RATINGS: 113   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 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

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Tmoney99 (15138) - 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.

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Didn’t do it for me. Too much ginger and not enough hops. Seemed like the palate was muddled and didn’t quite hit what they were going for. Or I didn’t like what they were going for. Either way, a miss for me.

jjgmd (2295) - 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

zgaier (1968) - 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.

beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at Roosters Beak. Cloudy orange with a thin white top. Scent is floral and caramel. Taste is grassy, citrus and caramel.

jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at World of Beer Land O Lakes. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a foamed white head. Aroma has a lot or floral hop notes with noticeable ginger. The flavor is quite unique for and IPA with an interesting mix of ginger and spices and hoppiness in the finish. Can’t say that I can pick out the jasmine rice, but tasty nonetheless.

obguthr (6835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Rose petal perfume on the nose, mango, ginger and lemon zest underneath. The aroma is deja vu inducingly familiar. I swear there is a ladies’ perfume that smells like this. Cloudy amber, headless. Overipe orange, leafy green flavor, rose petal accents. Perfumey and slightly resinous.Mild apricot finish. Wow, this is a very unusual beer. The green tea addition probably is what causes the stir, but it isn’t easily identifiable. Elegant and delicious.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
22oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is yeast, herbal/citrus, light malt/wheat. Taste is yeast, herbal/peach hops, light malt/wheat (rice).

jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on August 8th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of ginger and faint green tea, no IPA characteristics.
Taste: Ginger, green tea, very faint bitterness
Palate:Light body, short-medium finish, covers alcohol well.

Summary: This beer isn’t bad, but it’s description as falling into an IPA doesn’t really fit what I tasted - unlike the Stone Collaboration IPA with Green Tea. What is here is solid but the name provides an expectation of something else, even with the green tea/ginger ingredient add ons.

Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a slight hazy golden color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, rice, nutty notes and crackery, bready malts. The taste is herbal hops, other herbal notes, tea, rice, citrus, apple, plum. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, average carbonation, refreshing. Nice beer,

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