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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 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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
At first there was no aroma, but as it went down I could sense a mix of maybe the ginger and hops. The taste was the same, full of a nice light hop with a little hint of ginger, but no strong ginger taste. Not much of any one thing.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
The aroma was there but it wasn't all that great. Color is hazy and yellow. Is very hoppy. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. Nice clear, golden beer with an average-looking head. The aroma is interesting, with a floral/herbal draw. My first sip isnít exactly appetizing. The tea-ginger thing isnít a great selling point for me. It almost comes across as a brewing flaw itís so different than what youíd expect from "beer" -- grassy, bitter, cloying. It betters as you go, but never did rise to something Iíd seek out again. (#4778, 9/13/2012)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (639) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Kind of a weak aroma of grain. Definitely taste the sorachi ace hops. Not bad but not my favorite...not sure this should be listed in the IPA category.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1589) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Clear orange pour with a white head that laces. Nose is lemon grass, green tea, lots of herbal notes, and some creamy malt sweetness. Bitterness in the front with some green tea, ginger, earthiness, more herbs and lemons. Very interesting beer that grows on you. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
The aroma is malty, herbal, spicy, and hoppy. The appearance is hazy copper with a medium head. The taste is very complex and amazing I love it. The palate is average. Overall this is a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
this beer is very refreshing with a nice flavor of the green tea. its got a nice carbonated flavor. the malts are not too strong and the hops are clean as well. I think this is a winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Iím liking this one. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. The aroma has an earthy malt essence with a bit of grass and bread. The flavor is crisp and clean with a nice bit of citrus and some lemon. A very nice after taste lingers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Samurai Krunkles
Date: August 08, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, honey and ginger, light herbal character, fruity
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of tea character, light fruityness, earthy and bitter, picks up a peppery spicyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with a half finger white foam head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing left behind. Slightly herbal, floral hop aroma with some grassy pine, sweet malt and a prominent green tea presence. As it warms up the ginger starts to show but the strong malt presence overpowers the hops. Caramel sweetness with toffee, bread and biscuit. Medium bodied and a bit more complex than the nose suggests with a balance of earthy hops, peppery spice, herbal tea and sweet malts. Dry and bitter with spicy, grassy hops and a resinous pine flavor thatís nicely complimented by the zesty ginger. Thereís also a subtle citrus flavor that nicely rounds out the hop profile before the green tea and malt backbone come through. Some sweet caramel and toffee leading into a slight dry finish. One of the more interesting recent entires in the Side Project Series.


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