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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2373) - CROATIA - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at Two Dogs Taproom. Pours hazy orange, medium white head. Hoppy, malty, caramel, fruit, citrus, orange, apricot. Sweetish with bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice balances IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3453) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
Tap. Hazy amber with a modest white head. Pine and kumquat aroma. Med bodied, moderate carbonation. Slightly toasty bread, vague citrus, maybe too much pine. Dry and bitter (a little over the top with that too) at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3980) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, august 27th 2015.Amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, red berries and pineapple. Herbal taste, toffee, with a citric finish, solid bitterness. Mild berry and peach aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2071) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
A pretty plain but still tasty Japanese IPA. It’s a little hoppy and has lingering cereal malt graininess that is pleasant. I’d drink it again at its reasonable price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
33cl bottle at Enza Café, Kanbayashi (just outside the snow monkey park). Pours hazy orange to amber without much head to speak of. Fruity aroma with citrus, tropical fruits, pine and notes of malt and herbs. Moderate to medium sweet with nice hoppy flavours and a notable, but balanced bitterness. Medium body with fairly average carbonation. Quite delicious and a perfect refreshment after hours of monkey watching.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (671) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Prezentacja:
złote zmętnione, skromna ale trwała piana ładnie zdobi szkło;
Aromat:
marakuja, cytrusy;
Odczucie:
ciało niskie, nisko nasycone, finisz goryczkowy, ściągająca ziemistość;
Smak:
żywica, cytrusy, wyraźna grejpfrutowo-żywiczna goryczka, długa w przyjemny sposób;
Ogólnie:
bardzo dobre.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (460) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 I’m pleasantly surprised - didn’t know this one at all - a superb west coast style IPA - packed with hoppy flavour and a niiiiiice bitter twang - will go back for more at this cool, off-the-beaten-track, pan-Asian (mostly Japanese-inspired) restaurant in Singapore (The East Bureau - rooftop of the Marina Square shopping mall) - also had Hitachino Nest which was another surprise find.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (789) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2016
Great grapefruity aroma, pour is cloudy amber with a thin head. Flavour has notes of pine, citrus and a well balanced finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (738) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
33cl bottle on 01-Nov-2015, poured into a stemmed tulip glass. Hazy darkish amber colour with virtually no head. Softy carbonated.Aroma of pine, caramel and citrus. Slightly bitter on the palate, grapefruit and hops. Long bittersweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2015 Bottle. Cloudy copper pour with a nice white head. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, herb and sweet spice. Light body. Good balanced carbonation. Almost watery but flavorable and sweet bitter finish.


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