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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleHitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

360 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-06-2004)
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-28-2014 15:35:26 | More by innominat
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Auraan

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous fully cloudy amber with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. It looks like gorgeous, natural, earthy unfiltered apple juice. Just looking at it makes me want to drink it. Scents of caramel, earthy, herbal hops, earthy yeast, grape, slight citrus aromas in the background and faint undercurrents of cedar. A very nice, earthy, sweet, fruity aroma profile, different from a lot of IPAs, even English style IPAs, that I've had. Its pleasant and inviting. Taste begins sweet with caramel, moving into some nice herbal hops and a tea-like flavor. Throughout there is a nice musky, earthy, yeasty presence that compliments the herbal and tea flavors of the hops wonderfully. There are also slight undercurrents of cedar in the background throughout the sip and some light citrus peel bitterness on the finish. The aftertaste is mildly bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. A good, earthy, sweet, balanced flavor that avoids being both too sweet and too bitter. Very well executed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and with low carbonation. It feels like a good, classic style ale should. Quite nice. Overall this is a very good take on an English IPA. It's balanced and malty, but with a good underlying bitterness and an aroma that is flat out amazing. Very highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 07:22:01 | More by Auraan
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sblanton83

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-14-2014 22:55:52 | More by sblanton83
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JJStout83

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-10-2014 14:52:22 | More by JJStout83
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ChuckS

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-10-2014 10:26:53 | More by ChuckS
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-08-2014 21:30:54 | More by Cubatobaco
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-07-2014 04:13:11 | More by Kahlerbock
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-07-2014 02:52:15 | More by threedaggers
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw colored body..
The aroma is mild smells of grains and grapes. A little surprising but nice.
The taste is mild bitterness balanced with some honey sweetness and spice with a latent dry bitterness finish. Good profile.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
A light and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:39:11 | More by Fatehunter
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-23-2014 21:58:00 | More by rickcrip76
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-21-2014 05:49:20 | More by Texasfan549
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anaids

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-19-2014 14:36:32 | More by anaids
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-19-2014 01:19:22 | More by mrfrancis
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jmdr

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-14-2014 04:53:43 | More by jmdr
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-12-2014 00:01:17 | More by Lukass
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-10-2014 04:50:09 | More by csmartin6
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-08-2014 12:19:49 | More by mizx
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-01-2014 00:09:03 | More by ImperatorScab
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice light golden brown with a 1/2 inch head that quickly dissipates. Very mild lacing on the glass. First sip is fairly sweet and you can taste a little bit of cedar from the casks. Lots of yeast particles are visible through the glass. Has a great hearty mouthfeel. Some slight bitterness at the end and after awhile you can start tasting the alcohol at the end. Some slight citrus scent and taste. A very nice beer that's got some character to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 03:01:58 | More by Richardbeerlover
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-21-2014 20:17:35 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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cornchz

Korea (South)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-13-2014 03:51:17 | More by cornchz
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nychrislin

California

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very great beer, I love the spice and malty smell. The cedar lingers in your mouth, it's like sitting in a library with this beer, the 7% alcohol level really is hidden. It's a very effervescent beer, and that's pretty rare for a Japanese beer, but it also still retains a dry aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 02:00:15 | More by nychrislin
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Vylo

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-06-2014 21:48:24 | More by Vylo
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Doomfag

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-29-2013 17:09:49 | More by Doomfag
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Monkeypuker

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2013 04:31:05 | More by Monkeypuker
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.