worldbeertaste (1126) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dinner at a friends - Fruity/hopps, belgian ale smell. Clear Amber medium colour. Frothy feel. Taste is heavily fruity with a slight bitter finish - Malt feel. After having three it still had a great feel. Very much enjoyed it.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama.
Clear reddish - white head. Fruity, berries, berrie acid/sourness, tartness, caramel, sweetness, candy, light hoppy, grape fruity, apricot, light bitterness.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Clear amber, minimal head. Perfumy apricot and grapefruit aroma. Firly sweet with clean crystal malt profile. Hop driven and stringent, works well all the way to the lingering bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (4735) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Deep amber color with a large, off-white head. Aroma of rounded, fruity amber malt, good hops, pine, earth, a touch of bubble gum. Good malt flavor, strongish hops, light sweetness. Fruity, with cherry or dark fruits, a bit roasted, and a sweet-and-sour edge. Some citrus and bubble gum. Very dry, flinty hop finish. Long-lasting. Probably the best of the day.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - AUG 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 A higly impressive brew. Smells like a belgian ale, but definately tastes like a pale ale...get in to it at the thrash zone, seems to always be on tap
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique brew that kind of wrestles around the pale ale genre. Some smooth bitterness that begins to conflict with some other slightly fruity flavors (apples?). A bit of a challenging beer that begs for repeated pints. Haunting and loving it.
thebeertourist (4271) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a creamy tan head. Fruity hops that seem more Belgian than American in character wiith apricot noticeable. Bready flavours meet intense bitterness. Herbs, soap and apricot all compete for attention. Body could be fuller in my opinion. Still a beer to remember.
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Thrash Zone. Golden amber with a tan head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, and fruit. Crisp, medium body. Flavor is nive for an APA. hoppy citrus, some herbal notes, lemon, and a little soap. Ends bitter and lasting. Real nice.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice and good tasting beer. Nice bitter and full bodied beer. Drunk on draft at Thrash Zone, Yokohama
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Pale Ale’s muscular hoppiness is its main draw, one which displays citrusy fruitiness under wet leaves, growing on a pine tree. These hop festivities luckily benefit from a supporting malt body and are thus able to sparkle for the pleasure of all alpha groupies.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the clear peachy blond.
-Loads of hops make up a very enticing, complex nose (citrusy, herbal, leafy, etc.)
-Peachy sweetness helps diminish the hop dominance, but balance is not reached (not that I care).
-This might have been the hoppiest beer in my 5-week Nippon trip.
On tap at Towers.