Shiga Kogen IPA | Tamamura Honten

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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
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of spycow
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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 dar482
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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 Stevedore
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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 dgilks
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a small, off-white head. Poor head retention but still good.

Moderately earthy aroma with light pine and citrus notes. A touch of malt. Interesting and understated. Certainly more British than American.

Quite malty and rich with a light lemon note. Moderate earthy hops. Mostly British IPA with nice citrus notes that round it out.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A quite reasonable British IPA with plenty of earthy hops and nice malt. Somewhat understated but still tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Nunya
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
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 Poupae
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Norseman
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunteraw
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of amano_h
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BeerGreg
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jeranbrews
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Purchased 12-'09. Consumed 2-'10 in a ice tea glass.

A - This beer has a mostly clear varnished cedar chest color. A quickly receding head with sheaths of lacing that look like a sandy beach when the tide is going out. Almost no continued carbonation, flat like a draft beer.

S - IPA sharp, hoppy but in a very subdued all too common style here in Japan. It's weak. Malt and yeast hard to find.

T - Hoppyness of a IPA is there and some citric notes too. A bit of a sweetly cool minty aftertaste. For an IPA, it's not very hoppy.

M - Watery. Boring.

D - This is an IPA for people that don't like IPAs. It's very drinkable but in terms of hoppyness this is much much closer to an American Pale Ale. Don't expect amazing things.

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Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthT
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kofukasho
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent brew, which tastes very similar to Yo-Ho's Yona Yona ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Prue
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TokyoCO
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of itcomesnpints
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Shiga Kogen IPA from Tamamura Honten
3.65 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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