KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very orange, nice head and lacing; fruity nose, some light sugars like carmel, a slightly bit floral, and malty; semi-sweet, also has acidic and bitter tones; medium body, short finish, nice carbonation and a tad bit creamy;
willisread (529) - 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 (2476) - 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 (6600) - 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...it’s 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 (547) - 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 (120) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer, but I don’t get the Mikan at all, maybe it’s ads complexity that otherwise wouldn’t be evident, but don’t expect to be tasting any Mikan here.
biirusaikou (950) - - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 On tap at Bungalow, 600 yen for 10 oz. It pours a great honey gold with a thick fluffy off-white head & a yeasty full mikan fruity aroma with some citrusy hop notes as well. Great smooth creamy mouthfeel. The taste is well balanced, earthy, mikan, citrus fruits, mild pine bitterness with biscuity malt notes in the finish. The earthiness almost has a chocolate or cacao quality to it. This one gets an A, great stuff!
CacheManyHose (337) - HONG KONG - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong mikan as well citrus peel in the aroma, but not overpowering or artificial. Some nutty honey malt in the smell as well. Taste has a pleasantly surprising amount of hop to it. Citrus is present but not as forward as in the aroma. Dry finish. Body is light but crisp. These kinds of beers are often gimmicky (I sort of imagined this to be artificial-citrus tasting and watery) but this was much better than I expected.
HKdIPA (394) - HONG KONG - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hoppy aroma with lots of citrus peel. Mikan taste at the beginning but not as much as expected, followed by hoppy bitterness (no pine or floral, or even fruity really). Slightly sweet citrus finish. Much better than expected.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Chunky orange body with a small frothy white head. Sweet fruit, caramel, and light nutty aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with some caramel and slight spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.