Uchu Big Bang IPA is a 7% NE-IPA from Uchu Brewing, based in Hokuto city, located in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their regular line-up and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Uchu Big Bang IPA is brewed using imported Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic hops from the US and also some homegrown Cascade hops from the Uchu Brewing brewery.
Uchu Big Bang IPA Aroma and Taste
Uchu Big Bang IPA poured out a bright hazy orange colour with a minimal amount of pure white head on top. The head didn’t last long – barely seconds after this picture was taken, it had disappeared. That was ok as the aroma coming off Uchu Big Bang IPA was incredible – lashings of peaches, lemons, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit all bound together with a distinctly wheaty nose to it. The word “juicy” is fast becoming the new hated word, after “moist”, here at BeerTengoku but that is the best word to use to describe Uchu Big Bang IPA.
Uchu Big Bang IPA didn’t have a bitter introduction, though there was one a bit later on once it had warmed up. The flavours from the hops were intense in that they just didn’t stop. Kind of like a tutti-frutti beer with so much going on. One moment it was peaches, then it was pineapple, then lemons, then mango! It just didn’t stop coming with the flavours. As soon as you think you have one flavour nailed down, then it changes. Uchu Big Bang IPA forced me to slow down and drink the beer at a reasonable pace as to enjoy everything going on. Uchu Big Bang IPA finished off with a juicy, fruity taste of tropical fruits lingering on the palate.
Uchu Big Bang IPA The Bottom Line
I loved Uchu Big Bang IPA and would happily buy more of it – if I could just find it!
Where to Buy Uchu Big Bang IPA
Uchu Big Bang IPA can be bought at the following places: