Kyoto Bakushu Matcha IPA
Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

Kyoto Bakushu Matcha IPAKyoto Bakushu Matcha IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,703
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #29,805
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 12.66%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
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Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
 
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Bilch from California

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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
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lucius10 from California

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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 mean...it makes me nostalgic for my time in Japan!

Aug 03, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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
Kyoto Bakushu Matcha IPA from Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 19 ratings