Kokage IPA by Cocono Hops

Kokage IPA

Kokage IPA is a 7% American IPA from Cocono Hops, based in Nagano, Japan. Like the other beers in the Cocono Hops range, Kokage IPA is contract brewed but at Donryu Dream Beer and was first released in 2015 but unlike the other beers, Kokage IPA at the time of writing is only found on draft only with no plans for a …

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop

Ise Kadoya Happy Hop IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed with a variety different kind of hops, with Simcoe and Citra being two traditional IPA hops used, along with the two “new” hops …

Ise Kadoya The Force IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya The Force IPA

Ise Kadoya The Force IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and was first released in 2017. Ise Kadoya The Force IPA is brewed using Citra, Equinox, and also Mosaic hops, with Ise Kadoya using the new equipment installed towards the end of 2016 to brew this as …

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop

Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and Ise Kadoya Lush Hop IPA can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed with imported Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe hops from the USA. It was first released in 2015 and …

Yokohama YABAcious IPA by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama YABAcious IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Yokohama Brewery, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It was part of their entry into the 2017 Japan Brewers’ Cup, held in Yokohama, and since then, can be found on tap across Japan. There has been some change in the brewers, with Gojo-san moving on, so does Yokohama YABAcious IPA indicate a new direction …

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Shonan IPA Equinox by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan IPA Equinox

Shonan IPA Equinox is 6% American IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Kumazawa Shuzo have been churning out this series of beers that contain the same base recipe for the beer, but altering it with different hops, with Shonan Beer Session IPA French Saison, Shonan IPA HBC 342, and Shonan IPA Southern Cross all making appearances. Shonan IPA Equinox was first released in …

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA Bottle

Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in November 2016. Ise Kadoya Up Up IPA, which is also known as Ise Kadoya Up² IPA, was brewed in collaboration with Uetake-san, famed ex-brewer from Coedo and currently brewing at Ushitora Brewery …

Harvestmoon IPA by Harvestmoon 

Harvestmoon IPA

Harvestmoon IPA is a 6% American IPA from Harvestmoon Brewery, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of the autumn seasonal line up, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at the time of writing. It’s brewed with three different kinds of imported American hops; however, the most confusing thing about it is that Harvestmoon advertise it as having …

Hansharo Indra by Hansharo Beer

Hansharo Indra

Hansharo Indra is a 7.5% American IPA from Hansharo Beer. Like many of their special beers, it’s only available on draft only though it can be found across Japan. It was first released in November 2016 though there is a lack of information, both in English and in Japanese, about what malts and hops went into making it. Hansharo Indra …

Ushitora Fujin by Ushitora Brewing

Ushitora Fujin

Ushitora Fujin is a 7.3% American IPA from Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their special lineup from Uetake-san but the most surprising thing about it is not that it’s another American IPA from Ushitora but it’s a beer that has been brewed numerous times and has seen an evolution in its taste. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, …