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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (776) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours slightly hazy amber with small white head. Aroma of amarillo hops, caramel, sweet. Taste is medium swwet and medium bitter, amarillo, riped plums. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from 330ml bottle, nice dark yellow pour, little head and little lacing. Sweet aroma and taste of hops and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (713) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Misty amber ale with off white head. Very malty for an ipa, lots of wood and bread. Taste is sweet and balanced with subtle buy lasting bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium body. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2015
A curious creature, sampled alongside the IPA and Red Rice from the same brewery. The aromas were a little more forthright than the IPA, offering masses of apricot, peach and and stonefruit, but less of the herbals that came with the IPA. The mouthfeel was sherbety and came with a fair bit of sweetness and punchy bitterness. A tasty drop I enjoyed for some time because of the bitterness provided.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - clear and bright red-amber beer under a giant creamy foam; shy and restrained aroma of dried fruits and exotic herbs; medium-bodied, some sweetness and a bit oily with a moderate bitterness, light residual sweetness and long herbal and fruity (quince) ?) finish with hints ofmint as well - unusual IPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (876) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2014
Restrained but fruity aroma with active head and dark amber colour. Very well balanced body/flavour with nicely sustained bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Fruity with a rustic foliage follow through Appearance- A great clear copper color with a small head Taste- Malt with pears (?), has a slight hop feel at the end Palate- Medium bodied with a slick soft carbonation Overall-An excellent brew! The flavor builds with every sip and invites you to have more than one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3283) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
(Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, from a trade with torriman, thanks! Served into a tulip, ABV 7% Dark orange colour on the body, tall off-white head, thick, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has light hops, caramel malts, light grapefruit, cookie dough. Taste has some cedar notes, very interesting, gives the beer some wine notes. Other than that, biscuit, caramel malts, orange peel, wood. Medium body, good carbonation. It turned out to be very good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa amb aroma i gust acaramelat i resinós, en gust hi ha notes a tè. Cerveza con aroma y sabor acaramelado y resinoso, en sabor hay notas a te.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VereTipsu (34) - ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Head: Almost white, stays as a 1cm layer, nice lacing Aroma: very strong caramel odor with almond oil and dates; alcohol as well Color: hazy amber (orange tone) Taste: sweet caramel malts, then something floral and then some fresh hoppy taste that lingers on Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, nice oily-ness in texture, not too thin at all. Hops and roasted malt stay in mouth for a while


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