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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1413) - HONG KONG - MAY 4, 2014

350 ml can bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Translucent amber honey colour with no yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Moderate sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of ale malt, with light grapefruit, pineapple, honey, light floral, molasses and light yeast; Close to medium sweet taste of ale malt, with grapefruit flesh and zest, molasses, pine, resin, biscuits, light yeast, strong lemon and lime, and strong bitter grassy hops; Medium body. Slick and quite oozy palate; Mouth Feel is American-micro IPA, with decent malty body, strong zesty grapefruit, floral, pine and ooze. Sweetness is right, dry and quite biscuit. Good!... Hoppiness is sharp zesty grapefruit, pineapple and flower in nose, citrus zest, pine , resin and spice in taste; Bitterness is decently strong, fresh, sharp and grassy hops for a lasting and licking bitter-sweet finish; Quite dry after taste, Bitter sweet and quite oozy to mouth.

Comments: This is much stronger than the easy but lightweight Yona Yona Ale. As a full-on IPA, everything from body, looks smell, taste and hops are right-on decent, with enough mean streak to please. If they go a step further then this one will be spectacular. A very enjoyable IPA nevertheless!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4385) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
35cl can at a sushi place at Tallinn Airport. Pours amber with an off-white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, pale malt and hints of caramel, spices and pine. Medium to moderate sweet with nice hoppy and fruity flavours. Finishes pleasantly bitter. Nice IPA, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekwiadro (592) - POLAND - APR 5, 2014
bardzo intensywny, chmielowo-sosnowo-cytrusowy zapach. ciemnozłoty kolor i porządna piana. gorzki, cytrusowo-chmielowy smak, dość pełne. pozostawia pozostawia miły grejpfrutowy posmak. bardzo porządna ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Small can from Hasegawa Liquors, Tokyo. Orange amber, good head. Soapy pine hop aroma.Creamy citrus fruit & hop flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6226) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
How: Can.
Where: The Bishops Arms Plaza (Västra Hamngatan), Göteborg.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, hops, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grass, malt, caramel, grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8747) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
350 ml can.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is hoppy, some sweet apricot and orange notes, caramel malts and resin also. Flavor of resinous and oily hops, hay, caramel malts and faint gooseberries. Sweet sticky palate, lingering fruity finish. Nice hoppy brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
35cl can @ olio, BBE 04/2014
Aroma is sweet with fruity notes, caramel and hints of toffee. Flavour is sweet with fruity hops, caramel, some passion and mango. Finishes with lingering hops. Feels very American. A positive surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5845) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
350ml can

BBE 14/04 Pours clear yellowish golden with a smooth white head. Aroma of stingy piney notes, resinous hops, grapefruits, citrus, grass and biscuity malts. Taste is sweetish, hoppy, grassy and grapefruity with resinous notes, pine and biscuity maltiness. Finish is sweetish, hoppy and bitter with some resinous notes and pine. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (690) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Can at WilliamK, Helsinki. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is prominently fruity with an exotic touch, also some pine. Taste is dry and medium bitter, very fresh and crisp. Hoppiness carries the taste to its conclusion fairly quickly and the exotic notes the aroma suggested do not feature much; the taste displays grass and pine. The palate is medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Not the richest IPA around but definitely very decent. Interesting to try a Japanese IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (456) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
From a can at a bar. In addition to the usual ipa hops, the beer has a nice amount of malty sweetness.

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