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Y Market Distortion IPA by Y Market Brewing

by Rob
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Y Market Distortion IPA is a 9.5% double IPA from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their canned line up and can also be found on tap too. Y Market Distortion IPA is brewed using imported Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops from the USA.

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Y Market Distortion IPA Aroma and Taste

Y Market Distortion IPA is one of Y Market’s strongest beers and was a surprise to see something like this in a can – I’m glad they did it but still, a whopping 9.5% double IPA in a can? Y Market are clearly looking on causing some carnage amongst craft beer drinkers in Japan.

Y Market Distortion IPA poured out dark orange colour, with a large fluffy white head on top that clung to the side of the glass throughout drinking so much that you could easily count the amount of sips / gulps I took off the beer. And no, before you ask, I don’t remember how many there were at the end of drinking. The aroma coming off of Y Market Distortion IPA was a large dank and piney one with then a flourish of fruity lemon and stone fruits too. Once the beer had warmed up, there was also some caramel aromas coming off the malts too that were nicely balanced with the hops.


With so much hops going on, I was surprised there wasn’t that much of a hop bite to Y Market Distortion IPA either. It was surprisingly smooth throughout drinking with the dank and piney flavours balancing out the citrusy stone fruits well. At 9.5%, I was expecting some booziness to come through; however, there was nothing at all – either when chilled or when warmed up. The same hoppy flavours were found in the aftertaste but that dank and citrus flavour had me wanting more. So I did. I went and opened a second can of this and ended up falling asleep on the sofa.

Y Market Distortion IPA The Bottom Line

Y Market Distortion IPA is a nice, classic double IPA – dank and piney with some strong citrusy notes.

Where to Buy Y Market Distortion IPA

Y Market Distortion IPA can be bought online at the following places:

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