GenkiGonzo (1033) - Kyoto, - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Clear gold,big head with decent lacing. Big tropical aroma. Taste is bitter and earthy. Would have liked more tropical fruit flavour.
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBM jimbocho. Very nice. Minerals and light citrus, lemon sherbert. Light creaminess. Bit grainy. First sip was amazing, lost a little afterwards but still good. Sweet and dry. Good stuff.
Westkyoto77 (620) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Rich amber, fine head. Brown sugar nose with some sweet fruit in there too. Smooth drinking. Much more bitter than the aromas would suggest, but nicely so. Some cough syrup and fruit in there too. A beauty.
TimE (4950) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber golden color. Nose is fairly undistinguished. Earthy tropical fruit nose. Mouth is moderately bitter not a ton of depth. Ok.
KyotoLefty (9122) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Osaka BBS 2012. Pretty orange-copper with lace. Lovely, soft, oily nose with mango and tropical fruits, melon, soft malts. Oily, smooth body. Nice malt flavor with great topical fruits, creamy, oily, great.
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust and well made, if ever so slightly unadventourous. Well balanced, with a good caramel malt body underpinning the pine and soft citrus. Not as ’ragged’ as I have come to expect from Kiwi hops - very refined - like a tight shirt on a bodybuilder, it’s straining with the weight of what wants to be unleashed, but doesn’t fully deliver. Very refreshing though.