Terrapin Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA
From Terrapin Beer Co. – The legendary hop-hunter Krunkles turns up yet again, back from a tour of the Orient. His goal this time is to get experimental; his unbounded travels have earned him an honorary doctorate (“Doctor of what?”, you may ask. This would be a question to which only Krunkles knows the answer…) and he’s sequestered himself in the lab perfecting a never-before-seen formula for his beloved IPA. Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA reaches new heights in complexity and flavor by combining the malt and spices of a Belgian Witbier, the yeast of a Farmhouse Ale, and the hoppy goodness of an American IPA. Dr. Krunkle’s twisted touch is a dash of white peppercorn followed by wood aging on white ash.
Terrapin Beer Co. – Terrapin Dr. Krunkles White Farmhouse IPA – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a very big sudsy head that falls to a thin cap.
Aroma: Citrus , flowers, clove, vanilla.
Taste: Belgian yeast forward, spicy hops, a touch of tangy fruit. Finishes with modest bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, prickly lively carbonation.
Overall: A nice spicy, flavorful Belgian ale. I went into this not expecting anything that resembles what I know as an IPA, and that helped me enjoy the beer for what it was.