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


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Can sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Clear golden. Malt, candies, fruitiness, citric and piney hops, a bit stale. Flavor has some malt sweetness, a bit of caramel and citric hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Could be fresher, but still alright. Fresher than last time. 5/3/6/3/13=3

Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom L. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, a bit honey-ish, weird soy notes, and hops, pretty stale, a bit floral and piney. Slightly sweetish malty flavor with a bit of weird umami notes and finish with some stale hops. Medium-bodied. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2013
Can from mane liquor. Pours a deep bright orange with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, some tropical fruits and pine. Taste is really quite sweet, sticky tropical fruits with some grapefruit and malt backbone. I don't mind sweet ipa's, quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at Popeye, August 2013. Clear light copper with a small white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grape, pineapple and some malt. A descent one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Shared with DrSilverworm. Cloudy burnt orange body with a creamy head. Creamy and perfumey. Floral. Sweet... almost tea-like. Smooth. A little sticky. Medium body. I don’t mind this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
Been putting off trying this, but glad I finally did. Clear bright body, not much head. Crisp hoppy bitterness and delicate flavours of citrus and pine. Slightly over fizzy and a little sudsy, but still a decent drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
April 2011 from a can. Not a bad IPA, but lacking a bit of structure and balance. Drinkable, yes, but there are other much better choices available. Still fun to try IPA’s from around the world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Can from Mane Liquor. Nice pour. Bright orange with a small white head leaving very sticky lacing. Nose shows grapefruit and pine. Heavy resin features with toffee. Unbalanced. Very sticky sweet and pine driven. Not my kind of IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Aroma is not strong, but pleasingly hoppy and fruity, mainly citrus with a hint of pomme. It pours a hazy amber with a minimal ivory head. Hoppy flavor has an underpinning of sour citrus, Mandarin orange plus a little grapefruit, a bit of tinniness that may be from the can - give it a break. Texture is smooth, decently thick, fairly fizzy. If not the best IPA I have ever had, an acceptable and palatable one. Maybe this tastes better on-tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Can->pilsner. Pours orange/copper with lite white head. Bitter floral hops. Quite light in all respects - appearance, aroma, flavor, palate. That said, this is a very drinkable session IPA that goes great with sushi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This India Pale Ale’s leafy hops carry citrus undertones and plenty of bitterness which are accompanied by slick honeyed malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear bronzed golden.
-The bitterness is surprisingly of higher impact than the hop aroma.
-The mouthfeel is lean (not exactly dry, but not sweet either) and drinkability very high.
-Carbonation is prickly, but not harshly so.
-The citrusy undertones are orange-like at times.


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