JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, - JUL 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo on 27/6/11. Cloudy browny golden colour. Lemon in the nose with a hint of soil. Hoppy, citrussy taste but thirst quenching at the same time.
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light copper with a nice cloudy apearance.
Aroma. sweet aroma of citrus.
Taste. Straight i can taste grapefruit and pine needles, with the latter dominating with some nice watermelon sweetness finishing the beer off.
Overall. Quite a good beer, the normal price point in my country however is what will stop me from buying it again, certainly worth a few if a good special comes up.
DeuceD (4) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy and opaque with unfiltered appearance. Thin and wispy head, light sediment. Lightly aromatic of citrus with taste to match.
MikeJslc (741) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper, clear, off-white head. This bottle is likely old. Aroma and flavor of oxidized malt with some caravel sweetness, low hop character, some leather.
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Japanese beer. Certainly not a traditional Japanese beer, but fits very well into the craft beer space. Has a well balanced use of hops. Certainly one I'll drink again.
ColaKid (51) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good pale ale. Had it from a bottle at Melbourne modern Japanese restaurant. Full body, light head, strong citrus and watermelon. Good summer session beer.
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma is light fruity, herbal and malty. Taste is light medium sweet malty, light/medium bitter.
GoufCustom (801) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
360 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Translucent dull golden amber colour with some chunky yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with beautiful crumpety off-white foam which lasted for 3 minutes; Good sticky lacing with slight carbonation;
Fragrant and slight sweet aroma of ale malt, with grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, light orange peel, light floral, sugar, pine, light earth, yeast and light grass; Very light sweet taste of moderate ale malt, with grapefruit notes, molasses, dry biscuits, earth, yeast, light spices, very light resin, lime, bitter hops and light herbal grass; Mid to light body. Slick and slightly oozy palate; Mouth feel is adequate ale maltyness, in a slick but not thick body. Citrus is just notes, not even zests; Minimal molasses, piney but not that oozy, light earth and yeasty biscuits rounded up. Everything is so close and you wish there is more to offer. Hmm... Hoppiness is quite fragrant grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, light pine and light floral in nose. Minimal citrus, light earth, pine, light lime and moderate grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate to light for a very abrupt low bitter non-finish;
Dry after taste, slightly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is a rather mild and timid APA. There’s no big bitterness, and every aspects from aroma, body and taste are adequate yet only moderate. It’s very easy to drink alright, yet it gives you that feeling of "there could be so much more to be great". Just decent for now, which seems to be a recurring theme from this brewery.
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a nice hazy glossy amber color with a decent one a and a half finger white foamy head that mushroom capped just a tad and fell into a nice looking concave look. The lacing stuck nicely to the sides of the glass with a decent bubbly look to it.
The smell had a decent soft citrus to honey and leaving a semi-tropical fruitiness running into it all to combine fairly decently.
The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and let the caramel malts come in more so in the taste to balance it. There was a decent dry malty aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the American Pale Ale style and was good to me.
Overall, I say this was a fairly good APA worthy of having again.
Pyrmir (3319) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Pale yellow with white head. Aroma of pale malt, lots of hops with a mild impression. Taste is fresh, light, hoppy with medium bitterness.
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Baird Harajuku. Hazy amber colour, white foam. A hop forward beer, really lacking somewhat in malts which made the body a bit thin. Shame as there is some nice aromatic citrusy hops in there and a floral bitter finish.