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


on tap

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3391) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Can at tasting. Aroma is fruity, somewhat sweaty, some cream, buttery, floral and slightly messy. Flavor is quite bitter, slightly creamy and a bit strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6561) - 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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19638) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3563) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
Can. Amber bodied with a tall, dense, lively white head. Spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt and tropical fruit in the nose. Taste is big spicy hops, sweet malt, caramel notes, citrus fruit and tropical fruit. Body is medium with a moderate, foamy carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, zesty citrus, sweet malt, chewy caramel and tropical fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
35 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild hoppy. Peachy to light mango hops fruity, sweet and crisp hoppy. Bitter and light sweet fruity impression into the finish.

   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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4770) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2196) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5451) - 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.

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