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

bottled
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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (380) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
Very, very smooth, bitter hops aftertaste, floral aroma, I’m not a massive IPA fan but I quite like this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2013
The head is ok, body cloudy, blond-brown. It smells creamy, malty. The taste is sweet, creamy, less hoppy, bit fruity, to mild, my one is probably a bit old?!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
junon (388) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Good with cheese and spicwy food. Pretty smooth for a high abv. I’ll come back to this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at the Underground Tap & Grill, amber color, with a white head, mild floral citrus, piney, grassy, leafy hoppy nose, with a bready, pale, toasted, caramel malt, light lemon, grapefruit peel note, and a faint honeyed lemon lollipop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice sweet candied lemon, grapefruit peel, flowery leafy, grassy, piney, citrus hoppy character with a lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust, lemon, lime zesty flavours, with a light mellow toasted, pale, caramel, bready malt undertone, leading towards a sweet honeyed pale, toasted maltiness, good lingering piney, grassy, leafy citrus hop bitterness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Artichoke (48) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Half finger head, fantastic floral and fruit notes. Hazy straw color, a little sweet develops into citrus grapefruit, but finishes a little too bitter for my personal taste. Great as an ipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Hazy orange color with a huge white head. Nose consisting of malt, pine, some citrus and honey. Malty flavor with orange and pine character along with bitter grapefruit before a piney hop finish. Pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - SEP 29, 2013
Appearance is great. Deep amber colour. Nice head. Subtle aroma. However don’t think this was too fresh. Taste is more on the sweet side, which gives me the idea hops have worn off. Ok beer nothing too amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle @ The Vintage, Leith. Sweet on the nose with a deep hoppy kick. Its a little like a sweet and sour chicken dish, a sweet drink up front with a grapefruit sour after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dojken (150) - - SEP 14, 2013
Svag doft om någon. Smaken lovar allra först en del men dör snabbt ut. Beskan kommer smygande o räddar upp en hel del. Toner av metall slår igenom.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrik (212) - - SEP 14, 2013
Lätt mycket tunn doft. Svagt fruktig smak med viss metalliska inslag. Torr ren efterbeska. Trevlig öl men absolut tunnaste Imperial IPA jag druckit. Nja Dragets kanal från Nynäshamn finns där också i botten.


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