omhper (25805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2009
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Clear amber, minimal head. Perfumy apricot and grapefruit aroma. Firly sweet with clean crystal malt profile. Hop driven and stringent, works well all the way to the lingering bitter finish. Ferris (16696) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft - Smells like a wheat wine. Clear orange with a white head. Wheat and orange that finishes sour. I think this has gone off. If not the brewer is off his nut. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. KyotoLefty (10721) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2008
Clear reddish - white head. Fruity, berries, berrie acid/sourness, tartness, caramel, sweetness, candy, light hoppy, grape fruity, apricot, light bitterness.
On tap at the brewery. MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
Deep amber color with a large, off-white head. Aroma of rounded, fruity amber malt, good hops, pine, earth, a touch of bubble gum. Good malt flavor, strongish hops, light sweetness. Fruity, with cherry or dark fruits, a bit roasted, and a sweet-and-sour edge. Some citrus and bubble gum. Very dry, flinty hop finish. Long-lasting. Probably the best of the day.
My Bottom Line:
TimE (6164) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2007
This Pale Ale’s muscular hoppiness is its main draw, one which displays citrusy fruitiness under wet leaves, growing on a pine tree. These hop festivities luckily benefit from a supporting malt body and are thus able to sparkle for the pleasure of all alpha groupies.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the clear peachy blond.
-Loads of hops make up a very enticing, complex nose (citrusy, herbal, leafy, etc.)
-Peachy sweetness helps diminish the hop dominance, but balance is not reached (not that I care).
-This might have been the hoppiest beer in my 5-week Nippon trip.
On tap at Towers.
Med amber color. Apricots, apples, oranges with obvious use of pale malts in the nose. Nice up front hoppy start. Some cookies, apples and peaches. Very bitter, like a can of whoop ass bitter, citrusy finish. Not really well put together, but still very intersting. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a creamy tan head. Fruity hops that seem more Belgian than American in character wiith apricot noticeable. Bready flavours meet intense bitterness. Herbs, soap and apricot all compete for attention. Body could be fuller in my opinion. Still a beer to remember. melush (4816) - SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2013
@ Lika Mountain Liquor Store Inabaji, Nagoya, Japon.
A: Amber / Amber.
T/S: Malt, fruity, sweet / Malta, afrutado, dulce.
Tap at Thrash Zone. Amber coloured, not much off-white head. Aroma is gherkins, citrus hops, fruity. Cherry and sweetness, caramel element but subtle. Taste bit gherkin, quite weird. Pretty nice. I love gherkins. (Had probably drunk too much at this stage). maekchu (4069) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 17, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Mountain. Nose of stone fruit, burnt caramel, some pine, quite earthy, too. Bright copper color, some lace. Caramel and lightly rough bitterness. Some minor sweet fruit note. Thin-medium body. Okay. Seems like they’ve finally figured out their problem with yeast and filtration.