Hitachino Nest Dai Dai Ale | Kiuchi Brewery

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3.62/5
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157 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hitachino Nest DaiDai is a very unique brew, “Kiuchi/Hitachino” philosophy with highly focused notes of orange/mandarin, quite dry in the finish. Kiuchi Brewery uses a special, very rare type of orange called “Fukure Mikan”

Added by TokyoCO on 07-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,825
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
157
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of samEBC
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from A 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a semi clear Amber color with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is sweet fruit and malt. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of Dawon
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leefrommars
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (or was it 33cl?) for $5.99. Orange color. Aroma is sweet oranges, hints of bread. Bready flavor with notes of orange. Not much hoppiness to speak of so IPA might be a stretch but a decent beer.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eng_lee
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGDrock
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muted copper and a full, soap bubble head that falls to a thin layer in a minute.
Peach, orange, butterscotch on the nose.
Butterscotch is right - sweeter on the palate than expected. Some tangerine, and the pitch right along with it. Finish is bitter resin and pine needles, lingering.
A two dimensional IPA, two sweet for my liking, but some may enjoy the tangerine/orange notes.

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Photo of yaron73
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MoohMooh
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber, one finger head.

Smells of banana, citrus, cloves, caramel, bread, apples.

Very grassy taste. slight bitterness. Bread, mostly. Apples, caramel.

Smooth, no carbonation and light body.

Eh. I mean, the smell is terrific, very rich, but the taste doesn't really follow through. And the mouthfeel really isn't all that great either. Still enjoyable though.

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Photo of wlynch
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xungmound98
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngEo
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Everydayoff
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Good looking hazy orange amber hue with nice foamy white head that stays with good retention before gradually subsiding to some foamy sheet atop as well as several sticky lacing patches on the glass-side, carbonation seems to be high that actively pushes the sediment flexes floating around.

Orange candy, mellow grapefruit, apricot, some spice, and earthiness, all of these aromas are derived from hops while malt is there too with notes of caramel and sweet breadiness from the used of Munich malt.

Led by sweet breadiness and caramel from malt as a starter, hop closely chases with notes of big grapefruit and orange candy. The orange character here is unlike other IPAs, I guess because of the used of unique and rare type of orange called “Fukure Mikan”. In the middle, there it is spiciness and some nuttiness to add some depths while the end is hop again to wrap up with mild bitterness that is also lingered as an aftertaste.

The body is medium with good crisp from rather high carbonation generating nice smoothness and refreshing feel through the palate, dry finish.

Oh yes pretty good IPA especially when it comes from Hitachino, there are some unique characters that are worth to mention and try.

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Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrumD
4.49/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Hitachino Nest Dai Dai Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 157 ratings