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

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


imaragingbull's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy dull orange gold with well retained and foamy off white head. Aromas of salty grain, citrus, grassy pine and lemon. Medium light chewy body, salty caramel malt body and assertive hop bitterness. Finishes light and refreshing, moderately bitter, lingering sweetness tofee and a light mineral-like character with a lingering hop flavour of oranges, lemon and grass.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2113) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
Backlog...................... @ Havregatan 20130405. Bottle from Systembolaget.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Decent West Coast IIPA. Cloudy Amber color with modest head. $4.69 for 330 ml is expected...but pricy compared to American brews.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SS78 (5) - - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
To be a beer brewed very far from me, it is very well preserved. The aroma of hops is good, but in the mouth too malt. Too expensive ... From affected

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bogus88 (122) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2772) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (625) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2015
bottle. Amber with huge white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Long bitter flavour, fruits, grass, pine

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3318) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (78) - - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle to cup. Sweet citrus/pine nose. Cloudy tiny yeast particles suspended in golden orange. Malt forward then à sticky sweetness, the hops a bit backstage but linger citrus. Medium toward a richer body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11181) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2459) - 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.


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