mkel07 (3731) - 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 (4263) - 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 (1953) - 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 (4052) - 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 (251) - 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 (981) - 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.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at APA hotel in Kokura. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Bitter with lots of citric hops note’s also some spruce aromas. Tiny hints of caramel malts. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Hoppy and bitter finish. Nice fresh hoppyness.
MadizTyyr (6) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The face on the can laughing at you tells the story very well - decent bitter hoppy IPA with a strong hazelnut aftertaste. Straightforward.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Solid blah....why do they sell their beers in cans? anyway it was a bit watery. A decent IPA for the price. After a rerating i think I was unfairly harsh. This is a good IPA, although not world beating. The price is still the tipping point...280 yen? great!! When this is on, it is a fantastic IPA - quite a bit of variation and freshness issues though.