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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hazy orange color with beige head. Faint hoppy aroma with orange and tangerine notes. Taste starts with an intense nutty, biscuit malt note and some hops follow and continue into the aftertaste and linger with medium bitterness. Body is quite heavy, smooth and has a good carbonation for the style. Really interesting take on an IPA, I just wish it was fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13619) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy to murky orange brown color, full sized a bit rough off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruit hops but also a hint of tea. The flavor has it as well, not sure whether it’s tea actually but something slightly weird I can’t put my finger on exactly. Malts, hops, a touch of tea, a touch of orangepeel, malt bitter and a slight hint of fruit hop bitter. Decent body and carbonation. A bit weird imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Hoppy smell with caramel and some citrus. Similar taste. Light-medium bitterness. A light IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1233) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle @ ÖÖWF2015: Aroma of late summer flowers, caramels and malt. Taste is pretty English style IPA with subtle hops and bready notes. Slight citrus and pretty standard IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy_Luke (1190) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Nie wiem, dlaczego widząc, że to IPA, założyłem, że będzie na amerykańskich chmielach;) Chmiele są angielskie, a to już zupełnie zmienia postać rzeczy... Teikoku, tłumaczone na angielski znaczy imperial. Tyle, że nie do końca chodzi tu chyba o Imperial IPA... Grafika z etykiety bowiem obrazować ma triumf armii japońskiej podczas wojny japońsko-rosyjskiej z roku 1905. Czyli tutaj imperial ma oznaczać cesarstwo... Żaden ze mnie historyk, ale taka mała analiza od czasu do czasu nie zawadzi :) Samo piwo ma miedziany kolor i bardzo ładną, może trochę nierówną, ale pokaźną, beżową pianę. Aromat nie jest zbyt intensywny - taki słodowo-karmelowy. W smaku również jest nieco inne niż IPA, których dotychczas próbowałem. Jest dość słodkie, karmelowe. Goryczka niska, ale pozostawiająca posmak w ustach. Choć nie można stwierdzić, że zalega. Ciekawe wrażenie. Teikoku jest pełne, treściwe. Wysycenie średnie. Piwo inne, ciekawe, ale nie zachwycające.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (628) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 9, 2015
Aroma: hoppy, roasted, caramel. Taste: bitter dry with light sweetness. Flavour: resin, grassy hops, citrus, toasted rye bread. Long bitter aftertaste. Good and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daddyj (6) - Beijing, CHINA - NOV 3, 2015 does not count
It’s a little bit wired, but good tasting anyway. Aroma is malty dominated with citrus and orange. Pours a nasty amber color with a zic zac head on the top. The taste is very sweet. How much sugar did they use for the second fermentation? The sweetness confused me with the IPA category of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6270) - Tromsř, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 330ml pĺ Bishops Arms, Luleĺ 14 Jun 15. Mřrk aprikosfarget. Lavt skum med litt lacing. Litt uklar. Behagelig, litt forsiktig fruktaroma. Plommer. Smaken třrket frukt. Lettdrikkelig. Diffus avslutning. Gjřrmete siste kvelling. Mye bunnfall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (4837) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle from Ottakringer shop. Heavily lightstruck. Some caramelly maltiness remains, also minty hops in the finish. Weird and not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cuso (7627) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle from Ottakringer shop.Amber orange color with huge off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. Taste, caramel malt, citrus hops with oranges, grapefruit, pines, mint.

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