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Baird Brewmasters Nightmare Rye IPA
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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(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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2009
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 didnít find the beer particularly balanced - odd given that all other Baird beers are balanced, even if I donít like them.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 15, 2009
Light copper color. Light citrus, malts, some spicy tones, a little rye in the aroma. Very mellow flavor. Light hops, malty though I wouldnít 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 itís a good, mellow, easy drinking IPA. (Draught during Nakameguro IPA festival)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - FEB 1, 2009
Although Iím not a huge fan of Baird beers, I attended their 10 day IPA fest and was really blown away by 2 of the six that I drank. Brewmasterís Nightmare (great name) was one of the six that I had that night...it was, in fact, the final pint...so by that point in time it tasted fine...but I needed another shot to determine how it might really be. Found a bottle at Tanakaya and lugged it homeward to put it under scrutinization. Colour was a dark cloudy amber orange haze with a very citrus-like and hoppy nose. Flavour was straddling the line between hops and wheat with some overtones of very strong Earl Grey tea. A bitter finish that lingers yet does not overwhelm. A solid and interesting IPA, no question, but not exactly taking me places I want to go.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Wow the nose is a joy to behold. A floral bouquet of hoppy joy. The mouthful unfortunately is a little thin, which detracts from the flavour. The malts are solid here, as is the hops on top. If this were a little more full bodided they would truly be on to a world class beer here. Lets hope they tinker with this and improve it next year! 2012 version. Excellent, excellent IPA. Lots of citrus and a bit spicy. Could be drier, but thatís a minor quibble.


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