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

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RATINGS: 302   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (231) - Varberg, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (778) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skatanarchy (51) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2637) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (599) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (398) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trith1 (48) - - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma: Full and hoppy. Flavour: Crisp, dry and delicious. Finish: drying and slightly fruity. Great session I2PA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1403) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2015
Couleur ambrée légèrement trouble, aucune mousse. Nez très houblonné fruits tropicaux. Gout bien amer fruits tropicaux, malt, zeste d’agrumes, avec fin de bouche longue et amère fruité et thé vert. Bien!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours a coppery gold with a foamy/creamy off-white head. Aroma seems mixed citrus, fruit and pine. Strong,but not biting. Med + body. Flavor is strong, and a rather unusual fruit leads off. Making me think of plum. It’s pretty dry, and has a persistent bitterness, but the fruit suggests otherwise. Not really understanding the malt - it has to be there to hold the hop, but I’m conflating hop and malt bitterness I think. Very different and quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattrall (38) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAR 13, 2015
Hoppy citrus well balanced. Bitterness lingers on back of tongue but not too strong. Hazy caramel colour. Thin head remains. Pleasant aroma. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1671) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
Aroma of malt, some caramel, orange, Saison-ish yeast, apricots, hint of pine, tropical fruity notes, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and faintly tart with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Has a Belgian thing going on. Not the most extreme DIPA, but it does have a depth to it.


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