junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance alone makes me want to taste it. Aroma is hard to explain...I have all these images of rustic vegetable gardens and fields. Trying to pull a word from my brain and all I get is "Round". Taste is equally perplexing and enjoyable. This ale is smooth and relaxing while at the same time citrus and lively. Baird out did their selves with this one.
GenDV138 (3747) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Baird/Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover. Murky brownish yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light berry, citrus, light herbs. Tastes of lemon citrus, light berry. Medium body with a dry finish.
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy amber with a large white head.
Nose shows soft sweet malt and banana. Very subtle.
Flavours include a soft tangy note, some grainy malt and cardboard characters.
colui72 (345) - HONG KONG - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An IPA hidden behind fruit. Golden/amber hazy appearance with creamy white head. Fruity aroma and taste dominated by the mikan orange. Hoppy in the end. Goooood!
wlajwl (4801) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus/slightly funky orange and slightly perfumed. The flavor is citrus, lemons, malts, mild hops and a tart finish.
willisread (1097) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Naka-Meguro taproom in January. Served in a half pint glass. Golden yellow color with a huge soapy head. Nice lacing. Big mikan aroma with yeast on the nose as well. Yeast and mikan taste are balanced well with tastes of lemon zest, grapefruit pith and a slight cinnamon presence as well. Medium carbonation with a medium to light body. Nice dry, crisp finish. Nice balance between the mikan and hops.
shoulderbroken (2951) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Naka Meguro. Smells great, nice orange, bit of lemon too, malty, floral. Taste is good too, less citrus, bit of sweetness, light caramel. Nice refreshing bitterness at finish then orange comes.
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"interesting brew. i can se why it scores high as a fruit ale...itís more like a hoppy ipa that happens to have fruit. big hoppy aroma...tropical fruit and citrus peel. flavor has a house aspect and a decent malt backbone, but is still about the large amount of hops and the fruit. they go well together and i ended up liking this one. comprable, kinda sorta, to Aprihop."
Westkyoto77 (565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Subtle nose of mikan and toffee. Mild carbonation with a creamy palate. The flavours went from fresh and zesty mikan to rounded sweet caramel as it warmed. Not bad, but not a real knockout.
john_henry (123) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer, but I donít get the Mikan at all, maybe itís ads complexity that otherwise wouldnít be evident, but donít expect to be tasting any Mikan here.
biirusaikou (1446) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild mikan aroma. Caramel malt, mikan zest, citrus hops, dry bitter finish
Solid fruity ale, quite bitter but the mikan character still comes out nicely.