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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
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2008
Can. Very hoppy aroma, malt is a bit thin. Some citrus in those American hops. flavor shows up a littl more malt, but still it is a little watery. Decent hops, for sure, but comes across more like a light bitter. A bit too thin. Not a bad beer overall, but not near as good as the 18th Century IPA that is seems to have replaced. Balance is lacking. (I’m not angry that it comes in cans, even though this one IS a bit metallic. the price is great for Japan).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
Canned at RBJG park session. Clear deep golden. Rich grapefruity aroma. fairly dry wih clean, solid body. Caramel hides under thisck layers of grapefruity hops. Massive piney bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2011
Can? at Max and Jess’s housewarming.Golden pour with some white head. Floral citrus, some sweeter malt, like caramel. Flavors are sweet caramel, honey lighter earthy and citrus hop tones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
12oz can. Rating #39. Light amber, dark gold pour with a decent white head. Tropical fruit aroma, pineapple being the dominant fruit. Decet amount of bitterness, more tropical fruit which adds a nice little sweetness. Nice beer. (1902)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4636) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Hazy honey golden coloured body with a slightly darker copper glow and a perfect, two centimetre tall off-white that pours out of the can absolutely amazingly - just be quick. Aroma of fresh grassy and herbal hops with a bit of a medicinal and metallic note to them. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hops noticeable with a little malt texture showing and some caramel and almost earthy flavours toward the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of hops and malt with some sweetness and more body at the tail end - nice. Overall, a solid beer that hovers more toward the APA or EPA side of things, but with a nice body and solid flavour profile - a nice offering. However, the price and availability are a bit of a bummer though. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased right here at home - amazingly enough - I didn’t have to goto Japan to bring this one back - this was purchased at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 30-July-2011 for US$5.50 sampled at home in Washington on 21-January-2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2012
Can from local supermarket (Misugiya). Dark hop (not citrusy). Maybe mostly bittering hops in this one -- not much aroma. Light orange-brown color with tiny carbonation. Incredibly rocky head -- like a broken meringue. Pleasant malt with a hard hop aftertaste. Light carbonation. Medium-full body, a bit chewy. A decent IPA, tasty, and more or less balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5220) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 Can shared with Linh. Pours a bright, ultra thick hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is über sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with notes of sweet malt, light citrus fruit, and light citrus hops. This could actually be a good IPA when fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2012
Aroma is a bit subdued, hoppy sweet biscuit aroma coming from a coppery amber pour and thin white head. Initial flavour is that biscuity sweetness with a hint of stonefruit and a bitterness that is there but not too overbearing. Considering the 7% abv it is not acrid like a lot of IPA/DIPA’s

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
Very good yellowish head over coppery-golden beer. Lightly spicy hops and other grains aroma. Bitterish, but also a strange, flour-like flavour and sesame seed - the last probably the "other grain" aroma from the nsoe. Real bitter is suddenly there in the finish, with more complexity, only to stop abruptly. Dry, well-carbonated, medium bodied. Interesting beer, seems one moment underhopped, only to return with a vengeance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5020) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Frankly, I picked this up mainly because of the weird-ass can. Look at it. LOOK AT IT! But it turned out to be a fairly competent IPA. Smells biscuity and hoppy, tasted biscuity and hoppy. I get note of resin and grass, as well.


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