Swan Lake #B-IPA
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Brewed by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Sasakamimura, Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2016
Tap at CBM Kichijoji. Pear and apple aromas with some light pepper and citrus. Taste is slightly sweet with good citrus notes. Average carbonation with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Hoppy bitter finish, but not overly so, with a touch of pepper. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5977) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at Craft Beer Bar Marciero. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a small head. Nose is citrus heavy yeast and some spice. Taste is more of the yeast nice hop touch and a some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1805) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Swan Lake Pub Edo, Tokyo. Hazy orange/golden shade. White head, some lace. Slightly tropical, peach, fruity. Creamy and quite sweet taste but with some bitterness to balance that. Had no idea they were aiming for a Belgian IPA at the time but looking back it definitely worked out well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1060) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
Draught at Bungalow. Hazy gold colour, decent head. Funky yeast aroma with hops behind it. Bitter start and finish with nice yeast to balance it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Tap at Marciero. This is a "Belgium" IPA. i.e. uses Belgium yeast I believe. Aroma: Orange and mikan, mikan blossom, pear, grain, light ginger note, Palate: Medium-Full bodied Flavor: Gentle mikan, pear, yeast, light-medium ginger bitterness that gains some intensity. Long grainy finish. Comment: Complete flavor and mouthfeel. A superb beer. 39+ points.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
Draught at Yellow Ape Craft. Big fruity, yeasty nose, with pears and peaches. Hazy amber color. Well-hopped from the start, fermented fruit and such well-integrated bitterness. Medium body, great mouthfeel. As balanced as can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 Quite a yeasty nose. Rich apricot character, marmelade, orange peel, biscuit malt, fruity hops, peppery yeast finish. The Belgian twist on a fruity IPA is quite interesting, almost feels like drinking down an apricot tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
B-IPA meaning BELGIAN IPA rather than black IPA... On tap at Bungalow. It pours a cloudy light gold.kild Belgian spicy notes with lots of citrusy hop character in the bouquet. Full bodied, smooth, sweet. Almost candiesh in the flavor, the spices & the hops merge into a tasty cake like sweetness. Not so bitter, very tasty & interesting. It has definite clove notes with a sharp finish. Those clove notes re quite prominent leading me to feel this is more of a hoppy weizen than a Belgian IPA, damn good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - FEB 13, 2013
Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruity hops , with some citrus.fruity with a hefty, though drinkable body. Belgian yeast esters with grapefruit and citrus in the finish. Medium finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2012
Keg at pub Edo. Amber orange cloudy colour small beige head. Aroma Belgian yeast, herbal bit of fruit, berries, some orange. Taste fruity orange bit of bitterness. Quite malty too. Bit of saison taste but bit more full on. Not bad. Best so far.

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