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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A wonderful spirit of camaraderie, cooperation and mutual support exists in the world of craft brewing. We have harnessed this spirit fully in the crafting of this special collaborative brew dedicated to the resilient people of Japan who are bravely endeavoring to overcome the tragedy of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We tip our brewing hats to the quiet elegance and humble sophistication of Japanese culture through the judicious addition of Japanese whole leaf green tea to this big, bold, spicy and herbal IPA. Cheers, Japan!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (598) - Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
A hazy orange beer with a small white head and lots of floaters. The aroma is resin, pine, and herbal. The flavor is heavy on the green tea, pine, floral, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5968) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
35,5 cl bottle vintage 2011. Rated on 04.09.2012
Aroma is stale and fruity with hops and some green tea. Flavour has fruity hops, mango, apricot and some green tea in the finish. Interesting, I thought this would be more green tea and less IPA. A bit old bottle but hops were still in good condition. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6550) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
355 ml bottle. Thanks laiti.
Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of floral hops, grass, caramel and surprisingly strong green tea notes. Flavour of strong floral hops, grass, citric tartness, peach, green tea and biscuity malts. Floral hops and green tea seem to take turns in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and good bitter, floral, herbal finish. Alcohol feels a bit in the end as well. A unique double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6521) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
355 ml bottle @ TimoA.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of hops, herbs, grass, mild mild salty liquorice, green tea, even some salmiac notes. Flavor of hoppy fruits, herbs, liquorice notes, grass and toffee notes. Sweetish fruity palate with a bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
bottle 9/4/11. hazy burnt orange with a soft head and drippy lacing. a= some dank hops, earthy, some umami, citrus-ish, caramel, a little dusty, grassy, tea-like floral notes way in the back, oj and maybe some mild pine. some alcohol is noted...quite a bit actually... additional flavors of peachiness, melon business, caramel, pine, oj, earthy tea notes and spicy notes on the finish. bitterness keeps it drinkable since the medium palate gets a little syrupy. dece. 7/4/7/3/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Orange/gold pour with a white head. Aroma has some minor green tea flavor, but mainly citrus and piney notes. Taste is similar and it is an enjoyable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
A - Pours a very cloudy golden-orange color with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lace. S - Aroma is a mix of lemon, grapefruit, and floral hops with some sweet lightly bready malt, green tea, and a bit of candi sugar. T - Starts off with a mix of lemon and grapefruit hops with some bitterness with some sweet, lightly bready malts, and a bit of green tea. Through the middle, some floral and pine hops come through with some more bitterness and some more green tea flavor and a bit of sweet candi sugar. The finish is a mix of sweet candi sugar, citrus and tropical hops, bitterness, and green tea. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Really nice hop profile from start to end with a good amount of bitterness throughout. I also really like the green tea flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (953) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of marcotte in Mammoth at maheus bachelor party. Chunky death! Lots of tea particles floating around; nice peppery aroma and flavor. Ends dry with subtle notes of green tea. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
Draught, from last existing keg apparently. (Rating #800) Pours a deep, hazy straw, with a white head. Very hoppy, spicy, herbal aroma, Sorachi (?), grapefruit, nettles, yeast, mint, malt. Dry, medium body, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, spicy taste, grapefruit, Sorachi, lime peel, yeast, kiwi, mint, tea leaves, bergamot. (2012-05-01)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2012
Durhambeer scored me a bottle of this a while back - thanks, Bob! Fairly buoyant pour, golden-orange with a medium head. Strong citrus and pine in the nose, as one would expect, with a settled (not pungent) tea quality coming on late. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, no real heat despite the ABV. Tasted faded already and would have enjoyed this one uber-fresh. But the age did tend to accentuate the leafy flavors a bit, even if the ripe, bitter hops had subsided somewhat. Okay.

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