IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - 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!
gkeh (245) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden honey pour. Chalk white head and lacing. Good looking beer. Very floral aroma, with pine and citrus in the background. Thin to medium body, leaves a bitter coating on the mouth. Great IPA.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is zesty orange, taste is juicy, citrus, bitter.
waiake (194) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy orange with a lingering head interesting fruity hoppy aroma taste is real smooth complex citrus tangy malty hoppy flavours with mild bitter dry finish, a great find
Lowenbrau (2170) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 03-12-2014.
In short: malty IPA.
Pours cloudy amber with some off white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, grassy, herbal aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is quite malty, sweet,caramel, some herbal notes, light bitterness, and maybe light body for its ABV.
Borresteijn (4925) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of dusty malts, bread, quite sweet, not much hop left, smells old. Flavour is sweet, malty, bready, decent grassy and pine bitter finish, but not much. Over the hill, now it’s just a decent Belgian ale. Medium-bodied.
pictoman (618) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 360mL bottle. Hazy, orangey yellow with full white head. Dominant citrus hops with mild tropical hops and caramel malt. Taste same with lots of grapefruit, sweet citrusy finish.
Cantabrian (880) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of the great Jimthechap. This is an amazing beer that I would have missed had it not been for my friend’s generosity after an interesting post-mortem on a bluff Orpington. But to the beer, which pours murky amber, truly amber, and very cloudy, with a thin white head that dissipates into a feeble film of cream. Lovely appearance. The first whiff is lychees and grapes, but soon the aroma turns maltier, with the sweetness of dried stone fruits. Taste is powerful, with pine needles, eucalyptus essence, a tremendous amount of sweet malts, nectarines, apricots, some grassy bitterness, but not too overwhelming, and a long finish where the gum tree sap is the most lasting memory. The beer is resinous on the palate. Thanks Jono, this is a very interesting concoction, a great take on the old world IPAs, I suppose. No less than a delight. Suruga Bay. On a different life, I have contemplated the blue waters of Suruga Bay dozens of times from my trains to and from Shizuoka. It is only now that I realise the name does come across as a “frightful” anagram of Suruba Gay.
northropfrye (2314) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/yellow body with white head some lacing. Hoppy citrus aroma. Taste is also semi bitter but this also has kind of a tart farmhouse saison thing going on, too. Some sweet juicy malts, as well. Nice beer from Japan.
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: spicy hop and citrus
App: amber orange with a just off white head head and sudsy lacing
Flavour: strong hop character backed with loads of balancing malt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lunkie (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herbal hop malt floral malt aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt floral herbal spice flavour. Smooth long lingering palate.