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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: American Pale Ale
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (670) - Kyoto, - JUL 3, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Slightly opaque ligt gold, decent lacing. Aroma has nice grapefruit hops. Flavour is very fresh, lots of citrus fruit and hops. Very refreshing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1114) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Hazy yellow color, minimal head. Aroma of fruity hops (like mango, papaya), green piney notes. Sweetish, fruity, solid hoppy backbone, slightly green, pleasant crispy bitter finish. Light bodied, easy drinking and well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (783) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Thanks zvsn. Hazy golden-yellow with small off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, some herbs, grassy and a bit malty. The flavor has nice hoppy bitterness, grassy and "green", notes of citrus and tropical fruits. Soft carbonation, light-bodied. Balanced and pleasant to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Thanks zvsn. Hazy yellow with no head. Hoppy aroma, piney, fruity, a bit "green". Flavor is quite dry, with fruity and piney hops, and a bitter finish, kinda "green". Quite light-bodied and flat. Pleasant.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_am_NOT_gay (16) - JAPAN - AUG 6, 2015
GREAT lil pounder for summer! Alot better this time around for some reason.... #1stbeersyndrome? It is a little boozy... but so am I. Refreshing, bitter and smooth. EZ drinking and for 390•... this round is on me, fellers #GOODSHIT!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (207) - - JUL 7, 2015
5%ABV. American Pale Ale. Tapped out with a thin head of pale white foam. The color was a pale clear gold reminiscent of a clean laager. Color was about 5ļSRM. The nose had aromas of pepper, mint and other aromatic herbs like Thai basil. It also had an ethereal floral element, which provoked a persistent image of orchids. The palate was lightly carbonated with a strong malty body. A very neatly hop-balanced ride with a silky-smooth finish. Very pleasant.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yenbeer (149) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 17, 2015
Excellent stuff, close cousin to the well-made Shiga Kogen IPA and House IPA. Nice strawberry-banana aroma, taste much more bitter than expected -- very satisfying!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1211) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Swan Lake Pub Edo, Tokyo. Hazy golden shade. Short white head. Interesting light tropical aroma. Citra maybe? Taste is dry and grassy like a savannah. Maybe thatís why itís íAfricaní, who knows. Slightly buttery slant to the taste. Iíd appreciate a bit of sweetness but I can respect it how it is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (426) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at shinshu osake mura, shinbashi. seems like an ordinary ipa to me. For ab american style ipa it has moderate bitterness and hop flavour and aroma. decent but unexceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1211) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle, 04/08/2015. Pours pale straw color, sparkling, thin white head. Aroma bright and hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, light touch of toasted caramel. Taste is again bright citrus hops, crisp pine bitterness. Light body, refreshing. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
Pours quite pale, nice white foam. Aroma very fresh, lots of herbal hops, full of citrus. Taste is quite light loaded with citrus and grapefruit flavours again Quite thing body, so letting these citrus aromas to come out especially nicely. Still easily drinking, another nice one from Shiga Kogen.


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