Kyoto Brewing Ni is a 6.5% American IPA from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup, and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various places in Japan. Kyoto Brewing Ni is a double dry-hopped IPA with Columbus used for bittering and Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, and Sabro used for flavour. From Kyoto Brewing Company “Kyoto Brewing Ni was created to show the difference between two very popular IPA terms in liquid form: single vs. double dry hop.”
Kyoto Brewing Ni Aroma and Taste
Compared to the Kyoto Brewing Ichi, Kyoto Brewing Ni poured out a little darker than it, with the golden hue taking on a darker tone, but to be fair, that could have been the light. The head wasn’t as much either, but did seem to last longer in Kyoto Brewing Ni than in Kyoto Brewing Ichi. However, the aroma was more abrasive and in your face in comparison. The lemon, mango, and pineapple was much stronger, but also had a slight grassy dankness to it to boot. It wasn’t unpleasant but it was a much stronger aroma than I expected.
With the double dry hopping, came a more pronounced flavour in the body too. The lemon, mango, and pineapple flavours were also much stronger than the Kyoto Brewing Ichi, and also more in your face, more brash, more bold. Have Kyoto Brewing Company gone mad? The malts were still bringing a subtle sweetness to the beer, but the hops dominated the flavour of this beer and continued to do so, right through into the after taste.
Kyoto Brewing Ni The Bottom Line
More dry hopping, means more flavour. Go ahead and test it yourself.
Where to Buy Kyoto Brewing Ni
Kyoto Brewing Ni can be bought online at the following places: