KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
300 yen from Nagano Trading, 7%. A nice amber color with a beige head. A nice hop bouquet of citrus & grapefruit. A hint of a caramel base overlain with a clean bitterness. Somewhat astringent but nice. An interesting balance between malt & hop.
firefly765 (50) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber reddish unfiltered color seems a little flat... Nice hops to malt balance ..
very drinkable beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 mL bottle. Quite dark for an IPA. Smells British, not American. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Flavour is muddled and a little watery. Malt in there, touch or fruit, some earthy hops. Bitterness in the finish. A little disappointing, after seeing the rating.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Bright orange with a decently bodied head. The acidic, citrus-blossom aroma wafts quite a distance. At first blush, this is aiming for that big west coast pop. But I instead get bit of green leafy vegetable instead of grapefruit. And the finish is rife with sour mash. (#4912, 1/15/2013)
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose of coffee, tobacco, caramel, earth, a bit of cabbage. Rich amber with a low head. Bitter, minerally, and tart, with some vegetables. Astringent, weird, and not so nice. Something strange.
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Big malty nose, some peach, some hop. Copper. Sweet malt initial; light hops and mineral notes make for a slightly hard mid; final has mild bitterness that fades pretty quickly. Thin (a bit watery). Some unusual flavors. An okay IPA. But not really as good as most.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber,small beige head,small bead.Piney,soapy hop nose and palate.Lasting medium hop finish.Ok, but something isn’t quite right.Good lace
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med amber color. Sharp, almost acidic, moderate hoppiness decent. Very sessionalble.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Nose faint mainly burnt toffee and a hint of citrus. Good looking beer with lovely lacing. Reminds me of an esb with a moderate pnw hop influence. Burnt toffee, caramel and some toasted sesame.
Jlar810 (5) - - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head and razor like mouth feel upon pour with thin lacing. Full bodied amber, Mild bitter flavor.