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


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8244) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
No head, pale orange-yellow beer. Flowery hops, suggesting serious bitterness, citrussy. Bitter, resiny & piney hops, but not really harsh. Orangepeel finish. Not heavily bodied at all, but sufficient, slick, oily; well-carbonated. More than decent IPA. Again a good example of what is happening in Nippon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 22, 2012
On tap at Qbrick. Beautiful stinky hop, manure, dirt aromas. Like crawling in a barn. Clear as can be, with a single soft stream of thin carbonation rising from the center. Sweet malt, some citrus flavors, and honey. Long, sustained aftertaste. Nicely balanced, frisky, and tasty. This is the best IPA (really, it’s an imperial) I’ve had in Japan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2011
Light hazy yellow blond coloured beer with a small white head and some light carbonation. Hoppy and sweet bitter hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter fruit and hoppy fresh balanced. Ok;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle, at Patricks. it pours a minimal sized off-white head over a hazy dark golden body. The aroma is on the hoppy side with pale malts in the back. Pine cones, citrus peel and a faint touch of vegetables. The flavor goes down the same road, piney and resiny flavors dominates with it’s bitterness, leaving the pale malts to a place in the back seat, where they do just what they are supposed to. It’s full bodied and deliciously dry, finishing bitter. I don’t like the little vegetal touch, but fortunately that’s only in the aroma. Else it’s a fine one, tasteful and quenching and it goes down almost too easily. 100213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, hop, caramel. Flavour is grapefruit, peaches, caramel, malt, hop. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2010
Fruity stuff, peculiar mix of hops. Like a bag of sweets, candied violets. Not very clean palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
The pour reveals a cloudy dark gold color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Flavor of spicy, piney hops and caramel. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2010
Bottle unfortunately was too old. Rating rating extrapolated from remaining properties of the beer. Aroma slightly dusty. Beautiful orange colour. Tastes flat and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2010
0.33 L bottle@Håndverkerstuene. A layer of offwhite bubbles, covering a foggy, reddish-amber body. Pleasant hop aroma; tropical, apples and faint citrus. Rounded bitter-sweet flavor. Sweet citrus with some floral notes, spicy malts and a tone of toffee. A good amount of bittering hops below. Good body. Lingering fruity bitterness in a light sweet ending. Tasty, with very good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8929) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2010
330ml bottle, 8% ABV, served at Håndverkstuene and shared with KuntAlbert. Unclear, dark amber body. White layer. Dried fruity aroma with an underflow of apricot. Sweet sappy oranges in flavour coupled with dried fruits and spices. Bitterness of mellow fruits towards the finish. Dry in the mouth. Well bodied. Good drinking in friendly company (Oslo, 19.03.2010).

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