Ushitora Yabai Double IPA by Ushitora Brewery

Ushitora Yabai Double IPA うしとら #273 ヤバイダブルIPA

Ushitora Yabai Double IPA is an 8.5% imperial / double IPA from Ushitora Brewery, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of the numbered line up, with this one being #273 or some other crazy iteration. Like the rest of the range of their beers, Ushitora Yabai Double IPA doesn’t have much information about it in terms of the hops or …

TDM Star Dust DIPA by TDM 1874 Brewery

TDM Star Dust DIPA TDMスターダストDIPA

TDM Star Dust DIPA is a 8% imperial / double IPA from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Yokohama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range at the time of writing, and was first released in 2018. TDM Star Dust DIPA uses Ekuanot, Mosaic, Citra and Galaxy hops. TDM Star Dust DIPA Aroma and Taste I’ve been trying to find TDM Star Dust …

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Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki W-IPA by Onidensetsu Beer

Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki W-IPA 登別鬼の鼻息WIPA

Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki W-IPA is a 7.5% double IPA from Onidensetsu Beer, based in Hokkaido, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up for setsubun with no plans for it to be bottled. It’s brewed using locally sourced Hokkaido wheat, with the “w” representing that as well as Joe’s favourite antagonistic point of meaning “double”. The name Noboribetsu Oni no Hanaiki roughly …

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Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA by Tamamura Honten 

Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA

Shiga Kogen Two Rabbits IPA is a 9% imperial IPA from Tamamura Honten. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in 2017 at the Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival. It’s a merging of two styles of IPA: West Coast IPA and New England IPA. It’s name comes from the ancient Chinese proverb “A man who chases two …

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA

Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is an 8% imperial / double IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range and was first released in bottles and on tap in July 2017. Far Yeast Tapecut IIPA is also the first beer to be brewed by Far Yeast Brewing Company at their brewery, with the …

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA by Outsider Brewing 

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA

Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA is an 8% double IPA from Outside Brewing, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their draft line up and was first released in 2017 for part of their 5th anniversary celebrations. Like many of the Outsider Brewing range of beers, Outsider Tassie Devil W-IPA is brewed with imported Australians hops with this beer using Ella hops, …

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 …

Atsugi Hopslave by Atsugi Beer

Atsugi Hopslave (Bottled)

Atsugi Hopslave is a 9% imperial IPA from Atsugi Beer in collaboration with Thrashzone Brew Labo. It is sold at both Thrashzone locations and also at Lambic in Atsugi. It has its origins in the Russian River Pliny the Elder with Mochizuki-san and Katsuki-san wanting to brew something similar to that beer but not a copy. With the goal of achieving …

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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 …

Tamamura Honten The Far East Barrel Aged House Imperial IPA by Tamamura Honten

Tamamura Honten The Far East Barrel Aged House Imperial IPA

Tamamura Honten The Far East Barrel Aged House Imperial IPA, and now breather, is a 13% American strong ale that has been stored in whiskey casks provided by Ichiro’s Malt and then floor malted. Don’t know what floor malted means? Me neither. It just means malt that has been spread out on the floor and left to dry. It has …