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Baird Pacific Century Citrus IPA 2011

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Baird Pacific Century Citrus IPA 2011
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Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In this 2011 version we have raised the bittering units to 75 and augmented our traditional use of daidai fruit with additions of Shizuoka-grown dekopon fruit. These fruit additions combine with several citrus-character hop varieties (Columbus, Motueka and NZ Cascade) to yield an uniquely fruity and refreshing India Pale Ale.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OneBrewru (11) - - APR 21, 2011
Pacific Century pours a rich amber gold with a light white head. The aroma is fairly reserved for an IPA, but citrus, pine, and buttery hops make themselves apparent. The taste is bright and lively. The citrus blends in with the hops very well to create a refreshing, sweet, and bitter IPA. The mouthfeel is about as it should be, with light prickly carbonation. And it’s not as heavy as I’d expect for the ABV. Overall, this is a great and unique take on an IPA.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle 66 cl bought @ bir&fud bottega (Rome, Italy). Pours an orange-rusty pale colour with almost no head at all. Aroma of citrus, lime, tropical fruits, pink grapefruit, young orange, white peach, a little chemical note and yeasty as well. It’s really particular, Medium carbonation in a little malty body, full of blood orange, orange peel and grapefruit, but nothing more. Good finish, intense citric like the flavor. A little boring and flat for me. Maybe deserve a fresher bottle? If this is the standard, well, doesn’t worth the 66 cl format. Anyway, I have to admit, it’s really different from classic IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5480) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2011
ambrata buona schiuma media persitenza naso agrumato citrico in bocca discreto malto note citriche lieve acidulo fruttato buon amaro finale buona secchezza

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 22, 2011
Draught at Q-Brick. Nice nose: citrus, menthol, licorice. Original and inviting. Deep amber with no head. Bitter, bitter flavor with light malt. A bit thin and light in body. Really huge bitterness, some of it obviously from the fruit. Really a bit too astringent.


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