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

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (928) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Oklar guld-brun öl med ganska stort lätt färgat skum som relativt snabbt försvinner. Doft: Ananas, citrus, barr, mango, banan, alkohol, smultron godis. Fin doft men lite för svag tycker jag. Smak: Gräs, ananas, blod apelsin, bark, mineraler, örter (lite åt tulsi hållet). Torr eftersmak, positivt menat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1854) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of oranges, grape-fruit, mangos, pine and grass.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, grape-fruit, bitter oranges, pine, resin and citric peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a very dry finish.
Overall: A really crammed DIPA.
Note: Bottle 360 ml. Reviewed 2013-04-09.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
Flaska från Systembolaget ! En besvikelse, ingen typisk IPA enligt mitt faboritkoncept. Både för lite fruktighet och för lite beska. OK men inte mer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tourtrappist (35) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Thin citric, hayish aroma. Dry, earthy and a bit breadmalty taste that finishes off with a sting of metallic citrus. Not a big IIPA. But completely OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Deep orange colour, a little bit hazy. Aroma of citrus, apple, perfume. Taste is very dry and a little bit tart. Not sure if I like it or not.. Well carbonated, thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Fat. Orange, lätt dimmig öl med vitt skum. Doft av ananas och andra tropiska frukter. Bra sammansatt beska med grape, tallbarr och kåda. Något tunn kropp men goda smaker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Hazy dark ordange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, hops, citrus. Flavour is heavy hops, citrus, some fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Pours hazy amber with white head. Aroma of citrus, ananas and grapes. Taste is dry with citrus and grass. A bit week in the bitterness in the finishbut overall a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2573) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Drucken på fat på Bishop Gustav. Viss rervation då jag fick det sista i fatet. Mörkt gyllengul, disig vätska, vitt skum. Trött och murrig doft, gissar att det påverkades av att jag fick sista slatten. Smaken är inte heller den särskilt stor. Men ren och med tydlig citruskaraktär. Sötman är måttlig och efterhand blir smaken allt stramare och torrare och den krispiga citrusbeskan i eftersmaken är ölets största kvalité. Bra, men inte mer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy orange/amber with a white lingering head. Aroma is sweet pineapple, citrus, pine, malt, notes of alcohol. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, the bitterness is soft and leaves a fresh dry lingering feeling in the mouth. Quite sweet.


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