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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
jw0406 (1275) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 oz draft pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Aromas of ginger, green tea and light hops. Medium bodies, flavors are a little weird, not sure what to think of it.

4.3
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Side Project 17:: 22oz bottle, foil wrapped. Pours golden amber color, white head. Malt aroma, hints of pressed ginger as it warms. Flavors of sweet rice pudding and loads of sencha, with a mild hop bitterness. The bitterness of the sencha tea mellows out the sweetness of the beer over the bitterness of any hops. Finishes with a bit of ginger bite tingle and a far away flavor of tobacco (more from the green tea.) I really think there should be more beer with tea as a flavor component. This beer is a perfect example. (3418)

3.4
b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bomber to taster at Natifest. Looks fine. Smells and taste sweet, gingery, and hoppy with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.2
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On draft at Tryst. Was excited to try this since I generally like most Terrapin beers. This was overall very hoppy and earthy. It was like most IPA’s I’ve had recently. Good but not great.

3.4
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Love the experimentation from Terraping, but this was was not a homerun like Indiana Krunkles was for me. Poured an amber with nice fluffy white head. Smell is floral, light citrus and touches of sweet honey. Taste was light and effervesant, but certainly a strange mix. Mild citrus hops, ginger, green tea, some earthiness, hints of soap, jasmine. The green tea lingering and I believe the ginger sting and the Sorachi Ace poking thru are the highlights. Overall, worth the try for something completely different and in the end pretty refreshing.

2.6
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2012
22oz bottle ---> snifter. Pours a pretty, deep orange with very little head. Smell is bubblegum with a tiny bit of florals. Heavy green tea taste with very mild hop on the back end. Palate is pretty watery with a tongue burn which I suspect is the ginger. One thing I will say is that you could probably pound these things, they are that mild. Another swing and miss by Terrapin.

3.4
jrob21 (3688) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Subtle flavors and aromas. Clear golden color. Some honey and floral aromas. Flavor has a lot of honey and a decent sweetness. Herbal floral hop flavors with a bit of spice on the finish. Not a typical ipa but an entertaining drink nonetheless

3.7
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottled poured into snifter. Nice aroma that improved as it warmed. Hints of honey, floral hops, jasmine, and a nice, late note of jasmine laced green tea. Great looking beer, appealing golden color with an ample, constant head. Taste was hoppy with a nice sticky finish highlighted by jasmine again. Don’t really detect the green tea in the taste. Good, refreshing warm weather beer. Unique.

4.3
Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Malty aroma has a firm hoppy overtone plus hints of ginger and - must be jasmine. Pours a bubble, coppery amber with a fairly thick and fluffy ivory white head that hangs around. Flavor is rather hoppy, woody rather than evergreen, only slightly bitter, with hints of malt, ginger, jasmine and green tea. Distinctive and most enjoyable! Firm-bodied texture has good fizz and life, leaving a woody finish that has a hint of ginger. Say - ginger and green tea are supposed to be good for you, ergo, this is Health Beer! ;)

4.6
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Strong tea aroma (of course). Little to no head. Tea compliments hop flavor. Could use a little more bubby.


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