GenkiGonzo (110) - 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 (729) - 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 (1868) - 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 (1209) - 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 (1693) - 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 (5793) - 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 (12530) - 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.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral citrus hop nose. Lemon peel and grapefruit smash mouth with a moderate toffee body. Need s a bit of work, but a big, brazen IPA.