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


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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クラフトビール好きならIPAというビアスタイルは知っている。ホップの苦みと香りの個性が強いビールをIPAと呼んでいる。そこにローストされたモルトで、更なるテイストを付け加えたものがBlack IPAと呼ばれる。

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (274) - Kyoto, - JUL 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Draught at Bungalow. Dark rown with decent beige head. Aroma lots of malts and burnt notes, more than I expected. Flavour has nice bitter hops and grapefruit to balance it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3184) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
big dark roasted notes with tons of bitter hops. Full bodied, but well balanced. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Tap at Keg, Nagoya. Opaque black color, good creamy beige head. Aroma has lactose, ash and toasted malts. Medium-bodied. Licorice, lactose and ash in the flavor. Too ashy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (453) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma: Passion fruit, bitter coffee, floral Flavor: Passion fruit, dry cola, biter coffee, chocolate. Peach on the mid-palate and a dry chocolate with bitter coffee finish. Comment: Unusual combo of contrasting aromas and flavors. A wacky mix of styles that I rather like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at Kaeru. Aroma is big hops, light cocoa, grapefruit hops, burnt. Taste is more hoppy and less malty. Bit of lingering roasty bitterness in the finish, but the front is all hops. Quite sharp. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2060) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2014
Ok my black IPA day continues. On tap at Molto. A nice dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a creamy beige head of foam. A hoppy fruity nose complemented with chocolate malts. Quite full bodied, smooth mouthfeel plus a decent level of hops. More of a classic black IPA than Green Petrol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - JUN 15, 2014
Slightly heavy dark malt body, but otherwise top notch. Lots of leafy green hops. Chocolate and some vanilla with a a dry dark finish. Well put together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6462) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2014
Tap at Keyaki. Strong citrus hop nose, smooth balanced flavors of citrus, chocolate, some coffee. Smooth and easy drinking though not so surprising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike12da (69) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2014
Tap at Bungalow. Not much on the nose, but tasty enough. Roasty, hoppy, what you would expect. Nothing special but not bad, which = good in Japan.

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