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Hitachino Nest Dai Dai IPA

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Orange IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
I was looking forward to this, as the other Hitachino beers that Iíve had have been excellent; unforunately, this disappointed; I didnít make notes, but I recall it as much too thin, a bit bitter without much flavour and certainly not the anticipated citrus explosion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Tall Boys, Leeds. Hazy orange. Halo of off white head. Some orange. Orange pith. Orange zest. Very orangey, then. Some sweet malts. Taste is zesty bitter. A bit metallic. Lots of carbonation turns it Jusodatastic. Finishes watery dry, and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (181) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
330ml bottle from Hasegawa Liquors, Tokyo. Poured into an English tulip half-pint glass. Big citrus aroma: tangerine, mikan, daidai. Pours a golden amber with a nice off-white head. Great balance between malts and hops. Very floral taste as well as aroma. Orange zest, apricot and slight zest flavor come out as it warms up. Really solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Lions Den, Yarm. Clear amber gold colour, white foam head and aroma of caramel, juicy orange, tangerine. Taste is malt caramel with fruity citrusy zest orange & tangerine, plus some spicy bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, orange rind fruity & bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1850) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2015
I am surprised and delighted to have found this in my home city of Christchurch (NZ). I carefully poured this beer into the glass finding an amber body with masses of carbonation and a rocky white head that left good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma was somewhat muted, but offered some stewed apricot and peaches. The flavour was much more forthright with those aromas present with some good herbal hoppiness that offered a goodly bite that prolonged the enjoyment of this beer. A tasty little number and one Iím sure Iíll be back for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steverus0 (209) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Light on hops but heavy on citrus with fair balance in the malts. Drinkable but not much to write about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3406) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Backog rating. 33cl bottle at the Chrisoís May tasting, London. It pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of dried leaves, caramel, biscuit, citrus. Taste is sweet with notes of brown sugar, caramel, orange zest and dried leaves. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
(Keg at Drink Baar, 20141228) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized, dense, white and it lasted long. Aroma had citricness, orange and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, orange juice, sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity, hoppy and bitter. An imperial radler, what a weird idea. Not bad after all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
13th December 2014
Light haze on this rich gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Dry pale malts, whisper of lactose. A nice candy tangerine - orange and then a whisper of piney hops. Light semi dry finish brings a touch of raw malts. Can see why this is classified as a fruit beer, needs to be a lot hoppier. Drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (386) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle as a gift. Pours slight hazy orange with small nice white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, some orange,grassy. Taste is sweet and bitter, fruity, orange. Medium carbonation. Medium body.I think that would be good beer with some sweet chicken dish.

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