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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Taking the Orient and the rest of the world by storm, Krunkles returns! In this edition of the bearded IPA brewerís saga, ďSamurai Krunkles,Ē as he was once known in the Far East, pulls out all the hops from his katanaís 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 masterís ale. ABV: 7.1% IBUís: 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber from Samís, Durham. The overbearing cuteness of this theme is already making me think negatively about this beer, before itís even in the fridge. Cloudy orange pour with a moderate head. Nose is spicy from the ginger and muddled from the tea, without much sense that this is actually an IPA. Mouthfeel is fairly lively, with crisp carbonation tend to accentuate the spiciness even further. Some hops do come through but theyíre more or less generically bitter, without much personality. Kind of like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22oz bottle, purchased for $9 from Beer Run. Poured into a snifter. Awesome noticeably ginger aroma, and green tea. Creamy, smooth, lighter carbonation, above average body. Good herbal mildly soapy hop aroma. Light lemon. Seeing the rice pudding. Definitely floral. Light wheat. Complex, light bitter, with some zest. Amber/orange color made hazy by lots of particles suspended in the body. Awesome, creative take on an IPA. More enjoyable than Stoneís green tea attempt, from what I remember... This is much more smooth and balanced. Excellent, interesting brew. Would love to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle at Maggieís Attic. Well, this is interesting. Itís not massively hopped but the herbal spice seems to mimmick the hops to give it a sharp bitter edge. Itís very drinkable though with plenty of tropical fruit and coconut flavors. Grassy and herbal notes are consistant throughout. Thereís a dry bitter finish. Well done and really solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3065) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
8 oz. pour at The Pit. The aroma is sweet and malty with a fair hoppiness and some kind of spice, Iím guessing jasmine and looking at the deScription after the fact, was apparently correct. This is full bodied in a very good way. The hops are interesting. They give it a constant sting and a dry finish but donít quite come to life. Grassy notes are everywhere with hints at cheese and a woody flavor that is almost cedar-like. I like this one despite the relatively timid hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2468) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Thin off-white head of fine bubbles with decent carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma with some roasted malts, floral hops and a bit of toasted coconut upon deep inhale. Color is a medium orange with a slight haze to it. Wow, flavor is lively with jasmine, ginger, dry floral hops and some other spices and herbal flavors. Maybe even a bit of wheat texture and flavor in there. Strong hops presence and bitterness with a light alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and floral. This is a very well balanced and flavorful brew. Very good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dangjdangel (40) - - SEP 29, 2012
Yum! Poured from a bottle from Hop City. The aroma is refreshing and pleasant- the jasmine really comes through here. Pours a golden amber. The taste is perfect for summer-- the jasmine is light in taste and the ginger lingers on your palate. The best side project I've ever had! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
I really like this one. Itís definitely hoppy, on the bitter side, especially.since the rice seems to have thinned out the body. I canít really tell where the tea begins and the ginger and hops end. Iíd say thatís a good thing. Most interesting new Terrapin release in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2012
The pour is hazy dark yellow with a fluffy white head. The aroma is subdued, lemony citrus, but very faint. Light bitterness, the sweetness is there but well out of the way. i donít taste all of that extra stuff at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a hazy amber color with a 1/3 finger thick off white head. Faint tiny spotted lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and light spice. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, esters, light spice, and what I think jasmine might taste like. Finishes a little dry. Medium body. A pleasant beer. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a moderate head. Not a lot of smell off this one, but I get hints of hops and some sweetness. Taste is orangey and floral and not very hoppy. An odd IPA

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