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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Hitachino Japanese Classic Ale is brewed following the original India Pale Ale brought to Japan in the 19th century . It is slowly matured in Cedar casks which are commonly used in the brewing of traditional Japanese sake.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours hazy orange copper with quickly settling, off-white head. Almost no lacing. Aroma is resinous, piney, floral citrus, hops, with a woody, cedar background. Flavor is floral, citrus hops, with an herbal, minty, strong cedar finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Clear amber with a small white head. Nice balance of caramel and bready malt with piney and floral hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts. Appearance: dark amber, small creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: medium carbonation, turning to bitterness, quite some malt sweetness. Overall: fantastic IPA, very drinkable, quite sweet, not too hoppy. Bottle at the Well & Bucket, London.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a medium white head. A light cedar nose with perfume and pine. Mellow, earthy, very woody, some pine and berries, almost no bitterness. Oranges, toasted malt. Pretty nice.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
torriman (25) - Valencia, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2014
In 33 ml bottle. Really nice beer with los of flavor and a touch of bitterness. The only thing is its not too aromatic. Fantastic beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (276) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Medium, clear amber with orange hue, off white well retained frothy head and strong lacing. Restrained aromas of caramel malt, timber and citrus flowers. Immediate bread/caramel malt flavours, followed by good pine based bitterness, spiciness and stone fruit. Great malt/hop balance with a very long but restrained and pleasant bitterness. My preferred English style ipa. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (653) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
355ml bottle, pours a translucent copper / red with a small white head. Nice interesting aroma with caramel malts, piney and fruit and a pronounced woody character, that will be the cedarwood. Juicy and oily texture leading to a long and bitter finish. Carbonation average. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBlackCloud (21) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Very different interesting beer. Spicy hoppy and a nice aroma, aftertaste leaves something to be desired.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
7% a clear copper color, thin head off-white head. Clean malty nose, smooth medium body. The taste is malty balanced, no alcohol booziness at all. Simple but smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (587) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and cedar, banana, herbs with very mild apricot. The taste is bready and sweet malts with moderate bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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