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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 …

Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA ベアードスルガベイインペリアルIPA

Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA is an imperial or double IPA from Baird Beer and weighs in at 8.5% ABV. Pretty strong stuff but in the Baird Taprooms it is served in a “smaller” larger glass than some of the other regular beers. During our interview with Bryan Baird and Chris Poel, it was noted that Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA …

Coedo Imperial IPA by Coedo

Coedo Imperial IPA

So Coedo Imperial IPA. BeerTengoku finally managed to track this beer down one lonely Friday night and we were aghast that it existed. We’ve always heard rumours about Coedo producing a double IPA, what with their crazy Coedonado Ichiro’s Malt concoction being another of their special beers, so when it come down to it, we knew we wanted the Coedo …