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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a chill hazed copper/amber golden with plenty of floaties and a decent head. Nose is pretty bland really, sweet caramel maltiness, some slight dank hop aromas, some earthiness that I am guessing is coming from the green tea I presume. The flavors are muddled...sweet, boarding on syrupy, grainy caramel, a earthiness from the green tea that never came together for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 11/2011 3R6P tasting. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very murky apricot color with a trace white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was tart orange, lemon, bread and kiwi. The flavor was bitter with tangy and sour nut, peach pits, citrus, tea and pepper. The finish was incredibly long and very bitter with sourdough bread and pepper notes. Fairly full bodied. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle @ home. Somewhat hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a foamy, white head. Herbal, faint tea, moderately piney, dank hoppy nose. Kind of a weird organic, herbal, piney, dank, lightly citrus hoppy flavor with most of the tea on the finish. Green tea, piney, dank aftertaste. Weird brew that’s ok but not all that impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a 2 finger thick white head. The nose is caramel and citrus. The taste is earthy hops, bitter citrus rind, grapefruit and booze. Medium bodied. Not digging this one – too boozy and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoePeesie (865) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Great idea and cause, mediocre beer. Grabbed 2 bottles drink one gave away the other. I got more must than tea notes in the nose and taste. I loved the concept, perhaps my expectations killed the experience for me...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
In simple terms, a pale lagery aroma. Retronasals remind me of alcohol. Body is bitter. There’s a nice tingle of hops. but the whole things says nothing to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terminus (3251) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 18, 2011
bottle-pours hazy chunky orange with a small fizzy head around the rim of the glass. nose of sweet alcohol, herbal tea notes (but seems more from the hops than the malts), and lots of sweet sugary notes. hmm, doesnt really come across that much of an ipa on the nose, more like a spiced belgian with some hops. flavors are fussel alcohol, sweet, medicinal, lite pine, herbal tea notes, but very unpleasant. the green tea really hits the tounge on the finish, like a herbal/green hop would but still becomes really astringent. very dry long into the finish. novel idea that went wrong. I think i will give away my other bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1000) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a orange soda color with aroma of green tea and spice. Taste of lingering herbs and spicyness. A slight green tea aftertaste that lingers well after you swallow. An interesting take on green tea in a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
bottle... honey gold with an orange accent, watery light tan head that is gone almost right away... interesting nose that starts off with some faint mango notes with a bit or oranges then finishes with a bit of green tea, not as strong as I thought it would be so this is a huge plus... yuck, and I found all the tea, this is horrible, green tea does not mix with hops, disgusting

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tkerin (20) - USA - SEP 22, 2011
the colder it is the less taste it has... serve at room temp? Meh...... glad the proceeds went to a good cause

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