Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale

Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale is an 8% double IPA from Ise Kadoya based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Ise Kadoya Imperial India Pale Ale is brewed with the “unique” selling point of 10 different hops added at 120 different intervals …

Shonan W-IPA by Kumazawa Shuzo 

Shonan W-IPA

Shonan W-IPA is a 7.5% Imperial IPA from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kanagawa, Japan. Joe couldn’t review this beer as he was unable to get over the pronunciation (It’s a called “double ipa” not “wipa”). It’s part of their annual winter seasonal lineup of draft beers though at the time of writing, there are no plans for it to be released …

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA by Tamamura Honten 

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA

Shiga Kogen 1t IPA is a 9.5% Double / Imperial IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range, and was first released in 2016. It was realised in such a brief amount of time, that all known stocks have sold out and it can be found on tap, though some bottles may still …

Ushitora One Pint Mind Double IPA by Ushitora Brewing

Ushitora One Pint Mind Double IPA

UshiTora One Pint Mind Double IPA is a 8.4% Double / Imperial IPA from Ushitora Brewing, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of Uetake-san’s range of beers he produces for the brewery and was first released in 2015 under Ushitora #28 One Pint Mind Double IPA. In 2016, it made a reappearance under the Ushitora #96 One Pint Mind Double IPA. Ushitora …

Donryu Dream Chroa IPA by Donryu Dream Beer

Donryu Dream Chroa IPA

Donryu Dream Chroa IPA is an 8% double IPA from Donryu Dream Beer based in Gunma, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and is unknown whether it’s an annual release or a one-off at the time of writing. It’s brewed using 100% malt grown and from Gunma and also three different variety of hops too. Donryu Dream Chroa IPA …

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA

Minoh Barrel Aged W-IPA is a 9.5% double IPA from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Kansai. It’s part of their annual limited edition range of beers, and this one is usually released late September / October time. Okay, so some of you might have realised by now that Rob is the BeerTengoku powerhouse in these parts. I’m constantly amazed at …

Shiga Kogen WIBA Masaji the Great by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great

Shiga Kogen WIBA Masaji the Great is Tamamura Honten’s annual release in the “Masaji Beer Project” series of beers. It’s a 9% black IPA that is released at the beginning of December and 2015 is the fourth iteration of the beer. The inspiration behind it are the Minoh Stout and Minoh Imperial Stout beers combined with Tamamura Honten’s inhouse IPA. It …

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Thrashzone Hop Deicide by Thrashzone Brew Labo

Thrashzone Hop Deicide

Thrashzone Hop Deicide. The original. The beer that put Thrash Zone on the craft beer scene in Japan and perhaps the best known beer from the Thrashzone Brew Labo range. It’s an imperial IPA that has an abv upwards of 8.5% depending on the batch. It has got stronger over time with the original starting at 8.2% and the current …

Minoh W-IPA by Minoh Beer

Minoh W-IPA

There’s really not much in the way of introduction for this one. Minoh W-IPA is a 9% Double IPA from Osaka’s lovely Minoh brewery. I have to say, though, that the Japanese use of “W” meaning “double” drives me up the fucking wall. Minoh W-IPA Aroma and Taste Minoh W-IPA pours completely opaquely, in yet another dick move that reminds …