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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We love sushi, and we think ICHI Sushi in San Francisco makes some of the very best. So when Chef Tim Archuleta asked us to collaborate on a beer to celebrate the opening of their new ICHI Ni Bar, we jumped at the opportunity.

Inspired by classic Japanese rice beers, we mashed together a light base of pilsner malt, flaked rice and sushi rice from the ICHI kitchen. As long as we were in Chef Tim’s larder, we decided to integrate two of his favorite culinary ingredients: floral shiso leaf and Japanese Yuzu juice. We then layered on a delicate Citra dry-hop for a lemon/lime aroma. The result is a refreshing and light-bodied blonde ale with a delicate and uniquely Japanese-inspired aroma of yuzu and shiso.

Pair with the Omakase menu at ICHI or look for it available on draft in limited distribution around California.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Draft at Ichi + Ni Bar. Clear bright golden pour with a well-formed fading white head. The aroma is fresh and hoppy with citrus and Japanese herbal notes. The flavor is really interesting. Good though! Lemon and lime with a touch of tartness, yuzu and shiso making it very herbal and leafy. Medium-light bodied, crisp, and well-carbonated. A worthy experiment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (6095) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, yeast, citrus, Yuzu, soapy notes. Flavor is malt, , yeast, grain, corn, citrus, yuzy, soapy. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 190914

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light earthy, fruity and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190914

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, grainy, hop, spices, phenols and corn. Flavour is malt, yeast, corn, grainy, phenols, little sweet, herbs, hop and medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Burnt orange appearance. Nose is malty with a touch of wood and broken dreams. Aroma is sort of musky. It finishes very clean. Sweet with juicy malt and graham cracker. Brown sugar, malted wheat and earthy hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. aromas of rice, fruitiness and light chalk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of spice, bread and light fruitiness with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma seems mild citrus. Flavor is mild citrus, but there seems to be a berry note. Moves on to unfamiliar fruit. Finishes mildly fruity and decently bitter. With an unusual malt aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room . Pours blonde with a modest off-white head and a mild rice aroma. There is a light-bodied rice malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (514) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft pour at uber tavern. Pours a light golden with a faint hop aroma. Floral hop flavor with some bread too. Some fruit too. Mango maybe. Super easy drinking beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1017) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft at uber. Pale gold pour, white head. Aroma: surprisingly hoppy nose - citrus, floral, a little tropical. Sort of a floral rice-candy (does that exist or did I make that up) nose. Some butter, some toast. Taste: lightly sweet, floral and delicate. Pretty clean, though, with a pleasant, lightly bitter finish. Palate: light body, average carbonation, crisp clean texture. Overall: yeah, I guess I’d drink this with sushi. Or by itself. Rather pleasant.

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