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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 613   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.


crazyvin's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazyvin (1899) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Exploded when I opened the bottle, don’t think i shook it or anything. Poured a nice medium orange-amber hue with a nice sediment at the bottom. A frothy beige head that had great retention but no lace. Aroma had some nice fruity esters and s delicate cedar note to it. Really lacked hops and a sweet malt base. Flavor was slightly sour, not in a negative way. It seemed lost between a sour ale and an amber ale. Hops were mild in after taste and the carbonation seemed elevated.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (497) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, malta, dulce.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1078) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Hazy, dark orange. Plenty of thick, sticky, off white head. Nice, fusty maltiness. Light spice to match. Overripe orange. Taste is fusty sweet. Some spicy dryness. Palate is chewy, with enough carbonation to even things out. Finish is toffee sweet, before a lingering, spicy bitterness. Lovely stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle at a tasting at work. Clear dark amber with white head. Sweet and a little cardboardish aroma. Alcoholic and a little cardboardish taste, medium body and a little spicy finish. Bbd 3/14

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Brune orangée, assez foncée, avec une mousse rare ; en nez, malts puissants, un peu de boisé et de caramel, peut-être même un peu de pommes. Au goût, elle est toujours très maltée, fruitée et légèrement boisée. Une IPA, ça ? Agréable au goût, ronde et intéressante, mais les houblons, quoique présents, ne sont pas au niveau de ce style. J’ai pourtant la bonne bouteille, je confirme.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7930) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy Amber gold with an off white foam. Aromas are toasted malts with toffee and mellow oranges. Spicy and woody with light pine. Flavours are sweet toffee and caramel with woody notes and green, bitter pine. Grapefruit with a dry, peppery, pithy finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_BaR_ (15) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 10, 2014
Bell’aspetto, colore ramato torbido. In bocca si presenta bilanciata con un corpo pieno che non fa emergere molto le note luppolate. Una birra molto inglese.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwi_daz (44) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2014
Pours very cloudy with a small head, cask flavours come through - odd beer, would not buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Nice foggy golden body but almost no head. Soft aroma of barnyard funk, cider, smells you don’t usually get from an IPA. Flavour is a lot of nut and malt with a strong hops and citrus finish. Good mouthfeel. A unique and refreshing take on an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 23, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit sehr viel Schaum. Geruch leicht malzig fruchtig, blumig. Geschmack leicht fruchtig malzig, dezent herb, wenig exotisch fruchtig, dennoch gut trinkbaren Bier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1132) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2014
small frothy white head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick dark orange body. aroma: moderate malty, caramel and raisin. if: moderate sweet. ff: heavy sweet light acidic bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish.Delicioso sabor de uva-passa e vinho do Porto. Apesar do leve amargor surgido no final, em nada lembra a IPA sugerida como estilo no ratebeer.com e brejas. leve lembrança de levedur no sabor. Leve aquecimento alcoólico. Leve acidez de ameixa fresca no final 160 s


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