TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid malt backbone with obvious rye notes. Moderately bitter palate with rye just tickling the back of the throat. Moderate bitter finish. Nice enjoyable rye IPA.
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bashamichi. Big hop aroma, citrus mostly. Not overpoweringly fragrant, light grains, citrus edge maybe from the rye? Light amber color. In the mouth, cereals, bread, crackers with lots of grass, hay, citrus hops. Big cracking grains last long after—plus good bitterness. Great grains. Light and clean, tasty and refreshing. Very drinkable and nice.