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Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA

Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Imperial IPA
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1187) - ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Hazy yellow color. Aroma of fruity hops, mango, peach, lemon grass, slightly stale. Sweet, fruity and green hops flavors, grassy bitterness. Light-medium bodied, dry-ish finnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2015
Poured into a shaker showing sparse white foam, neon yellow and very light filtration. Quite a bit of sediments. The nose shows a malt forwardness on the first impression but quickly reveals moderately intense notes of cannabis and dry pine. The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Good clean forward flavors of pine and very slight pineapples notes. A very sharp and big bitterness comes on at the end. Malts appear on the linger as the IPA bitterness fades away. The bitterness is slightly too intense but overall a sessionable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2015
Golden color. Frothy white head. Stone fruit with big heavy malt backbone with a fair amount of headiness. The mouth is medium bodied with lower carbonation. Very well balanced but definitely a bit more on the malty side. Big bitter finish. Very beautiful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks zvsn. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of stale fruity hops. Flavor has sweet malt, marmalade, and bitter stale hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Very piney. Some citrus and hay. Pours light orange with good head. Bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Good stuff. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (191) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 On tap at Smoke House Ape. Pretty straight up. An unassuming gold, nice piney hop, decent hop bite and flavour. What really surprised was how well the ABV and bitterness stayed restrained for an imperial. Very smooth to drink, it was gone in minutes on a hot day. Smooth, standard, a solid tasty 2IPA that just the lacks the complexity of their 10th anni but does the job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottle version. Apricot marmelade, cake. Mango, bitter citrus, biscuit, green pine, dry hoppy finish. Quite a bit of yeast sediment. Was expecting a bit more, but still a solid and smooth hoppy iipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (552) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
bottle from craft beer base osaka. Delicious aroma bursting with hops. The finish is moderately dry, extremely bitter (a bit much for me even for an imperial ipa). A very good IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1282) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
330ml bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into an English pint. Hazy golden marmalade color with a modest soapy head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a nice collar throughout. Great lacing. Huge aromas of pine, resin, catpiss, grapefruit, papaya and passion fruit. Bitter on the palate with some citrus sweetness (mikan). Grapefruit pith in there as well on the bitter side. Medium body with average carbonation. Slightly oily and sticky mouthfeel. Nice long bitter finish. Hides the alcohol really well. Excellent offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into a hotel glass. Hazy golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus, floral, tropical fruit. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral, light pine and caramel.

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