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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This quenching brew is crafted in the American west-coast style. It sports a beautiful soft citrus hop aroma which gives way to a round, honeyed-fruit flavor. The finish is crisp and refreshing.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1419) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 Bottle. Hazy orange with a large good lasting and lacing off white head. Aroma is pine, peach, honey, white bread, light citrus. Taste is light/medium sweet and light bitter. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Looks great and has a nice mouthfeel, but I don’t find the hop profile all that interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crille (80) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
Cloudy orange color. Lots of citrus on the nose, hay and a grassy notes. Sweet clean hoppy flavor, but the finish is not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Tap at CK thanks to 3fourths. Pours a clear, lighter orange. Medium foam to low. Nose is fresher citrus, muted aroma hops, something very delicate typical of Japanese beers that is unfamiliar to me like fresh rainwater and almost fresh Brett although Brett is clearly not in the beer. Taste is neutral, some decent maltiness, citrus rind balance. Palate is softer, perhaps a bit mealy. We were thinking the freshness on this one is probably low given the lack of aromatic hops and the mealy apple body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
From tap at CBC. Clouden golden with an offwhite head. Simple aroma of caramel, grass, citrus. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter with a medium body, soft carbonation and an oily texture. A little too smooth. Lacks some crispness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light fruity hops, citrus. Flavor is malt, fruity hops, light citrus. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 030513

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Pours cloudy amber with a good creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is grassy hoppy malty dry and bready. Flavor is bready malty dry soapy dill fruity and bitter. Finishes bitter dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
360 ml bottle ordered to Systembolaget in Mölndal early April, sampled on May 2, 2013.
Marked 5%.
Hazy golden color, fairly big creamy off-white head. Sweet, malty, a tad bit hoppy scent, slight bit fruity. Sweet, malty, bitter, grainy, citrus taste. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Pours cloudy golden amber with low white head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, citrus, light pine and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is lightly bitter at first before balanced up by sweetness. Finish is very abrupt. Body is light with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Artichoke (60) - California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Less than one finger head, milky amber color with hops on the nose. Nice on the palate with just the right amount of bite. Not bitter, but the hops are noticeable in the taste. I don’t get the fruit as other reviewers. Great beer.


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