sunevdj (3203) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Pours a clear dark amber. Dry with aromas of both spicy and fruity hops. Tiny hints of alcohol. Bitter finish.
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Thrash Zone. Jammy, light bitterness, prickly, strawberry, fruit, touch of spice. Interesting.
biirusaikou (727) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cool brew, looks like a blood ale, lots of red fruit, berries, and hoppiness. Smooth and addicting red IPA, thrash on \m/
GenkiGonzo (309) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg. Dark copper colour with lasting head. Aroma has berries, malt and some hops. Flavour has lots of grass, pine... some hops and chocolate. An unusual IPA,but a pleasant surprise. Wouldn’t drink more than one.
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint glass
Chocolate, tropical fruit, a little coffee
Dark black, thin light tan head.
Chocolate, coffee and some fruit notes. Not quite an IPA for me, but a black IPA due to the malts.
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Toffee malt sweetness and a bit of berry. Clearish deep maroon with a rich white head. Red IPA? Malts are in the nose, but flavour is floral, with a grain/bread sweet malts flavor with sweet bitterness. Disjointed and confused.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
7% 500 yen at KyotoLefty’s Book launch event at Tadg’s. Deep amber red color with a beige head. The aroma is a nice floral/herbal fruitiness. Medium bodied, bitter, astringent with lots of sour grapefruit. A well made IPA very popular at the event but not my cup of tea.
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Great piney/malt nose: prune and kampo (herbal medicine). Pretty reddish brown color. Sweet fruits: cherries, prunes, all fresh and deep / hops hit nicely in mid palate / scratchy hop finish. Medium body. Vary tasty stuff, hop strong through and through. I don’t think this is really an IPA.
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Thrash. Lovely deep red color, low, super fine head. Nice malty nose, chocolate, caramel, grass, citrus hops. Great balance, lively malt, perfect hopping. A great hoppy amber, I would say. A bit sweet with some cherry candy, but pretty damn good overall.
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Clear red/brown - white head. Mutty. Chocolate. Resin. Fruity. Lovely fresh hoppy. Piney. Roasted notes. Lovely drinkable and super fresh.