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Hidatakayama Pale Ale

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Brewed by Hida Takayama Beer
Style: English Pale Ale
Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (2381) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2016
Canned, 330 ml, shared with JFK10000 and Miro. Pours orange, white head. Stinks a bit, malty, floral notes, caramel. Light bodied, drinkable but that’s it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Iketabakeshouten, Takayama, Japon. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Cereal, sweet, citrusy / Cereal, sweet, citrico.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (997) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2016
Gold pour with a big fluffy white head. Grassy, grainy and citrus aroma. Caramel and light citrus flavour, a little stone fruit and passionfruit. Nicely drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
Hidatakayama’s Pale Ale on tap at Takumiya. It pours a glowingly vibrant copper color with fruity pine needles aroma. The taste is clean caramel biscuit, grape and a light bitterness. More English than American but solidly done, not too sweet and well balanced. It grew on me and went down smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle from 7-11 In Takayama, 04/14/2015. Clear light copper pour, healthy head with some residual lacing around the glass. Aroma of cereal grains, mild sweet notes, soft grassy hops with touch of citrus edge. Taste mild citrus sharpness up front, spicy grass with cereal malts in the finish. Light body. Suppose this was a fresh bottle, decent enough and better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Server Land. Cloudy golden, not much head. Taste is citrusy, bit of biscuit, light bitterness. Aroma is malty, light hops. Perfectly nice if a little unexciting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (1081) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 14, 2013
bottle from takayama market. bomba al luppolo. l aroma di luppoli è potente e piacevole. erbaceo, aromatico e pungente. colore ambra opaco schiuma bianca spumosa persistente ottimo lacing. gusto sbilanciato sul luppolo. difficile captare altro. forse un che di fruttato (mele?). attorciglia la lingua.finale astringente intensissimo e improvviso.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (790) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2012
Very nice, and not what one would expect from a Japanese microbrewer. Aroma is mainly light fruit and pour is an apricot amber with lingering head. The flavour is intially light apricot which then moves quickly to a pleasent bitter finish. Would classify this more as an American Pale Ale over an English style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 20, 2011
Solid enough but fails to lift from what is a fairly large pack for this style. Mildly hoppy with some passionfruit but there’s a slightly "off" note that suggests the bottle wasn’t in the best condition. Relatively low carbonation for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle (500ml) at Sosuke Ryokan, Takayama, Room 8. Cloudy golden/amber – white head. Nice hoppy, grass, citrus, grape fruity, light resin, medium malty, fruity, nice crispy, grainy, toasted, knækbrød. Very nice.


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