R4N5H (189) - SINGAPORE - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught pint at Ant and Beer, Roppongi, Tokyo on 16/03/15. Reddish amber in colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of citrus fruits and pine. Fruity palate with bitterness remaining long on the palate. Excellent.
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hop finish.
jinroh (589) - ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dirty copper, some foam, looks hazy and thick. Aroma has some herbal hops that have slightly tropical touch, I would say this feels too grassy - but the hops are definitely there. As they should be. Taste is thick, slowly flowing resinous pine needle nectar. Rough as it is, bit sweeter malt body for the backbone. Works well for me, hops are alive and kicking, I am getting my dose.
willisread (401) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Deguchiya. Poured into an English tulip pint. Copper color with a soapy but modest head. Toffee, malt, papaya and other fruits on the nose. Medium body. Well balanced with nice sweet caramel malt flavors that pair well with the resiny hops. Nice bitter finish. Solid IPA.
miyauchi38 (513) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, orange, melon and light pink grapefruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, citrus, light melon and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry finish.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Light toffee on nose. Sweet sugary toffee, fruity hop finish.
borre_m (430) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orderd on their internet site. Pours a redish copper, very little head. Aroma is fruity hops, pinapple. very nice! Taste is very hoppy, very full mouthfeel. Hops are piney and fruity.
jdjuice (389) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly cloudy honey amber with light beige creamy head. Not very aromatic, flavors dominated by hop bitterness, mainly citrus pithy hops, but could use more aromatics.
Wombata (469) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Orange, light pine; less aromatic than the momiji.
Flavor: Rich orange, moderate bitterness, medium caramel,
Comment: Almost balanced but this draft version is overly sweet. Recent versions of this continue to disappoint compared to its initial debut. It probably needs more time before being kegged or the kegs need 6 months to develop.