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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - JAN 19, 2008
Creamy oily beige head on top of a glowing coppery orange body. Creamy, bready, and piney nose is amazingly balanced. Toasted biscuits and citrus rind. Firm mouthfeel with a little tingle, very herbal and vegital hops with a firm carmel backbone. Hides 8.2% very well. Very well balanced, hard to believe its a double IPA. Finishes bready and softly bitter.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2575) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 43cl. @ Hopbuds, Nagoya, Japon. A: Hazy brown / Marron turbio. T/S: Hops, malt, citrusy, fruity /Lupulo, malta, citrico, afrutado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from kansaibeerlvrs-thanks, Phillip! Deep orange brown. Nose is caramel malts, some orange citrus and pine hops. Taste is fairly malty with bitter finish. Slightly unclean finish. Flavor is fairly malty with standard American hop profile. Suprised by the ABV on this. Drinks a lot more like a pale ale to me. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4564) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
33cl bottle from Midori, Nagano. Pours slightly hazy amber with a modest pale off-head. Hoppy aroma with pine, caramel, tropical fruits and hints of citrus. Medium sweet, but well balanced, solid bitterness and medium flavour intensity. Quite fresh and delicious. Reminds me of why DIPA was my favourite style some time ago.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
330ml bottle, from Euro Secret Santa trade. Pours hazy gold, white head. Aroma is fruity orange & tropical juice. Taste continues, some pine marmalade and sweet malt. Perhaps a little too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1486) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (566) - Washington DC, USA - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4834) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6999) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (378) - 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.


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