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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleHitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
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3.78/5
Very Good
451 Ratings
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic AleHitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottum on 06-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,282
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
451
pDev:
11.64%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My beer was a golden/amber color, and has a haze to it. The head is then there are a lot of floaties in my drink, but it is also 2 and half years old. The beer has a nice malt aroma some citrus hints. The beer has a nice bready sweetness to it with a after taste of bitterness. and some slight lemon flavor but its is not very strong. The beer has a nice buzz feeling of carbonation and easy to drink

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Photo of brunop
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Medium carbonated body coming off a straight Amber color slightly cloudy. White head rising just about a notch or so below a finger's length.

Smell: Malts and lemon scent, little light and not the most pleasing scent.

Taste: Sweet apple and citrus skin flavor, that lemon I was smelling was definitely more amplified as the brew kept warming up. Builds up with a smooth smooth malt which actually feels like a thirst quencher.

Mouth: light to medium carbonation.

Overall: Good brew, smooth beginner drink for a long night. Salud!

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Photo of kofukasho
3.01/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of yaron73
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Songminx2
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risenz
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davelem
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 330ml bottle, pours a hazey Amber copper colour with a big beige coloured head.
Aroma citrus, tropical fruits, caramel.
Taste caramel, toast, fruits, malt.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnTurano
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aufie
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow glass, color is copper, head is light tan with mixture of bubble sizes, nice lacing down the side of the glass.

Smell is very subtle, presenting as clean pale malt, some biscuit/toast then some very very light earthy hops.

Taste is clean pale malt, some more biscuit and toast; hops are still very light but a more bitter presence is noted, flavors are clean/earthy.

Mouthfeel is very good, especially for an ale that is probably a bit older in the bottle than intended as i picked it up on discount.

Overall, a very good english style pale ale, very clean aroma and flavors but nothing emphatic, very easy drinking.

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Photo of Spyderglx
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of salias
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Houlio_99
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this as a present for my birthday! Not my favorite style of beer, and coming from across the sea, getting a good, fresh, well maintained sample can be a challenge. This tasted like a pretty good sample, if maybe maybe a tiny bit old as I've sampled an IPA or two in my time that has gone past its shelf life. Mild bitterness with some tea flavors. Some apricot flavors. Moderate texture in the finish.
I enjoyed my bottle of beer. I would probably enjoy it more in Japan. For the style, I'd probably rather have a Brooklyn East IPA considering that I live in Jersey City at the moment.

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Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 451 ratings
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