omhper (21759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Eni-bru, Osaka. Clear golden, small head. Fresh citric nose. Mid-dry and light-medium bodied. Crystallic and caramelly backdrop to citric yuzy hops. Drinkable and freshening aromatic US style pale ale with medium bitterness.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed amber liquid with a small stable lid of off-white soft cream colored bubbles. Citric scents dominate. Orange zest and light caramel. Light grapefruit juice start. Toasted malt come in the middle and wanders about into the finish and linger. Drier finish, with a generic bitterness. Fairly thick in feel. Only a very fine carbonation noted, which does little to lighten the feel. A simple, no pretenses, pale ale.
abemorsten (3289) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starting off at Popeye’s Nippon craft beer hand pumps. Nice fruity flavor, flowery caramel, hardly any head, low carbonic acid. A descent beer
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump at Popeyes. Amber body with small head. Fruity hop nose, flowers. Taste was malty and vinously floral, some faint spices. Slightly sharp palate, a bit agressive perhaps. A good beer to break it up with, nothing defining.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good sloid APA. Real ale version at Popeyes. Poured with no head. Orange, amber hue. Malty on the tongue, accented by a hoppy finish, although defintely not over powering. Easy to knock back, though nothing to really write home about. Good starter.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draught at Popeye. Nice citrus and dark fruit aroma, looks deep golden with an amber backbone. An easy thirst quencher with a great hoppy finish. It’s understated but has everything in balance.
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Qbrick. Great fruit and hop nose, with grapes or cherries and citrus. Light and crisp, good light malts to balance. Very enjoyable.
motelpogo (7644) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at popeye in tokyo. golden with some good lacing. lychee and pine aromas, firm bodied with some pleasant grassiness and some menthol in the finish. very drinkable
jerohen (2077) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Popeye, Tokio, Japan. Clear orange-golden appearance, no head. Faint nose, some hops. Initially fruity flavour (orange), which later on develops to be more bitter. Lasting bitter finish.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
from a 500ml bottle. nice straw to amber color, good head. Nice orangey, citrusy aroma. Hops and malt blend well together to make a nicely drinkable beer that would stand up to most American versions. Hops are a bit one dimensional though.