MayumiH (498) - Greater London, - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I visited Japan last year to see my family. I wasn’t into craft beer then but had many Hitachino beers actually. Now I’m turning into a credit beer fanatic, I’m re-drinking them all over again. This one is okay. Not hoppy enough to my satisfaction but okay. Its pretty middle of the road.
antonstoop (266) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours unclear gold amber with a small white head that lingers nicely. Nose is hops and cedar with some caramel malt as well. Full bodied with a decent carbonation. Taste is quite similar with the nose with addition of peach and apple, quite bitter. Aftertaste is woody and dry with a bitter ending. The cedar flavor is a pleasent addition to this unique ipa!
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Martin243 (946) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Live Rating of an 11.2 oz bottle at home, cooled in the fridge for an hour, poured into a tulip. Aroma of cold tea and training shoe. Hazy brown with a creamy off-white head. Head leaves good lacing. Quite malty for an IPA: predominant flavours are caramel, nuts and cereal. Slick mouthfeel, mild carbonation, bitter finish. Nice beer, but aroma hinted at something a bit more complex than the beer delivered.
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Golden body with a minor white head. Caramel, floral notes, spices, wood.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015. Clear golden beer with a small but lasting offwhite I head. Malty caramel aroma, grapes, citrus, floral, hay, some pin. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapes, bready, hay, floral, some caramel.
agent_persik (597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, oak, floral and spicy hops. Dry bitter taste with light sweetness, hoppy bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice ale.
Kauge (943) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Hell Hunt in Tallinn. BB 2015.10. Translucent amber. Not too much of anything on the nose, kind of citrusy sweet after searching for a while. Juicy, malty, sweet with a slightly herbal bitter finish. Caramelly. Carbonation a bit too obstrusive, and palate slightly thin. It’s rather nice, and the alcohol is fairly hidden, feels more like a 6-ish.
jamaty (1546) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonito color miel. Un dedo de espuma. No dura mucho. Aroma acaramelado, miel y algo lácteo con notas de madera. Textura oleosa, fácil trago y bien de gas. Equilibrada, Sabrosa. Rica base acaramelada, compensada con notas ahumadas, madera y un tono licórico indudable aunque el alcohol no es evidente en el paladar. Amargor final, nada exagerado. Próxima a IPAs tradicionales británicas. Muy buena.
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cedar, citrus, light lemon peel and toffee. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of caramel, toffee and light citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice beer, if not too reminiscent of a modern IPA.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bronze, nice head.
Malty raisin, wood, and yeast on the nose.
Mildly bitter and sweet, a touch caramely, some sourish yeast, a bit dusty . . . and cedar.
Very good. The cedar takes a decent darker ipa and makes it unique and totally worthwhile.
josanguapo (513) - SPAIN - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Hipercor, Club del Gourmet. In Duvel glass. After dinner. Excellent in nose. Taste good although not as special as the smell. Easy drinking.