Y Market New Onigashima 3 is a 7.8% Double IPA / NE-IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draft lineup, though it’s unknown whether it is a regular beer or a special brew. Y Market New Onigashima 3 is brewed using US Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops and is a collaboration brewed with Noboritbetsu Beer, based in Hokkaido.
Y Market New Onigashima 3 Aroma and Taste
Y Market New Onigashima 3 poured out a light hazy golden colour with a small amount of fluffy white head on top that not even the fabled IPA glass could invigorate – seriously, this thing was flatter than a flat thing lying flat on some flat ground. However, the aroma more than made up for it with lashings of lemon, pineapple, melon, and mango coming through with just a faint hint of malt sweetness coming though – not much but just enough to cut through the mounds of fruit.
The beer wasn’t that bitter either. It was only when Y Market New Onigashima 3 had warmed up that its bitterness kicked in. The lashings of fruit were the continual theme throughout drinking – no surprises really but the lack of carbonation was interesting. Was this intentional? Who knows but it meant that Y Market New Onigashima 3 was more like a slightly carbonated juice bomb, than an actual beer. Y Market New Onigashima 3 finished off with a lingering melon and lemon flavour.
Y Market New Onigashima 3 The Bottom Line
When fresh, Y Market New Onigashima 3 is a cracking little beer. Shame it won’t hold up for that long – drink fresh, hops fade.
Where to Buy Y Market New Onigashima 3
Y Market New Onigashima 3 can be bought online at the following places: