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

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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!

jazz88's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle. A murky yellow orange color with floates. A fruity and herbal aroma that nicely compliments the hops. A medium body, smooth, heavy and wet on the palate with a dry finish. The flavors are muted as the green tea dampens the hops. A nice beer but not something to come back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Second edition, 2015. Unique herbal aroma and taste...with fine IPA bitterness. Alcohol evident. Clear dark Amber color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (719) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (100) - - FEB 21, 2015
2nd edition from a bomber. They call this one 10.1% abv. Yellow orange straw color with a moderate head. Not too much carbonation. Rice on the nose and some of the green tea as well. For a double, this is very smooth. Definitely taste the ipa. I am pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
sweetness (candi sugar) but the malt definitely makes it’s presence known and balances the beer well. the green tea comes in as an herbal smell, a little more obvious in the flavor as it warms...and the mix of hops used (especially the sorachi ace) is unique and blend well together. nice brew. you can definitely taste the baird and stone influences clearly."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4214) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2511) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. Nice notes of citrus, grass, grapefruit, earth, lime and caramel malt. Somewhat refreshing. A bit bold, I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
12oz bottle - A pretty unasuming bottle but I guess when you are Stone and you are releasing an IPA, it better deliver...and this one does. The green tea really doesn’t come out until it hits the palate and it’s really nice. The beer pours out a light amber color, tons of floaties/particles in my beer with an initial 2" off-white head. Aroma has a kind of light alcoholic aroma, perfumy, beet sugar thing going on with a really light hop aroma. The flavor comes out though with both barrels blasting. A really nice combo of green tea and piney/sappy hops. The green tea really suprised me on how assertive it was against the hops. Carbonation is medium, mouthfeel is medium. When the carbonation lightens up a bit, the green tea really comes out a little more. Really a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
TAP at Chez Moeder Lambic during "Moeder Lambic Vs. Stone". Only found back scores, not ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

2011 Vintage

8/04/2011: Baird/Ishi/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA... Aroma: Green tea, kind of funky with some leafy, almost cheesy hops. Appearance: Coppery-orange, cloudy; thin off-white crown. Flavor: Leafy white tea, mandarin orange, somewhat dry; alcohol definitely shines through in the finish. Palate: Medium body; soft mouthfeel. Overall: Very drinkable and quite interesting.

12 Fl. Oz. bottle (9.2% Alc/Vol) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #279 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Henry’s in Eastlake: Created a thin yet firm layer of foamed head while the liquid was a sparkling gold that was full of floaties and other sediment. In the aroma, my nose detects mostly hops perhaps Cascadian, but upon smelling the empty bottle, I was able to pick up some scents of the green tea and maybe even jasmine. The flavor is bitter with green hops and keeps a strong malty base of sweet honey or light syrup while there is definitely an herbal tea like flavor. However, there is only a minimal taste of green tea and I seem to taste more of a ginseng flavor with a faint aftertaste of spearmint. Such a creative and innovative idea and has allowed me to discover Baird Brewing Company. I hope to find some Baird here in the states one day since I’m not sure if I will ever make it out to Japan.

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