faroeviking (10285) - - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lata. Nice clear deep golden orange colour, medium white head, creamy like. Pleasantly sweet fruity hoppy caramel bit malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops, some exotic fruitiness, sweet caramel, toastish maltiness, medium bitterness.
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Cool Beer Craft. Nice. Quite hoppy, bit of caramel, minerals, decent.
Westkyoto77 (553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pretty old. Poured dark orange. Fruity and hoppy nose, some citrus and caramel. Creamy medium body. Hops and malts nicely balance to give some flavours of caramel, biscuit, some citrus. Would have again.
GenkiGonzo (541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Naiku shrine. Citrus and hop aroma,though not as much hops as a regular American pale ale. Tangy citrus flavour with mild hops. Smooth and light.
Dredd (714) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a pleasant surprise, the can is totally in Japanese apart from the Sinto Beer across the front, so when I took a sip after a few weeks of Japanese lager it was a good surprise.
Aroma is a bit subdued with some hoppiness, colour is orange amber with white head. Flavour is some apricot sweetness with some breadiness and pleasent hop finish. Great stuff, wish i bought more while in Ise.
Capa (2237) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light copper. Aroma is quite full of grass and earthy hops with just a little citrus. Medium bodied. Flavor is citrus, pine, and a little grass. Nothing special but it’s got a nice smooth, light bitterness and is refreshing. Ends with a decent bitterness.
Theis (14266) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Clear amber - white head. Wet dog, rice, soya beans, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), toasted, sweetness, smooth body. OK.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good easy drinking. Nothing outstanding. Light flavour of malt and citrus. Better than drinking macro.
KyotoLefty (7232) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Said to be an American-style Pale Ale, and it includes rice, though that might be a nod to the gods at Ise more than a way to make it cheaper. Non-pasteurized. Light copper color, clear, with a short white head. Tart, citrus hop aroma. Not as strong a hop aroma as some American PAs, but good. Medium rich malt flavor, with caramel. Good hops throughout. Citrus tanginess and fruity. Relatively light in body, smooth and easy to drink but with good character. Dry, bitter hop finish that lasts quite a while. This is a decent light ale—not near as interesting and rich as a Yona-Yona, but light and easy to drink, and flavorful. Something like a bitter, but with more alcohol and American hops. Not mind-bending, but good for a lighter, canned beer.
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet passionfruit aroma. Murky brown colour with good head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with stone fruit. Smooth palate.