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Amakusa Spiderweb by Amakusa Sonar Beer

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Amakusa Spiderweb is an 8.5% hazy double IPA from Amakusa Sonar Beer, based in Amakusa, in Kumamoto, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. Amakusa Spiderweb is brewed using Citra and Mosaic, with this pairing seeming to be the “holy duality” of hops when it comes to making a hazy beer.

Amakusa Spiderweb

Amakusa Spiderweb : At A Glance

Basics

  • Alcohol : 8.5%
  • Style : Hazy double IPA
  • Hops : Citra and Mosaic
  • IBU : 31

Sale Information

  • Availability :
  • On Sale : From December 2022
  • Size : 350 ml
  • Price : From 700 yen

Aroma & Taste

  • Notable Aromas : Strong citrus aroma of grapefruit and lemon along with orange and pineapple aroma. Light sweetness with no alcohol heat.
  • Notable Tastes : Smooth body with citrus and tropical flavours present. Medium stickiness with lingering juiciness. No alcohol heat.

Amakusa Spiderweb : Aroma & Taste

Amakusa Spiderweb poured out a hazy dull golden yellow colour with a thick white head on top that left some lacing down the glass. The aroma was initially of a strong citrus one, so there was plenty of grapefruit and lemon to the nose, though as Amakusa Spiderweb warmed up, it did move away from this and had some orange and pineapple notes to the aroma. The aroma had a touch of sweetness to it though it was restrained and thankfully, there was a distinct lack of alcohol heat to the aroma.

Drinking Amakusa Spiderweb chilled was definitely the right idea to do, as the segue of flavours from citrus to tropical was more pronounced than if the beer had only been in the fridge for a short time. It was really a pleasure to drink this one slowly as the grapefruit and lemon opened up to an orange and pineapple flavour, lending Amakusa Spiderweb some juiciness to the body. The stickiness from the sweetness also gave it a nice mouthfeel, without it being cloying, and helped the hoppy flavours last through to the end of drinking. Amakusa Spiderweb also had a well hidden alcohol factor to it, as I could not detect any heat from start to finish.

Amakusa Spiderweb : The Bottom Line

Spiderwebs are a well constructed and often a thing of beauty – just like Amakusa Spiderweb.

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Amakusa Spiderweb : Where to Buy

Amakusa Spiderweb can be bought online at the following places:

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