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


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (855) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours orange with a weak head with a light body with moderate carbonation. I don't think this beer has travelled to well. In the nose it's slightly buttery and sweet with a bit of orange. Taste is quite earthy and grainy and nothing to special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
bottle from beer hawk a nice refreshing beer orange aroma and gentle orange on the taste sweet on the finish an ok beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2311) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Oink. Man, this is crazy sweet and fruity. Orange, candied orange peel, more phrases with orange in it, cream soda, oversweet caramel. The taste is similar as itís super fruity and has a bit of hop bite that fades. Itís minerally. Oranges and orange related terms, turtle elbows, flat malt base. Neat flavor that needs other stuff tossed into it to make this interesting. The orange isnít quite the standard orange I find in most citrusy ipaís and that in itself is cool. Straight forward simplistic brew that does nothing for this top hat wearing fancy man.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grubypawel (331) - - MAR 10, 2015
Pours hazy pale Amber with almost no head. The aroma is dominated by orange zest, but there's iron too. Acidic taste, low bitter finish. Disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 (4124) - 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 (2281) - 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 (2489) - 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 (2064) - 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.

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