RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
We love sushi, and we think ICHI Sushi in San Francisco makes some of the very best. So when Chef Tim Archuleta asked us to collaborate on a beer to celebrate the opening of their new ICHI Ni Bar, we jumped at the opportunity.

Inspired by classic Japanese rice beers, we mashed together a light base of pilsner malt, flaked rice and sushi rice from the ICHI kitchen. As long as we were in Chef Tim’s larder, we decided to integrate two of his favorite culinary ingredients: floral shiso leaf and Japanese Yuzu juice. We then layered on a delicate Citra dry-hop for a lemon/lime aroma. The result is a refreshing and light-bodied blonde ale with a delicate and uniquely Japanese-inspired aroma of yuzu and shiso.

Pair with the Omakase menu at ICHI or look for it available on draft in limited distribution around California.

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vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft. Light golden pour with white head. Light Yuzu, and fruit aromas. Flavors come off malty, cracker, finishes with a touch of citrus and fruit.

kraddel (9547) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Pours clear blonde , fluffy white head . Smell is a bit bitter , Yuzu . Taste is grainy , bit bitter , aromatic yuzu without any sour aspect . Pretty blank ending though

Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a clear yellow color with a clean lime aroma. Taste is dry with a light malt flavor, that leaves a faint to no aftertaste. An odd corn flavor that I can’t exactly match. Minimal sweetness, which faintly tastes like toffee.

Theydon_Bois (22066) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex, 04/11/14. Clear golden blonde with a well appointed off white covering that retains well. Nose is spice, damp flannel, vanilla, sweet and sour notes, dumplings. Taste comprises off custard, Glucose drink, light spice, grain, seaweed. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Maybe this works better with food but it didn’t do a lot for me!

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Keg at the King’s Arms, London. It pours a pale golden color with a medium white head. Aroma isquite hoppy with notes of citrus peel, herbs, tangerine, mango. Taste is grainy and grassy, light sweet, with notes, of hay, rice, grains, grass, grapefruit, bubble gum, toasted bread. Lightly bitter finish. Light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and quite refreshing

Leighton (23350) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours perfecty clear yellow with a creamy, white head. Not the most inviting aroma, with mostly musty grains and hints of detergent. Medium sweet flavor with some sugary cereal, grains, ripe citrus fruits, melon gummies. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish with more gumny fruits, white grape, grain husk, grass. Not very good, really.

nickd717 (5079) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Draft at Ichi + Ni Bar. Clear bright golden pour with a well-formed fading white head. The aroma is fresh and hoppy with citrus and Japanese herbal notes. The flavor is really interesting. Good though! Lemon and lime with a touch of tartness, yuzu and shiso making it very herbal and leafy. Medium-light bodied, crisp, and well-carbonated. A worthy experiment.

Camons (13717) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, yeast, citrus, Yuzu, soapy notes. Flavor is malt, , yeast, grain, corn, citrus, yuzy, soapy. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 190914

Rasmus40 (22776) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light earthy, fruity and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190914

chrisv10 (18915) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, grainy, hop, spices, phenols and corn. Flavour is malt, yeast, corn, grainy, phenols, little sweet, herbs, hop and medium bitter.

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