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: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This Japanese Classic Ale is a recreation of the first Japanese beer made in the Edo period. Please enjoy the Japanese taste, aged in ceder barrels like the old IPA style method from England.

Hop: Chinook, Perle, Kent Golding
Malt: Pale, Munich, Crystal
SRM: 11

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Exploded when I opened the bottle, don’t think i shook it or anything. Poured a nice medium orange-amber hue with a nice sediment at the bottom. A frothy beige head that had great retention but no lace. Aroma had some nice fruity esters and s delicate cedar note to it. Really lacked hops and a sweet malt base. Flavor was slightly sour, not in a negative way. It seemed lost between a sour ale and an amber ale. Hops were mild in after taste and the carbonation seemed elevated.

rand (1920) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2018
Bottle 33 cl / Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Muddy dark amber with numerous floats and short cream and fleeting head. Aromas of malt, red berries, floral and citrusy hop, wood and caramel-toffee. The taste is bittersweet, spiced by wood of cedar. It has tones of bitter orange marmalade, spices, bread, tea and hazelnut. Pretty bitter of citrus and earth coated by fruity of apple and Sherry Amontillado. Superb.

jjsint (3600) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2017
Bottle from Best One, Bedford. Ruddy brown, hazy with very little head. Light grainy aroma with bready, caramel and papaya. The taste is... lovely, but really odd. Sweet at first with lychee and toffee flavours, giving way to a wave of intense bitterness for the finish. Lingering astringency in the aftertaste with shadows of umami grain. Highly carbonated. It's interesting. I disliked it at first, then grew to enjoy it. Worth trying but may not appeal to everyone.

Patersoi (189) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2017
Pours gold/Amber with fast disappearing head. Aroma somehow smells Japanese. Flavour is malty but bitter. Soft mouth feel. Long hoppy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2017
15/IX/17 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: V/2017 (oops) (2017-1496) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber to red orange beer, bit irregular creamy solid yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very malty, sweet, raisins, lots of caramel, ripe banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, yeasty, raisins, hoppy touch, some caramel, soft roast. Aftertaste: grains, pretty hoppy and bitter, some dried fruits, sugary touch. Decent, not super...

YantarCoast (1621) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 10, 2017
330ml bottle from RusBeerShop. Pours hazy orange-brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is wood, pine, caramel, orange. Taste is wood, caramel, oranges, moderate bitterness, dry finish. Interesting.

alexmate (307) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
Pours a sort of light amber colour, nice lacing, thin white head. The aroma is boozy with some red fruits, yeast, spices and a slight stale cardboard smell. Taste is very similar to a barley wine with some boozy brandy like apricot, raisin and plum flavours, hoppy bitter finish. Nice beer, but is it an IPA?

Nicke80 (851) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 33cl bottle from wishbeer bangkok. pours amber with little head. fruity malty aroma with mold citrus and malty taste.

17Beer (447) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2017
12 oz bottle. Scents of leather and apricot and sours. Pours a dark orange with a white head that quickly dissipates. Complex balances of sour and sweet with a sour lingering finish. Some alcohol notes. Mild carbonation. Very unique.

stupre (538) - Nanterre, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2017
Taster @ Mondial de la bière Paris. Notes de caramel et de fruits mûrs. Très maltée avec un final sur l’amertume.

Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Darker brown and opaque. A beige head that leaves nice lacing. Fruit and malts in the aroma. Tangerine and some tropical varieties with some dark fruit. First sip brings some harshness as from a barleywine. Caramel is among the malt flavors and this tends to be quite malty. It also tastes a little hot and perhaps this should be a barleywine. Hops are minimal. Or maybe faded.

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