mrjez (120) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Eni-Bru/2nd Vine.
L: pours a nice hazy gold, I can’t see through it, with a small fluffy head.
S: a lovely fruit aroma, strong grapefruit and passionfruit, very tropical, distinct hops coming through also, very pleasant.
T: bam! Those fruits come through strong, battling each other for supremacy. A deep lasting pithy taste.
F: a bit sour on the palate, I would’ve liked more hop in the taste, it is there when I belch though (!). Quite a lingering bitterness after the fact.
O: very drinkable, but I would’ve liked it to have been more balanced throughout, the fruits needed to be toned down a bit.
jbeatty (1224) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 04/15/2015. Hazy copper pour, almost no head, thin hazy wisps on the surface only. Aroma of mellow citrus, kiwi, freshly cut grass, caramel malts, everything a bit indistinct. Taste is again soft citrus overtones with more dominant grassy, peppery hops, caramel for body, moderately bitter pine finish. Light medium body. On the weak side, doesn’t distinguish itself.
TimE (4257) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
heady leafy nose but too light body and not a ton of bitterness. Not all that interesting for me.
shoulderbroken (2963) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Craftheads. Quite soft, aroma is bit stinky, tropical fruit, house ipa-esque. Taste is great though. Soft fruity, lots of sherbert, grapefruit, citrus, light bitterness. Very easy to drink. Good stuff.
Theis (14611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Heads. Clear amber/golden - white head. Fruity. Ok hoppy. Peppery. Resin. Nice bitterness. Orange. Grassy. Nice green.
GenkiGonzo (704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Bungalow. Amber colour with small white head, some lacing. Aroma has lots of zest and hops. Flavour is full of citrus and fruity hops. Extremely drinkable. A lighter and more refined version of their house IPA. Fantastic.
jonno (2346) - JAPAN - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of those more unsuspecting Pale Ales that doesn’t offer a lot on the front end but leaves a fuller impression after the intake. Some lemony, citrus hops. Solid.
Wombata (550) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at 2nd Vine and Enibru (draft version).
Aroma: Ruby grapefruit, passion fruit, herbal/grass from fresh hop
Palate: Energetic carbonation seems to lighten the body and an emphasize the citrus character.
Flavor: White and ruby grapefruit, passion fruit, grape fruit pith, spice (light pine or white pepper). Long, bitter finish. 40-41.
Draft version: Still has some carbonation. Body is weightier, and the passion fruit flavor is more dominant. 37-38 score. Prefer carbonated version.