maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Beer Belly. Real Ale version. Notes from tasting session. Mild, subtle stuff. Restrained– British style? Some lingering hop in finish… but this dies in the glass. A bit lacking in flavor, though it is balanced
minihame2 (83) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, orange/light brown colour. Aroma has fruit, grass and hops. Tingly but soft in the palate. Taste is strong with hops, aftertaste has some pine notes as well. Surprisingly good Japanese IPA.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Ushi‐Tora, Tokyo. Rated on 16.09.2011
Very refreshing and a bit light aroma with fresh, exotic fruits. Hoppy flavour with bready malt. Sticky finish. An ok IPA, but too malty.
Tim Webb (196) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled version bought direct from the website and shipped within Japan. American-Indian Pale Ale that falls well short of a hop monster but is beyond fab for the market it is brewed for. Sweetish and cleanish up front, a bit of citrus peel in the middle with a slice of barleyed steel bringing up the rear.
Theis (11078) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Golden Garden, Hiroshima. CLoudy amber - white head. High hoppy, fruity, grape fruits, melon, citric, flowery, resin, caramel, nice malty, nice high hoppy.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Craft Beer Bar. Upfront smell of caramel; and burnt malty sugar. Looks like fine barley tea w/ a creamy off-white head. Very nutty in flavour with a slight hoppy bite. Nice balance between American/UK style IPA.
abemorsten (1854) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Popeye’s. Aroma: Fresh flowery meadows. Appearance bright golden, little foam. Flavor: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, soft carbonation,
thebeertourist (4269) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at London Pub Towser, Nagoya. Hazy amber with a small head. Fruity aroma, hints of earth that is more evident in the mouth. Quite bitter, some citrus. Quite nice.
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If they could get a bit more hops on this thing it would be the perfect brew. Have to settle for really well made. Poured a hazy, unfiltered blonde, with a moderate floral nose. Very balanced and smooth.
KyotoLefty (4727) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper color with a very low, lacy head. Rather rich amber malt aroma, caramel, some hops but not a lot. Rich malt flavor, caramel, chocolate. Good hops bitterness but without a lot of hop aroma. Some though, with some fruit and a bit of citrus. Very rich strong, malt, though, right through to the end. Earthy, bitter, but malty finish. Very complex, though not as fruity and hoppy as I would ask for. Well done, though. Great Malt.