Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the most balanced ipa in japan. Resiny pine laden nose balanced out with a strong caramel and toasted nuts. Sweet and bitter. Toasty malts and caramel/toffee butt heads with herbal hoppiness. Drys tward the end finisshing with a lingering nuttiness and medicinal hoppiness.
Nocturne (1117) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Murky orange. Thin head, slight lacing. Piney and strawberry jam aroma. Taste is grapefruit hoppiness and a herbal profile similar to Kernel beers back home. Plenty of malt sweetness to balance the hops. Quite drinkable. Not amongst the best but a really solid effort.
Wombata (485) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Marciero
Aroma: Orange, marmalade, dried orange and orange peel.
Flavor: Orange, passion fruit, dried fruit
Comment: Excellent. World Class. This rivals Baird’s Suruga Bay and Shiga Kogen’s House IPA as the best WIPAs made in Japan.
dfearnley (1179) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Orange/tangerine, some light tropical fruit,
Amber, no head due to the pour
Sweet malt, syrup, hops.
Ferris (7533) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Intense hops, orange grapefruit resin. Clear orange with a thin white head. Boozey orange and cardboard. Bad QC.
shoulderbroken (2672) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lambic. Orange colour, big creamy off-white head. Aroma is skunky, cat pee, grapefruit, spiky malt, full on dipa. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit bitterness, malt hiding behind it, but the bitterness dominates. Nice dipa, more on the citrus side than the malt side. Spiky.
AndySnow (4717) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the TrashZone, Yokohama. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Flavour is sweet, fruit, citrus.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is very fruity. Taste is very bitter.
Tovrleaf (22) - - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For being 9% beer, can’t really taste it. Color is deep copper, strong crispy taste that holds long.
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Thrash Zone, Yokohama. This is a classic double IPA. Colour is clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is big hoppy citrous, with grapefruit, lemon and pine, with nice strong caramel malt backbone. Taste is all of the above. Big bold citrous hop with nice caramel malt, backed up by alcoholic kick.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kocihi sans hommage to the hops! Great artwork by Jay too. Less finessed than the Green Bullet I had just fiinished, this is still extremely enjoyable. Suits the atmosphere of Thrash Zone to a tee. Big citrus and pine. Big body. Teeth rattling finish. Well put together. This could become a cult japanese beer. Lovely amber colour too. Well done Koichi!