overall
95
77
style
Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Imperial IPA
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
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on tap
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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - JAN 19, 2008
Creamy oily beige head on top of a glowing coppery orange body. Creamy, bready, and piney nose is amazingly balanced. Toasted biscuits and citrus rind. Firm mouthfeel with a little tingle, very herbal and vegital hops with a firm carmel backbone. Hides 8.2% very well. Very well balanced, hard to believe its a double IPA. Finishes bready and softly bitter.


4
jinroh (2451) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2017
Draft at Shinshu Osake Mura. Pours nice cloudy orange, some more foam on top at first but dissipates quickly, leaving some nice white lacings on the glass. Nose has some fruity sweetness, nice fresh overall feel with mangos, papayas and orange juice. Tastes nicely full bodied but not heavy, lots of hop resins contributing to the oiliness and to the body. Lots of hops there, working great with the malty body, well-balanced. Probably one of my favourites from Shiga Kogen's usual lineup, never fails.

3.5
Tide (4564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Draught at Brewdog Tokyo. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, a bit of caramel, resin, mango and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango, a bit of resin and grass. Good imperisl IPA.

4
tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2017
330ml bottle from Osake, Tokyo. Bottled 09/2017. Pours golden orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, herbal notes, pine and citrus. Taste is crisp, grassy hoppy and herbal with some pine, resin and caramely malts. Finish is lingering bitter, crisp and grassy with some citrus and pine. Fresh and tasty west coast IPA.

3.7
Alusmamuts (2170) - LATVIA - SEP 29, 2017
Amber bit hazy with with head. Slight yeast and fruity aroma. Good bitterness with remarkable citrus notes. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.6
JuanCC (162) - Valencia, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2017
Notas de mango, herbales y de lúpulo fresco. Amargor marcado pero bien equilibrado. Gran bebestibilidad, invitando enseguida a un nuevo trago. Muy recomendable. Una agradable sorpresa en el panorama cervecero japonés.

3.7
sjogro (4999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Sampled from bottle at kermis’ German trophy tasting. Courtesy of zer0! Thanks for bringing this over! Sweet caramel malts, fudge, bitter nettle like hops. Quite sweet and quite bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Quite malty oily slick. Nice though, 愛!

3.4
Maakun (6710) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to Zer0. Bit hazy darker golden with small off white head. Quite malty, soft tea, apricot, soft dust, herbs. Quite hoppy but more in an apricot/tea way. Quite sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied. Bit rough and old school.

3.4
kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to Zer0. Hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of orange peel, caramel malt and light fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
faroeviking (11331) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 13, 2017
Botella. deep golden amber colur, nice big white ehad, good lacing. Pleasant aroma indeed of piney hops, citrus, sweet like. Flavour is very pleasantly very hoppy piney citrus ndeed, sweet, maltiness comes underneath it all, good bitterness, dry. Long lasting piney sweet hoppy finish. Nice!

3.2
Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
Draft - Light citrus pith. Clear gold with a nice white head. Citrus and nice bitterness. OK.


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