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Oh! La! Ho Bossa Nova IPA

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Brewed by Oh! La! Ho
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toumi-shi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2211) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2016
Can from Deguchiya. Light orange and grapefruit on the nose. Fairly well-balanced with some caramel malt notes and fruity citrus. Slightly pithy finish that lingers but still has some fruit. Old School American IPA but good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
Can from shoulderbroken at Theis and Mette. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Dry with a light sweetness. Aromas of citrus fruits, exotic fruits and some spruce. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
Can at Theis & Mette. Cloudy golden colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hay and hops with notes of grass and citrus. Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
Can at home - Thanks to ShoulderBroken - At Japanese Beer & SakeBukkake. Nice hoppy. Fruity. Light tropical. Bitterness. Mango. Light oiley hoppy. Orange. Fresh citric zesty bitternesss. Citrus oil. Lovely..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2014
From a small palstic cup at Keyaki Hiroba. Pours pale, a bit golden, slightly hazy. Aroma has some skunky hops, no fruits but kind of earthy. Herbal and sweet also perhaps. Taste has some good strength hop bitterness, medium body. Would like to have this in a pint glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (1012) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Pale gold. Very fruity aroma, some biscuit. Smooth flavour, but not a lot of hops. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15907) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Tap at Grillman, Nagoya. Clear amber color, medium-sized creamy white head. Grassy, citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is fruity. Grapefruity front. Light candy. Good bitterness. Very American.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at the GJBF in Osaka 2014. A clear deep copper pour. Big resinous pine hoppy aroma, medium bodied with a sprightly mouthfeel. The taste is fruity pine hop balanced by solid malts, veering on the bitter side but that is perfect for an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - JUN 27, 2014
Mild peach, apricot. Cereals, honey, pulpy mango, mild hoppy finish. A bit mild overall but quite drinkable, more fruity than hoppy so a more refreshing choice for the summer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Rerate at Ushi Tora, Summer 2014. Good stuff, grainy but with lots of bitterness, grapefruit, dry. Full on citrus. After a while graininess takes over. Still nice. Little bit if sweetness. I like it. From the first rating: Tap at Shinshu Sake Mura. Marked as Oh La Ho IPA, but they did also have posters up for the Rydeen, so who knows? Light amber colour, off white thick head. Aroma is very hoppy, lots of pine, citrus, something slightly stinky or twiggy. Bready maltiness.Taste is nice, bitter,more malt than hop, slight spice prickle. Twigs again, but just enough hoppiness too. Spicy bite. Haven’t had many IPAs like this in Japan, so interesting, but personally probably would prefer more fruitiness. Solid though.


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