Matsumoto Session IPA by Matsumoto Brewery

Matsumoto Session IPA 松本セッションIPA

Matsumoto Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Matsumoto Brewery, based in Matsumoto, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found on tap. At the time of writing, it’s unknown what hops wet into Matsumoto Session IPA. Matsumoto Session IPA Aroma and Taste Matsumoto Session IPA came up a slightly hazy golden straw colour with …

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 伊勢角屋プラチナドラゴンR2

Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is a 4% session IPA from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their Platinum Dragon R range that can be found on sale sporadicly throughout the year. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 is brewed to be a West Coast IPA-lite with a lower alcohol content than its contemporaries. Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon R2 …

Johana Masaru Session IPA by Johana Beer

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Johana Masaru Session IPA is deep breath 4.8% session New England IPA from Johana Beer, based in Nanto, in Toyama, Japan. It’s part of their draft only lineup and was first released in Summer 2018. It’s unknown whether Johana Masaru Session IPA will be made again or not. Johana Masaru Session IPA Aroma and Taste NE-IPA and me are well known …

Hitachino Nest Session IPA by Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Kiuchi Brewery, based in Naka, in Ibaraki, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range, and can be found in the Hitachino Nest taprooms in Akihabara and in Tokyo Station. Hitachino Nest Session IPA is brewed using exclusively Amarillo hops at the time of writing. Hitachino Nest Session IPA Aroma and Taste Hitachino Nest …

Shiga Kogen Kasumi by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Kasumi 志賀高原KASUMi

Shiga Kogen Kasumi, or to give it its full name of Shiga Kogen Kasumi IPA for Sennin, is a 4.5% session IPA from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition range of beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Shiga Kogen Kasumi was first released in May 2018, though this is …

Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing

Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA is a 3.9% Session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing. It’s a collaboration beer between Far Yeast Brewing and Beersonic, a bottle shop in Fukuoka, made using Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc hops. Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA Aroma and Taste Far Yeast Westbound Session IPA poured out a hazy apple juice colour with a little …

Iwami Session IPA by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Session IPA 石見セッションIPA

Iwami Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only at the time of writing. Iwami Session IPA is brewed using sheequarsar and beets as well, making it happoshu. Iwami Session IPA Aroma and Taste The only other beer I’ve tried …

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2017: Session Wheat IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing

Session Wheat IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing 軽井沢高原2017年夏季限定セッションウィートIPA

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2017 Session Wheat IPA is a 4.5% session wheat IPA made by Yo-Ho Brewing. Such a snappy name. You’d expect it from the company that produce such hits as “I’m Sorry I Didn’t Ask What You Liked Yuzu Salt Session Ale” and “Fine Day Immortal Mountain Wizard Barley Wine”. It’s made using Yumekaori wheat, which is native …

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA by Far Yeast Brewing Company 

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA / ファーイーストゆずセッションIPA

Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is a 4.5% session IPA from Far Yeast Brewing Company, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of a collaborative effort Far Yeast Brewing Company did with Beer Ma to celebrate the shop’s first year anniversary. Far Yeast Yuzu Session IPA is brewed using locally sourced yuzu, also known as Japanese citron. At the time of …

Brimmer Session IPA by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Session IPA ブリマーセッションIPA

Brimmer Session IPA is a 5% session IPA from Brimmer Brewing, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup of craft beer, under the speciality banner, and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Summer onwards. It was first released in 2016 though whether it will appear again is unknown at the time of writing. …