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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
common

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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 (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (886) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4432) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (503) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2175) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3006) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3225) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1395) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - 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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