Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
IPA brewed with Japanese wild breed mandarin "Fukure Mikan". Refreshing flavor of this mandarin complements well with citrusy hop. The perfect balance act of hop bitterness and Umami taste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, - JUL 3, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Nice clear gold. Huge orane aroma with some hops. Very fruity flavour, starts sweet but has some hop bitterness after. Sadly not enough hops for what is labelled an IPA. Nice summer beer.

Idiosynkrasie (7726) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy fruity aroma, notes of mandarine, mandarine zest with a leafy-herbal-spicy touch. Taste is bitter hoppy and bitter zesty, citrusy fruity, notes of mandarine, mandarine zest with minimally soapy and herbal, peppery spicy touch, dry, pale and caramel malty basis.

Diplopia (1) - - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
Good stuff good stuff good stuff really good stuff awesome stuff. Light IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Draught at Haymaker, 6/11/17.
Lightly-to-minimally hazy, drab, brass-golden with a small, white head showing low retention.
Light citrus up front is quickly pushed out of the way by light-to-moderate caramel-like maltiness with a fair bit of oxidation and fruity esters mixing in on the finish. Neither fruit nor hop seems even remotely fresh and rather quite the opposite. But it’s clean, anyways, with no alcohol noted.
Rather tired, very malt-forward and quite fruity, in the mouth, with a malty, yet fairly dry texture bolstered by low but engaging carbonation. Unfortunately, there’s just so little hop character remaining here and what’s left is just vegetal, vaguely citric and rather peppery. It’s all given to the bready, biscuity malt and there’s even some oxidation already. Obviously this must be a better beer if fresh, though given that it’s coming from Japan, I’m not sure how fresh you can realistically get it. Will probably seek out a bottle assuming they’re dated and see if I can find a relatively fresh one and then give this another go.

gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2017
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 22, 2017.
At Põrgu Õllelokaal, Tallinn.
From bottle.
Clear amber color, white head. Malty, sweet, fat, herbal scent. Malty, fruity taste. Herbal, bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Borresteijn (7354) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2017
33cl Bottle at Porgu, tfs Jinroh! Clear golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, mandarin, orange, a bit sharp. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, caramel, orange, mandarin, light citrusy, minerals, bitter finish. Light bodied, oily moutfheel. Decent, but not my kind of IPA.

blueruin (151) - - JUL 17, 2017
Decent fruity one. Medium bitterness, decent hopping - some of the orange coming through. Nothing to write home about, though

colui72 (1071) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2017
Bright clear amber, small white head and some lacing. Beautiful aroma of mandarin and ale malts. Mikan mandarin remains strongly in its taste, well blended with citrusy hops. Some note of ale malts aren’t particularly distinctive. Medium bitterness here, quite crisp and refreshing in a hot day, light bodied but not watery, smooth and softly carbonated. Decent.

andrepintado (3555) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 20, 2017
On tap. Cloudy orange. Thin white head. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is orange, spices, mango, peach, hops.

keysersoze79 (57) - zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Drank on tap at Palmhof Alehouse, Zurich. A little gassy, but a tasty IPA. Very drinkable.

vbaudry (153) - - JUN 10, 2017
Blond orange clean robe, white head. Nose on orange, citrus and some creamy sweet stuff. Mouth is creamy on sweet orange, like a rye IPA without the sourness. Medium body. Finish is a bit bitter and stays there a lot. Quite refined but very only on the orange and not so original.

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