mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Base
Murky dark orange with a small ring of head.
Smells of grain, caramel and oranges
Crisp, well balanced pale. Some orange and pine along with bread backbone. Light and enjoyable.
GenkiGonzo (1033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CBB. Cloudy orange colour. Aroma has biscuit, citrus and hop. Flavour is dry with hops and biscuit, more like a lager than IPA. Finishes with nice fresh orange. Not what I was expecting, but very nice.
KyotoLefty (9125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Beer Base. Deep blond with orange tints. Lemony nose, orange and peach, biscuits, and the Sorachi Ace come out more and more as it warms. Lemony flavor, light, bready, somewhat lager like. Very clean and drinkable with good bitterness and nice character from the Sorachi.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the World Craft Beer Tasting 2013 in Osaka. Collaboration beer (w/ Tani Ai) made by Baird for the the WCBT event. I believe that it is a pale ale rather than an IPA. Very light aroma with touches of grapefruit and peaches. Somewhat hop happy initial, well-balanced mid palate, and light hop tinges in final. Creamy and quite fruity. Light, tasty, and drinkable.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4461) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at World Craft Tasting 2013, Osaka. It pours a cloudy orange-gold with a decent head of foam. The aroma is herbal/floral with a few grainy notes while it is a full bodied beer with a ton of breadiness to it. The taste is bready, a touch of pine bitterness with a hint of citrus. A decent session beer.