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

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (14581) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Dicht hopfiger Antrunk mit Gemüsenoten. Der Tee wirkt auch darüber hinaus interessant und überraschend voll, wenig trocken, erstaunlich wenig Alkohol. Dann karamellmalzig mit einer knackigen, gut versteckten Bitterkeit. 12/11/12/11//12

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
A: The pour is a light orange color with a big white head. S: The nose on this is just flat out unpleasant. There is a strong aroma of onions, vegetables, body odor, and feet. There is some tea, but it’s not very strong. A bit of grapefruit peel and some fake lemon. T: There is a lot of bready malt flavor to the beer with a decent amount of hops. The hop flavors aren’t all that enjoyable, though. I pick up some lemons, onions, a mild pine, and just a bit of bitterness. M: The body is medium with a medium to high carbonation. O: I wanted to like this as it is for a good cause, but it just missed the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14042) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13209) - 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. There’s a lot going on - it’s like a revolving flavor palate. In the end I think it’s identifiably tea as the major flavor component. How strange this is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12733) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, tea, pepper, mango, pineapple, apricot, and grass. Flavor of peach, tea, citrus, caramel, and pineapple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Fruity aroma with peach and orange. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of tea

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
In simple terms, a pale lagery aroma. Retronasals remind me of alcohol. Body is bitter. There’s a nice tingle of hops. but the whole things says nothing to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12136) - 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.

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