maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
biirusaikou (555) - - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a yeasty nose. Caramel malt flavor, fruity hops, peppery finish. The belgian twist on a fruity IPA is interesting, but yeast gets quite dry on the palate and covers the hoppiness too much.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1662) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
larsga (6146) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head when finally served. Hazy opaque golden body. Fruity Belgian yeast aroma with pineapple notes. Dry-sweet vaguely funky pineapple taste with mealy spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish strawberry and kiwi aftertaste with resiny notes. Nice, subtle, and flavours well integrated. (0.25l draft at Popeye, Tokyo. Menu has it as "Swan Lake Belgian IPA Good", at 7%.)
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ushi-Tora. Cloudy amber - white head. Fruity. Ok hoppy. Abricot. Orange. Nice hoppy. Light bitterness. Caramel. Medium malty. Honey sweetness. Nice.
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Popeye as Swan Lake Belgian IPA. Hazy golden with a frothy head. Piney hop aroma. Medium bitterness, complex hoppiness blending with sweet malts. Interesting.
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Draught at Eni-bru.
Very cloudy yellow-gold color with a very bubbly, thin head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, golden malt. Fruity, with some citrus and pepper. Interesting flavor: fruity, strong hops, ok malt. Belgian yeast fruitiness: with grapefruit and citrus. Long bitter finish. interesting and original, though maybe slightly confused. I like it.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herbal flowery smell...smells like how I imagine a dandelion would taste. Lots of cherry and brandy on the nose...lovely stuff. Taste is quite complex and interesting involving the taste buds into various realms of bitter and sweet and other areas in between. Cotton candy, slightly smoked candy, Christmas cake, yuzu, melon. As it warmed could taste some pineapple, and melon...but not really classifiable as fruity. Great beer... challenging yet completely inviting. A brew to share and compare!