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


on tap

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

StevieT's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1048) - - NOV 16, 2013
Very, very smooth, bitter hops aftertaste, floral aroma, I’m not a massive IPA fan but I quite like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (677) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange color. Good hop aroma. Taste: tropical fruit and citrus, sweet malty nectar, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MSBrindbergs (615) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska från De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Grumlig brungrå vätska med svagare skum. Citrus/disktrasedoft. Citrus och aprikos i smaken. Känns trött, men då är den över 1 år gammal också. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (453) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs, tack! Grumlig ljusbrun vätska med vitt skum. Är lite för gammal för att få ett korrekt betyg...Men... Känns tunn för en dipa men smakerna finns där.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
CBC 2015. Pours a hazy yellow with a low frothy white head. Aromas of mango, peach, apricot and resin. Taste is peach, mango, apricot and resin. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Really surprised at the 95 rating. Looks fine, almost no hoppy aroma and tasted a little sour at first. I had high hopes for this based on the really nice porter and its description.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericwill99 (82) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
It looks great in the little chalice, but I seem to be missing the aroma. More bitter than most DIPA, but I get almost no hops flavor. Well worth a try for me, but sadly a miss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
Hazy brownish color with white head. Bready malts, caramel, some grapefruit, moderate bitterness and booziness. I guess this bottle was a little bit too old. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (733) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
Intriguing aroma, some pineapple, citrus and light caramel. Appearence is light amber, cloudy with lingering white head. Flavour is a mix of some breadiness and grapefruit with a slightly sweet and hoppy finish. Hides the 7.5 percent well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap at Bashamichi tap room. Clear Amber pour. Floral, pine, caramel. Hides alcohol well. Pretty nice. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at April Tasting in Belgrade. Very cloud light brown, soapy head. Hazy, juicy, quite tart red fruit. Cool and sweet, raisins, soft grain. Works well somehow.

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