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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light green tea. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some herbal, light pine, green tea. Medium-full body, some juicy/resinous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11027) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy amber gold with a creamy/foamy near white head. Aroma is spicy herb over light caramel. Med+ body. Flavor is actually suggestive of tea, and not that black fermented stuff, but it is more spicy and floral/citrus. With a slight pause a herbal tea sort of flavor kicks in. There’s a lot going on - it’s like a revolving flavor palate. In the end I think it’s identifiably tea as the major flavor component. How strange this is.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
A: The pour is a light orange color with a big white head. S: The nose on this is just flat out unpleasant. There is a strong aroma of onions, vegetables, body odor, and feet. There is some tea, but it’s not very strong. A bit of grapefruit peel and some fake lemon. T: There is a lot of bready malt flavor to the beer with a decent amount of hops. The hop flavors aren’t all that enjoyable, though. I pick up some lemons, onions, a mild pine, and just a bit of bitterness. M: The body is medium with a medium to high carbonation. O: I wanted to like this as it is for a good cause, but it just missed the mark.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10534) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and green tea aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy herbal bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a change of pace good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
Botella. Hazy deep orange colour, white lively head, good lacing. Fresh herbal like fruity hoppy aroma, pleasant. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity and bitter, herbal, piney like, dry indeed, more bitterness. Oyshiee.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle at Paradiso Dupont, recommendation of Greg, shared with a whole bunch of folks. Cloudy orange, thick white head head. Aroma of (no kidding) green tea! Taste resembles a slightly sour and moderately bitter saison. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Dicht hopfiger Antrunk mit Gemüsenoten. Der Tee wirkt auch darüber hinaus interessant und überraschend voll, wenig trocken, erstaunlich wenig Alkohol. Dann karamellmalzig mit einer knackigen, gut versteckten Bitterkeit. 12/11/12/11//12

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle poured a cloudy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of green tea, lemon, bread and light straw. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of green tea, biscuit, lemon and light straw with a crisp dry modereatly bitter finish.


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