Baird Divine Vamp III
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
India Black Ale (IPA) brewed exclusively for Popeye’s in Royogoku, Tokyo, Japan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pint @ Popeye’s, Tokyo: Dark brown, light head and lacing. Nose of light hoppy, subtle caramel malts, light bitterness and a nice floral, earthy hoppiness. A bit lacking in body and a thin finish. Grassy finish. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2008
On tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Almost black with a small tan head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Perfumy and grapefruity flavours with light roast. Well-carbonated with a full body. A great combination of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
Deceptive upon looking at it as the light brown head and color of the body suggest a brown ale or perhaps even a porter. However, one whiff of the hoppy cascade nose sends your mind into total disorientation, but you can reach your senses when you get a whiff of some pale malts. A huge floral hoppy body hits the tongue, but after the first swallow the roasted malts become apparent. After every subsequent swallow the hops and malts fight for attention. The hops produce a cotton candy like feel that seems to transform the roasted malts into milk chocolate like tasting. This is strange, but incredible stuff. Only a perfectly balanced beer could do what this beer does. To get a better understanding of this, take 2/3 pint of IPA and a 1/3 of a stout and combine them. It goes great with Yakisoba.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
On tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Hazy dark, dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with dark fruits, chocolate, pine and hints of citrus. Moderate to medium sweet, fairly mild flavours, but balanced between the hoppy and roasty ones. Not the most memorable, but a tasty and easy to drink BIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2014
On tap @ Popeye, Tokyo. Dark brown, cola like, not much head. Hoppy aroma. Mild woody hop flavour. Light smooth cola aftertaste. A bit thin for a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2012
Tap at Popeye. Dark brown, small golden head, soon goes. Aroma, some roast, bit coffee, not so much hoppiness, just bitter from coffee. Taste initial hop hit, grassy hops, quite full on, some grapefruit too. Fades a but further down and get some fruitiness and something floral. Parma violet element with bitter dark choc. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
On tap @ Popeye’s February 2009. Clear dark pour with practically no head. Hoppy aroma, pine but also liqorice and dark malts. Tastes like it smells burnt caramel, prune, tobacco. It strikes me that this could be something that Nøgne Ø could have brewed. Mild acidic aftertaste. Interesting and recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2007
Draught at Popeye’s. Dark brown with red highlights and a small tan head. Aroma was very hoppy, toasted malt, and floral. Medium body. Pretty hoppy, pine, earth tones, smoke, caramel, and chocolate. I couldn’t figure out what type of brew this was...struck me as a very dark IPA. Doesn’t really matter, it was real good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - JAN 8, 2016
Draught at Popeye. Quite a decent iba, orange and choclate dominate, notes of coffee and licorice, fairly bitter finish. Baird seems quite solid with this style in general, good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 My first IBA. I enjoyed this, but after sampling so many great beers that night, this felt a little like an afterthought.. Cheers to the gentleman that shouted me a round though! Rerate. The first impact, this beers older brother is better, but this is still not without it’s charm. Quite hoppy for what it is, although the body is a bit light

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