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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4762) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7760) - 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).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2010
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a big, creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel with a complex mix of fruity American hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with a more moderate bitterness than expected from the aroma, still bitter, but in a more balanced way with a fine maltbase. A nice experience and very easy drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5102) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2010
Bottled @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Shared with Olav. Pours murky orange with a small white head. Aroma reminds me of a mix between English marmelade and grapefruity hops. Taste is initialy rich malty with a sweet base as caramel, before the hops get in command and shows off all kind of American C-Hops, strong resins and bitterness, which even brings me excited, not a big hophead myself, but this was very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2010
330ml bottle, as Tamamura Honten House IPA, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.0%. Deep golden to brownish orange colour, moderate white head. Aroma of earth, wood and slightly stale orange marmalade, fruity and resinous hops. The flavour has first a rich malty and fruity sweetness, then powerful American(?) hops take over with loads of resinous and grapefruity bitterness. Enough sweetness remains to balance some of the bitterness. Clearly a real treat for the hopheads.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Bottled 33cl. A lot of mandarin in both nose and taste. This beer has a lot of character. Late bitterness. A very nice surprise. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2009 courtesy of Laurent Mousson -orange colour with an elusive foam; fair aroma of blood oranges and grapefruit; medium-bodied and solidly bitter; long hoppy aftertaste of tangerines; dry - very interesting

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2009
Hazy blond coloured beer with smal white head and no carbonation. A sweet hoppy aroma. Full bitter palate. Finish is bery bitter sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle at Bière Mondial 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a hazy golden with an off white head. Smells of alcohol. Sweet and hoppy with hints of shellfish and dough. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish. Unballanced.


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