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Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nagano, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yamato (32) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 30, 2015
Great aroma. Pinapple, floral, and hoppy. Very bitter, but smooth palate. いいIPA。ガ

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JAN 31, 2015
japoniškas kraftinis IPA (pirkta Estijoj). nieko ypatingo. ipa kaip ipa. kokybiška ir skani. 22 balai.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoiberg (8) - - APR 22, 2015 does not count
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2013) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4193) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (368) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
Can at Osaka hanami. pours pale amber with white frothy head. Big american hop aroma and bitterness with solid malt behind it and some malt sweetness. This is a fine example of an america style IPA and I’m impressed it so good for a beer so readily available in japan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Copey13 (2) - Yonago City, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
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.


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