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Gweilo x Kagua Yuzu Hazy IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery x Far Yeast Brewing
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. Collaboration

Brewer Description: (from can) Brewed with our friends at Kagua to mark our launch in Japan, this is our first ever collaboration brew and it is a very special one. With a Denali, Amarillo and Citra base, we’ve also pumped this baby full of yuzu smuggled into Hong Kong by our friends at Kagua. The result is a tropical, juicy explosion of pineapple and yuzu.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 24th August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, yuzu, lots of citrus peel and rind, lightly floral.
Taste: Bitter, lightly sweet, tons of yuzu, lots of citrus rind, peel and zest, grass, light floral and light biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was great, full of yuzu. In fact, taste was full of yuzu too but this time, overly so. The amount of yuzu seems to have created a bitter like harshness on the palate, almost like you have a mouthful of citrus rind.

Popihn New England IPA

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Amarillo / Centennial / Rakau / Simcoe / Waimea.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 6th January 2018 (did not know I left this in the fridge for so long). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention but left minimal lacing.
Aroma: Fruity grapefruit rind, citrus zest, pineapple, pine and grass with hints of tropical mango and papaya late on.
Taste: Sweet pineapple balanced with citrusy grapefruit zest and rind, pine and grass. Light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing and easy to drink.