India Pale Ales, as we all know, are highly hopped and fairly strong top-fermented beers borne of the era of British colonial domination of India. Well, we have taken this extremely popular craft beer style, brewing it to the specs of a moderately strong IPA (14.9 P, 5.6% ABV, 62 IBU of American Magnum, Centennial, Glacier & Cascade hops), and fermented it with a bottom-cropping lager yeast. The result is a smooth and round lager flavor with a snappy, almost prickly, hop bite.
TimE (2804) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden amber color. Lots of grapefruit and citrus notes. Well balanced. Lots and lots of grapefruit in the mouth. Moderately bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Big clean citrus hop nose. Amber with a low, fine, head. Smooth, sweet, malty, yet very clean. Great hops, lots of citrus. Very nice and eminently drinkable.
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