Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA is a 6.5% NE-IPA from Be Easy Brewing, based in Hirosaki, in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draft line up, though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA takes its name for the local dialect that uses “nottsudo” to mean “takusan”, or plenty, with the connotation in Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA being that it uses lots of hops – in this case, Citra and Mosaic.
Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA Aroma and Taste
Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA poured out a hazy dark golden orange with a very lively plump white head on top that took ages to collapse down to something that allowed me to drink some of the beer. The aroma was fruity with mango and lemons coming through when chilled, and then a light dusting of pineapple too once Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA had warmed up. There was a subtle hint of malt sweetness to the beer, with a light caramel aroma to the nose, though there was a faint plasticky aroma going on when it had warmed up. It wasn’t overpowering or unpleasant but it was noticeable.
The body to Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA was fruity and sweet, with a slight twang of bitterness, but nothing overpowering or face curling. The hops brought a mango and lemon kick to the body, with a smooth edge to the them, that was quickly followed up by a faint malt sweetness. However, the body was quite thin for a NE-IPA and lacked staying power in terms of flavour from the hops. They faded fast from the palate, and left a thin plasticky flavour on the palate after drinking. I would have liked something thicker and with more staying power to be honest.
Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA The Bottom Line
Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA is a light NE-IPA – lacks punch and staying power.
Where to Buy Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA
Be Easy Nottsudo NE-IPA can be bought online at the following places: