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


on tap

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RATINGS: 337   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 Japanís Suruga Bay is deep (it is Japanís 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (567) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
@yellow cbc 2015 grapefruit, grass,citrus, medium sweet, medium bitter, well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3887) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at Hopner, Tallinn. Hazy golden to amber, with a decent off-white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with notes of peaches, caramel and hints of herbs, citrus and malt. Medium sweet, less than usual I?d say, and quite refreshing. Finishes bitter, but balanced. Surprisingly easy to drink and quite tasty. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at cbc. Pours gloudy light golden. Aroma is hoppy but balanced. Taste is nicely balanced, hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange color. Small size, bubbly white head, stays. Fruity, citrus, sweet, caramel, cake, mild pine in aroma. Coffee, cake, sweet, malty, bready, citrus, fruity notes in taste. Sweet bready aftertaste. There is something minty in a taste which I canít quite identify. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at the 7th Belgrade Beer Tasting all together finally.Taste with Alberto, Matt and Vlada.07.04.2015.Thank you Matt for bring this bottle or maybe from Tim hmmmmm.Thank you guys anyway.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.On the nose peach.Taste and aroma of sweet fruits, some candy sugar, grass on the end.All together not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1021) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Golden, clear, medium white foam; grassy, herbal, floral, pine, some caramel; high- bitterness, medium sweetness; fullish body, oily feel, average carbo, long bitter finish Overall: original approach, tasty, quite drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skatanarchy (203) - - APR 17, 2015
스루가베이-임& IPA 8.5% ABV 자몽-오렌지향, 탁한 침전물.치솟거& 널뛰기 없는 차분한 정석 IPA. 탁한 황갈색, 얕게 날리는 시트러스, 두꺼운 과일 향. 복잡하진 않은, 디테일이 화려하지 않은. 맛도 엠블럼 처럼 불꽃놀이 하듯 꽃피는 맛이 터져나왔더라&# https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2015
Extremely light and mellow for an IIPA. Gentle aromas of honey, floral essence, grass, hay. Hops are far removed from the aroma. Taste reminiscent of a golden ale ( pretty light, eh?). Mild bitterness and hop bite at the finish. Complex and compelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at the 7th Tasting in Belgrade-Serbia. Pours extremely cloudy orange skin, white gassy head. Nose: grassy, hops, lavender, tangerine. Mouth: watery (a lot), tangerine, sweet juicy orange, thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (479) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2015
Pours rather deep gold with white head. Aromas are piney hops, sweet. Seems light when you first get it in your mouth, but gradually swells to a full bodied, balanced bitterness beer with a nice long finish. Maybe a little light for an imperial ipa, but altogether enjoyable.

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