Westkyoto77 (392) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Japonica. Hazy dark orange, medium head. Grassy, slightly spicy nose. Medium to light body. Nice flavours of grapefruit, treacle. Mild bitterness, but had a good fresh tang.
dfearnley (725) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to pint glass
Fruit and grapefruit with a little honey sweetness. Sludgy orangish brown with a thin cream head because it's unfiltered. Mild hoppiness for an IPA, but pleasant nonetheless.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Daft - Mild grapefruit and sweet pale malt. Cloudy orange with creamy beige head. Mild grapefruit and resin. Very drinkable and a mellow IPA. If only all Itzakaya’s served this I would be happy.
biirusaikou (322) - - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus hop nose, lime. Bitter juicy grapefruit flavor, decent crisp, hoppy finish. One of the smoothest and enjoyable Japanese IPA, kampai!
KansaiBeerLvrs (1203) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bakujun. A citrusy hop floral aroma on a golden orange body. The taste is sweet & fruity with a pine bitter kick mid-mouth before mellowing back out into a semi-spicy fruitiness. A really nice solid IPA.
jbeatty (908) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 06/30/2013. Golden orange pour, thin white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is orange and grapefruit hop notes, a bit cheesy, toasted biscuit malts. Taste is nice grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel malts, long bitter piney finish. Medium body, a touch resinous. Decent IPA.
DuffLover (86) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at Ant n Bee in Tokyo. A very decent IPA with a very hoppy flavor and cloudy, darker colour.
Wombata (356) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Aroma: Iight resin, maybe anise note, citrus, grass
Palate: Brilliantly smooth.
Flavor: Grapefruit, rich medium-bodied amber malt, grassy hop.
Comment: My favorite brewer in Japan. The brewer has a masterful understanding of balance, which, IMHO, is far more difficult to achieve than power.
Aroma: orange and ruby grapefruit.
Flavor: tropical fruit, orange, ruby grapefruit. Long grassy hop finish.
Comment: I rated the bottled version a 3.3; the draft is superior in all categories except for palate which also scored a 4/5.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - OCT 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ottima! A me e’ piaciuta da impazzire!
GenkiGonzo (110) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great colour and nose. After taste accentuates the initial burst of hoppy and mildly fruity goodness.