Theis (13286) - 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 Timís Place. Clear amber - white head. Rye, fruity, sweet notes, bisquit, ok hoppy, spicy notes, citrus, grassy, nice resin, grape fruits, ok bitter finish.
Travlr (9998) - 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.
MartinT (7746) - 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 Iíve had.
-This is highly drinkable for the style.
-Aromatic hops could be more engaging for the style.
KyotoLefty (6174) - 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.
sunevdj (3132) - 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 Timís 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.
TimE (3105) - 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 didnít find the beer particularly balanced - odd given that all other Baird beers are balanced, even if I donít like them.
AndySnow (2900) - 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.
jonno (2274) - JAPAN - JAN 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
maekchu (1973) - 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.
Capa (1969) - 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 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)