Matcha IPA
Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

Matcha IPAMatcha IPA
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Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,264
Ranked #21,609
3.75 | pDev: 13.07%
Sep 24, 2022
Dec 17, 2018
Very Good
Matcha IPAMatcha IPA
Notes: Characteristics
・Brewed with “Matcha (green tea)” from “Uji” region in Kyoto
・Eye-catching deep green color of green tea
・Rich body from alcohol (8.5%)
・Comfortable finishing with bitterness from green tea and hops
・Very refreshing citrus aroma from Cascade hops

Type: Japanese fusion IPA
Malts: Pilsner
Hops: Saaz, Cascade
ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 70.6
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
i can see this going well with sushi....
5 for Look cuz it's beautifullll.......
Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from Jinya in DC

Feel bad rating so low. I really wanted to like this. It’s possible that I got an old bottle as there was no date. Undrinkable, but I love the idea.
Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by winmic

4.88/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Perfect balance between the subtle green tea flavor, that, thanks to concentrates can get quickly overpowering, and the bitterness of the hops. It is in deed Shrek-green, which might put you off, but once you get over that, it's a perfect sushi companion.
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by WDJersey from Colorado

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 3.72 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Really unique, but I liked it. I love bitter beer with sushi, so this for the bill well, both in terms of the bitter hops and the bitter green matcha. Definitely a unique herbal aftertaste, and the green coloring is weird, but it worked for what I needed it to do and the piney, citrusy, fruity hop profile was spot on.
Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle pour - opaque St.Patrick's day green with lime green head leaving scattered lacing.Nose is mildly sweet with herbal and tea notes. Taste follows with mild malt, green tea and mint. Odd mix of flavors finishes with a slight astringency.
May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark, emerald green body; thick, dense and creamy soft green head; broken rings of lacing inside the glass. Mildly sweet aroma; honey; tea. A very intriguing taste; citrus and tropical fruits; light honey; mild green tea tones; green mint; herbal spiciness. Moderately heavy body; tea-like astringency; some alcohol dryness cutting through a moderate sweet mouthfeel.

Ah, if only St. Patrick were Japanese! The overall green color is quite stunning yet the flavor exudes an interesting American IPA spiciness with a deft touch of green tea presence. Unique and distinctively tasty.
Apr 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Bilch from California

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
poured from an 11.5 oz bottle. purchased at asian grocery store for $5.59. 8.5% abv. poured into a 16 oz mason jar.

look: opaque, unnatural green. 2 inch green head, lasts a bit, leaving fine lacing.

smell: floral hops, honey, tea.

taste: the matcha and hops hit together, some sweetness and maltiness join in. not sure if it’s a dance or a fight, but I am going in again. alcohol well hidden.

Feel: medium carbonation, full bodied mouth feel.

overall: A unique beer experience. The tea and the hops have some common ground. I did enjoy the beer,and it’s 8.5% abv did help. At $5.59 I will have to be pretty nostalgic to buy it again.
Feb 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought a single 11.15oz bottle $5.29 Don Quijote
No bottle date
Smells sweet initially, followed by faint tea smell
Dark green color. Food coloring dye yellow and blue listed on bottle so not a natural tea color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
High carbonation
Tastes of malts, tea, hops
Overall a nice unique IPA. Makes me want to try their other Japanese influenced beers.
Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by pyoung9348 from Texas

Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 16, 2020
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Sweet, sweet green tea, vegetal matcha vibes, and a slight hint of hoppy nose on this one! Taste follows with straight matcha-green tea upfront and then a hint of hoppy and green tea bitterness on the finish. This is different, but it works! And...I makes me nostalgic for my time in Japan!
Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by jstern from California

May 15, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Apr 18, 2020
Rated: 3.28 by MTKATL from Georgia

Feb 13, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Jan 28, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by valianes from Canada (ON)

Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Sep 13, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 2 by BdM from Netherlands

May 16, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Wagamama, New York, NY

A: The beer is very dark green in color—opaque when viewed from afar. It poured with a quarter finger high lime green head.
S: Moderate aromas of green tea and caramel malts are present in the nose. Hints of sweetness become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of green tea along with notes of pale and caramel malts and hints of green apples. There is a light amount of bitterness
M: It feels nearly medium-bodies and dry and chalky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very unique and is has a nice balance between green tea and malty flavors.

Serving type: bottle
Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Bandi from New York

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by heymikew from California

Dec 17, 2018
Matcha IPA from Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 27 ratings