biirusaikou (1446) - - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Deguchiya. Quite crisp, caramel malt, fresh orange, green pine, sharp bitter finish. Good hoppy brew from a pretty solid brewery.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep orange, cloudy, fine head. Tropical fruit nose, citrus, biscuity malt. Good fruit flavor, biscuits, rich malt, mild sweetness. Crisp bitterness. Good stuff.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Mitsuya’s Liquor. Drank straight from the can. Great tropical fruit nose with some piney aromas as well. Taste is more of the same. Kinda spiky finish, but overall not bad. A solid IPA.
bpreo (2111) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This India Pale Ale won’t redeem my recent dissatisfaction with IPA’s. Kind of dry.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from LifeSource. Hazy medium amber/orange in color. Nice hop nose with a little sweetness. Fairly dry and hopped up front. A little fruitiness follows. Muted grapefruit peel notes in the finish. Pretty Tasty IPA. A little one the dry grapefruit peel side, but not bad.
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR
Clear burnt orange body, huge pillowy , frothy off white head.
Nice fresh grapefruit and orange hop aromas, some slight caramel malts.
Taste much the same as the aroma..but more malty.
Nice mouth feel but a little sticky near the end.
An OK average PNW IPA
ACHops (991) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Schooner. Pours bright golden copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt and fresh piney vegetal hops. Taste is chewy medium caramel malt and big bitter hops - juicy pine and dark citrus notes jump out. Nothing fancy, just a solid delicious IPA. An easy pick when I see it on tap in Seattle, which is saying something given the quality of IPAs in this town. Right there with Lucille, Interurban, and Trickster for best local iteration.
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Medium color and body. Hoppy aroma, green hops. Served super cold. Clean, mild IPA.
andrewje41 (1591) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at gleneagle. Cant believe i havent rated this yet. Definitly a go to IPA for me. Pours a bubbly golden with a foamy ocean head. Subtle hops and grainy aroma. Flavor is a bit toasty, with a crisp lighter body. Slightly bitter hop finish. Great beer overall. Tasty.
GenkiGonzo (697) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Two Dogs. Clear amber, decent wite head. Fruity resin aroma. Extremely smooth flavour, sweet malts balanced nicely by the hops. Crazy easy to drink.