TBone (13829) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beer Cafe Bakujun. 6.5 %. Deep red color, small steady off-white head, lace. Piney, earthy hop aroma. Medium-bodied. Clean flavor. Notes of caramel. Piney, woody, earthy hoppyness leaning towards uk. Sessionable despite of abv.
Wombata (485) - Kobe, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: roasts with dried, roasted peach.
Flavor: like the aroma. Finishes bitter and roasty.
biirusaikou (1175) - - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy citrus nose, some plum. Flavors of grape, fruity malt, roasted nuts. Unusual taste for an IPA but quite pleasant overall.
shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Himalaya Table. Golden brown colour, not much head. Aroma is malty, like a UK golden ale from cask. Light Citrus hoppiness and bit of sweetness too. And some strawberry... Taste is good, real ale feel again, light citrus, sweet maltiness. Cherry drops. Slightly perfumey even. Nice though.
Westkyoto77 (561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep cherry brown, fuzzy head. Hops, resin, caramel on the nose, but nothing too overpowering. Hoppy enough, but also quite mellow and drinkable. Nothing like a USA west coast IPA, but not much like any other. Nice enough, but just lacked a final knockout blow.
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ushitora. Amber color, small head. Nice fresh hops in aroma, but some unfortunate clear defects in taste (metal, sour yeast).
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow, Kyoto. Clear amber - white head. Fruity hoppy. Nice bitterness. Resin. Cocoa. Light chocolate notes. Light mouldy. Not too bad...
KansaiBeerLvrs (2979) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bungalow, it didn’t seem to be called Bunyip just an Australia IPA so I am not sure if it is the same brew or if it has changed. The color was a nice reddish brown with a good head of foam & decent lacing. The mouth feel was nice but the hop aroma was quite mild and my overall impression was it was kind of middle of the road. It didn’t make such an impression on me. Then again I had been at an IPA tasting before drinking it so it may have suffered in comparison.
TimE (4071) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Re-rate - pretty mediocre stuff. Big caramel finish. Not balanced. Not that great. Drank on tap at brewery pub so I assume in good condition.
deep amber color. Interesting marachino cherries, unfermented wort in the nose. Medium body, very malty, but very balanced and centered around the backbone. Moderate amount of bitterness. I would say strong pale ale rather than India pale ale.
KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Kyoto craft Beer Festival, 2012.
Pretty orange-brown color with lace. Big caramel nose enveloped in grassy hops. Great bitterness. Very complex as sweet, rich caramel works with (battles against) grassy, earthy hops. A trip, though a bit weird.