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

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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hitachino Japanese Classic Ale is brewed following the original India Pale Ale brought to Japan in the 19th century . It is slowly matured in Cedar casks which are commonly used in the brewing of traditional Japanese sake.

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3.2
fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle 330ml.
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, rice, carame, old malt, pepper. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, and a moderate to heavy peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090320]

3.1
yespr (44754) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Dry malty and slight malty aroma. Flavour has a distinct rice-malty base flavour with a light citric bitterness coming through. Dry malty and slight rice like. Ends dry.

3.7
Ungstrup (37231) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong spicy notes as well as strong notes of cedarwood. The flavor is very spicy, cinnamon etc. As weel as strong notes of cedarwood, leading to a dry woody and spicy finish. Very Interesting.

3.6
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcoholc and wood. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of alcohol, wood and dried fruits. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.6
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, big off-white head. Aroma is fruits, marzipan, quite sweet nutmeglike notes as well as some mild spices. Flavour is wood, mild smoked wet things as well as spices and quite nutty. Mild vanilla. Very different, yet pleasant brew.

3.7
anders37 (26139) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Hasa fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish. with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr/Ungstrup. Hazy amber golden with floating impurities with a rough, off-white head. Spicy and rather enticing aroma. Medium body, notes of overripe fruit and some interesting and rather exciting spicy accents that must derive from the cedar casks. Dry and bitter finish. Pretty unique. 200309

4.4
omhper (24963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Bottled. Hazy amber, rich firm head. Strong perfumy cedar aroma. Medium sweet and medium bodied Densely malty with this very evident and unique woody cedar character. Fruity, yet elegant with piney bitter finish. Interesting, unique and mindblowingly tasty!

3.5
madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
14th August 2008. Hazy red amber beer. Initially a little malty but then blooms to a rich woody taste that I assume is the cedar casks gift to this beer. Not sweet and vanilla like oak but aromatic and strong. Dry woody finish. Off the beaten track!

3.7
Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Cloudy golden brown, thin tan head. Aroma of orange/citrus. Tastes of cinnamon and clove, dry and a bit hoppy, with lemon and pepper coming in late. Haven’t had anything like this since Tolly Cobbold’s IPA from Ipswich, which hasn’t been brewed in about 10 years. Worth seeking out.


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