Samurai Krunkles | Terrapin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA brewed with jasmine rice, Sorachi Ace hops, jasmine green tea, and ginger.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
160
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by VaterRoss:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Photo of sjones5045
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pour a yellowish orange with decent head and a little lace. The smell was a little surprising in respect to the ginger and green tea. I really don't pick up anything other than a standard hop smell. The taste is slightly above avg only cause I like the slight green tea taste at the close. The ginger never really come through though. Overall, it a decent beer but not as rememberable as I was hoping.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head on a golden with amber hues body. Some lacing. Very nice hop aroma with grass, orange peel, pineapple and earthy hops. Sharp citrus and light pine hop notes on a lightly malted pale malt base. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. A very flavorful but not too complex beer.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe (Alpharetta, GA). 7.99. Served in a Terrapin snifter. 

Pours clear golden yellow with just under one finger whitish head. A few small spots of lacing. 

Smells of ginger, sweet tea and soft citrusy hops. Different. 

The taste takes IPA in a new direction. There are definately a good bit of hops in there but the ginger plays a major role. Also orange, tea, sweet bread, spice and a kind of faint rubber. 

Medium body, slightly resinous, an almost casked-like mild carbonation. 

A new and different take on the old IPA. The tea and ginger mixes well with the hops. It may not be my favorite but I respect Terrapin for their great execution of an original idea. 

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of cvm4
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light amber in color. Nice off white one finger head that leaves little lacing.

S - Citrus hops mixed in with a light amount of ginger and green tea.

T - Smacks you with ginger and then the twang of green tea. It's not overpowering and lets you taste the citrus hops that greet you.

M - On the light side of medium.

O - An interest combination here. It's balanced and one flavor doesn't overpower the next. The beer lets you experience it all.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy light copper color with over a finger of head that sticks around for awhile and leaves some nice lacing when it finally dissipates. The green tea is definitely noticeable in the nose. There is a sweet but subtle fruitiness upfront that is followed by a light wave of hop bitterness. Like most Terrapin offerings, I think that the hoppiness is more muted than it could/should be, especially for the style.

This is a decent, yet unconventional IPA. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of QuentinCall
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On gravity cask at The Porter in the ATL.
This beer arrives mostly still and a lustrous, but general, pale horse color (goldenrod? hay-esque? early evening sun breaking through cloud cover?). It seems to be at an appropriate temperature but at first approach there is very little in the nose, besides a vestige of hop florals, and next to nothing on the palate. The hop, and flavor additions (Sorachi Ace, green tea, ginger, and jasmine rice if the presskit is to be believed) are fitted firmly in the background here -- and warming does very little to bolster their voices -- any herbal spice notes or earthiness seem to have effectively cancelled each other out leaving the final product a rather pleasant (if somewhat unadorned) and gently hopped pale ale. The feel is the most impressive facet of this cask, even if it is a little overly resilient with regard to style: wet, refreshing, and nicely reinforced by the wise inclusion of rice.
This one is far from unfortunate, but it has lost a lot of its defining character and nuance and hop bite in the cask. If you're curious enough to purchase this, do yourself a favor and go buy the significantly tastier bottle.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jayfro70
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On a weekend trip to NC from VA. The bottle caught my eye when I was in Whole Foods and I know that some of the Terrapin beers don't make it to VA, so I grabbed it up.

Poured from bottle to a pint glass

Appearance: Golden color, light head.

Nose: slight hoppy scent with a little bit of ginger. Not really getting much green tea.

Taste: very easy to drink and refreshing. The hops are the primary profile with a very slight background of green tea and ginger.

Mouthfeel: smooth and crisp. Light refreshing. Very nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of mscudder
2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Duvel snifter. Looking forward to this rare one!

A - Orange cloudy hue with a small white head. nice bubbles throughout but poor retention.

S - Ginger, honey and some notes from tea near the rear. Nice aromas but all are just too subtle.

T - Ginger is intense on the front end, overwhelming all other flavors to a point of discomfort. Citrus and tea like notes round it out leading to a beverage I hardly can call beer. The ABV adds a bit of warmth and it ties into something I would define as a bit off, perhaps skunky.

M - Very thin light body with carbonation that is sufficient for the "style." I wish there was a deeper malt profile.

O - I had high hopes for this one but as almost all of Terrapin's beers, it fell very short. Given it is a local brewery with a fair regard, I just cannot seem to find a beer I can get behind.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Samurai Krunkles from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 160 ratings