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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6749) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet malts, floral, herbal tea and light citrus. The flavor has moderately sweet caramel, light toast, floral, herbal tea and light citrus. This is an interesting spin, but not my favorite from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a golden color with a medium sized head. Head is off white. Wasn’t sure what type of beer this was when I purchased it! Found out it is an IPA. Tasty. Nice slight hop with a balanced finish. Decent drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (7680) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber. It’s hard for me to go huge on aroma (its pleasant, but it doesn’t blow you away), appearance (nice soft golden orange pour, small white head), palate (moderate density, light carbonation), and taste (easy drinking, and the tea elements stand out), but I need to give this props via the overall score category because this just rocks. Flavorful, interesting, light and easy drinking - this would be stellar on a hot summer day, with food, sharing at a tasting, whatever. Terrapin captured excellence without excess here. I’m very impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4647) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bomber from ABC in Spring Hill. Pours a hazy yellow with green highlights and a white head. Nose is light wheat bread, green tea, jasmine, and some light grapefruit. Flavor is similar with rice, light wheat, green tea, and mild jasmine. Medium in body with lingering grapefruit rind and green tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Asian in the front, light IPA in the back... Sniff it hard and you get the Asian flair from the tea, ginger helps balance but I don’t pick any up on the flavor because of the fresh hop flavor. Body is light, from the rice? I would say take this and use this for exactly what it is, a nice summer brew with an Asian mindset... Great with Pad Thai?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Light brown color, aroma is light and earthy. Taste is very neutral. Hits with hops, light on the palate. Lots of flavors: green tea, citrus, and floral notes but for the most part they equal each other out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (1026) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pint pour if deep gold with full white fluffed head. Nose is somewhat sweet, light hop, citrus. Flavor is light hop, tropical fruit of light pineapple and coconut? Ginger and jasmine are somewhat present with green tea notes. Not great. Nice body with light lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2012
I enjoyed this more than I expected to, to be honest. The green tea and ginger really stand out in both the aroma and taste, and it really balances out the hop bitterness. Pretty refreshing, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4112) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours almost clear dark god with a white head. Pine aroma. Notes of vick’s vaporub and spruce. Initial bitter finish jousting with a sweetish floral hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2807) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours thick, hazy orange amber with a white, small bubbly head. The aroma is pleasant, sweet green tea notes almost like honey. The flavor is bring unique flavors of the rice, and then sweet and lightly bittered hops come in as well on a somewhat crisp body. The ending is dry.

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