yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bitter, bitter, and more bitter. A great IPA that you can pickup on the cheap, anywhere from conbini to train stations. Top-notch!
mkel07 (5153) - 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 (4358) - 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 (2069) - 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.
Yamato (39) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma. Pinapple, floral, and hoppy.
Very bitter, but smooth palate.
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, tropical fruits, caramel, bread, subtle hops.
A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head
T- Juicy fruits, subtle pine, slightly bitter, caramel, tangerines.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- I am really falling in love with IPAs and Pale Ales in Japan. They do it without being super aggressive like in America. This one was full of citrus and a bit of caramel and biscuits to balance it out. Very tasty.
AlutisLt (57) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
japoniškas kraftinis IPA (pirkta Estijoj). nieko ypatingo. ipa kaip ipa. kokybiška ir skani. 22 balai.
Hoiberg (11) - - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recently discovered this beer, not knowing a quality IPA was available from the Lawson stores in Japan. Golden amber colour, high alcohol content but well hidden. Worth sipping slowly. Will seek it out again.
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Shop in World of Porters, Yokohama. Clear golden colour with slim white head. Juicy hoppy fruity aroma. Great citrus hoppy bitter taste, grapefruit, pineapple. Medium body, moderate carbonation, nice spicy hoppy bitter finish. Really glad I put a couple of these in my suitcase!
Benzai (14103) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear orange golden color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, pine, spruce. Taste malts, hops, pine, spruce, grassy hops lightly, malt and hop bitters. Medium body and carbonation. Nice IPA, quite like it!