IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just found this gem in my trip to Tokyo today. Nice color, deep gold, light amber with a foamy off-white head. Toasty malts and grapefruit in the nose.
A sweet cookie dough malt with piney hops, nice! Smooth feel, not too much carbonation, for a Japanese made canned beer, this is quite good!
Beer4000 (4521) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350ml can @ Cardinal. Unclear orange body with a medium sized off-white head. Mild aroma of matured fruit and pale malt. Flavor is sweet pale malt, hint of caramel, fruity, ripe fruit and moderate bitterness. Quite plain and straightforward, nothing especially going on here, but no off flavors either. Medium body and moderate aftertaste. A rather plain and slightly sweet beer that might be more of a pale ale than IPA.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper with some amber. Aroma has some light bitterness, some pine, earth, and slightly sweet malts. Bitterness hits a lot harder in the flavor. Some citrus and pine, light sweet malt backbone. Lemon comes through just barely. Bitter finish with a slight oiliness. Not all that complex, but nice
jeremyBrews (2) - Chiba-shi, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An extremely sessionable IPA. Pretty much the definition of drinkable IPA, at least in the sense that it’s kind of a cross between IPA and Pale Ale, which is an extremely Japanese craft beer thing to do (bring all malt and hop notes down). Aroma is flowery, head is decent, balance is solid.
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at APA hotel in Kokura. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Bitter with lots of citric hops note’s also some spruce aromas. Tiny hints of caramel malts. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Hoppy and bitter finish. Nice fresh hoppyness.
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NOSE: a BANGING tinned mandarin aroma, plus a bit of grapefruit. LOOKS: amber head and a cloudy aztec bronze (?) coloured liquid. TASTE: very bitter, pine + fruit.
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange pour with medium off-white head.
Nose is weak and malt forward.
Notes of Pine, Citrus tempered by a sweeter maltier back.
Not bad. Would session if it was cheap and widely available.
Definitely not the top of the class but pleasant enough
Scipio (708) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you to my brother Chris for this thoughtful gift. Pours a very hazy golden in color with a medium, lingering white head. The aroma is more on the subtle side. It consists of apricot, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and light pine. The taste is mildly bitter up front which than extends in some sweetness. Its a bit tangy as well. It is heavier on grapefruit that is balanced with pineapple. There is plenty of floral hops in here, as well as mango and lemon. The aftertaste is a mild grapefruit, but it does last quite awhile. Its light to medium in body, with a somewhat sticky texture, with above average carbonation. This one is different than the typical IPA found here in the US. Its is less intense with hops and is focused more towards the citrus aspects. Enjoyable. I think the artwork on these Japanese cans is pretty cool also.
daje (2549) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Øltorget, july 11th 2014. Clear dark golden body with a frothy white head. Light hoppy aroma of peach, apricot, pine. Taste of caramel, pine, weak fruity. Good bitterness with a growing grapefruit sting in the finish.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and light malt aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light backing caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light caramel and light dark fruits.
rianoux (4) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found this for relatively cheap in my local grocery store, was pleasantly surprised at the refreshing bitterness from a can beer.