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Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 9.2% (2011)

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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wonderful spirit of camaraderie, cooperation and mutual support exists in the world of craft brewing. We have harnessed this spirit fully in the crafting of this special collaborative brew dedicated to the resilient people of Japan who are bravely endeavoring to overcome the tragedy of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We tip our brewing hats to the quiet elegance and humble sophistication of Japanese culture through the judicious addition of Japanese whole leaf green tea to this big, bold, spicy and herbal IPA. Cheers, Japan!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small off white head. Sorachi ace. Fishy and herbal. Dry and smooth. Really bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Cloudy tan. There was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is fruity, hoppy with light green tea and some vanilla - this comes together nicely on the nose. Expressive fruity character. Lots of tea, blends ok with the hops. The tannins add to the total bitterness. The malts are still chewy Stone, but they are understated. Definitely one of the better Stone brews.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15097) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle (Grand Tasting at RBESG 2011, London) at Dean Swift. Clear golden - white head. Tea, herbal, flowery, ok bitterness, zesty, light malty, spicy, light citrus, toasted malts dry/dusty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14601) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Nose/taste of green tea, tropical fruit, caramel malt, resinous hops and pine. Solid tea and malt body. Finishes with tropical fruit and a little warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13843) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy amber gold with a creamy/foamy near white head. Aroma is spicy herb over light caramel. Med+ body. Flavor is actually suggestive of tea, and not that black fermented stuff, but it is more spicy and floral/citrus. With a slight pause a herbal tea sort of flavor kicks in. Thereís a lot going on - itís like a revolving flavor palate. In the end I think itís identifiably tea as the major flavor component. How strange this is.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
In simple terms, a pale lagery aroma. Retronasals remind me of alcohol. Body is bitter. Thereís a nice tingle of hops. but the whole things says nothing to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13250) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and green tea aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy herbal bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a change of pace good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 9/25/11, 12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light green tea. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some herbal, light pine, green tea. Medium-full body, some juicy/resinous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle poured a cloudy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of green tea, lemon, bread and light straw. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of green tea, biscuit, lemon and light straw with a crisp dry modereatly bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Slightly hazy yellow color, vast creamy white head. Smell fresh, indeed green tea, hops and bitter. Taste green tea as well (very nicely done!), bitter and hops. You donít taste the 9,2%ABV. Good carbo, full body.


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