Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the most balanced ipa in japan. Resiny pine laden nose balanced out with a strong caramel and toasted nuts. Sweet and bitter. Toasty malts and caramel/toffee butt heads with herbal hoppiness. Drys tward the end finisshing with a lingering nuttiness and medicinal hoppiness.
willisread (1601) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fall Keyaki 2015. Hazy orange with a small off-white head that lingers. Big aromas of orange, grapefruit and iyokan with some faint malt. Good bitterness that hides the alcohol fairly well. Good malt sweetness on the palate with big citrus flavors. Fairly bitter finish. A very solid Imperial IPA. Not as good as Shiga’s House IPA or Y Market’s Demolition, but solid.
biirusaikou (1928) - - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Keyaki and Thrashzone. Can be an outstanding citrus hop bomb when in top shape, unfortunately recent batches seem overly boozy with notes of solvent and cardboard.
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Murky orange. Thin head, slight lacing. Piney and strawberry jam aroma. Taste is grapefruit hoppiness and a herbal profile similar to Kernel beers back home. Plenty of malt sweetness to balance the hops. Quite drinkable. Not amongst the best but a really solid effort.
Wombata (583) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Marciero
Aroma: Orange, marmalade, dried orange and orange peel.
Flavor: Orange, passion fruit, dried fruit
Comment: Excellent. World Class. This rivals Baird’s Suruga Bay and Shiga Kogen’s House IPA as the best WIPAs made in Japan.
dfearnley (1488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Orange/tangerine, some light tropical fruit,
Amber, no head due to the pour
Sweet malt, syrup, hops.
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Intense hops, orange grapefruit resin. Clear orange with a thin white head. Boozey orange and cardboard. Bad QC.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lambic. Orange colour, big creamy off-white head. Aroma is skunky, cat pee, grapefruit, spiky malt, full on dipa. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit bitterness, malt hiding behind it, but the bitterness dominates. Nice dipa, more on the citrus side than the malt side. Spiky.
AndySnow (5969) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the TrashZone, Yokohama. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Flavour is sweet, fruit, citrus.
Travlr (18683) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is very fruity. Taste is very bitter.
Tovrleaf (22) - - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For being 9% beer, can’t really taste it. Color is deep copper, strong crispy taste that holds long.