hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… mgumby10’s & hopscotch’s WtFFfFDotF Throwdown … Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The fruity aroma offers notes of ripe apricot and peach alongside crisp pale grains. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Decently balanced. Fruity and tangy – apricot and peach - plus pale malt sweetness. Lengthy, fruity finish that eventually dries out. Bottle provided by mgumby10!
adnielsen (9727) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! A touch hazy, golden orange appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. A touch floral, orange citrusy, slightly tart aroma. Floral, somewhat tangy, citrusy, tart flavor. Ok.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of herbalness, citrus, and fruity. I wrote down ’different’ by the aromas. Tastes of the same herbalness, oranges/citrus, and some wheatiness.
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Captain Couger and rated at 6%. Medium orange with a soapy white fead. Fruity aroma. Appropriate understated carbonation. Taste is tangerine and orange, with other citruys.Fruity aroma. Easy drinking, sweet but not too sweet nor too malty.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The chosen citrusy hops and mikan are a perfect match it seems, as the seamlessly lead to herbal and grassy hop inclinations. A fun summer quencher, no doubt.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil shrouds the hazy beige.
-It tastes like it’s between 3% and 4% alcohol.
-Body is lean and carbonation dulcified, lending a very drinkable, almost watery (in a good way) mouthfeel.
-The wooden hop bitterness is firm.
Bottle; thx Tim!
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
36 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Bottle states "2013" and 5.5%.
Label read "Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale".
Hazy apricot color, off-white to yellow head. Fruity, sugary, apricot sent. Malty, fruity, some citrus, zest taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some zest aftertaste, also lemon.
arminjewell (7902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting brew. Pour is hazy yellow with white head bottle pour thanks to Scott’s tasting! Aroma has notes of some citrusy grapefruit, lemon, biscuit, tart lactic notes, hints of spice and earth in there as well. Taste is nice mix of tart fruit, grapefruit, lemon, some hints of biscuit, caramel, hints of spice, finishes fairly tart and dry.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Labeled as Baird Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale. Pours with a small white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma of passion fruit, light grapefruit hops, and a slight sugary presence. Taste is more restrained with light passion fruit acidity and hop bitterness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel and moderate bubbles.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale as per the label with 6% abv.
Pours a cloudy golden with nice white head.
Aroma of citrus/orange peel, yeast with light bitterness nose. Lots of freshness come out of the aroma.
Taste, lots of sweet citrus flavors, with some other fruits juice that I can’t really pinpoint and must be the Japanese fruit mentioned.
Some spices, light bitterness. This is one tasty beer.
Very impressed by this newly available brewery.
KyotoLefty (7119) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Nakameguro.
Cloudy orange Amber color with a Lacy head. Aroma of mikans, with hops and very light malt. Flavor also predominately of mikans, with a little bit of caramel and nice balance. Bitter/sour/fruity juice like finish, but very nice. Light caramel taste lingers. Light, refreshing, good balance of sour and bitter. Great summer drink very well done.