GenkiGonzo (365) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Can from Yamaya. Clear golden colour,small white head. Aroma has lots of hops, with fruit and pine. Same with the flavour, some reisin and a bitter finish. Fantastic for the price!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
7% Can on sale at Lawson’s 20 yen off so just 260 yen! A great deal for Japan. This beer has the classic clear copper-gold color I like in an IPA. Served in my Mikkeller 0.2L wine type glass. Nice solid hop bouquet that goes back & forth between tropical fruits & pine/resin notes-quite good. Full slick mouthfeel with a sharp bitter hop bite, slightly puckering in the mouth. My overall feel is kind of a bitter pith or rind kind of taste, citrusy pith lingers in the aftertaste. Pretty good.
Copey13 (2) - Yonago City, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is a refreshing citrus-based fruity taste to this ipa. The hoppy aftertaste is strong, resulting in an almost bitter/sour flavour that lingers on the tongue. I really like this ale, but my choices are limited due to living in a small town in Japan.
BeerdedDave (512) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy gold color with lots of yeast sediment; grassy hops and fruity malt aroma; grassy hops on a dry, slightly fruity malt base with caramel notes
crossovert (7894) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Resinous smell, low sweetness, resinous flavor, it didn’t make the journey overseas well as it lacks that essential freshness and punch.
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
180114. Can at hotel, Chitose Japan. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma citrus, lemon. Nice bitter palate. Not Bad.
dEnk (4034) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from secretsint, thanks!! Aroma is big floral, fruity and piney hops, some caramel malt in the back. Nice. Flavour is quite dry, medium bitter, very hoppy, fruits, pine and light floral. Very nice! Go Japan!
dfearnley (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to plastic cup at Hop Revolution Tokyo
Soap, spruce, grapefruit and pear.
Yellowish amber, with a partially creamy and partly frothy white head.
Muted grapefruit, solid bitterness.
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Thirsty, Singapore
Cloudy blond color with generous head. Pleasant IPA with some sweaty hop aroma, caramelly flavor, robust bitterness, but nothing special.
Ferris (4989) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Soapy and a bit of citrus. Clear pale gold with a rich white head. Pale malts, grapefruit pith, slight resin and a dry finish. Light and refreshing but average.