shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 Keg at Goodbeer Faucets. Amber colour, aroma sweet not much else some hop. Taste nice and bitter, some sweetness, bit sour cream. Bitter finish, very much a classic double IPA. Harsh but nice bitterness. Quite sweet. Lovely. Rerate at Oedo fest 2016. Nice dank hoppy aroma, taste is good, caramel, light bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Maybe a touch too easy, perhaps feels a little watery. I like it though.
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Dark amber-brown with lace. Grassy hop nose, light citrus, thick caramel, stone fruits. Very sweet flavor with lots of caramel and lots of dirty, grassy hops. Big dirty-ass finish. Alcohol is prominent. Some diacetyl noticeable. Interesting for a start, but way too much caramel which clashes big time with the (probably Kiwi) hops. Way out of balance. Needs tuning.