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Shiga Kogen IPA | Tamamura Honten

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Shiga Kogen IPAShiga Kogen IPA
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
40 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:
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Added by nouseforotacon on 03-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,459
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
pDev:
10.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
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8
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473ml on Keg at Two Dogs Taproom, Roppongi, Tokyo (¥950):
This one was a decent first beer from the brewery for me & one that got off to a good start with a solid pine & grapefruit bitterness. Things remained balanced thanks to the earthy malts & touches of sweetness that appeared further on which made it an easy beer to drink.

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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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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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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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Shiga Kogen IPA from Tamamura Honten
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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