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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
IPA brewed with Japanese wild breed mandarin "Fukure Mikan". Refreshing flavor of this mandarin complements well with citrusy hop. The perfect balance act of hop bitterness and Umami taste.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - JUN 3, 2015
6.2% ABV 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at wvrst. Faint orange aroma. Once this warms, get orange citrus accompanying hoppy finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALaRose (2) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
roasty, orange, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ikigai (75) - California, USA - APR 23, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Clear, amber, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2855) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (839) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle - bright amber with a yellow head. Aroma of orange, grassy hop and lemon. Taste of orange, lemon, grassy hop, plastic and caramel. Medium body, medium carbonation.


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