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Shiga Kogen DPA (Draft Pale Ale)

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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: 9   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Tim's translation: The DPA (Draft Pale Ale) is 5.2% and limited to draft only. The DPA uses pilsner malt and four types of American and British aroma hops that produce a strong nose, which stands out in contrast to the pale color. Compared to the pale ale this is charactertized with a dry body and bright hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (358) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2013
Aroma: dominated by orange. Flavor: light orange, citrus and pineapple, orange peel. Comment: easy drinking, nice starter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Bar, Yokohma. Had had a few by this time. Golden coloured, small off-white head. Aroma is floral, skunk, light yeasty. Taste is citrus, very nice, lightly hoppy, nice yeastiness, bit like a shandy in a good way. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Q-Brick, Osaka. Clear golden - white head. Grassy. Hashish. Light light sweetness. Nice freshness. Fruity hoppy. Tangerine notes. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 6, 2009
Golden in colour, small creamy head. Semi-sweet smell on the nose w/ some pine notes. Taste is highlighted by smooth malt presence and a crisp, gentle hop profile. Balance is the key element here and this Pale Ale stands out as a supreme thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - DEC 31, 2008
A great pale...apparently they use their own hops rather than pellets for this DPA. Fresh and delicious as you like. Quite heavy body for this style. fantastic!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 On Tap at Beer Belly, 2007. Dark gold color with copper. Rather tall head. Very hoppy aroma, lightish on malt, lots of citrus—grapefruit—rather sour. Flavor is much more malty, with strong hops as well. It is medium sweet and amazingly fruity. Sweet and sour finish with good hops, and quite long lasting. A very refreshing, fruity and citrus flavored beer. Good malt and better hops. Great balance, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsukapon (4) - Kanagawa, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2008 does not count
Draft. Color is gold with moderate head. I feel delicate orange aroma. Mouthfeel is medium light. Thinking of this aroma and mouthfeel,I prefer less alcoholic ale,but it?s good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
[on gravity at Popeye; listed at the bar as "Pale Ale", so I’m not entirely sure that this is the beer] Blast of pine hops followed by some butterscotchy white wine oak. Nearly clear brass with no head. A bit weak malt flavour for the prominent bitterness, flavour balance on the hops side. Peach and not apricot notes. Extremely low carbonation, medium to light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2006
Clear deep golden color. This head, with a moderate aromatic nose of oranges and apples. The mouth has a soft mouth feel and is hop accented, which must be the British hops. The finish is aggressively bitter, this must be the American hops. Not bad

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