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!
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brownish color with white head. Bready malts, caramel, some grapefruit, moderate bitterness and booziness. I guess this bottle was a little bit too old. Ok
Dredd (722) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intriguing aroma, some pineapple, citrus and light caramel. Appearence is light amber, cloudy with lingering white head. Flavour is a mix of some breadiness and grapefruit with a slightly sweet and hoppy finish.
Hides the 7.5 percent well.
Tonkun (1157) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Bashamichi tap room. Clear Amber pour. Floral, pine, caramel. Hides alcohol well. Pretty nice. Bitter finish.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at April Tasting in Belgrade. Very cloud light brown, soapy head. Hazy, juicy, quite tart red fruit. Cool and sweet, raisins, soft grain. Works well somehow.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has crisp sweet citrus with some light fruit and a light sweet grain backbone. Flavor has crisp citrus and well with a touch of grapefruit and a sweet grain backbone.
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear dark orange. Big frothy white head. Probably past its prime and given benefit of the doubt.. Moderate bitterness. Alcohol a bit too upfront. Bigger light body. Semi dry. Interesting hop character. Citrus with a little spice. Caramel and bready maltiness to balance. Very nice.
MarinEvelyn (680) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Disclaimer: This beer is almost a year old, has a ton of sediment, so that will obviously affect my rating. Good. Strong malt caramel, dry bitter taste. Sweet and earthy.
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber golden color. Punchy nose with tangerine, grapefruit and spicy hoppy character. Big full body that I found a bit boozy - I thought this beer was only 7%. Nicely balanced and is surprisingly light for 8.5%. Modest bitterness, nice stuff and very approachable.
rouhlas (1092) - GREECE - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Hoppy citrusy and caramel malty aroma. Sweet and biter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy amber with an average off-white head. Aroma is of heavy florals, caramel, light herbal, fresh carrots, and pine. Taste is of pine, heavy herbal notes, woody hops, and light resin with some boozy notes.