KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Beer Belly. Made to help revive the beer economy after the earthquake, and get people to make it “bloom.” Said to be “not quite an IPA” but I think that’s exactly what it is. Very cloudy dark gold to tan with a low, thick head. Nicely fragrant citrus American hop aroma. Creamy honey malt flavor with grass, pine, citrus hops and huge bitterness that burns forever. Creamy honey in the finish as well, but it isn’t very sweet at all. There is some peach and grape as well as grainy pilsner malts. Body is creamy and smooth. Really nice stuff.