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Hitachino Nest Pale Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Pale AleHitachino Nest Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-27-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Redbarchettayyz, Aug 27, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -22.4%

A very disappointing brew. The hops almost tasted oxidized, but it just had a lot of woody taste to it. Quite malty and I had a real hard time with the herbal, woody, cardboard flavor that the beer had. There was a decent sweet caramel malt backbone to the beer, and the hops are certain times have redeeming qualities though.

dar482, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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hunteraw, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Had this on tap at Popeye's in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Overall, even for being a pale ale, I have to say this is my least favorite Hitachino i've had. Even on tap, the smell was a bit bland and the taste followed that trend. Better than many pale ales, of course, but falls short of even a Bass or Sierra Nevada (both amazing beers, too, of course). I enjoyed this beer, but I have no exact memorable tidbits about it. If you like Hitachino and you are trying them all like Pokemon, collect this one and just say you experienced it (like I am).

shigg85, May 31, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +8%

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date. ABV is stated as 5.5%. Purchased from the Brewdog webshop. I like the owl emblem that this brewery uses on all their beers.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Bottle-conditioned. A hazy orange-amber with good carbonation. Forms a nice head of white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with notes of mild hoppy citrus and dry yeast.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild bitter finish. Slightly sweet. Notes of caramel, dry yeast and subtle citrus. A faint carbonic acidity in the background, followed by a crisp bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, prickly and dry. Quite astringent. Aftertaste of malt and bitter hops.

Not bad - a decidedly drinkable pale ale. Wouldn't have minded if the aromatic hops were amped-up slightly, but the malt character and balance are good. A decent beer for my first foray into Japanese craft. Worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 06, 2012
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Hitachino Nest Pale Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.