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: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle bought on Good Beer.JP and brought back from Tokyo by the wife. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a medium white head. A fruity nose with orange peel and marmalade. A really good flavor of intense citrus, some resin even, bitter enough but not a generally bitter product, biscuit and lingering zest and bitterness on the palate in the finish. Very damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14963) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Draught at Q-Brick, Osaka. Clear golden - white head. Fresh hoppy. Tropical fruits. Nice fresh. Light to medium malty. Light sweet malty. Medium bitterness. Orange. Citrus. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (614) - Kobe, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2013
Aroma: fragrant pine, orange zest, apricot, some mango, yeast. Palate: superb balance of malt, and aroma and bittering hops. Clean, delineated flavors, full mouth feel with a very long balanced fruity and hoppy finish. Flavor: pine, orange, apricot, and orange peel. Finishes with long fruity malt and firm, but not excessive bittering. Comment: fresh bottle from a reliable shop. World class IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, pine, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, grass, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Tap at Beer Republic Yokohama. Clear, orange colour. Small beige head. Aroma orange marmalade, very fruity, touch of grapefruit bitterness. Quite malty bit of spice. Taste nice and fruity, orange again, ginger. Really nicely balanced. Maybe watermelon. Some sherbet too. Really nice. Hides the percentage well. Nice texture, not too full on but has a body to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours an orange color with a white head. Nose is quite catty and grassy. Some floral notes, light citrus character, and biscuit malt. A little bit of green melon, too. Taste is a bit cleaner. Grass, citrus peel, and melon. Some bread malt flavor, moderate bitterness on the back end with mild malt flavor and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grassy and slight straw. Smooth fruity, grassy and citrusy. Smooth fruity. fruity, lingering hoppy and crisp bitter. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9419) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
355mL shared by KyotoLefty at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours clear yellow with medium head. Sticky lacing. Nose is onion, melon, cantaloupe. Simcoe? Taste is bitter, melon heavy, lavender soap, rich cantaloupe. Palate is clean, a bit chewy. Pretty decent. Better than a lot of American DIPAs. Thanks Mark!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2323) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Shinshu Osake Mura, thanks to TimE for directions. Bottle pours deep rusty orange, thin white head. Nose is lots of orange peel, citrous juice, grapefruit bitter, orange sherbet. There’s pine tang on the finish but it’s not resiny, but citrous fruity, with some caramel and orange peel. Very nice.

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