Kyoto Brewing Minori by Kyoto Brewing Company

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Kyoto Brewing Minori is a 6.5% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition series and can be found on tap only. For bittering, it uses Merkur hops, while for flavour and aroma, Kyoto Brewing Company used Citra and Mosaic. From Kyoto Brewing Company “Minori as an idea was born on our travels to …

Swan Lake Flowery IPA by Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Flowery IPA スワンレイクフラワリーIPA

Swan Lake Flowery IPA is a 6% American IPA from Hyouko Yashiki no Mori Brewery, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort they did with United Arrows and uses a flower local to Agano city, in Niigata, that impart flavour, though which flower is unknown. Swan Lake Flowery IPA Aroma and Taste Swan Lake Flowery IPA poured out …

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA 伊勢角屋サマービーチIPA

Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup of beer, and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Ise Kadoya Summer Beach IPA is brewed using 8 different hops: Authanum, Cascade, Centennial, Polaris, Ekuanot, Waimea, Summer, and Falconer’s Flight. Ise Kadoya …

Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA by Devilcraft Brewery

Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA デビルクラフトトロピカーニバルIPA

Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA is a 6.7% American IPA from Devilcraft Brewery, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their draft range of beers and first came out at the beginning of June 2018. Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA Aroma and Taste Devilcraft Tropicarnival IPA came up with a slightly hazy golden colour and a plump white head on top that lingered before …

Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA 伊勢角屋オニノスライミーティアーズIPA

Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA is a 6% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative range with Oni Densetsu, based in Hokkaido. It was brewed to celebrate Ise Kadoya’s 21st anniversary in 2018, so it’s unknown if Ise Kadoya Oni no Slimy Tears IPA is a one-off or will come out again. …

Ise Kadoya Stay Gold IPA by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Stay Gold IPA 伊勢角谷ステイゴールド IPA

Ise Kadoya Stay Gold IPA is a 6.5% American IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and can be found in both bottles or on tap across Japan. The idea behind Ise Kadoya Stay Gold IPA was to make something drinkable and light for the hot summer months in Japan – I’m …

Ise Kadoya Heavy Jack IPA by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Heavy Jack IPA is a 6.4% IPA from Ise Kadoya Brewery. It’s made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops and is part of their Limited Edition range. Ise Kadoya Heavy Jack IPA Aroma and Taste Yet again my beer pours out with a minute head. Is it that Growlerwerks glass??  Ise Kadoya Heavy Jack IPA’s nose is mainly hoppy, with …

Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA by Ise Kadoya Brewery

Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA is a 6% IPA from Ise Kadoya Brewery. It’s brewed using Polaris and Citra hops, imported from the USA. Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA Aroma and Taste Ise Kadoya Inazuma IPA pours out a slightly hazy straw colour with a centimetre of bubbles. So far, so IPA. But whatever you do, don’t stand downwind of this one. …

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Fujizakura Okite Yaburi by Fujizakura Heights Beer

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi 富士桜おきてやぶり

Fujizakura Okite Yaburi is a 5.5% India Pale Weizen that is a collaboration between Fujizakura Heights Beer, based in Yamanashi, and Shiga Kogen, based in Nagano. It was brewed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fujizakura Heights Beer in July. As such, it’s a limited edition beer with no plans for any more releases. In a turn up for the …

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Kamikatz IPA by Rise & Win Brewing Company

Kamikatz IPA is a 6% American IPA from Rise & Win Brewing Company, based in Tokushima, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed using a combination of four different hops imported from New Zealand and The USA; however, it’s unknown at the time …