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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (952) - USA - SEP 7, 2012
Golden with a thin white lacing of head. Aroma is pine hops and mildly floral. Flavor is hoppy with a little ginger. Mouthfeel is very light which I associate with the use of rice. Overall, nice light IPA, could use a bit more body and malt to round it out. Enjoyed this, especially on a hot day, nice alternative to a heavy hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours gold with a small, off-white head. The aroma is wet leaves, pine sap, herbs, ginger, and sugar. The flavor is very bitter, and a little sweetness. The palate is medium, astringent, sticky, and fairly carbonated. Overall, this is a nice IPA, with a little more character and depth than most. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Appearance: Pours amber gold with a retaining thin white cap.

Aroma: Ginger ale soda, dried pineapple, honey.

Taste: Ginger, tropical fruit, green tea with low astingency, mandarin orange.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Modest carbonation.

Overall: Tasty in its own right, sweet, spicy, refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
bomber. Very lite straw colored ale. Smells great, sweet & herbal. Smooth sweet mouthfeel. Alcohol and citrus green tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bomber from Proof. Gold pour with thin white head and spotty lacing. Interesting aroma - herbal, bready, tea, honey, bubblegum, floral. Taste is green tea, floral hop, ginger, soapy, and apricot. Strange one. Not really what I go for in an ipa but A for effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle. Golden amber with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is flowery and herbal with fruit notes, fresh cut flowers, earthy hops, and perfumey notes. Taste is sweet malt, fresh cut flowers, perfumey hops, earthy hops, herbal notes, tea leaves, soft spice, lemony notes and faint pine. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more herbal hops, earthy hops, flowers, sweet malt, tropical fruit, light pine, tea leaves and perfumey hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/29/12

Aroma: The nose is herbal candies/smarties, ginger, other spice, and some more candied sugar
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with an off-white head and mid-heavy, spotty lace
Flavor: Tastes fairly heavy sweet, with candied sugar, tea, a good amount of spice, and some hop notes
Palate: The body is medium (leaning light), with a clean feel, a soft carbonation, and a sticky, sugary finish
Overall Impression: Well, for one thing, this is certainly not an IPA, let’s just clear that up right off the bat. As for what it is, it is unusual and too sweet, but it isn’t bad. This one is certainly interesting. I can’t recall, off the top of my head at least, ever tasting a beer that reminded me of eating a pack of smarties close to this much, so I’ve got to give them credit for being original. I think the overall score would be higher if it wasn’t listed as an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
I found this one more interesting than enjoyable. I guess the green tea/ginger/rice gives it that ’unique’ flare. But overall, I found it to just be a bland pale ale. The hops were muted, but the sorachi ace did poke through. The other krunkles was much better imho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (216) - - AUG 29, 2012
Very different ipa. Had it on tap at roosters beak in augusta ga. Not as bitter a most IPA and some floral under tones.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ellolovey (469) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours a clear golden with a frothy, white swiftly dissipating head. Has some white lacing. Aroma of juicy fruit and green tea. Very earthy hops. Smells amazingly sweet.The earthy hops overrule the sweet aromas. Medium body with a sticky texture.Taste lingers on the roof of the mouth. Soft carbonation. Green Tea compliments the hops in a lovely fasion. Finish is a lasting bitterness. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Like drinking sunshine.....

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