john_henry (108) - - MAR 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drinks like a sweet pale ale. Not in any way an IPA. Big on the orange and sweetener, but little else. Another dissapointment from Hitachino
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at SBWF2014. Amber color,
good off-white head. Aroma has rice grainy notes and light fruits. Medium-bodied. Flavor is sweetish, simple fruityness. Very uninspiring ipa
tania_nexust (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Pours a rich orange colour. Nicely hoppy aroma. Taste could be hoppier for an IPA but there are pleasant hints of orange in there.
mR_fr0g (3352) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Translucent orange / golden coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is corn, pretty stale, some spicy hop and hint of mint. Flavour is composed of sweet corn and stale malts, some grassy hop, medium hop bitterness. Palate is fairly sweet, with moderate carbonation. Lingering spice. Showing some signs of age / travel.
Sjohnh (198) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange, with small white head. Gentle aroma, with the orange coming through more in the taste, alongside caramel malt, biscuit and mild spice. Refreshingly drinkable, with a bit of body and subtlety to it.
Senka (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle as pictured. Aroma of clementine peel oils and brown sugar. Pours orange clear with thick creamy head, that stays for a long time. Sweet, malty, fruity and mildly hoppy. Pleasant balance of malt/fruit/sugars and carbonation. Umami is a right thing to say here. Smooth, creamy, thick and rather oily. Pleasantly carbonated. For me, tasting typical Japan beers was absolutely not impressive, but this is totally different. Taste strongly reminds me of Kumquat. Super beer. Worth to try!
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starker Antrunk von Hopfen und Orange. Nass grasig, minimal bitter, frisch, schwierig. Recht süß. 8/9/8/8/7/8
Artichoke (71) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super foamy, but this may be caused by our lack of bottle opener. Fruity, slightly metallic. Not sohoppy.
martjoobolut (789) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle, BB 04.2015. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, orange, citrus, spices, and malt. Flavor is sweet, orange, malt, and spices. Finish is orange and some grapefruit bitterness. Overall: nice brew.
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange beer, medium to small white head. Nose is orange juice, caramel, malt, sweet notes. Flavor is caramel, malt, straw, spice, hops. Mild bitterness in the finish, lingering oranges and hops.
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange body, tall to medium head. Weak aroma with sweet caramel syrup. Sweet caramelly taste with disturbing hints of Robitussin. Very low bitterness for an IPA, it’s more like an APA. Finish has more sweet cough syrup or rotting tangerines. Disappointing.