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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Echigo India Pale Ale


As part of our series on Japanese beers which has included reviews of craft beer in Japan, Sapporo Classic and Sapporo Kaitakushi, it is a pleasure to sample Echigo's India Pale Ale.

Echigo India Pale Ale

Niigata-based Echigo, which came into being in 1994, claim to be Japan's first micro-brewery and their IPA is indeed a fine beer. The first thing you notice about the 6% ABV brew is its pleasing aroma followed by the fine color and substantial head.

Echigo India Pale Ale, Japanese beer

Echigo produces a range of beers including a stout, a pilsner, a red ale and a white ale all available on their online shop in boxes of 4 or 6.

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