Terrapin Capt’n Krunkles Black India Pale Ale
Terrapin Beer Co., Athens
$7.99/ 22-ounce bottle; also available on draft at select beer bars and restaurants.
Profile: Volume 10 of the ongoing Terrapin Side Project series has a split personality. Capt’n Krunkles looks like a stout but drinks like a big IPA. Dark Munich and DH Carafa III malts give it a tar black color with a thick tan head. A hefty combination of six different hop varieties, including Centennial and Simcoe, impart a profusion of bitterness. Citrus and cocoa notes complete the picture of a crazy brew aimed at adventurous imbibers.
Pair with: Match the bitterness, citrus and cocoa in Capt’n Krunkles with spicy Mexican dishes such as mole poblano with chicken or turkey. The layers of heat and spice in Jamaican jerk pork with black beans would make another fun pairing.