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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This brew bursts with hop character while still achieving a sublime balance due to a firm, robust malt backbone. It is a cross between an English-style and American-style India Pale Ale that is full-bodied and refreshing all at once.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2011
36 cl bottle, BBE 11/2012
Aroma is soapy with some fruity hops and berries. Some vanilla and citrus too. Flavour is hoppy with exotic fruits. Also some vanilla and berries. Sweet and thin finish. Adding the yeast makes no big difference, just makes this a bit more stale. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2011
36 cl bottle.
Pours hazy amber colour with small head. Aroma is exotic fruits, sweet caramel, grass, pine and citrus. Flavour is hoppy fruits, grass, metal, syrup, mild caramel and notes of toffee at the end. Bitter palate, medium-bodied with a sweet finish.
4414

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2011
360 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, stinging floral hops with apricot. Some weird shower cream or perfume notes. Flavour of stinging floral hops, apricot, citrus and caramel malts. Metallic notes. Medium bodied with a strong, bitter and fruity finish. Not bad but lacks maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle: Nice off white long lasting (never disappeared) vast foamy head on top of a hazy darker orange colored beer. Looks good. Smell is a mild mix of hops, citrus, cream, pine and pine apple, herbs and something gass-a-like. Taste is a mix of hops, hop flowers, fruit, citrus, pine, bitter, herbs, grass and slight hints of malts, caramel, cream and some sweets. Good bitter light fruity aftertaste. The bitterness becomes stronger and also a slight dryness comes up. Nice. Medium carbo, tingling mouthfeel, medium to light fuller body and a light watery texture. Good ipa from the land of the rising sun!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
GBBF 2011. Bottle. Pours copper with some haziness. Nose is subtle malt and citrous, with some herby, woody notes. Taste is spicy, malty and some woody malt notes. Hops giving some citrous and tropical fruit. In the background there is something spicy that I can’t quite put my finger on. Cedar wood?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
Hazy orange with a frothy durable tan head. Aroma is a little nutty and caramelish with a very hoppy profil - slightly floral with notes of grass and citrus, especially grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet and heavy hoppy - resin, grass, grapefruit. medium body, oily texture, average carbonation and a very long bitter finish. A nice American-japanese take on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260711

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10751) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber/orange with small tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, pine, grass and little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, hops, flowers, nuts and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is lightly oxidized, hoppy, bread crust, fruity notes and a malty background. Taste add some dry metallic note along with some citrus and light caramel.


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