Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA is a 7% hazy IPA from Hojo Brewing & Stays, based in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draught lineup, though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. Besides having a ridiculously long name, Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA was inspired by the Stay Puft man from the 1984 masterpiece that is Ghostbusters – let’s ignore the modern “additions” to the series, shall we? In terms of hops, it’s unknown as Hojo Brewing & Stays have not released any information about it though we do know that they used 10 kg of marshmallows to make it.
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 7%
- Style : Hazy IPA
- Hops : –
- IBU : 20
- Availability : –
- On Sale : From November 2022
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 600 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Light dankness with citrus notes and some creamy marshmallow like notes to the beer.
- Notable Tastes : Smooth bitterness with light dank and citrus notes. Light sweetness with medium body. Lingering creaminess to the beer.
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA : Aroma & Taste
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA poured out a hazy light straw colour with a plump white head on top that left some thin lacing before fading to a few bubbles around the edge. The aroma was a mixture of light dank notes, combined with some citrus aroma of lemon and grapefruit, and then a faint sweetness of what I guess was supposed to be marshmallow – the plain kind that is.
The marshmallow aspect was the most peculiar as the only time I have knowingly had marshmallow as as an adjunct was in a pastry stout, and even then, it was pretty faint. It doesn’t seem like an adjunct that would have lingering, or distinctive, aromas and in Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA, it did seem a bit of a wasteful addition. There was a touch of malt sweetness to the beer, but all of the aromas seemed to be light, in comparison to the Stay Puft man who I remember being as terrifying and powerful creature.
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA carried on with the light flavours in the body. The dankness and citrus notes that were apparent in the aroma were in the taste, as well as a light bitterness that helped support the flavours, but never dominate them. Combined with this was a light sweetness from the malts with a medium body that carried a lingering creaminess to Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA through.
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA : The Bottom Line
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA is an interesting take on a beer with a different adjunct but can’t help think that either more marshmallows were needed or perhaps none at all?
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA : Where to Buy
Hojo Brewing Marshmallow Dank Juicy IPA can be bought online at the following places: