黄桜 京都麦酒 抹茶 (Kizakura Kyoto Matcha IPA)

Vital Statistics

ABV: 8.5%
Bitterness: 70.6 IBU

From the brewer

・Brewed with “Matcha (green tea)” from “Uji” region in Kyoto
・Eye-catching deep green color of green tea
・Rich body from alcohol (8.5%)
・Comfortable finishing with bitterness from green tea and hops
・Very refreshing citrus aroma from Cascade hops

Average Scores

Overall: 56 (logged 3 times)
Bottle: 56 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

So maybe because it was super-chilled, but this was a lot more mellow than it seems my first try was. Still intensely green, the matcha gives a sweet grass kind of smoothness to the opening, and the rest is basically a somewhat bitter bit light IPA.
Pours almost-opaque chartreuse, like cleaning a paintbrush. Flavor is quite intensely matcha - grassy and almost creamy-sweet. The IPA part is there too - intensely hoppy and floral. That bitterness builds up, leaves the tongue feeling quite dry, and gets quite hard to take.
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