Pours clear with about three inches of frothy, slightly off-white foam. Retention is above average. Lacing begins from the get go leaving sporadic sticky traces of effervescence.
Aroma is big on hops: playground for the nose. Citrus, pine, and tropical hops are there in your face at first. As the beer airs out notes of banana, sweet malt, yeast, and wheat all come through. The banana almost has a clove scent behind it (maybe it is the wheat and yeast) that gives me thoughts of a hefe yeast.
Taste is muted at first with some citrus. The middle brings on a lot of sweetness transitioning with a cavalcade of flavors into the end, with most traveling to the finish too. Everything in the nose begins to come out and fight for your palate; each winning for a while.
Medium body with about the same carbonation, maybe a touch lighter, dries the mouth immensely.
I wasn't sure about this beer up front but opening it changed my mind quickly. Complex might be a weak word here. Lots of aroma and lots of flavor. Maybe a touch too sweet to really sit back and session. Really nice twist to an IPA. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 21:54:49
Tasted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
$8.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
The Legend of Krunkles lives on with number 15 in our Side Project series of beers. “Indiana Krunkles” Wheat I.P.A. boasts all the hop adventure of an American I.P.A. while leading you on a quest for the malt and yeast found in a traditional German Hefeweizen. Explore all the unique flavor of this unconventional wheat beverage while your senses take you on a journey into complete beer nirvana. We hope you enjoy this audacious brew!