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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22 oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a slightly hazed orange body with a large foamy off white head. Aroma is bland, citrusy orange and wet toast, hint of old tea bags. Flavor isnít that great, there is a weird perfumey floral middle flavor. Initial flavor is toast crusts and then a finish of harsher citrus rinds. Body is solid with a medium to slightly fuller bodied and strong carbonation with a lingering aftertaste of hop bitterness. This is by far one of the weaker beers in what is a decent series of special beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours hazy burnt orange color with white head. Aromas of grassy hops, citrus and spices. Biscuit malt and citrus flavors with green tea and some other spices. I was hoping the sorachi hops would be more prominent. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On draught at Redlight Redlight. The beer pours a dark amber-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of hops, herbs and malt. Medium body with a floral hops character and notes of biscuit malt and sweet spice. The finish is moderately bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
8/19/12. 22oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head that fades fast and barely laces. Surprisingly mild aroma with some citrus, biscuits, bread, caramel, and basically none of the listed ingredients. Slightly bolder flavor with definite tea along with caramel, biscuits, bread, and a bit of citrus. I was really hoping for more ginger and some of the other aspects. Another average entry from Terrapin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy tangerine orange. Somewhat complex hop aroma- juicy citrus. The nose conceals unique flavor. Dominant floral notes from the tea, subtle ginger spice, medium body and just off-dry. Would like to have seen more crossover between the hoppy aroma and the adjunct body, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
dark amber color, aroma of earthy hops, herbs, toast, flavors of earthy hops, citrus fruits, herbs, ginger, green tea, nuts, bread, very mild on the hops, i was expecting a little more

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle shared at Natifest 12. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and herbal aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This a very good brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Didnít do it for me. Too much ginger and not enough hops. Seemed like the palate was muddled and didnít quite hit what they were going for. Or I didnít like what they were going for. Either way, a miss for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1376) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours an amber orange with no appreciable head. Nose is definitely green tea and pleasant. Taste is herbal as well with tea leaves, some citrus and some bitterness. Finish is bitter with the same flavors and moderately lasting. Quite IMAGINATIVE brew. Quaff 7 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1333) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours a golden amber with a dissipating white head and herbal aroma. Taste is herbal as well, tastes of ginger, hops, faint green tea notes, and spices with a medium finish where the herbal flavors come through. Unique IPA with the flavors presented.


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