TimE (5372) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
understated, but well balanced IPA
Nice backbone and never too aggressive but certainly decent amount of hops balance
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Beerfes Tokyo. Nice amber, a bit of foam. Aroma relatively malty, has freshness and sweet fruity hops. Tastes Brimmer - somewhat thick and velvety, some bitterness and a bit of resin. Good drinkability, nice brew.
KyotoLefty (9634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 2 Dogs. Pretty, glowing red, a bit cloudy, with a fine, airy head. Nose or caramel, cherry, some chocolate, orange hops. Sweet, citrus flavors, caramel and chocolate. Tasty, very drinkable, with a dry, woody bitter finish.
omhper (24077) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Popeye, Tokyo (as Classic American IPA, 6%). Almost clear copper colour, minimal head. Aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Mid sweet with solid body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Resiny caramel and Earl Grey tea. Really bitter finish.
shoulderbroken (3981) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Beer Box. Amber colour, creamy gold head. Aroma is grassy hops. Taste is more malty, light bitterness, lots of grain. Bit of citrus. Bit of caramel.
jonno (2616) - JAPAN - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft nose of pine and citrus. As with all Brimmer’s they are highly drinkable and smooth with no prickles. Great drinking, low on surprises. Brimmer do some good bigger beers. Body of citrus balanced with toffee malt.