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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Taking the Orient and the rest of the world by storm, Krunkles returns! In this edition of the bearded IPA brewer’s saga, “Samurai Krunkles,” as he was once known in the Far East, pulls out all the hops from his katana’s sheath to make this Asian flared brew. While traveling around the Pacific in a souped up rickshaw pulled by his trusty side kick Cato, Krunkles uncovered unique brewing ingredients such as jasmine rice, jasmine green tea and the finest ginger the Orient had to offer for this Samurai master’s ale. ABV: 7.1% IBU’s: 70 O.G.: 6.5 Malt: 2-Row, Best Munich, Victory, Pale Crystal Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Falconers Flight, Zythos, Sorachi Ace Other: Green Tea, Jasmine Rice, Ginger, Dextrose


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at Roosters Beak. Cloudy orange with a thin white top. Scent is floral and caramel. Taste is grassy, citrus and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at World of Beer Land O Lakes. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a foamed white head. Aroma has a lot or floral hop notes with noticeable ginger. The flavor is quite unique for and IPA with an interesting mix of ginger and spices and hoppiness in the finish. Can’t say that I can pick out the jasmine rice, but tasty nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Rose petal perfume on the nose, mango, ginger and lemon zest underneath. The aroma is deja vu inducingly familiar. I swear there is a ladies’ perfume that smells like this. Cloudy amber, headless. Overipe orange, leafy green flavor, rose petal accents. Perfumey and slightly resinous.Mild apricot finish. Wow, this is a very unusual beer. The green tea addition probably is what causes the stir, but it isn’t easily identifiable. Elegant and delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
22oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is yeast, herbal/citrus, light malt/wheat. Taste is yeast, herbal/peach hops, light malt/wheat (rice).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on August 8th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of ginger and faint green tea, no IPA characteristics.
Taste: Ginger, green tea, very faint bitterness
Palate:Light body, short-medium finish, covers alcohol well.

Summary: This beer isn’t bad, but it’s description as falling into an IPA doesn’t really fit what I tasted - unlike the Stone Collaboration IPA with Green Tea. What is here is solid but the name provides an expectation of something else, even with the green tea/ginger ingredient add ons.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a slight hazy golden color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, rice, nutty notes and crackery, bready malts. The taste is herbal hops, other herbal notes, tea, rice, citrus, apple, plum. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, average carbonation, refreshing. Nice beer,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 oz draft pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Aromas of ginger, green tea and light hops. Medium bodies, flavors are a little weird, not sure what to think of it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4165) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Side Project 17:: 22oz bottle, foil wrapped. Pours golden amber color, white head. Malt aroma, hints of pressed ginger as it warms. Flavors of sweet rice pudding and loads of sencha, with a mild hop bitterness. The bitterness of the sencha tea mellows out the sweetness of the beer over the bitterness of any hops. Finishes with a bit of ginger bite tingle and a far away flavor of tobacco (more from the green tea.) I really think there should be more beer with tea as a flavor component. This beer is a perfect example. (3418)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bomber to taster at Natifest. Looks fine. Smells and taste sweet, gingery, and hoppy with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On draft at Tryst. Was excited to try this since I generally like most Terrapin beers. This was overall very hoppy and earthy. It was like most IPA’s I’ve had recently. Good but not great.


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