mkel07 (3027) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml can. Vibrant bright orange colour with a bit of haziness. Deep dirty white head. Loads of citrus hop aromas that are very nice, as is the flavour and the long lasting hop aftertaste. A great Japanese beer.
unclemattie (4118) - Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
350mL can. Blue w/ white smiley. Heavenly aroma of hops. Pale orange pour; tall foam, off-white color. Smells of caramel and biscuit malts, hop florals, a touch of citrus hops. Flavor of crisp malts; grassy herbal hops. Perfect balance. Sweet malt has a taste of honey. Hops have a creeper of bitterness, sharp citrus rind. Bitterness is like no other. Lingers like an American IPA should (except this one is Japanese). Very under-rated. Again, perfect balance for style. Equal in quality to Tokyo Black.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Smith Street Cellars. Nice balance. Aromas of caramel, citrus, nuts, hints of grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
dEnk (3682) - 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!
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.
czlowiekwiadro (181) - POLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bardzo intensywny, chmielowo-sosnowo-cytrusowy zapach. ciemnozłoty kolor i porządna piana. gorzki, cytrusowo-chmielowy smak, dość pełne. pozostawia pozostawia miły grejpfrutowy posmak. bardzo porządna ipa
melush (498) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Lata de 35 cl, adquirida en un Max Valu de Nagoya, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente resinoso y a malta.
Brenhophead (532) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL can. Pours cloudy copper with an amazing tropical fruit aroma, mango specifically. Lots of tropical fruits in the flavour also with a nice mild bitterness. Very nice beer.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tokyo Real Ale fest, from an oak cask. Havent tried the can yet but Im told this was better. Almost no head, light amber body. Very hoppy flowers and pine on the nose, sweet malts. Nice. Taste was hoppy pine and forest greens, sweet malts and earth notes, bitter finish. Very soft palate, a bit oily. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jdubFL for this treat. The can pours deep gold with copper hues and white head. The aroma is sweet with malts, sweet rose pedals and berry like fruitiness followed by faint roasted maltiness. The taste is spicy hops with mild flavor hops in the background as well as echoes of pine hops and citrus. There’s a thin strata of malty to faintly roasty malts deep in the background.