GenkiGonzo (510) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Aldgate. Dark amber orange, almost no head. Big citrus hop aroma, a hint of apple cider. Nice fruity bitter hop flavour. Very drinkable.
shoulderbroken (2475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Aldgate. Good juicy and fruity ipa. Grapefruit, nice bitterness. Lingering bitter finish. Good. Pineapple cubes.
EdKing (2070) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes from my July 2010 visit to Tokyo. Draft in the Aldgate, Shibuya. Fairly big ass-kicking hop IPA. Pours orange amber, hazy with nice white head. Nose is very citrous with grapefruit predominant. Taste is strong bitter citrous grapefruit, orange, pine and a sharp bitter finish. Good malty backbone too.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Said to be 60-70 IBUS and 6.2% ABV. Another good solid IPA from Baird. Big wafts of grapefruit on the nose. Good solid bitterness initially with grapefruit and some stone fruits with a good length finish. Good body for the beer. Won’t knock your socks of,f but like most Baird, is a good, almost workman like, well put together tipple.
Theis (14085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Aldgate. Clear amber - white head.
Nice hoppy. Orange. Grassy. Fruity. Toasted. Nice malty. Ok bitterness. Fine.