Terrapin Side Project Indiana Krunkles

Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Athens, Georgia USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
The Legend of Krunkles lives on with number 15 in our Side Project series of beers. Indiana Krunkles Wheat I.P.A. boasts all the hop adventure of an American I.P.A. while leading you on a quest for the malt and yeast found in a traditional German Hefeweizen. Explore all the unique flavor of this unconventional wheat beverage while your senses take you on a journey into complete beer nirvana. We hope you enjoy this audacious brew!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
josefiak (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
This is a successful combination of two styles of beer unfortunately it just didnt work for me. If you like german hefeweizens and IPAs you will probably love this beer. I personally dont care much for hefeweizens and was hoping this was more of an IPA with a tinge of hefeweizen but it is more like equal parts of both. Not super hoppy, the alcohol is hidden nicely, banana yeasty vibe to it. I have to say this is an interesting beer that I am glad to have tried, just not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
22 oz bottle. Misty pale orange with a pocked whitish head. Nose is banana, toffee, citrus and pastry dough. Wheaty medium body with a tangy bite. Taste is green banana, orange oil and bitter grass. A little minty to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Sampled at the Third Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Hazy yellow in the glass with a white head that left good lace. Aroma of banana, and hints of hop, spice and malt. The flavor found floral hop with light spice. Light to medium body and a light hop throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
This beer is what it wants to be, a curious blend of some estery spice notes and stinging hop finish. A pretty good hoppy wheat, not nearly in the realm of Gumballhead and the such.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5382) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is earthy juniper, bread, grass, some pine, and a fair amount of grapefruit and citrus. Flavor is similar with biting grapefruit hops with a hint of earth and a light body. Interesting take on the style merge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (656) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2011
(bottle) A densely clouded, amber body with a big off-white/orange head. Nice hefeweizen aroma--sweet, banana, spice--and some underlying pine hops (but mostly hefeweizen). Medium body. Hefeweizen upfront with bubblegum, spice, ripe fruit, but quickly turns to a bitter IPA with lots of grapefruit, and pine. Its interesting how both styles are contained so wholly and distinctly in one beer, but I almost wish they overlapped with each other more (which only really happens in the aftertaste). As it is, it seems a little schizophrenic. Still, both halves are very good in and of themselves. Makes it hard to score for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUN 13, 2011
Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is earthy with some grassy hops. Flavor is grass hops with strong malt and wheat. It really tastes like a hoppy hefeweizen, with a little less banana and clove notes. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, but that has a bit to do with me enjoying hoppy beers more than wheat beers. So if you want a little IPA in your Hefe, try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3404) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bomber from Bruisin poured into a weizen glass. Indiana Krunkles is a cloudy orange with a massively solid white head, probably enhanced by the glass. Knowing Terrapin, this can go one of two ways: really tasty and interesting or really boring. To my good fortune, a whiff indicates Terrapin has their shit together on this one. The banana, clove and wheat cracker aromas are here along with a pleasing piney hoppiness. The palate is full bodied and sticky enough to make the first glass awesome, but a second glass not quite as enjoyable. Hoppiness translates well in the flavor providing a biting evergreen quality while the German esters go about their business without being overwhelming. This is a really solid effort, though not as well done as the Schneider Brooklyn Hopfenweiss. More breweries need to try this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Sampled on draft at Smokin Joes this beer poured a very hazy apricot color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart, dryish and a bit chalky with light notes of citrus, bread and cardboard. The flavor was sharp and bitter with notes of bread, Sweettart candies, pepper, must and an odd off spiciness that did not work for me. Almost soapy. A bit boozy. Moderately full bodied. Did not work for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7710) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
22 oz bottle. Opened and smelled wonderful. Theres something both refined and raw about this one - reminds me of a fresh brewery grains and yeast. Flavor is about the same, nice IPA, with wheat notes on top of wonderful yeast notes. Solid.

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