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RATINGS: 282   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 15/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Lightly hazed gold/orange pour with white head. Sweet full maltiness followed by a nice citrus bitter then a nice abv warmth. Medium/full body with good smooth carbonation. Nice beer not one I could drink many of just for the kick. Flavor is nice if there is tea in there I cant find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for sending this one along. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is caramel, herbs, a suggestion of green tea, orange, sweet citrus, caramel, and slight booze. Flavor is a thick blend of sweet malt, caramel, and peaches with a background dose of green tea. Medium to full in body for the style. Nice, complex IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10774) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Lightly haY gold pour, white foam. Big piney citrus hop aroma. Strong sweet flavor, some caramel, toast, dark sugars, light grass and wood. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, slightly sticky, some resinous hops, caramel, faint tea, pine. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Cloudy tan. There was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is fruity, hoppy with light green tea and some vanilla - this comes together nicely on the nose. Expressive fruity character. Lots of tea, blends ok with the hops. The tannins add to the total bitterness. The malts are still chewy Stone, but they are understated. Definitely one of the better Stone brews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Smell is intense fruit and citrus, with a touch of tea but mostly dominate by hops. Pine, straw, grapefruit, really good smell. Taste is bold and kind of sweet. The tea comes through in small doses, but the hops just dominate and this just turns into a stronger version of ruination with a tea-esque flavor. Interesting beer though, and I did enjoy it. Probably because Ruination remains one of my favorite DIPAs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BK7 (731) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Bitter at the beginning but fading away towards the finish. Very dry. The green tea leaves add an interesting flavor. Glad I gave this a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Pours an hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is oranges, tea, and herbs. The taste is so incredibly dry I cant stand it, unsweetened green tea, some alcohol, hops, and herbs. Im not a fan at all and I was pretty excited for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Fruity aroma with peach and orange. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of tea

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Murky apricot with suspended particles and a quickly fading white head. Aroma is herbal as expected with caramel, orange and some earthy hops. Taste is herbal as well with orange, citrus, light pine, sweet malt and a touch of booze. Bitterness is moderate, perhaps a touch light for the style. Another beer that was interesting to try once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
12 oz bottle on 11/21/11. deep golden / orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. herbal bitter nose. medium body with citrus bitterness, spice and light caramel malts. lasting herbal bitter finish with spices and citrus hops.

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