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Baird Brewmasters Nightmare Rye IPA

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(IBU 60; Bitter/Flavor Hops – Warrior, Simcoe, Columbus; Aroma/Dry Hops – Santiam, Simcoe, Columbus): This IPA brewed with malted rye is delightfully spicy and peppery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
Found at an import shop in Edmonton. Pours with nice huge foamy head and a good foggy orange body which has plenty of carbonation. Nice yeast and hops aroma with malts to balance it out. Flavour is smooth hops with tart spice and sweetness. Medium finish. I really enjoyed this one, well balanced and a great departure from the usual Japanese macros. Sampled at 12.4 degrees celcius.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2932) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Hazy brown color with an off-white head with good duration and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of rye, toasted amalts and caramel. Flavor is bittery, toasty and some spiced notes. Bitterness in the final with a mild dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hallucigenia (1) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
In a market full of pungent, savory, ostentatious Rye IPAs, this came as a surprise, but after a couple sips I realized a pleasant one. The sweet qualities from the caramel and fruit are elegant and not overdone, and work well with the rye, giving it a pleasant, festive "spice loaf" character, at the risk of making the beer sound desserty, which it isn’t. Fans of IPAs might find this drinks closer to a pale ale in terms of hops, but I think a higher IBU would have overshadowed this beer’s strengths. This may have been a nightmare to brew but a dream to drink. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1001) - CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours hazy deep gold with one finger of dense off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderately heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, pine, caramel malt, grassy rye. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter, moderate peppery spice. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly spicy finish. (3/5) Went into it with pretty low expectations, given the swing-and-a-miss quality of the last two Baird Beers I tried. But actually, not bad at all. The rye is mild, giving just a little black pepper edge to a decently bitter underlying IPA. (14/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro. Poured into a snifter. Hazy brown color with modest soapy head that leaves yeast grazing the surface of the beer throughout the glass. Nice caramel, toffee, cinnamon aroma. Overly sweet with a touch of sourness on the palate. Pepper is also present on the finish. Overall great malty, sweet IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 2. Special THX to Christian. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: bitter, hoppy. TASTE: bitter, hoppy, dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1108) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
Botella @cimmeria .................................................. Oviedo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
330ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with some spicy notes and caramel. Taste is a bold grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with some spicy pepper notes and a caramel malty sweetness. This brew is much more complex than I can describe here. One of the better IPA’s that I have tried in a few months. Outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2014
The addition of ’the nightmare’ (rye) to the grist gives a soft spiciness to the brew. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2761) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2014
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 03-12-2014.
Bottled: 26-07-2014.
In short: spicy bitter finishing beer.
Pours quite hazy amber with nice off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Spicy, grassy, "wet" aromas.Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is malty, grassy, herbal, spicy, some hot notes, with a developping bittering leading to some dry finish. A modern concept brew that reminds me of tradiotional ales. Enjoyable.

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