Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear amber - white head. Rye, fruity, sweet notes, bisquit, ok hoppy, spicy notes, citrus, grassy, nice resin, grape fruits, ok bitter finish.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and lean cereals meet before leafy hop resins provide a flavorful bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the amber-hued golden.
-The mouthfeel is soft and feels natural.
-The flavor profile is balanced, as is the case for almost every Baird beer I’ve had.
-This is highly drinkable for the style.
-Aromatic hops could be more engaging for the style.
sunevdj (3041) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Smells of hops. Sweet and hoppy. Bitter. Lots of hops aromas. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Medium to high carbonation.
AndySnow (2261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks KyotoLefty. Amber colour with a small white head. Fruity hops aroma. Flavour matches the aroma, fruity hops.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBJG courtesy of KyotoLefty, thank you sir! Cloudy golden color. Aroma of lightly spiced grass and subtle fruit. Taste is similar.
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Thanks to Robert Y. for sharing this. Deep, serious hoppy aroma. Gold honey color. Tangy, peppery initial; sweet, malty mid; final is peppery and tingly. Medium body. Pretty damn good. The hops are along for the ride the whole way.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Nakameguro Taproom. Pours cloudy with small bubbles. Thin creamy head. Gold, the color of pitch resin. Floral hop aroma. Flavor of sweet honey with ruby red grapefruit.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy rye and cinammon notes hit the nose with just a touch of citrus. Spicy, fruity, fig, citrusy mouth. Lingering bitterness. Rye is nice, but I didn’t find the beer particularly balanced - odd given that all other Baird beers are balanced, even if I don’t like them.
KyotoLefty (5803) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 On tap at Cheers. Light copper color with a thin head. Aroma: quite hoppy, with light malts. Light rye feel in the mouth. Good maltiness, caramel and fruity, but light. Great hops.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color. Light citrus, malts, some spicy tones, a little rye in the aroma. Very mellow flavor. Light hops, malty though I wouldn’t say English style, grapefruit, no rye to speak of. Smooth bodied. I was a little dissapointed in the lack of rye as I usually am in rya ales, but besides that it’s a good, mellow, easy drinking IPA.
(Draught during Nakameguro IPA festival)