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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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very good

386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website

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: 386 | Reviews: 238 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

yancot, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

matthewwarner, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

innominat, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Auraan
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.

Auraan, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of sblanton83
3/5  rDev -20.8%

sblanton83, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of JJStout83
4/5  rDev +5.5%

JJStout83, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of ChuckS
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Cubatobaco
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Cubatobaco, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kahlerbock, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Fatehunter, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of rickcrip76
3/5  rDev -20.8%

rickcrip76, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Texasfan549, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of anaids
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

anaids, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

mrfrancis, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jmdr, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Lukass, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

csmartin6, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mizx, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

ImperatorScab, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
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.

Richardbeerlover, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

cornchz, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of nychrislin
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.

nychrislin, Jan 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Vylo, Jan 06, 2014
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.