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Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nagano, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Can shared by STLWill- thanks again, Will! Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops, straw, sugar, soap, and sweet and pale malts. Flavor hits all the same notes. Starts sweet, malty, and grainy, becoming more bitter. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Interesting IPA but not really my thing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
350ml can, many thanks to Naito-san and larsga. Next to clear amber body. Frothy white head, solid lacing. Moderate aroma of dried fruits. Spiced hoppy flavour, notes of plums as well. Dry, hopped ending. Hints of alcohol. Gives a rather repressed impression, a bit heavy to drink, otherwise quite alright. Shared with Finn at a tasting session in Tromsø, 21.06.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
At FWIBF, Nice golden pour with a white head. I had never had this brewery’s beer before the festival and I definitely want more. All were enjoyable. This was a nice and spicy hopped IPA and damn good.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours hazy yellow with two fingers head. Smell is bland, faint citrus. Taste is chalky, a light grapefruit, really sweet, malty, a bit bitter on the finish. Pretty bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Frankly, I picked this up mainly because of the weird-ass can. Look at it. LOOK AT IT! But it turned out to be a fairly competent IPA. Smells biscuity and hoppy, tasted biscuity and hoppy. I get note of resin and grass, as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
Big offwhite head. Clear deep golden body. Deep tropical fruit and citrus aroma with oily grassy notes. Dry-sweet tropical fruit and resin taste with citrus notes. Fullish body. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Very clean flavour. Dryish dusty tropical fruit aftertaste with resiny grassy spicy notes. Spicy bitter flavour lingers. Very nice. Bold, yet highly drinkable. (0.35l can from Naito-san.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
Very good yellowish head over coppery-golden beer. Lightly spicy hops and other grains aroma. Bitterish, but also a strange, flour-like flavour and sesame seed - the last probably the "other grain" aroma from the nsoe. Real bitter is suddenly there in the finish, with more complexity, only to stop abruptly. Dry, well-carbonated, medium bodied. Interesting beer, seems one moment underhopped, only to return with a vengeance.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 3, 2012
From the can. Pours hazy, Dank hop aroma, sharp pine/citrus hops on the palate backed up by some malty sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
Can from World Beers. Hazy gold pour with a lot of sediment at the finish. Short white head with decent retention and leaving moderate lace. Nose is balanced: citrus and malty light fruits – very pleasant. Medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation. Oranges, apricots, tea, biscuit and pine. It has characteristics of some of my favorite IPAs, but in small amounts. Finish is quite bitter, which may be a function of age or distance or storage conditions. Surprisingly good and well-balanced. If I could get this at a decent price it would be in regular rotation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2012
Can shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a clear amber color with lots of particulates. Aroma of nutty, toasted malts and citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops and pale caramel malts. Medium bodied.


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