IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A lightly hazed orange colored beer with a small, short lived off white head.
Lovely hop scent, reminiscent of Stone IPA, yea....it smells that damned good! Tastes just as good with a thick, chewy, orange blossom honey & cookie dough malt initial hit, quickly followed by massive industrial hops. Under this is a complex, tangy, lambic like flavor. Make no mistake about it, this is one well constructed beer and just might have moved into my "Favorite Japanese Beer" position! To top it off, I met two gorgeous young ladies at the brewpub!
Reimer96 (1464) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orangish copper with a off white frothy head that leaves ample lacing. Aroma of citrus, biscuit, sweet malts and mandarin orange. Taste is citrus hops and bready sweet malts mixed with a good balance of malts and hops. Overall a great ipa that seems medium bodied & full flavor.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 28/12/12. A hazy gonger coloured beer with a wisp of off-white head. Good strong hops throughout with over sweet malts in the nose. Not the freshest which doesn’t help but the flavours are tight. The sweetness is less bothersome in the mouth where the hops come through really nice. A good beer.
Ferris (7025) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Lots of citrus and sweetness on the nose, like cotton candy. Cloudy orange with no head. Orange rind and resin dominate the palate, with an oily mouthfeel.
argo0 (11962) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium off-white head with nice lacing, atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, some orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, light orange. Medium-full body, some resin.
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Tanakaya Liquor store in Tokyo, Japan. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, sweet aroma. Tastes fruity, hoppy, bitter and slightly sweet, some caramel too. Nice complexity in this DIPA. Probably the best Japanese beer that I’ve ever had. Good stuff.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky amber gold, with a big rocky, lasting head. Huge caramel, pineapple and sharp piney, resinous hops on the nose. Luscious sweet apricot, tropical fruit malt in the flavour, followed by more bright hop background. Far towards my favoured sweet end of the American style IPA spectrum. Excellently balanced. Soft carbonation, slightly slick mouthfeel, Mellow in the medium dry, medium long, medium bitter finish. Lovely.
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy deep golden, rich creamy head. Salty and fruity with caramel and grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Doughy with salty grapefruity bitter finish.
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 36 cl. Pours hazy orange in color with off-white head. Pine and some fruits in aroma. Booze, bitter and some tropical fruits in taste.
VertBaconStrips (2151) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Phone says +9 but that ain’t how it is in the river valley. Had to wait out some stoners to drink the beer I opened 45 mins ago. Body is mostly frozen and a vigorous run up and down the stairs did nothing. Almost midnight - nice night to be out. Phone up to glass tells me this is hazy and yellow gold which is strange. Sediment. The stars are bright when the wispy clouds spread out. Refreshing aroma - heavily citrused, floral strength, sweet orange and lemon, honeydew melon, candy lime. Pretty cool smell! Taste is similar with some peach, creamy fruit, a sharpness that hangs around and might trick me into thinking a light spice of unknown origins, wonderfully balanced bitterness, mostly unsweetened grapefruit. Mithfeel is vert intetdyjnh. I am freezing big time. Time to ride home. Ecxellent brew.