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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 260   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011

Bottle 360ml.

[ Trade by Alex420 ]. Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus, peach. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft. [20110408]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
36 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, dense hoppy and dense grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy and solid grapefruity to pinewood hoppy. Dry, bold, bitter, solid hoppy and lingering dry fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, grain, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hay, hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
On tap. Pours a cloudy opaque golden with a frothy and dense off-white head with good retention. Very fresh citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, a sweet peachy fruitiness with lots of hoppy bite and heavy IBUs. Imperial perhaps not so much, but all the way from Japan and still appears very fresh. 170512

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle at home. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus and exotic fruits. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grape fruits with notes of pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Bottled@Craft Beer Co, London. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized slightly off-white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, bready, wooden and some slight toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is raisins, alcohol, wood, bready notes as well as some fruity and floral notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottled. Hazy deep golden, rich creamy head. Salty and fruity with caramel and grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Doughy with salty grapefruity bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and pine needles flavor. Has a fruity malty and very bitter hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
4th March 2011
Bottle at ACBF. Thanks to Alex (Revelation Cat) - generous as always sharing his beers! Hazy amber beer with a little off white head. Nice IPA - good rich orange bitter hops with a touch of peach.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy orange-amber color. Very nice aroma of fruity hops, sweet orange and mango, with a touch of bitter orange zest. The body is not thick, therefore it has a high drinkability; the toffee flavor and fruity hops balance perfectly; lots of grapefruit; there is some piney resin from the hops too. Quite strong bitterness and long final.
Extremely pleasant.


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