Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial IPA
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The first key to a great Double IPA is dryness of character despite the high original gravity. This is accomplished, foremost, through high attenuation by the yeast during fermentation. We aim for an apparent attenuation around 85% which yields relative dryness and alcohol strength. The second key is a fantastic and powerful hop aroma. This we achieve by dry hopping Suruga Bay Imperial IPA with several varieties of pungently strong American hops. We conduct this dry hopping not once but twice, in two separate tanks. Then, at packaging, to ensue a vigorous secondary fermentation and natural carbonation, we krauesen Suruga Bay with a percentage of peak fermentation beer from a different batch. Suruga Bay Imperial IPA is a wickedly compelling flavor experience. Its hop character is as rich as Japan’s Suruga Bay is deep (it is Japan’s deepest bay and Baird Brewing is located on its inner shore). The greatness of Suruga Bay Imperial IPA resides in a supreme drinkability that pervades in spite of the potency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (786) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Orange looks with big head. Citrus, grape and tropical fruits. What more do you need? Taste continues what scent offered, tropical sweetness, grape bitterness and some stingy citrus notes. Pretty basic DIPA but a good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a cleard gold with some lacing, white head. Nose has some tropical fruit, a little durian actually, lychee, tangerine, pineapple, perfume. Flavors of tropical fruit, papaya, pineapple, orange, nectarine. Very juicy, tons of fruit. Clean, fruity finish. Not a ton of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - AUG 17, 2013
Huge fresh grapefruit nose. Hoppy explosion of bitter grapefruit in the mouth, peppery dry finish. Wicked Baird trademark double IPA, indeed a hop firework on your palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (566) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Had from bottle, pours orangey, with decent head. Aroma is slight citrus, malt, honey. Taste is citrus peel, keep getting malts as well. Finishes dry, good, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenkiGonzo (960) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2013
Hands down the best IPA I’ve had on draught from Japan, sadly the bottle isn’t as good. Very fruity aroma, slightly tropical and lots of hops. Great, full hop flavour with lots of fruit to balance the bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5410) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and hoppy with berries, grass and hay. Similar taste. Soft and long bitterness. Nice DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5816) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at CBC 2012. Deep golden in the glass, small head. Fruity aroma like lemon. Starts mild-hoppy, hints of lemon, more and more grasy-hoppy. Finish with some bitter notes, all in all quite drinkable. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (1226) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Väldoftande öl med tydliga toner av passion,grapeoch söta gröna druvor. Sötman känns tydligt i den första smaknyansen. Eftersmaken är en smula kort men lämnar en trevlig grapebeska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
From bottle at the Festival. Clear gold pour, nice straw head. Light tropical aroma, good bitterness, very well balanced, not too sweet, palate is relatively dry. Really tasty, I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (330) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
Very hazy apperance. Real citrusy aroma. The taste is not so citrusy. Very dry finish. Good carbonation.

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