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Brewed by Kumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Chigasaki, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Draught at Mokichi Craft Beer. Clear amber - white head. Nice bitterness. Tobacco. Orange. Tea. Herbal notes. Light phenolic. Nice fruity. Light tropical fruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2316) - JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Big fan of this. Nice biscuity malt body, slightly phenolic, though more accentuating than overpowering. Crisp, spicy hoping. Full bodied. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Tap at the Watering Hole. Golden colour, clear, small off-white head, aroma is fruity, Belgian yeasty. Taste is nice and fruity, strawberry, bit tropical, bit of citrus too. Nice. Rerate 4/14 Deep heat, herbal, fruity, but interesting. Herbal saison like element. Unusual and I like it. Lots of deep heat!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This crisp Belgian-style brew benefits from some peppery hops and their herbal bitterness to balance out the fruity fermentation character.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the lazy pale golden.
-This is not intense enough in the hop department to be called any sort of ‘IPA’.
-Fruitiness is reminiscent of peaches at times.
-The herbal hop bitterness is enough to create balance, but there isn’t much interest generated by it.

On tap at Molto!.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
On tap at Beer Stand Molto. It poured a clear orange-gold with a white head. A nice citrus aroma wafted from the glass but was easy to drink. Quite bitter with a hint of spice at first. As it warmed up you could see more of the Belgian influence(possibly they used a Belgian yest strain?) which made it zesty, spicy and kind of sour with a bite to it. It had a really nice body and mouthfeel. An interesting beer worth trying out. This is the second nice Shonan Beer I’ve had recently...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2012
Tap at Hopman. Deep gold with a fine, low head. Lemon7 nose, yeasty and spicy, with peach. Great spicy, fruity flavor with sweet honey and something like pineapple and grape and a huge bitter finish. Big and flavorful, a bit harsh bitterness, but nicely put together and balanced. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2012
funky estery, lots of hops, very well made . Moderate bitterness. Basically this beer is fruit and funk that is executed marvelously


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