Terrapin Brewing Company Indiana Krunkles (365 Day 232)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Terrapin Indiana Krunkles

Nothing better than having an American craft beer stun the pants right off of you. You know those beers: the ones that you get because you are curious, don’t know what to expect, and don’t know if you are going to get much. But hell, it is worth the try.

American craft beer number 232 of 365 did exactly that for me.

On a recent trip to the south-east I picked up a bottle of Indiana Krunkles by Terrapin Brewing Company is an American IPA that is part of Terrapin’s Side Project series of beers.

Indiana Krunkles has a bunch of hops, citrus and pine, to begin which gives way to complexities that weren’t expected. Yeast, wheat, banana, clove, sweet malt, and more all play a tune on the old nostrils. The same carries through to the taste. Making this a very exciting and sense arousing beer. There is a bit of extra sweetness that shows and leaves a light stickiness on the lips. Not enough to detract but possibly enough to annoy some.

I am very glad I tasted this beer and sorry that I don’t have another. If this is the craftsmanship that Terrapin displays in all their Side Project beers, I wish I lived within their distribution. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.9

Useless Fact: President Grover Cleveland was a draft dodger. He hired someone to enter the service in his place, for which he was ridiculed by his political opponent, James G. Blaine. It was soon discovered, however, that Blaine had done the same thing himself.

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