At long last, the long-awaited (a bit insistent, sorry!) new craft beer by Aoi Brewing is being served on the tap at AOI BEER STAND in Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki-cho!
Actually, the news are that the fourth batch being brewed will include Alt, pale Ale, IPA, and one more new beer, Golden Ale all to be served on tap end of October or beginning of November!
And one more beer, Christmas Ale also being brewed!
Reasonably priced (in Japan)!
Served on tap
Barley, Australian Galaxy hop and Kent Golding (English) hop, crystal malt and maris otter malts, live yeast
Double hopping with a repeat of Kent Golding
Alcohol: 6.3 %
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: dark orange, persimmon
Bubbles: fine bubbles. longish head, light orange hue
Aroma: light, pleasant, deep, bread
Taste: very fruity, smooth, deep, dry and refreshing attack.
Complex: apricot, dry oranges, bread
Very pleasant acidity.
Lingers long enough on palate before departing on a drier note for true tasting.
New “facets” appearing with next sips.
Overall: At last an IPA by Aoi Brewing!
Excellent result for a first batch!
Very deep an complex. Should appeal to anyone, whatever the gender
AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK
Aoi Beers are also available at Aoi Brewery’s two more restaurants in Shizuoka City, namely
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi Naka Building, 5F
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00 (Mon.~Thurs.), 17:00~27:00 (Fri & Sat.), 17:00~24:00 (Sun.)
Parties welcome (reserve!)
Credit Cards OK
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One thought on “Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Aoi Brewing-IPA”
It can be hard for me to comment, but I still often enjoy your entries. I also like how you described the flavor of this beer.