Westkyoto77 (342) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bakujun. Bright copper with virtually no head. Pleasantly sweet nose of malty caramel and fruit, very subtle hops. Medium body with a touch of stickiness. Flavours were excellent, with brown sugar, citrus and pine. Was told it was quite sweet, but found it well balanced. Quite nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (919) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6% on tap at Bungalow. A lovely copper color & a clean hoppy aroma which is nice & floral. A really nice slightly fruity citrus, spicy hop flavor with a very solid sweet caramel malt backbone. Very well balanced, my kind of IPA.
sunevdj (2919) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RBJG#2, Shinshu Osake Mura. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head and lacings. Sweet with some bitterness. Hoppy aromas of resin and spruce. Also hints of molasses. Medium to full bodied. Soft, almost flat carbonation. Dry finish.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft toffee, caramel nose. Full and rounded with the malt dominant with some herbal and foloral noses. Austere and big.
AndySnow (1826) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Shinshu Osake Mura. Orange brown colour with an off-white head. Fresh malty hops aroma. Malty slightly bitter flavour with some citrus and low on hops.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy orange amber color, fluffy cream colored head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel. Taste is mellow orange juice with a good malt backbone.
shoulderbroken (1508) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Slightly cloudy golden colour, big creamy off white head. Aroma is yeasty, bit doughy, not so much hoppiness. Taste is quite malty, not so much hoppiness again. Slight bitterness at finish, more resinous than citrus. Different from how I expected. Nice enough.
larsga (5823) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small offwhite head. Hazy brassy body. Fruity Earl Grey tea aroma with perfumy lavender notes. Dry-sweet tropical fruity floral taste with oranges and lavender notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish floral perfumy oranges aftertaste with Earl Grey tea and wine grape notes. Very nice! Highly drinkable, full of flavour, and complex. (0.25l draft at Craft Beer Keg, Nagoya.)
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Nice citrus hop aroma with decent malts, some fruit, a touch of caramel. Cloudy medium amber-orange with lace. Stronger caramel in the flavor with nice earthy, citrus hops, and a crisp, peppery finish. Very nice, non-radical, tasty IPA. Good bitterness.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUL 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight citrus aroma, fizzy head, nice light orange-amber colour. Taste also carries slight citrus notes - tangerine, orange peel. Mouthfull is thin and watery and the finish didn’t pan out for me...displaying unbalanced biterness with a slight sourness. Doesn’t do much for me...but nice to have tried at least once.