motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on cask at popeye in tokyo, 2 versions, one listed as centennial, the other as northern brewer and magnum. clear golden with a lingering white head and plenty of lacing; the centennial version had a strong candle wax aroma, hints of lychee, while the 2nd version had plenty of menthol in the aroma; both were packed with bitterness, somewhat grassy, more bitterness. delicious
GenDV138 (1371) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11-12 oz bottle served in a lowball glass at Toki Underground in DC. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus fruit and peel, light floral notes. Tastes of citrus, lemon, floral notes, sweet malt. Nice fruitiness. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation. Tasty with Taiwanese ramen and Japanese inspired dishes.
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from Japan)
Golden color, small white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, resiny hop oily stickyness. Medium-bodied. Front shows that lots of hops have been used. Very oily, resiny flavor. Citrus, fruityness. Then has enough sweet fruityness to make aftertaste less bitter. Interesting flavors and aromas for "only" 5% beer.
BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Cloudy copper in glass. Note us large grapefruit and pine. Flavor is much the same. Medium body. Bitter finish. Creamier than expected. Cuts down spice nicely.
Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper brown pour with a finger of head. Clean citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Mild body. Easy to drink with a slightly bitter finish. A good IPA
DuffMan (6802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Slightly hazy deep golden body with a lively white head. Aroma is light caramel and citrus. The palate is light all around, with lemony citrus and caramel, ending with a moderate bitterness. Not very complex, and certainly not intense, but not offensive either.
trapped (798) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy rich yellown with spongy white head, light hops aroma, sweetish hoppy taste with floral flavor, medium carbonation, meddium finish. Nice IPA with a bit weak finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2093) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked up a bottle of this IPA from Ryujin Brewery (Gunma) at Yamaoka in Kyoto. Served in a shaker half-pint glass it pours a lovely clear copperish gold with a great hop bouquet of pine, citrus & resin/dank notes - good stuff. The medium body is smooth and the taste is a dank bitter pine with a sweet bitter finish. Itís really well balanced. This is a really solid Japanese IPA you donít hear much about down in Kansai. Iíll have to try more beers from these guys. At 5 % I nominate this as a good sessionable Japanese IPA.
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Buford Highway Farmers Market, shared with Linh. Pours a hazy golden body with foamy white lacing. Aroma is fresh pomelo and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of bright pomelo, sour grapefruit, grassy hop and light floral character. Very nice.
AdiBeer (1138) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at SakaMai, New York. Aroma: hoppy bitterness. Appearance: amber pour, not much of a head. Taste: some citrus, light bitterness. Palate: medium body, slightly bitter in the finish. Very enjoyable.