Fukuoka Flying Eagle is an 8% double IPA from Fukuoka Craft Brewing, based in Okagaki, in Fukuoka, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup, though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. Fukuoka Flying Eagle is brewed using Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, and Azacca hops. Fukuoka Flying Eagle takes its name from the bird, i.e. eagle, that is a symbol of Okagaki town.
Fukuoka Flying Eagle : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 8%
- Style : Double IPA
- Hops : Azacca, Centennial, Chinook, and Simcoe
- IBU : –
- Availability : –
- On Sale : From January 2022
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 770 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Pungent citrus aroma with slight dank notes. Light malt caramel aroma with low alcohol heat as warms.
- Notable Tastes : Starts bitter before citrus and pine notes resonate throughout. Medium bodied with low sweetness and slight alcohol heat.
Fukuoka Flying Eagle : Aroma & Taste
Fukuoka Flying Eagle poured out a deep reddish brown colour with a thin amount of white head on top that left some lacing down the glass. The aroma was a mixture of citrus notes – lemon and grapefruit with a touch of orange – and some light resinous notes lingering behind. Combined with the hoppy notes was a slight touch of malt caramel aroma – not in a cloying way but enough to be noticed. As Fukuoka Flying Eagle warmed up, there was a touch of alcohol heat present in the back end; however, it was relatively faint as the hoppiness of the beer also picked up somewhat during warming.
Fukuoka Flying Eagle began with a bitterness reminiscent of a West Coast IPA before segueing into a mixture of citrus flavours and light pine notes which resonated throughout drinking. The body was on the medium side, with a caramel backbone, though it didn’t dominate during drinking. As Fukuoka Flying Eagle warmed up, some of the alcohol flavour came through, but it was more soothing than a burn.
Fukuoka Flying Eagle : The Bottom Line
Fukuoka Flying Eagle is a solid double IPA in a west coast IPA form.
Fukuoka Flying Eagle : Where to Buy
Fukuoka Flying Eagle can be bought online at the following places: