jinroh (2128) - ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2017
Tap @ CBM Toranomon, New England vs West Coast event. Pours orange with some white foam, quite deep orange actually. Nose has some biscuity malt sweetness but also some prickly hops. Taste reveals quite sweet beer, malty character overall, some grassy bitterness trying to create some balance into the equation. Citric notes come out in the mid-taste but also in the finish. Nothing special but also not too bad. MayumiH (1214) - - DEC 15, 2016
Tap at Brewdog Roppongi. Clear amber colour with a white head. Citrus and some hops, malt sweetness. Medium body. Not bad at all. Heidbummer (822) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Draught at Sapporo Brewpub. Bloody marvellous. Pours amber with persitent head. Hops,pine and melon on the nose. Great depth on the taste, loads of bitterness, citrus, hops. A great IPA. TimE (6069) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2016
Hazy amber color. Big big malty backbone with tons of citrus notes and notes of caramel. Bracing bitterness. The hops just linger and linger. Full body, full impact IPA. Reminds me on a PNW IPAs from the 1990s, but really well put together. douglas88 (9571) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2016
On tap at OBF. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A nice soft perfume and fruity hop nose. Toast, sweet malt base, mango, tropical fruit, low bitterness. Quite nice.
Madsen1635 (895) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark amber pour with thin white head. Aroma has lots of peach and flowers. Taste is balanced with sparkling sensation. Medium bitterness and carbonation. Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Tap at Cooper Ale’s in Shinbashi, Tokyo. Copper pour with a nice head. Citrus, pine, caramel, grapefruits, resin. Medium body with a nice balance of carbonation, bitterness and sweetness. Great bitter finish. Best Japanese IPA to date willisread (3548) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Re-rate: Tap at Beer Bar North Island. Still very solid, but flavors not as punchy as before. Still a very solid IPA though and one of Japan’s best. On tap at Beer Bar North Island. Served in a half pint shaker. Copper amber color with a modest light caramel-colored head. Grapefruit, orange, pine needles and bit of melon all on the nose. Really sticky, resiny profile that intensifies on the palate. Nice balance between malt and hops although the hops really shine through in this IPA. Nice bitter finish that stays with you. One of the best IPAs in Japan in my opinion. GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Nice deep gold, big head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy, some pine. Big hop flavour, some dough with the fruit flavour. Good balance. Westkyoto77 (636) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2013
Draught at Craftman. Brassy dark gold, tall, white sticky head. Subtle fruity hops nose. Hops much more prominent in the mouth, along with grapefruit, caramel, and some malt. Very nice.