Ozeno Yukidoke IPA | Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd.

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very good
52 Ratings
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Ozeno Yukidoke IPAOzeno Yukidoke IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd.
Japan
ryujin.jp

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MrMcGibblets on 05-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Photo of Srecko
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of rudedude985
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of SirBentham
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: It's a bit hazy, pale yellow color. Nice white foam.
S: Lemon citrus hops and a little bit of yeast
T: Lemon citrus goes along with balanced hops and malt.
M: It's light- to medium-bodied Very crisp with a solid amount of carbonation.
O: This one is a bit smoother and more crisp than most American IPAs. I find it to be incredibly balanced. I think this is one of the more underrated IPAs out there right now. It's not cheap, but I recommend it.

served in a bottle

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Photo of Tarmac
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great stuff. If you have any interest in Japanese beers and/or IPAs, you should definitely try this if you ever come across it. Maybe the best Japanese beer I've had (sorry, Kuronama). Available at a Izakaya in Santa Clara, CA, and went great with the little meats and veggies.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of NateF90
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

recommended by our server. not sure about the availability. on-tap at club popeye. this reminded me very much of a smuttynose or avery ipa. pours a hazy yellow gold to light amber with a nice creamy white head. aromas of citrus, pine, and honeyed fresh bread. taste follows suit with a good balance between the light malt sweetness and smooth moderate bitterness. nice soft, creamy mouthfeel with and a pleasant finish. very sessionable. i'd buy this were it available stateside.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half pint at Popeye's in Tokyo. Cloudy golden body with a smooth white head. Classic IPA aroma of grapefruit and resin is joined by flowers and honey. Good tradeoff in the taste between sweetness in the form of honey and light fruity flavours, and bitterness in the form of pine and grapefruit. Soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation. My wife liked this one even more than I did.

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Photo of smithj4
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Beer tasting notes from 6/8/13; had a bottle at Bond Street in NYC and it paired perfectly with the sushi and pours cloudy orange color with a 2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly and left excellent lacing clinging to the sides.

Smells of orange peel, clementine, grapefruit, flowers, floral hops, sweet malt, coriander and brown sugar; really soft citrus aroma which smells like an orange or tangerine ripping open a few inches from your face.

Tastes like it smells, with orange peel, clementine, orange peel, flowers, pineapple, floral hops, sweet malt, coriander, light grains, cinnamon, sour apple and brown sugar; the bitterness is like a grapefruit and quite tart and sharp, leaving a pucker.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, like a buttery creamsickle that melted and slides down effortlessly with zero resistance besides the bitter hoppy finish; chewy medium body that has some texture, but it was really impressive since my expectations were low and it was perfect in it's overall feel.

Overall it was a really good IPA and one that took me completely by surprise; this was flavorful, had a great feel, tremendous lacing and everything a good IPA should have. It was exceptionally smooth and easy to drink and one to seek out.

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Photo of Brams
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wlynch
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger ivory head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and grassy hops, orange and light lemon citrus, lightly floral. Flavor is mildly caramel malt, citrus hops, grapefruit, orange and lemon citrus with some estery fresh orange flavors, a hint of honey sweetness; finishes with resinous piney and citrus hops and a little more lingering estery fruit. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A very nice, hoppy IPA. The malt and base hops are very much an American profile, with a little grassiness from noble style hops. The light estery fruit flavors really add a pleasant not to this and enhance the hop bitterness in the finish. Really quite enjoyable and a bit of a surprise, considering how much traveling this did to get here. I'm impressed and look forward to trying other ales from this brewery.

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Photo of modok
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this at the excellent Tanakaya liquor store in Mejiro (very nice selection of pretty much everything). 330ml bottle.

A: Slightly light golden color (a little haze) with a smooth white head

S: Nice IPA (citris + floral) smell if not a little light.

M: very light feeling. A definite softness to it.

T: Good mix of bitterness and sweetness (well-balanced), but a little weaker than I am used to. Nonetheless, I could enjoy this beer all day long. Especially in warmer weather. If you feel like heavy hop bombs this is not for you, but when you still want an IPA taste without the American ("I will kill you with hoppy bitterness" <--- I like this type of death normally) hoppiness then this beer is for you.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Ozeno Yukidoke IPA from Ryujin Shuzo Co,. Ltd.
3.89 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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