Brentv (206) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a orange yellow with a small white head. Almost no head. Aroma is subtle floral and caramel notes. Taste is floral, citrus, some caramel, and a little sweet. Not much bitterness, but nicely done. Medium mouthfeel, a little slick. Good carbonation. A very easy to drink and nicely pleasing IPA.
Maverick34 (2017) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow orange pour into hitachino glass. A weird sugary maltiness combined with hints of orange. Some hop finish. Not my favorite hitachino.
john_henry (73) - - 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
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows sweet malt, orange peel, soft spices, woody notes and incense. Different.
Interesting flavours too. Alcohol, sweet malt and a woody incence note again. Finishes with an assertive bitterness but little of the way in hop flavours.
Needs more carbonation, feels watery.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy medium amber, thin off white head. Malty caramel, tea-like tanninic dryness. Quite dull, with verry little fruity aromatics or hop character. This may be an old bottle, but it was quite a dud.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Popeye, Tokyo. Clear pale amber, small head. Aroma of tangerine peels. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Tangerine and crystal malt. Mid bitter finish.
minihame2 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color, thin white head. Mild hoppy aroma, fruit and sweetness. Soft mouthfeel, with some bitterness. Not as sharp as regular IPAs. Slight citrus taste. Nice beer but a little bit weak for an IPA.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Less an IPA and more a fruit beer - the Daidai component overshadows the hops and gives theis a sweet, slightly cloying finish. Alright for a fruit, but if I want an IPA I will not go for this again.
hawthorne00 (2216) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a small white head that fades fast. Aroma of orange marmalade, honeydew melon, grapes, somewhat medicinal herbs. Medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Bittersweet oranges, caramel, melon, earthy and herbal notes come through at the end. Eventually a little bitterness registers. Pleasant, mellow.
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled in 9/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange peel, lemon zest, tangerine, pear, apple, bread, cracker, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, orange peel, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange peel, lemon zest, tangerine, pear, apple, biscuit, cracker, light honey, herbal, floral, slight pine, and yeast earthiness. Slight floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, lemon zest, tangerine, pear, apple, biscuit, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice and pleasantly balanced malt, hop, orange peel, and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English IPA. Good balance of malt, hop, orange peel, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.