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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (510) - 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. It’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (888) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2758) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4566) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
22 oz bottle. Opened and smelled wonderful. There’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5688) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Interesting beer right up front ... vaguely orange, but not quite, clear, and topped with an airy head. The aroma is a mash-up of styles, too ... clearly wheat- and yeast-laden, yet as hoppy as the fruitiest NW IPA. This drinks with the expected see-saw of character, light in body, gristy like a wheat, and topped with a hoppy twist. (#4130, 6/8/2011)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1718) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Pour is hazy yellow with a nice white head, good retention. Aroma is hefe yeast, banana, clove, lemon, grass, maybe a bit of citrus. Taste is light bodied, somewhat bitter. Palate is soft, light-bodied with a bitter finish. I actually liked this quite a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4351) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2011
12oz bottle at DC tasting. Hazy, unfiltered orange-tan. Smallish off-white head. Lemony light hop aroma, a hint of banana hefe yeast. An interesting mix, quite drinkable. Mellow. Some smooth malt tones. Mild for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Pours cloudy dark orange with a sticky mostly white head. This one is hard to describe. It doesn’t fall into the characteristic IPA or Hefe class. It has some hop aroma, but not what I expect from and IPA. It has some phenolics, but not what I expect from a German Hefe. tasty beer that is it’s own style. I suppose a general "wheat ale’ fits it.


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