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


on tap

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bogus88 (172) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Butelka 0,33 l. Aromat słodkich cytrusów, żywiczny, sosnowy. W tle karmel i miód. Barwa bursztynowa, mocno zamglona, mętna. Piana biała, o średniej obfitości, w większości drobna. Dość szybko opada do cienkiego kożuszka, nie zostaje na szkle. Smak umiarkowanie słodki (owoce tropikalne, na czele marakuja i mango, w tle nuty słodowe, karmelowe) i umiarkowanie gorzki (grejpfrut). Finisz długi, sosnowo-grejpfrutowy. Alkohol świetnie zakamuflowany. Wysycenie średnie. Piwo bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2894) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2015
Hazy, dull orange and still with a short-lived lather of white. Floral, rose petal and orange blossom nose with ample tangerine and peach - very pleasant. A light touch of diacetyl and honey upfront compliments some heavy handed hopping in back. Bitter and long with a heat from the alcohol. Toasted, granola notes meld in well. Fruit is bitter, citric and drawing. Body fills out as it warms with moderate carbonation. This is a beautifully balanced, characterful ale. Loved it! (36cL, BB 02/02/16, gift)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (909) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2015
bottle. Amber with huge white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Long bitter flavour, fruits, grass, pine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3824) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
PINT tasting. Good hoppy aroma, somligh citrus notes. Lasting, lacing off-white foam. Strong bitter taste, lastng quite long. (Arnhem 201512)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (104) - - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle to cup. Sweet citrus/pine nose. Cloudy tiny yeast particles suspended in golden orange. Malt forward then ŕ sticky sweetness, the hops a bit backstage but linger citrus. Medium toward a richer body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11952) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2015
from Erzbierschof - hazy dark orange beer with a little foam left; fresh and solid grapefruity hoppy notes, light piney and peachy; light fizzy and full-bodied; juicy and very bitter, light residual sugars; gently chewy and very fruity hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2855) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
Keg. Hazy copper with a medium sized off white head with good retention and lace. Nose has wood, herbs, dried green plants. Flavour also has some light wood, green plants, honey, light alcohol, caramel. Full body, soft carbonation, filling sweetness, no rough bitterness, soft mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charlotte (5185) - rřdovre, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
Tap.Dark amber colour with medium white head.Aroma is fruity of exotic fruits and toffee caramel but most of pineapple and mango soft and smooth but with some harsh finish overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a long stemmed tulip glass on 16-Nov-2015. Hazy amber, almost murky n colour with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and pine. Sweetness of the malt upfront followed by tropical fruit and bitter graoefruit. Long bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - NOV 20, 2015
10%ABV.  Imperial IPA. Poured out of the bottle a deep clear amber.  14şSRM Nose is has nice clean citrus aromas of barely ripe Valencia oranges, kumquats and tangerines.  The brew also has a nice sweet malty aroma with a hint of yeasty funk.  There is a hint of boiling raw cane sugar richness to the nose as well. Mouthfeel is soapy.  There is is ponderous hoppy palate with fresh pine needles, grass and resin.   Carbonation is pronounced and necessary.  There are nice roasted malt, graham cracker, biscuit and lightly browned wheat toast flavors.  There is a nice nutty quality to the palate suggesting pecans and hazelnuts. Finish is medium with the hoppy bitterness predominating, some hyssop, but not aggressively so. Overall, was very impressed by the fact that the palat was so well balanced that the alcohol never really figured into the tasting. Goes on Favorites List!

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