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

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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on August 29th, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is somewhat light, slightly floral probably from the tea, a little grassy.
Taste: Some bitterness from the warrior hops, then the aramis hop and dry hop makes it very interesting.
Palate: Surprisingly light for an IPA.

Summary: A very interesting and different IPA I may only be able to try once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle(s) at Cape Fear Beer. This beer is awesome. It pours a cloudy orange with good white head. There is PNW aroma all over this one. Lots of citrus and pine. The flavor is spot on. This is the perfect example of how to incorporate herbs in a beer. The green tea is tasteful, just adds a nice layer of complexity to to the malt and melds impeccably well with the intense bitterness. This finishes herbal, dank and semi-dry. In a word, really damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (665) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
on tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank. Really surprised by this beer, very unique. Aroma is a great blend of pungent IPA/hops with earthy aromatic tea. Somewhat cloudy and very gorgeous finger foam head. Taste is very fascinating; a workable blend of big hops and soothing tea. I’m a fan of Stone and didn’t have high hopes for this, but wow, its really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14108) - 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 don’t taste the 9,2%ABV. Good carbo, full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Draught @ Moeder Lambic during the Stone vs Moeder Lambic event. Golden yellow colour with a white head. Smells quite awesome. Nice and hoppy. Tastes hoppy and citrus. Quite good, i liked it. Great carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s. Has a great pour; turbid deep golden orange with 2-finger fluffy white head. Nose is hopcitrus, florals, tannins, black pepper. Tastes rich, very citric, floral, spicy, black peppery, and has a crisp finish. Very complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle at blind tiger for eyedrinkale’s birthday 9/14/2011. Hazy golden pour with white head. Green tea, light ginseng, some citrus tones. Very easy drinking, tea flavor ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (1198) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Drank in 2015 and aged from 2011. Pours a clear gold. Has a very strong green tea and sugar taste. An incredible strong green tea taste with citrus hops. A slight lingering bitter taste with sweet citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours a cooper orange with a small head which fades quickly. aroma is of citrus hops, wet hay, herbs, and some earthyness. flavor is of citrus and tropical fruit hops up front, with herbal and earthty notes, and some tea in the background. 9.2 abv is well hidden, has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry bitter finnish. overall, a good, unique IPA, and most likly stone’s best collaberation yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottled. Heavy sediment very light pale, white head. Taste is subtle, sweet, herbal-then-boozed out hopness. Grass & mild citrus. Very nice.

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