Kirin Ichiban Shibori Toretate Hop (2015)

2015_Kirin_Toretate_Hop_1

Japanese Name: キリン 一番搾り とれたてホップ (2015)
Brewer: Kirin
Release: Oct. 27, 2015
Type: Japanese Beer(ビール)
Alcohol: 5%
Purchase Price: ¥223 @Popula

2015_Kirin_Toretate_Hop_3

Tasting Notes:
Kirin Ichiban Toretate Hop celebrates its 12th release with the 2015 vintage. This Japanese beer uses freshly harvested hops from Tono City in Iwate Prefecture. Combined with the Ichiban Shibori brewing method, Kirin creates a fresh tasting seasonal all malt beer.

Toretate Hop has a wonderful aroma that pours off the head, fresh with hops, green and citrusy. The first gulp starts fresh and flavorful, but the mid to back end is quite dull this year. A nice bitterness rounds off the backend adding a nice finishing touch.

As the Big Four brewers are experimenting with bolder flavors, Toretate Hop is starting to fall behind the pack. It starts of nice and has a wonderful nose, but Toretate Hop lacks punch, making it just an average beer. I’ve always enjoyed drinking this beer every year, but as of late, Toretate Hop has not been exciting me.

2015_Kirin_Toretate_Hop_2

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Japanese Beer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Kirin Ichiban Shibori Toretate Hop (2015)

  1. Pingback: Kirin Ichiban Shibori Toretate Hop (2016) | Beers of Japan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s