Shiga Kogen IPA | Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen IPAShiga Kogen IPA
BA SCORE
57.9%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 38 ratings
Shiga Kogen IPAShiga Kogen IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tamamura Honten
Japan
tamamura-honten.co.jp

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nouseforotacon on 03-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,612
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
Liked:
22
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
10.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of Pohlcat
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just an outstanding IPA . Brewed near some of the most spectacular mountains in Japan.
Tamamura Honten has done an impressive job getting its range of craft beers to be offered in virtually every establishment that serves food on this massive Japanese ski resort , and cheaper 430-450 jpy (Usd 4.78 ay 92 ) than a Sapporo draft at 500 jpy !
A must try while in Japan , if you can find it .

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Photo of nataliette
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of SandC
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andygivner
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Nunya
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First IPA that I've had from Japan that actually tastes like an American IPA. Has a nice citrus taste, well done.

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Photo of dar482
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark caramel orange.

The aroma has lots of pine and floral notes with some sweet malt.

The flavor follows with front bitterness, then sweet bready malt. Lots of pine and grapefruit with a light body and carbonation.

Reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Well made beer.

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Photo of eng_lee
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tjumfrid
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toweringpoo
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Sal's in Saginuma, near my neck of the woods

One of my first forays into Japanese micros and I wasn't disappointed. A bit weak yet on hop aroma and taste but I was told that this brew is only 2 years old and and they're still working on it, so taking that in mind it was a very enjoyable beer. Very promising. Will gladly drink again.

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Craftheads in Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan. Served in a pint glass.

Essentially, the hops bring out the grapefruit and pine. Solid caramel backbone. Finishes with rind and pine bitterness. Reminds me of a west coast style IPA and done reasonably well with a good balance.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange color with a white head. Nose is quite catty and grassy. Some floral notes, light citrus character, and biscuit malt. A little bit of green melon, too. Taste is a bit cleaner. Grass, citrus peel, and melon. Some bread malt flavor, moderate bitterness on the back end with mild malt flavor and sweetness.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle, appearance is hazy, with an amber-orange colour topped with a thin head of white froth, with moderate retention and lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy, mainly floral, pine, resin, and some fruit, though not citrus or grapefruit in nature. Taste-wise comes across as balanced, some sweetness, again not a fruity sort of sweetness, with pine and floral notes, and helps to balance off the bitterness, which only comes back sharply in the short finish. Carbonation is average, giving it is lively mouthfeel and buzz.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pimko
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shakujin
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Small but pleasant head around the thickness of a quarter, which fades after a minute, does not leave much lacing, light amber blending into orange at the edges and when held up to the light.

Smell: Light malts, that slight sweetness apparent, but smells mostly of citrus and floral hop goodness. Not overpowering or a strong smell but there and possessing some complexity.

Taste: First taste is bittering hops, then a quick dash of slightly sweet malts, followed by some flower like bitterness and finishing the same. Perhaps a cleaner finish than other examples of the J-IPA, but not as clean as say yukidoki IPA. After a few sips I am loosing the malts as the two hop flavors are blending together. The hops have citrus notes, and some of that delicious resin like, dank ness.

Mouthfeel: No particularly heavy carbonation, and nothing heavy in the style, medium bodied

Drinkability: There is nothing absolutely fantastic about this beer. However its a true IPA bitter, and hop highlighting, without being over the top. Add to that that its quite cheap and I would say this could be a nice little drinker especially if your in the nippon and can find it on tap.

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Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mondial 2009. In-your face aggressive, astringent, grapefruit IPA..with some malting. A little hop aroma. Grapefruit colour. Hophead delivery, not something I would go out of my way for again. STill impressed with the brewery, particular their other offerings.

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Shiga Kogen IPA from Tamamura Honten
Beer rating: 57.9% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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