Iwate Kura Pale Ale
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Brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo (Iwate Kura Beer)
Style: English Pale Ale
Ichinoseki-Shi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2016
Light grass hop nose with some fruity yeast esters: peach and apricot. Some caramel on the palate. Balanced, but more malt in the mouth. More twigs and a bit of grassy, light bitterness in the finish. The fruit flavors come out a little more as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2014
Draught at the Craft Beer Fest Kyoto 2014. Light malty and grainy initial, with some tang: ripe peach, raisins. Hazy amber color. Yeasty and malty (carapils perhaps?) but not caramelly, solid bittering in mid, sweet and somewhat floral in finish. Tasty, but a little underdone. Yeast a bit too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (1074) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2014
Draught at Kyoto Craft Beer Festival. Way more hops in the aroma than the flavour. Drinkable but not enough hop taste to order a second.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2013
Tap at iBrew. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is hoppy, slightly fruity, nice maltiness. Taste is fruity, nice hoppy bitterness. Finish is more grainy. Pretty nice. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
Medium lasting white head. Clear coppery body with light carbonation. Light fruity floral aroma with spicy grassy notes. Dry-sweet strawy fruity taste with grainy herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry fruity wooden aftertaste with floral resiny dusty strawy notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.35l draft at brewpub.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2011
Draught at Wachi. Deep copper color with a medium, thick, fine, head. Caramel malt and earthy hop aroma. Malty but dry and earthy, grassy. Rich caramel malt flavor yet not overly sweet. Good dry hoppy bitterness and nice balance. Reasonably solid body with rather low carbonation, so quite smooth. Long lasting bitterness. Good British hops in a decent English style PA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Pours a hazy pale amber with a lacy off-white head. Aroma is citrus, with a little bit of spice to go with the malt. Medium body, a bit creamy with light carbonation. The taste is lightly sweet, with a subtle pine nut/toffee character. Crisp grapefruit finish. Easily sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2006
Light amber color, snappy citrusy hoppy nose with some earthy malts in the nose. Weak hoppy mouth and a weak bitterness. Pretty lame

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Pale orange, hazy, thin head. Not very carbonated. Malty for a pale, crisp, pleasant tasting. Wet cardboardish but kind of spicy and interesting. Pretty much ditto everything Dan said.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bottle conditioned-16 oz: A clear deep Golden/Amber color with an off-white head. Very mild malt and vegetal scents. Very mild, definately an English style, low ABV, low carbonation levels, light but tasty floral & spicy hops, a good pub session beer.

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