Hitachino Dai Dai Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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3.05/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows sweet malt, orange peel, soft spices, woody notes and incense. Different.
Interesting flavours too. Alcohol, sweet malt and a woody incence note again. Finishes with an assertive bitterness but little of the way in hop flavours.
Needs more carbonation, feels watery.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:52:33 | More by CrazyDavros
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.34/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
Bright amber with a clear body & visible carbonation. The head was 0.25cm & turned patchy after a few seconds.
Strong smell of oranges, almost overpowering with some wheat and a little sweetness. I could detect some hops although not many & touches of bitterness plus various background fruits rounded things off.
Dominated by a strong orange presence that also hints at some alcohol. Some yeast, a little wheat & some bitterness make an appearance alongside some subtle hops & a perfume like flavour that seemed quite floral.
Smooth with a medium body and light medium carbonation, this one is slightly sweet & some hints of alcohol also feature.
Fairly average beer & definitely wasn't on of their better offerings, the beer just seemed to be dominated by the orange smell & flavour and despite being labelled as an IPA I would be more inclined to put it down as a fruit beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 15:32:06 | More by flyingpig
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz chalice at Beer Revolution.
This beer appears a clear, glassy medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of lightly foamy, mostly wispy off-white head, which leaves a few streaks of volcanic island lace around the glass as things duly progress.
It smells of faint, indistinct citrus flesh, soft caramel-tinted pale malt, and spicy leafy, earthy hops. The taste is sugary, kind of creamy citrus - orange and tangerine, I gather, but it's probably more of an obscure (to we westerners, anyways) tangelo-type thing. But I digress, as there is indeed more - more musty, weedy hops, a somewhat rejuvenated caramel maltiness (but not overly so), and a rather obfuscated earthy yeast character.
The carbonation is supportive enough without any notable side effects (me likey!), the body a solid medium weight, but with an attendant clamminess. It finishes off-dry, the mirror-world citrusy hops weaseling their way into the bready malt after party.
Another 'American' style IPA from the land of the rising sun, where they use just too many different homegrown ingredients (all good, otherwise) to produce anything all that reminiscent of the contiguous 48 and their prodigious IPAs. So, while acceptable in its own right, don't go in with too many preconceptions for this offering.
Serving type: on-tap
08-10-2013 03:59:46 | More by biboergosum
Hitachino Dai Dai Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.