MayumiH (173) - 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 wasnít into craft beer then but had many Hitachino beers actually. Now Iím turning into a credit beer fanatic, Iím re-drinking them all over again. This one is okay. Not hoppy enough to my satisfaction but okay. Its pretty middle of the road.†
beer-yum (584) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Restrained but fruity aroma with active head and dark amber colour. Very well balanced body/flavour with nicely sustained bitter finish.
ordybill (119) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Douberd (2583) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(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!
miquelcrush (1490) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cervesa amb aroma i gust acaramelat i resinůs, en gust hi ha notes a tŤ.
Cerveza con aroma y sabor acaramelado y resinoso, en sabor hay notas a te.
VereTipsu (20) - ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
VictorStr (1421) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ja, fŲr att vara en ipa sŚ tyckte jag den inte var bra. Mer som en besk mer šn vanligt humlad lager.
John25 (676) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy copper/amber. Some fruit, a lot of cedar woody notes, malt forward with light hops, a touch of caramel and bread, tea elements. Pretty good, better than I assumed.
hohops (353) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Appearance is cloudy amber with a one-finger white bubbly head. Aroma- malty, caramel, vague hoppiness, fruity. Taste- malty and a bit creamy, toffee/caramel, hoppy, orange and hints of raisin, medium to full in the mouth, hardly any bitterness. Nice, doesnít seem at all like 7.5%.
Patrickctenchi (4063) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown-amber with a yellow-white head.
Caramel and cedar aroma.
Taste is sweet, fruity, woody...very lightly bitter wood.earthy hops.
Slightly spicy caramel malt...creamy.
Iíd have said it was an English Pale if I hadnít looked up the description.
Sjohnh (240) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donít drink this expecting an American style IPA. Itís closer to an English version, but even then itís not that close. Copper brown with a decent white head. Slightly oily body. The cedar comes through in the aroma, alongside malt and a presence of herbs. Dry taste, with wood, a hint of caramel, malt and a hint of spice. Not much like anything else. Which is good.