Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA by Oh! La! Ho Beer

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA

Raiden. The god of lightning. Hours spent playing Mortal Kombat with his funky hat flying off. Raiden. The side scrolling shooter from the 1990’s.Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA is not named after either of those two damnit. It is an IPA from Oh! La! Ho Beer and is part of their seasonal range. All four of the seasonal specials have the same can design, so pay attention to the big red label to make sure you know what you are getting. Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA has an abv of 5%.

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA Aroma and Taste

I love me some IPA; the pungency of the hops that hit your nose and the slightly twangy taste gets my juices going.Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA had none of that potency, so those hop heads should be warned. It is a far softer IPA, coming in at 5%, that is not going to come close to stronger Japanese IPAs, such as Minoh W-IPA. The hops emanating off were spicy but towards a pale ale level of hops with a little lacing of malt. The clear amber colour was topped off with a one finger head that didn’t stick around for long.

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA’s tasted more of an IPA than expected yet still not as much of a kick in the head I wanted. Seasonal beers tend to be more of risk for breweries, a chance to put out something on the market then either develop it in the future or bin it. The hops came through straight away with a crisp bite but faded quickly. The citrus flavours were not as potent either and finished off dry, leaving my tongue furry. If anything, I would say Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA lent more towards an English IPA style beer: heavier on the malts rather than the hops.

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA One Line Review

Biere De Raiden Aki Shikomi is an average IPA but a disappointing seasonal beer. Take some risk next time!

Where to Buy Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA

Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Aki Shikomi IPA can be bought from the Oh! La! Ho Beer online store here. We picked this can up online from World Beer Market here but at the time of writing it had sold out.

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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