overall
87
77
style
Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Hazy amber pour with thin off-white head. Bready and floral aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel malt; ends with pleasant hop finish.


3.8
Patersoi (180) - 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

3.7
tderoeck (10343) - 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...

3.4
YantarCoast (1565) - 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.

3.4
alexmate (295) - 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?

2.9
Nicke80 (841) - 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.

3.4
17Beer (428) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.5
Strykzone (7723) - 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.

3.9
colui72 (1122) - HONG KONG - JUN 2, 2017
Clear amber, medium off-white head and sticky lacing. Aroma of resin, caramel, ripe fruits. Taste is on the malty side, with nice sweet malts, caramel, a bit barleywine-ish; then some wood, ripe fruits, alcohol. Medium bodied with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, medium bitter, long finish. Excellent.

3.4
BillWyce (1110) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Pours hazy orange-amber with a tight, 1-finger bone-colored head. Mild grapefruit hop aroma mixed with a wood note. Maybe some caramel too. Body is medium with just a touch of oil to it. Light astringency to the finish. Hop flavors show as notes of citrus and resin that mix at the back with a pleasant wood note.


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