mkel07 (2520) - 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 (3913) - 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 (1870) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 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.
Brenhophead (473) - 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 (6208) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 330 ml
Aroma: slight dryness, sugars with IPA (west coast set up). Good ,clean work.7+
Appearance: hazed amber with mid rocky top. Sparse lace3+.
Flavour/Palate: medium plus bodied. Sweet soft feel, caramel paired with mango, hint of pineapple. Very drinkable. Nice to see supporting malt. Solid class.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is relatively light IPA. It pours golden with very little head. This is an easy drinking beer that is good for big gulps.
PotjeBier (1300) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from MaruMan supermarket, Nakano, Tokyo. Clear golden color. White head, not too much. Aroma’s: flowery hops, hints of citrus, hints of malt. Rertonasal the citrus is more pronounced and additionally there’s some hop bitterness. Flavor is quite bitter, but with some grain/malt for balance. Medium bodied. Finishes with a delicate flowery hop bitterness. Not extreme, but tasty and balanced.
Leighton (8745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Beerwarming Party. Pours a mostly clear gold with a medium, white head. Sweet, citrus hop aroma with some malts. Sweet flavor, too, with light honey and fruity hops. Medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes rather bitter with light earth and grass. Not bad.