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Review: HItachino Dai Dai Ale
Hitachino Dai Dai Ale
Posted: 24 March 2015
Hitachino opted to go in a more distinguished direction with their Dai Dai Ale. This IPA is brewed with orange peel and not just any orange either. Hitachino uses a rare kind of Japanese orange called a fukure mikan. How's that for originality?
Avg price/liter: USD 17.85
ABV %: 6.2
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act. Any brewer who wants to his brewery a craft
brewery has to offer an IPA. It's not
Ten years ago IPA's were
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HItachino could have gone the
usual route. Back when Hitachino got into the brewing act in
1996, Japanese, mainstream breweries in Japan would have
thought an India Pale Ale was a pale ale with curry powder
added to it. Hitachino opted to go in a more
distinguished direction. This IPA is brewed with
orange peel and not just any orange either. HItachino
uses a rare kind of Japanese orange called a fukure mikan.
How's that for originality?
If you want the usual extra
hoppy American style IPA, Hitachino's Dai Dai Ale ain't the
direction you should be heading in. But if you're
ready for a Far Eastern taste sensation like you haven't
experienced in the past far from the deltas of India, Dai
Dai is waiting for you.