (7132) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a nice dark brown to black with a beige head of foam. Good retention. The aroma was surprisingly a little caramelly with a subdued earthy hop profile. The taste starts with that sweet notes, but finishes dry and herbal. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.4
Jabah (509) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
About average for this style. Black IPAs are hit or miss for me, so this falls near the border. Decent amount of hops, though I prefer more of a malt balance. Aroma has some mild citrus and pine, but overpowered by some kind of musty smell. Glad I tried this in the winter mix-pack bundle, but wouldn’t really want to sample this in a bomber or growler.

3.8
BeerdedDave (1857) - Beckley, USA - APR 13, 2015
black color; citrusy hops and roasted malt aroma; citrusy hops on a medium bodied roasted malt base

3.4
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is black, opaque, and khaki head. Aroma is floral, piney, and citrus hops. Taste is same, but with caramel malt flavor. Palate is medium to full. I don't love this style as much as others do, but still decent.

4.1
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours thick dark black unclear with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings fresh piney hops so nice in the nose. Flavor brings roasted malts and piney hops blended on the palate smoothly and rich.

4.6
MarkSachon (1046) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Really warms the bones and has enough exotic stuff in it to keep you guessing for a long time. Explore it if you get a chance.

4.3
finn1918 (234) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours black with a small, dense head. Pretty typical for a black IPA--lots of citrus hops on the nose and taste with a decent malt backbone. Good dry finish. Not an outstanding black IPA, but one of the better 12 pack beers I’ve had.

3.1
Aggiebob (1256) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This black IPA has a bitter coffee taste and a long finish as the hops dominate. Overall, it is a good IPA but not one that I will go out of my way to get.


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