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: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Poured into flute a orange amber color with pastime white head and lace. Aroma was malty, breach, with some orange oil. Taste was malts, biscuit with the orange coming in the finish. Not the grapefruit or pine hop bombs being made in the USA, this is very different. Lighter and malty in taste, very drinkable and refreshing. A winner for me.

fonefan (50679) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2017

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Hitachino Nest Daidai IPA ].
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, spicy hops, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt, sweet malt, fruity hops, old hops, spicy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20170930]

chrisv10 (18217) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle, 6.2%. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little orange and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, caramel, little orange, little toasted, medium sweet and medium bitter.

HenrikSoegaard (14448) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300917

saxo (19275) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration, Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, malt, grass, pine and hops. Medium bitter finish.

Idiosynkrasie (7843) - 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 (6839) - 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 (10793) - 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 (7403) - 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.

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