Yonezawa Jacks IPA is a 6% American 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 IPA is brewed using US Citra and Mosaic hops.
- Alcohol : 6%
- Style : American IPA
- Hops : US Citra and Mosaic
- IBU : 43
- Availability : Regular
- On Sale : N/A
- Size : 330 ml
- Price : From 900 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Light citrus and peach aroma with some caramel malt when warmed up.
- Notable Tastes : Subtle bitterness but a little sweet. Noticeable citrus and peach flavours throughout drinking.
Yonezawa Jacks IPA : Aroma & Taste
Yonezawa Jacks IPA poured out much darker than I expected for an American IPA – it looked almost like a traditional IPA from the UK with its body. The body was a dark golden honey colour, and had a massive amount of plump white head on top that left some streaks down the side of the glass. The aroma was more American IPA than English with a distinct citrus aroma of lemon and grapefruit, which was followed up with some peachiness too. There wasn’t any discernible off flavours going on either.
The body though was a little peculiar – was it supposed to be an English IPA or an American? Either way, it was neither – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Yonezawa Jacks IPA had a subtle bitterness to start off with, but it was sweeter than I would have liked, though not cloying. The hops brought a similar profile as found in the nose – citrus with some peach – but the caramel flavour was more pronounced, especially as the beer warmed up.
Yonezawa Jacks IPA : The Bottom Line
At this price, I want something outstanding from a beer, but Yonezawa Jacks IPA is just mediocre.
Yonezawa Jacks IPA : Where To Buy
Yonezawa Jacks IPA can be bought online at the following places: