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Totopia Heliophobia by Totopia Brewery

by Rob
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Totopia Heliophobia is a 6.5% hazy IPA from Totopia Brewery, based in Nagakute, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup, though like many of their other beers, it’s unknown if Totopia Heliophobia is part of their regular lineup or a limited beer. Totopia Heliophobia is brewed using Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Talus hops. Like other beers from Totopia Brewery, the phobia that this beer is associated is the fear of the sun, sunlight, or any bright light.

Totopia Heliophobia

Totopia Heliophobia : At A Glance


  • Alcohol : 6.5%
  • Style : Hazy IPA
  • Hops : Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Talus
  • IBU :

Sale Information

  • Availability :
  • On Sale : From January 2023
  • Size : 500 ml
  • Price : From 1,200 yen

Aroma & Taste

  • Notable Aromas : Creamy grapefruit and lemon aroma with some melon and pineapple present. Light sweetness present as warms up with no alcohol heat.
  • Notable Tastes : Smooth bitterness with creamy citrus notes along with some tropical flavour too. Light lingering sweetness.

Totopia Heliophobia : Aroma & Taste

Totopia Heliophobia poured out a very hazy but dull golden colour with a plump white head that left some sticky lacing. For a beer that is named after a phobia of bright things, then I was expecting this to be a dark beer, not a hazy IPA though the dullness of this beer I guess mitigates some of the name. The aroma off Totopia Heliophobia was an initial creamy grapefruit and lemon one, with some light tropical notes of melon and grapefruit coming forward as Totopia Heliophobia warmed up. There was a touch of sweetness present too as the beer warmed up, though no alcohol heat was noted.

The body to Totopia Heliophobia began with a smooth bitterness that lingered throughout drinking, though there was a creamy citrus twang to the beer. The citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon combined with a tropical body of melon and pineapple and worked nicely with one another. Totopia Heliophobia had an underlying sweetness to the beer that was enough to be noted, but not enough to detract from the hops.

Totopia Heliophobia : The Bottom Line

Totopia Heliophobia is a solid hazy IPA that won’t win awards but does what it is supposed to do.


Totopia Heliophobia : Where to Buy

Totopia Heliophobia can be bought online at the following places:

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