August Beer IPA. One of our go-to-beers at August Beer Club ‘B’ in Hiroo, reviewed here has finally been tracked down in bottle form. August Beer IPA is brewed like August Beer Lager, at the Gotemba Kogen Brewery in Shizuoka and is made from three different malts and four different kinds of hops.
August Beer IPA Aroma and Taste.
Just before drinking this beer, I broke my beloved IPA glass *sniff sniff* so please send me a new one! I went back to my tried and tested IKEA straight glass for August Beer IPA and it poured out surprisingly well. It had a golden, straw-like colour to the body and a large, frothy head that dissipated slowly and produced a gentle pine nose with a dash of citrus hoppiness.
At 7%, August Beer IPA packs a punch in the Japanese IPA market, but it does not taste like a 7% beer. Nor does it taste overly hopped. The initial bite of the sharp hops blends into a grapefruit end with some a smattering of hops. Again, August Beer IPA doesn’t taste like an overly hopped IPA so it can be a bit of a let down for those expecting a smack around the head from the four different hops, though it does finish off dry and malty.
August Beer IPA One Line Review
August Beer IPA is a damned good IPA that tastes as good in the bottle as it does on draft.
Where to Buy August Beer IPA
August Beer IPA can be drunk on draft at August Beer Club in Roppongi or in Hiroo. If you want the bottle version, then it can be bought online from the August Beer Club online store here as part of a set. We bought our bottle from World Beer Market in Kita-Senju’s online store here.