Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
The final beer from my Japanese beer trade with Drew over at 365 Beers! Thanks for humoring me this far – this is it for foreign beer reviews.
Poured the entire contents of this bomber into my usuhari über-pint glass. The aroma is a bit of hops but mostly malt at this point – I think the month the beers spent sitting in my fridge muted the aroma profiles of a lot of the beers Drew sent me. The bittering hops are all still there, a really nice balance with the malty body. This one reminds me a lot of the Alpha King, but with a stronger hop bite. It disguises the alcohol well, so the 8% goes down relatively smooth. Unfortunately this beer is not available in New Orleans, so this is it for a while. I saw it for sale at a supermarket in Kansas City for $3.99 – fantastic value.
I’m not sure what I did to get this photo to look so cool. The bottle and the pint glass both look like they are leaning in diagonally. Maybe getting so close up fish-eyed the shot a bit.
Check out Drew’s reviews of Japanese beers: