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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
83
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-26-2014 01:42:37 | More by Corson
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-08-2014 02:34:17 | More by Kmat10
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the_encinitan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2014 04:56:27 | More by the_encinitan
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mrjez

Japan

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-30-2014 11:06:07 | More by mrjez
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-22-2014 18:13:43 | More by afsdan
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Mr_Leeward

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-15-2014 12:20:15 | More by Mr_Leeward
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2014 19:18:15 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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matthewwarner

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-10-2014 01:40:41 | More by matthewwarner
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Poupae

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-10-2014 13:42:26 | More by Poupae
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

10-28-2013 22:14:18 | More by MacarthurParker
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-11-2013 18:58:18 | More by innominat
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Redbarchettayyz

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2013 04:46:19 | More by Redbarchettayyz
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dar482

New York

2.8/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

08-14-2013 18:40:27 | More by dar482
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2013 20:52:48 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Norseman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-28-2013 05:23:52 | More by Norseman
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-27-2013 20:45:12 | More by Hultkrantz
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tonton

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2013 09:21:57 | More by tonton
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-26-2013 21:11:36 | More by inspektor
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-08-2013 02:00:29 | More by spycow
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JonBarley

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-10-2012 04:20:43 | More by JonBarley
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-13-2012 01:44:49 | More by cfalovo97
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hunteraw

China

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-26-2012 08:11:38 | More by hunteraw
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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).

05-31-2012 03:23:27 | More by shigg85
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

04-06-2012 22:54:45 | More by jazzyjeff13
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-25-2012 02:52:35 | More by GuidedByVoices
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Hitachino Nest Pale Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.