Hitachino Dai Dai (IPA) 6.2%

Yasato is located on the eastern slopes of Mt. Tsukuba in Ibaraki prefecture. It is also known as the village of organic farming of fukure mikan, a native Japanese breed of mandarin orange used in the Dai Dai brew. The aroma includes some soft but distinct pine and orange peel. The body is clear and bright copper with a frothy, off-white head with moderate retention. The flavor at first is quite sweet, with a pungent tarty bite from the orange and hop acidity. The resin-like hop flavor follows, and the orange lingers into the finish with some bready malt sweetness.