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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

380 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 237 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Cubatobaco, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kahlerbock, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Fatehunter, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

rickcrip76, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Texasfan549, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

anaids, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

mrfrancis, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jmdr, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Lukass, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

csmartin6, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

mizx, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ImperatorScab, Feb 01, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Richardbeerlover, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

cornchz, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of nychrislin
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

nychrislin, Jan 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Vylo, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Doomfag, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Monkeypuker, Dec 24, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Date stamp: J.13.07

Appearance: Cloudy dark amber with the barest level of foam ring at the edge. Some occasional tiny strands of lacing.

Smell: Sweet - malty (caramel notes) and orange citrus.

Taste: Sweetness up front with some hints of Belgian fruitiness. After that sweet start, the beer then moves into some herbal hop flavors and a definite cedar / woody bitter finish. The sweet and the bitter are distinct flavors - one begins and the other one finishes it, but never muddled or fighting with one another.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and nicely thick. Carbonation just right.

Overall / Drinkability: With its unique taste, a sipping beer - and yet very drinkable as well. I could easily have another, or at least would not mind it if it came in a bigger bottle. I wonder how this beer is on tap. I definitely would buy this again. Overall it has aspects of a Belgian Pale Ale, and American IPA, and that distinct cedar aging that is like no other style. Well done!

damndirtyape, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fionn13, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.