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: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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GenkiGonzo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (929) - Kyoto, - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Great colour and nose. After taste accentuates the initial burst of hoppy and mildly fruity goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1977) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4377) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (537) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
złote zmętnione, skromna ale trwała piana ładnie zdobi szkło;
marakuja, cytrusy;
ciało niskie, nisko nasycone, finisz goryczkowy, ściągająca ziemistość;
żywica, cytrusy, wyraźna grejpfrutowo-żywiczna goryczka, długa w przyjemny sposób;
bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (608) - 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.

   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 (455) - 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 (530) - 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 (1896) - 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.

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