Stew41 (1967) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pump at Yokohama taproom. The best beer tasted on my Japanese trip. Absolutely wonderful with masses of tropical fruit throughout. So seductive with combinded with the soft palate structure. This is really really sexy but probably stretches the sweetness angle the traditionalist. Amazing stuff.
IslandHaole (1250) - Misawa, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Popeye’s w/TimE: A dark amber color, slight haze to it. A great hoppy scent, oodles of citrus in the nose. A great "sniffing" beer for sure.
(Stone IPA came to mind). A bitter citrus peel bite. A very enjoyable beer (I could drink plenty of these and would if I could get them!)
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color with an excellent English hops nose balanced wth some subtle malt character. The mouth is slightly hoppy, with notes of oranges and other subtle fruitiness. The bitter finish comes across more like an American pale ale, but seems to work great. Delightful.