Minoh Beer Pale Ale - A.J.I. Beer Inc

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Minoh Beer Pale Ale
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85
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-04-2004

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dull amber with an off-white head.

S: Hops, fruity I guess. Slightly metallic.

T: Bitter. Citrusy hops with some mango-like butteryness. A bit of orange rind. A slight touch of vanilla. Acidic and astringent. Not sessionable. Sharp mouthfeel with a nice froth from the head.

O: Pretty sound American style English pale ale. Nothing too inspirational.

Photo of juju7
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty decent take on the style. Definitely darker than expected. The aromas and taste are all a touch soft. Grapefruity nose and firmish bitterness on the palate. Not an assertive presence by any means. But it isn`t bad as such just a little lacklustre maybe...

Photo of bobsy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on tap at Beer Belly in Osaka (nice bar BTW).

Minoh Pale Ale has a classic APA appearance. Slightly cloudy copper body with a generous white head that showed good retention and decent lacing. The nose is quite tempting, consisting of a mix of grapefruit, grainy malt and brown sugar. The taste profile is very clean with a surprising level of bitterness for a Japanese beer (drink enough... you'll know what I mean). Lots of grapefruit and mild pine resin delivers some solid west coast notes while a good dose of caramel keeps everything balanced. Fairly light body with moderate carbonation.

A very solid offering and good everyday drinker. It would be nice not to have to fly 5,500 miles to get my next pint of this.

Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at great japanese beer festival 2008:

a: beautiful off-white head w/ copper/brown body; some creamy lace on the sides of glass

s: light citrus hops; raw wheat

t: very light piney and citrus hops followed by raw wheat and finishing with smooth caramel malts

m: very creamy and smooth

d: a very light IPA pale ale but still quite enjoyable

Photo of Naerhu
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slighty opaque and slight orange and red with a small white head.
Pale malt aroma with mild hop aroma.
Light pale malt flavor with a reserved hop profile. This is a well made lager lovers pale ale. The hops were mildly spicey.

This seems like an ideal ale to bring timid lager drinkers over to the ale camp, in that it is clean, mild yet has the warm malty character of an ale.

Minoh Beer Pale Ale from A.J.I. Beer Inc
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.