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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpkeskinen (410) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Drank from a bottle. Very nice! The hops are not that strong but other typical ipa features at there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Poured into a shaker showing light filtration, sparse foam and a dry orangish-brown. The aroma shows a very light citric orange. The flavor shows a lot of the same with a bitterness that is heavily softened out by the orange flavors. Light bodied and heavily carbonated, this is a very fruit forward forward, simple and easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1284) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2015 330ml bottle from Shinanoya. Poured into a tulip pint. Golden caramel color with a modest soapy off-white head. Fairly good lacing throughout. Pine needles, resin, biscuit and grain on the nose. Medium body, bitter on the palate with a touch malty sweetness. Slightly sticky texture but has some tea-like texture that peeks out as it warms up. Average carbonation with a lasting bitter finish. Re-rate: 2015 Fresh Hop version made with Shiga’s own hops. Pours a clear orange gold with a small white head that lasts throughout. Good citrus fruit nose with some orange and light pine. Taste is really bright citrus with good crisp and dry finish. Some sweetness on the palate with a bit of stickiness. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, grass, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
grubypawel (295) - - MAR 8, 2015
Pours hazy Amber with little white head. A strong resin aroma. A deep faster with a decent bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tim Webb (287) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
33 cl bottle at Owls Brew in Singapore. Allowing for the fact that this had travelled some, I was impressed by the direct hop, firm malt base and layered nature of what appeared to be a serious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minihame2 (305) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
Clear, copper coloured body with a tan head. Nice, hoppy aroma with grass and citrus notes. Taste is not very prominent, only slight bitterness towards the end. Watery mouthfeel, fairl low carbonation. On the lower end of the IPA spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4114) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Small glass at Beer Komachi. Slightly hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, tropical. Tastes of citrus, floral, tropical, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Draught at Bungalow in Kyoto.
Pours is orange with a small white head. Smells of biscuit. Tastes extremely bitter with some juicy grapefruit notes. Unbalanced yet enjoyable.

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