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North Island IPA

North Island IPA
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Brewed by North Island Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ebetsu-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Different to the IPA made under the Tezukuri name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (271) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Nice deep gold, big head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy, some pine. Big hop flavour, some dough with the fruit flavour. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (520) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2013
Draught at Craftman. Brassy dark gold, tall, white sticky head. Subtle fruity hops nose. Hops much more prominent in the mouth, along with grapefruit, caramel, and some malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle via a trade with TimE. Pours clear and deep rusty orange, with a big foam white head. Nose is lots of pine, conifer tree, lots of Christmas tree, itís also a bit plasticky/new sneakers. Thereís also caramel, citrous bitterness, grapefruit. Taste is red berry, cranberry., lots of pin, Christmas tree, plasticky, citrous bitter. Not liking the plastic phenols but otherwise itís decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (679) - - JUL 20, 2013
Caramel malt, citrus aromas. Bitter grapefruit taste, with a nice crisp. Overall enjoyable little Hokkaido IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, 06/29/2013. Pours burnt amber, hazy, medium white creamy head, lacing all the way down. Aroma is light sweet caramel malts, cereal grains, mild citrus, melon, grassy hops. Taste is tea-like malt sweetness, lingering grassy herbal bitterness. Medium light body, a bit sticky. Alright, but perhaps this wasnít the freshest bottle, something was a bit lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2013
North Islandís IPA. 7% 630 yen. Tulip @ Yellow Ape Craft. A nice malty sweet fruity beer, definitely hop forward. Probably the closest Iíve seen to a Dogfish Head IPA made in Japan. North Island are one of the better breweries in Japan no doubt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
Tap at Craftheads. Golden amber colour, small white head. Aroma is bit stinky, sorachi and tropical fruity too. Taste is malty, quite fruity, nice weirdness. Pretty damn nice. Should have eaten something before I started drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Clear amber - white head. Nice sharp hoppy. Citrus. Toasted. KnśkbrÝd. High bitterness. Resin. Green grassy. Grape fruity. Lovely freshness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2012
Draught at World Craft Beer Tasting in Osaka. Good stinky hop aroma, but not an assault on the nose; Cloudy, hazy yellowish-gray (not appealing) color. Initial is very hoppy, with little stings on the sides of the tongue; harsh bitterness takes over in mid palate, along with a bit of fruitiness; final goes to mild bitterness. Good, thin-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6447) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2012
Draught at Snow Monkey Live. Iíve had this several times and it always seems different, but this time was the shit! Big, fragrant citrus hops with a wonderful malt backbone, round and sweet, but not too sweet because the hops were big. Good bitterness. A fine beer.

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