martjoobolut (1368) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,35L can, BB 20.04.2014. Pours clear golden-amber with nice white head. The head stays for some moments. The aroma is rather weak sourness, pine, and fruits. Taste: is malt, caramel, sweet, pine, slightly metallic, and sour. Finish has some lingering grapefruit bitter kick and alcohol burn with some interesting sour notes. Overall: goes down rather well, but not really exciting.
nearbeer (4058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
350 ml. can. Clear golden with a lasting spit of bubbles. Aroma is honey and resin. Tastes of maize, honey and resin. Light body is balanced and has a high level of carbonation that is smoothly drinkable. Not a hint of the 7%.
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Clear golden body with a medium head. Aroma has caramel and faint hops. Mainly sweet caramelly taste and not so much citric fruitiness. Dry sugary finish with herbal hops. Drinkable, but a bit one-sided.
suurjuust (1618) - ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden amber, white head. Hopy-piney nose, malts and sweetness in the background. Taste is hops, slight malt, grapefruit notes. Finish is dry, piney bitter hoppy. Lingering bitterness so herbal-piney that it becomes almost medicinal. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation.
GenkiGonzo (541) - 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 (2865) - 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 (731) - - 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 (8852) - 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 (2007) - 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.