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Ozeno Yukidoke IPA - Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd.

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Ozeno Yukidoke IPAOzeno Yukidoke IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MrMcGibblets on 05-09-2008

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Keananmichael5
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of xhuang61
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rudedude985
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Tarmac
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great stuff. If you have any interest in Japanese beers and/or IPAs, you should definitely try this if you ever come across it. Maybe the best Japanese beer I've had (sorry, Kuronama). Available at a Izakaya in Santa Clara, CA, and went great with the little meats and veggies.

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gshackles
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CHickman
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Beer tasting notes from 6/8/13; had a bottle at Bond Street in NYC and it paired perfectly with the sushi and pours cloudy orange color with a 2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly and left excellent lacing clinging to the sides.

Smells of orange peel, clementine, grapefruit, flowers, floral hops, sweet malt, coriander and brown sugar; really soft citrus aroma which smells like an orange or tangerine ripping open a few inches from your face.

Tastes like it smells, with orange peel, clementine, orange peel, flowers, pineapple, floral hops, sweet malt, coriander, light grains, cinnamon, sour apple and brown sugar; the bitterness is like a grapefruit and quite tart and sharp, leaving a pucker.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, like a buttery creamsickle that melted and slides down effortlessly with zero resistance besides the bitter hoppy finish; chewy medium body that has some texture, but it was really impressive since my expectations were low and it was perfect in it's overall feel.

Overall it was a really good IPA and one that took me completely by surprise; this was flavorful, had a great feel, tremendous lacing and everything a good IPA should have. It was exceptionally smooth and easy to drink and one to seek out.

Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of lannylighthill
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SirBentham
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: It's a bit hazy, pale yellow color. Nice white foam.
S: Lemon citrus hops and a little bit of yeast
T: Lemon citrus goes along with balanced hops and malt.
M: It's light- to medium-bodied Very crisp with a solid amount of carbonation.
O: This one is a bit smoother and more crisp than most American IPAs. I find it to be incredibly balanced. I think this is one of the more underrated IPAs out there right now. It's not cheap, but I recommend it.

served in a bottle

Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a three finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast in the nose along with some hints of lemon citrus hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of lemon citrus and a light amount of bitterness along with some hints of yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit chalky on the palate with a high amount of carbonation. The hops lend a lot of crispness to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer isn't as hoppy and bitter compared to other American IPAs, but it's nice to drink and has some interesting flavors.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very hazy (almost cloudy) medium golden yellow to orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a four+ finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to medium sized two finger thick patch with a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The beer starts out with some moderate to strong aromas of lemon/citrus hops and some lighter aromas of bready malts.There are also some more subtle notes of pine/resin hops. As the beer warms, a strong aroma of yeast becomes apparent and starts to dominate the overall smell.

T: The beer starts out with the flavor of bready malts with some fairly strong flavors of yeast (that yeast flavor has been increasing as the beer warms). There are moderate flavors of lemon/citrus hops with lighter amounts of pine/resin hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable but not the easiest to drink beer - the yeasty flavors in the American IPA style are a little awkward. Glad that I tried this beer and would definitely consider sampling other beers from the brewery - I discovered this one at a Japanese market and bought it on a whim.

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Ozeno Yukidoke IPA from Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.