john_henry (124) - - MAR 3, 2014colui72 (985) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2017
Drinks like a sweet pale ale. Not in any way an IPA. Big on the orange and sweetener, but little else. Another dissapointment from Hitachino
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 (3324) - 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 (41) - zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Drank on tap at Palmhof Alehouse, Zurich. A little gassy, but a tasty IPA. Very drinkable. vbaudry (139) - - 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.
Finish is a bit bitter and stays there a lot.
Quite refined but very only on the orange and not so original. Rask0lnikov (1257) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2017
330ml bottle. BB 03/2017. Pours pale yellow colour. Moderate white head. Dried apples, orange, citrusses in the aroma. Apricot, sweetness, spices, notes of orange, citrussy notes in the taste. Quite fruity, bit spicy brew. Would like to have fresh batch, but this is quite drinkable.
Scipio (1044) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Pours a clear orange with a thinner white head that lingers for a bit. The aroma has a healthy mix of orange and caramel, with a significant presence of herbal hops. Some lesser pine and peach are found as well. The taste has an easy bitterness to it. Dry and a little sweet, but not too much. I find a lot of parallels to the nose. There is strong orange with a base of caramel and resin. Still pretty herbal, although now I detect a slight grassiness as well. Mild peach. Sweet orange aftertaste is a tad weak though long lasting. Meidum in body, with thicker, sticky texture, and average in carbonation. A solid IPA overall. Lobster15 (61) - - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle at easy beer. Amber color. Caramel notes. Tangerine finish. Nice IPA, not outstanding though. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sly burnt orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Some sly messy lace.
The aroma had some sweet Mandarin oranges, sweet freshly cut grass, some lemon pulp, subtle herbal sweetness, a touch of floral and a little bit of toast at the end.
The flavor was sweet all of the way through. Some light bitterness did try and make an effort to come forward but didn’t seem to show enough pizazz. Aftertaste was the Mandarin oranges, sweet. Finish was semi-sticky and sweet.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Stickiness was acceptable and not cloying.
Overall, wishing there would have been a little more pizazz from the bitter components of the hops. I didn’t mind this one and am wishing I could have found a date on the bottle. Numbers are gentle in this review due to unknown age of this beer. Khosrove (87) - LATVIA - MAY 12, 2017
Very fruity and refreshing. Not too bitter, nice citrusy hops. A little sour. lidor1995 (102) - ISRAEL - APR 21, 2017
Pours from the bottle clear orange with low head and strong carbonation, aroma of candy and orange, strong sour body