Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA by Be Easy Brewing

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA is a 8.5% Double IPA from Be Easy Brewing, based in Hirosaki, in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup, though found its way into bottles in 2020. Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA is brewed using imported Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, and Simcoe. Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA takes its name from the phrase “gikkuri hengi” which means strained back – perhaps an allusion to the amount of malt that went into making the beer?

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA Aroma and Taste

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA poured out a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a plump white head on top that clung to the side of the glass throughout drinking. Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA had the classic dank nose to it to start – lots of pine aroma coming through. However, as it warmed up, there was a distinct citrusy and melon nose that grew stronger and stronger, along with a thick caramel malty aroma to it. The aromas were in balance with one another, and blended nicely together. Once Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA had warmed up, the alcohol aroma began to shine through, but it was light on the nose.

The body to Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA was dry and crisp, with plenty of bite to it in terms of bitterness. It wasn’t an abrasive bitterness, but it was noticeable and present throughout drinking. The hops brought a mixture of flavours, both tropical and citrus, with the melon and lemon flavours being the most noticeable during drinking. With Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA being a dry and crisp beer meant it was also an easy-drinking beer and was gone quicker than I had notice; however, the alcohol flavours didn’t inhibit the speed of drinking. The piney and resinous flavours were not as pronounced in the body as there were in the nose but were just lying in the background. Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA finished off with a bitterness and melon flavour but that faded soon.

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA The Bottom Line

Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA was a solid DIPA that I would drink again.

Where to Buy Be Easy Kikurahengi DIPA

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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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