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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2012
Aroma is malty biscuit, a slight amount of cardboard, floral hops, and a metallic twinge. Slightly biscuit forward and yeasty. I like. Clean, Japanese-technical German-style. Taste is biscuit slight cardboard, floral, and a touch of citrus. Finish is clean and cutting. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5966) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 Can shared with Linh. Pours a bright, ultra thick hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is über sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with notes of sweet malt, light citrus fruit, and light citrus hops. This could actually be a good IPA when fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2566) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2012
Can from local supermarket (Misugiya). Dark hop (not citrusy). Maybe mostly bittering hops in this one -- not much aroma. Light orange-brown color with tiny carbonation. Incredibly rocky head -- like a broken meringue. Pleasant malt with a hard hop aftertaste. Light carbonation. Medium-full body, a bit chewy. A decent IPA, tasty, and more or less balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Can @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Gold cler thin white hea.d Not much of an ipa. Touch of flavour. Hops are soft and dullish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4994) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Hazy honey golden coloured body with a slightly darker copper glow and a perfect, two centimetre tall off-white that pours out of the can absolutely amazingly - just be quick. Aroma of fresh grassy and herbal hops with a bit of a medicinal and metallic note to them. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hops noticeable with a little malt texture showing and some caramel and almost earthy flavours toward the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of hops and malt with some sweetness and more body at the tail end - nice. Overall, a solid beer that hovers more toward the APA or EPA side of things, but with a nice body and solid flavour profile - a nice offering. However, the price and availability are a bit of a bummer though. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased right here at home - amazingly enough - I didn’t have to goto Japan to bring this one back - this was purchased at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 30-July-2011 for US$5.50 sampled at home in Washington on 21-January-2012.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Can 330 ml
Aroma: slight dryness, sugars with IPA (west coast set up). Good ,clean work.7+
Appearance: hazed amber with mid rocky top. Sparse lace3+.
Flavour/Palate: medium plus bodied. Sweet soft feel, caramel paired with mango, hint of pineapple. Very drinkable. Nice to see supporting malt. Solid class.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (16655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
can at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ... golden amber ... soft sweet fruit nose ... bitter front ... soft fruits ... not working for me ... little bit herbal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Brought back for me by my sister in law, thanks for the opportunity Terry. Pours a deep golden amber color with a creamy snow white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. Smells like a macro lager with a bit more caramel and a touch more hops. Bready, grainy, pilsner malt like aroma with hints of rice and spicy earthy hops. Taste is sweet with honey like bready grain malt. Again hops are quite restrained for something that claims to be an IPA, barely showing off a spicy earthy flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet watery mouthfeel. Flavorful beer, nice drinker with no major issues, but its certainly a stretch to call this an IPA. Cryptic code on the bottom of the can reveals no clues as to this beers age.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 09, 2011
Mode: Can
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy off white head, spidery lace
Aroma: dry floral aroma, pale malt, floral hops
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, dry earthy pale malt, plenty of bitterness, fruity citrus
Overall: dry and bitter until it warms to pick up some fruityness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Can in Tokyo, Dec 2011. Pours clear golden, with orange head, white foam head. Nose is sweet pineapple, sugary malt character. Taste is sweet pineapple juice, sharp pine hop tang which lingers on the finish. Simple flavours and not much depth. Body is medium and a bit sticky and mouthful is touch oily and sweet.


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