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Hitachino Dai Dai Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TokyoCO on 07-07-2013

Hitachino Nest DaiDai is a very unique brew, “Kiuchi/Hitachino” philosophy with highly focused notes of orange/mandarin, quite dry in the finish. Kiuchi Brewery uses a special, very rare type of orange called “Fukure Mikan”
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Photo of metsfan1
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PGD120
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: medium copper color, translucent with some particulates and slight visible carbonation and a 2 finger fluffy white head.

Aroma: sweet citrus hippy smell, some sweet maltiness, yeast

Taste: sweet citrus at first, little bit of slightly toasted malt flavor, but mostly sweet and citrus. The orange flavor comes in big. Little yeast flavor at the end.

Feel: slight lingering carbination very dry.

Overall: it's unique. Basically what happens when a Japanese brewery makes an American ipa, but I like it. Nice ipa for people that don't like too hoppy beers or people that want something different.

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3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/2013.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of honey, citrus fruit, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with tea, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting tea, honey, and citrus qualities that are still tasting solid after over a year since this one was bottled.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +24.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of armygirltx
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Not a typical IPA. If you hate IPAs, try this one anyway. Lots of orange taste but still big beer flavor. Does NOT taste like a lawnmower!

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma includes some soft but distinct pine and orange peel. The body is clear and bright copper with a frothy, off-white head with moderate retention. The flavor at first is quite sweet, with a good tart bite from the orange and hop acidity. The resin-like hop flavor follows, and the orange lingers into the finish with some bready malt sweetness. There is a good amount of carbonation which contributes to the medium body; there's just a little bite from the carbonation and a touch of dryness from the alcohol.

Overall quite tasty and drinkable. The orange peel is a welcome addition to the otherwise bitter and resiny hops. The flavor has a good deal of complexity as well, shifting from orange to pine to malt with each sip. The 6.2% ABV is skillfully masked as well.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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Hitachino Dai Dai Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.