drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good IPA, not sure if I would classify as an Imperial, but good none the less. Japan has a good one.
Fules (833) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, narancsba hajló szín. Nem túl intenzív, citrusos, mandarinos, ananászos illat. Ízében ananász, mangó, mandarin és barack érezhető, hosszú lecsengéssel. Közepesen testes, enyhén szénsavas, erősen keserű. Ízletes gyümölcsözön, jó egyensúllyal.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. A lovely fresh, hoppy and slightly piney ipa. Woulsn’t call it imperial since it’s not that sweet. Pretty drinkable. Nice!
phfyysik (785) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with light white head. Aroma is bitter, flowers, some hops, grass, sauerkraut. Taste is quite bitter, sourish, quite same as nose, but stronger little bit. Drinkable.
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle into a Chimay chalice at home on 14th Sep 2016. Sediment into the chalice, so I got a dirty, dull orange bodied beer with no head, just a wisp and weak collar. Hops abound in the nose and flavour, piney and semi-bitter throughout the brew, hides the alcohol content well. Would have liked to have tried it ’pre-sediment’ and after sediment added, so I could have picked up more flavours, maybe? Decent enough, just wished I had paid attention when pouring!
RW80 (2052) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 33cl bottle Apperance: A hazy yellow to light orange , with a small quickly diminising off-white head. Aroma: Light malts, lightly fruity and fruitpeel, and some bitter hops. Taste: Malts, lightly fruity, and quite some bitterhops, lacks complexity. Medium body and average carbonation.
A bit dissapointing, as it only seems to tick the boxes.
mateuszk (2161) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Aroma of tropical fruits and citruses, very sweet. In taste fruity with medium maltiness and nice high bitterness in the finish. Imperial factor really nicely hidden, drunk as normal IPA.
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pale amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, dried apricots, lychee and some caramel. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of pink grape fruit, blood orange, caramel, tropical fruit and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, well rounded mouthfeel. A light sweetness. Fresh and tasty with a generous hop character. Nice one.
Ritzn (530) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/copper hazy with medium white head. Aroma is medium pine cone, some lychee, elder, apricot, also cake, tart. Taste is little honey sweetness with more resin bitterness and a tiny bit of fresh sourness. FInish is very heavy of much resin. Heavy mouthfeel as well. Could have less of the bitter resin and it lacks a special character. Still nice!
This will most likely and sadly be the only top 50 Japanese beer during my time in Japan.
mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Doutonbori. Hazy orange-gold with a nice head. Good piney citrus aroma and flavour. Really well balanced malt and hop mix, nothing out of place, carries a full feel pine hop flavour, notes of orange rind, peach. Medium body, not too aggressive, easy to down. Solid all round.
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nřrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with off white head. Citrussy aroma - mostly citrus actually. A slight touch of grain and straw. Flavour is slightly sweet with bready notes and a very one-dimensional bitter finish. Watery palate. A rather poor attempt at an Imperial IPA.
Sampled nine months after package date - label recommends within a year.