DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought for me by Rockley at Zin in Calgary. Thanks buddy! Pours a hazy burnished gold with a thick, persistent white head. The aroma is awesome-- tons of grapefruit rind and conifer. Enormously hoppy aroma! Beautiful hop flavours of grapefruit, guava, pine. Malts are sweet and in perfect balance. Huge bitterness. Just excellent. What a great treat from Japan!
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional beer. Aromas of grass, apricot, and caramel. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is creamy, with a medium to full body. Amber, with a frothy white head.
presario (4428) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet aroma with sweetness dominating over expected hop scent. Dark amber. Hops start slow but keep building in the flavour riding over the malt. Light drinkable IIPA. Start to feel ABV as you get into the middle of the glass. Strong hop aftertaste.
pintbypint (2274) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
360ml brown bottle. Honey gold colour with haze. Dense long lasting head, light lace. Hoppy nose, grapefruit and some pine sharpness. Lots of grapefruit hop flavours, high bitterness, a little malt sweetness behind. Long hoppy aftertaste, pine and grapefruit lingers. Medium carbonation, light to medium in body. Nice hop profile, very drinkable. Hope to see more Baird beers around town.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked this. Apricot early, particularly on the nose, before a very very well handled kick of hops charges through. Perfectly balanced and not at all rough. Very refreshing actually given the very dry structure. Excellent beer.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orangeish amber pour with a fluffy white head that doesn’t last very long. Nose is big and hoppy with notes of orange, grapefruit, apricot and caramel. Flavour is very similar but with a bit more malt backbone. Oily mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation and a long bitter finish. An exceptionally nice DIPA, very well balanced and easy to drink.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly dirty amber with a creamy offwhite head. Huge hop aroma of mainly resiny pine pine. A little grapefruit and some caramel but it is pretty much just about the pine hops. Flavours are basically the same. Whilst there is a little caamel sweetness the hops dominate. Very bitter finish with huge resiny after taste. Slightly one dimensional but still a good beer all the same.
samo83 (11) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
herbal aroma, hazy amber colour, medium sweetness, body and bitterness, tasty with nice long bitter finish.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Awesome dark unfliterd orange pour with a big pillowy head. Nose is sunny citrus and pine. Medium bodied but a bit one dimensional in the mouth - just bitter resin and citrus. One of those close but no cigar type beers. A bit more depth and breadth in the flavour profile and this would be a contender. A bit more dryness to the body would really kick this in to the stratosphere!
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harajuku Taproom. Hazy amber. Intense grapefruity hop aroma. Very dry, yet with enough body and maltiness to provide enough backbone. A very good IPA.