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Baird Fruitful Life Citrus IPA

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Citrus reigns in this daidai fruited and US Pacific Northwest hop dominated India Pale Ale. The citrus character is bright, zesty and quenching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2816) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Hopbuds, Nagoya, Japon. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity, slightly malty / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado, ligeramente a malta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (280) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Pours a pale orange. Some citrus and herbal aroma. Taste is hop forward lots of grapefruit lemon with some passion fruit. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
from Erzbierschof - pours a hazy reddish-orange beer with a firm beige head; solid aroma of citrus and kumquat, hints of oranges; full-bodied, lively palate and light sweet; mellow bitterness and a long citric and grapefruity hoppy finish - charm and quality

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
(Baird Fruitful Life Citrus IPA) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7.5% Deep orange colour on the body, cloudy, with almost two full fingers of white, thick head, with average retention. Aroma has citrus, grapefruit, light tangerine, nice floral notes. Lots of citrus on the taste, with lemon flowers, lemon leaves, citrus is dominating. Some orange here and there, kumquat, tangerine, only mildly bitter. Medium body with good carbonation, numbing feeling on the mouth after a while because of all those lemons. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14078) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy dark orange color, average sized white to off-white head. Aroma is lightly malts, floral, some fruit hops. Taste lightly malts, decently fruity, fruit hops, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2015
Restrained citrus aroma in a hazy gold pour. Restrained hop forward balance with a tart fruity body and crisp clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1176) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich (yup, they currently have a really nice stock of Baird bottles!) The citrus is hard to overlook, but there’s also nice things about this beer: Well-carbonized, a pinch of sourness, dry and refreshing. Definitely an outstanding fruit beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Citrus, fruity, red orange, malty, sweet in aroma. Orange, caramel, sweet fruity, blossom in taste. Blossomy fruity aftertaste. Mellow sweet fruity bitterness. Nice full body. Quite pleasant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Rich, almost biting preserved kumquatty aroma. Sweet, and very zesty. Much mellower taste. Pleasant full body, very fitting carbonation, neither flat not fizzy, just right. Nice sweet caramelly malts, a bit of a milkiness to them, plenty of citrussy hops, but not as zesty as I’d expected. Pleasant bitter bite in the finish, the preserved kumquat returns. Very nice full hops, a bit of seared fat, lovely. 7.5% - no way. Excellent brew, one of Baird’s best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours amber-brown with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, citrus, orange, lemon. Flavor is sweet, sour, citrus, orange, lemon, caramel, acidic, and pine. Finish is grapefruit-pine bitter with some sweetness. Carbonation is high. Overall: ok.

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