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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - 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 (20410) - MalmŲ, 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 (14038) - 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 (36911) - 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 (9410) - 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 (2230) - 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. Thereís pine tang on the finish but itís not resiny, but citrous fruity, with some caramel and orange peel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8793) - 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 (2905) - 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, itís an imperial) Iíve 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 (15759) - 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 itís bitterness, leaving the pale malts to a place in the back seat, where they do just what they are supposed to. Itís full bodied and deliciously dry, finishing bitter. I donít like the little vegetal touch, but fortunately thatís only in the aroma. Else itís a fine one, tasteful and quenching and it goes down almost too easily. 100213

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