Nocturne (1040) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GenkiGonzo (511) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Wombata (472) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maekchu (2535) - 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 (900) - - 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 (2719) - 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 (2345) - 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 (2476) - 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 (6500) - 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 (14087) - 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.