Craft Select IPA
Suntory

Craft Select IPACraft Select IPA
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.36 | pDev: 20.24%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
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Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly foggy orange-ish straw color with a finger of white foam in a small 8oz pour. Head is foamy and retains well. Aroma is pine, citrus, lemongrass, and melon with a clean, crisp scent. Flavor profile is citrus, lemongrass, pine, resin, and biscuit malts. Hops and malts work together to form a delicate symphony that performs well. Mouth feel is lightly crisp and fizzy, with a medium-thin consistency. It's a refreshing, crisp, sessionable texture, although with a 6.5% ABV, may not be the most sessionable of beers. Still, a sessionable texture within a higher ABV beer is quite nice. Overall, really enjoyable IPA out of Japan. Hops are good without being super suppressing of the other portions of the beer. It's refreshing and delicate. Well made.

Served in a 8oz hotel glass from a 12oz can.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2016-10-17
350ml can served in a little hotel glass. There are two dates on the bottom, whose labels I cannot read (because they're in Japanese), but I'm guessing it's canned in 2016-09 and best by 2017-05.

Pours a very clear, slightly orangey color with a good sized head that fades too fast, but leaves some nice lacing. Lots of carbonation. Smell is a little bit spicy, somewhat mild, but smells like an IPA.

Taste is fairly nondescript. A little piney, a little citrusy, probably more malty than anything else. Has a decent bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is dry and overly carbonated. Overall, not a bad beer. Better than most I drink when I'm over here. On par with Aooni.

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Craft Select IPA from Suntory
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 7 ratings