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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 First rating
35 cl can thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.05, purchased late December 2012.
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, herbal, hoppy scent. Fruity, grainy, harsh taste. Dry harsh finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry harsh bitterness.

350 ml can thanks to John (CBC - not on ratebeer), sampled on April 8, 2014.
Clear golden to deep golden color, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, grainy, hoppy scent. Malty, grainy taste. Grainy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel. Medium to medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Can (33 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Breasy malt aroma, some piney and orangey hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
11.8oz can, shared by caterwaul. Sticker on can reads 2/21/12. Amber color. Totally hazy, with lots of fine particles in the body. Thin off-white bubbly head. Good retention, good lace. Medium-plus body. Very smooth, light carbonation, kind of dry in the finish, but creamy overall. Mostly sweet taste, light bitter... But, for how old this is... It’s really drinking fine, especially compared to how an American IPA of the same age would taste. Caramel malt, but also some nice yeasty bready thickness to it, with a good lightly piney, light herbal, floral, sort of perfumey hop character that still prevails. Unusual IPA, but still very satisfying. Lightest of chalkiness, not bothersome though, adds some good texture and body. Light spiciness. Cool IPA. Only other Japanese IPA I’ve had is Hitachino. I think I prefer this one, although they are totally different. Hitachino was much more malty, being cedar-aged. This one is more floral and even fresher and brighter, despite it having sat for a year

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Can. Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
This is relatively light IPA. It pours golden with very little head. This is an easy drinking beer that is good for big gulps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2013 Pours bright gold with little head. Aroma is slightly funky malt and floral. Taste is a touch of candy/caramel leading into long hoppy resinousness... I like this beer and think it should rate higher. A great example of classic IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2013
Copper ale, clear as crystal, with no head to brag about. No cloudiness of a good IPA. Not only it looks like a bitter, but it smells like a bitter. It would be sickening sweet if it was not for a resinous touch to that nose. The flavour is more hoppy, with citrus a a touch of grapes, and there is a certain revelation of more of a floral hoppiness, still quite bitter in the end, which pretty much saves it from damnation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (633) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a clear amber with some orange highlights and a small white head. The nose is subdued, but pine and some floral notes come through. The taste features a good dose of hoppy bitterness, but that washes away to reveal flavours of apple, lemon and bready malt on the back palate. I’m not sure I’d really describe this as an IPA, but it’s pretty tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
The nose is stale with some vegetal hop, a strong, off-putting maltiness. Slick, medium bitterness. Vaguely unpleasant. Not really a fan, could be a very old can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5567) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12oz can at Kushi DC. Pours a clear, honey gold with some thin, white head. Nose is floral, sweet, honey, light citrus, yuzu. Flavor is the same, sweet, honey, lychee fruit, orange zest, honey, flower pollen. Nice enough, but a bit too much sweetness.

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