mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
L: pours copper, small head that soon vanishes, lots of small floaty bits.
S: the mikan is dulled by the malt. Pretty uninteresting and a whiff of stale odour.
T: I get the fruit but it has a flat sour and slightly sweet taste. Kinda like eating an actual mikan.
F: waiting for the hops that never came. The fruit stays on the front on the tongue and the malt hits the back of the mouth. Some fizz.
O: a bit of a shame really. It must be an English IPA with that malt and lack of hop kick? A not very well done one at that. Baird does much nicer fruit ales if youíre in Japan.
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attractive enough head which dissolves quickly. The mandarin orange peel comes through so very coyly in the nose;
Very clean hoppy mouthfeel right away and all the way to the end. Refreshing with the bitter herbaceousness leavened a little by the citrusy nose. There is a subtle sweetness right after the tang of the hops and a very brief interlude where you can taste the malty beer that this excellent refreshing brew is rooted in.
Says right on the label that itís brewed with Fukuremikan which is a sweet mandarin varietal not too distantly related to the ponkan, which makes me think of Chinese New Year when I take a whiff of this excellent brew. It comes out being highly refreshing without too much carbonation and heavy enough to not be dismissed as another "hard soft drink".
Itís a little crass and more than a little random, but it smells so nice when you burp.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at wvrst. Faint orange aroma. Once this warms, get orange citrus accompanying hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
ALaRose (2) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, orange, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
ikigai (75) - California, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
04/21/15 from 12 oz bottle. Amber color with one finger head. No hops aroma just yeast. Strange orange carmel taste, unusual for an IPA. Not impressed.
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Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, amber, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, cloudy, off white head, and mild lacing. Earthy, orange, floral and mild floral. Medium bodied, earthy, fruity, and herbal. Nice balance, and lite bitterness.
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swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Toffee, orange peel, and a hint of caramel.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber colour, with a lingering white head.
Taste: Caramel, orange, and a slight hoppy bite.
Palate: Quite sweet throughout, with a bitter aftertaste. Light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Quite unusual... in a good way. A nice, sweetish beer, with enough of a hop kick at the end to remind you itís an IPA.
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Orange, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, orange, caramel, sweet yet bitter. Tasted slightly unbalanced at first but once into it quite liked this.
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís a strange beer all round. It pours bright orange with thin lacing, lots of sediment (or does this actually have fruit in it?). The aroma is not much hops, lots of citrus and a strong grain smell, has that funk hops smell of Belgian beers. The taste is very smooth, light, low bitterness, lots of toffee malt flavours but not syrupy at all, very refreshing. They say itís an IPA but Iíd call it a session Belgian ale... with fruit.