Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA is a 4% session IPA from Yonezawa Jacks Brewery, based in Yonezawa, in Yamagata, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on draught. Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA is brewed using US Amarillo, Citra, and Columbus hops.
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 4%
- Style : Session IPA
- Hops : US Amarillo, Citra, and Columbus
- IBU : 40
- Availability : Regular lineup
- On Sale : From August 2019
- Size : 330 ml
- Price : From 935 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Lemon and grape with some light pine notes. Thin biscuit sweetness.
- Notable Tastes : Initial bitterness is pronounced but fades to a hoppy flavour of lemon and grape, with some grapefruit. Light sweetness.
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA : Aroma & Taste
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA poured out a light straw colour with some chill haze going on, but the head was a big fluffy lump of bubbles that stuck around for ages. The aroma was a mixture of various hops – a good start for a session IPA – with some lemon and grape aromas mingling with a touch of pine. The aroma could have been stronger, but then I had just been drinking an IPA before this. Once the beer had warmed up somewhat, Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA had just a smidgen of malt sweetness – enough to be noticed but it wasn’t enough to detract away from the hops.
Session IPAs are a tough nut to crack – too thin and the beer can not support the hop flavours, too thick and then the alcohol gets too high. Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA just manages to do it well enough that it’s enjoyable and crushable, but not going to get you buzzed. The hops shone much better in the body than in the nose with some grapefruit flavour also joining the party after the initial bitterness had subsided. The citrus flavours intermingled together to make Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA an easy drinking beer.
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA : The Bottom Line
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA is a decent session IPA but at that price, it’s tough to recommend it, unless you’re stuck in the local area of Yonezawa and wanting something different.
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA : Where To Buy
Yonezawa Jacks Session IPA can be bought online at the following places: