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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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
not bad, nice mixture of earthy and fruity hops, plenty of biscuitty malt and english yeast esters. loose irregular and organic looking head over a murky copper beer. a bit homebrewy - nice components but a bit muddy and unclear in the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brodies_Best (240) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2012
330 ml bottle 6%. Pours slighly cloudy golden with decent cream coloured head. Good lacing. Aroma of pinenuts, alcohol, floral hops, malt and faint yeast and dust. Full flavour, crisp, fruity which turns bitter. Excellent balance and pleasant acidity. Very easy to drink and goes well with Chinese chicken fried rice. Well done!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5262) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 26, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog shop online. Pours clear dark golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is marmelade sweet, taste is sweet caramel, with a pretty decent orange bitterness towards the end, some wood as well, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Vancouver
Hazy amber color; big head. Nice aroma, caramelly and a bit hoppy. The mouthfeel is quite dry; caramel flavor, with strong bitterness, not impressive though; a bit dusty.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog Glasgow. The most lively one for a long time - half of it went on the floor when I opened it. Muddy brown colour, big head, lot of sediment. Big hoppy aroma. Hop & fruit flavour. Sandy mouthfeel. Bit disappointed with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of tangerine’s with caramel, floral notes and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Quite bitter to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee ... light hop nose ... bitter front ... little bitter grassy hop ... hint of medicinal hop ... not me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus, peach and grapefruit. High bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1229) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
9-Mar-12. Toffee and hoppy aroma. Murky amber pour with a small white dense head. Smells a little like it could be infected. Caramel and stone fruits finish with very light bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4445) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
360 ml bottle. Deep golden body with a dense off-white head. Aroma is fruity and a bit soapy/bubblegum. Not bad but a bit weird. Flavor is mild malty with moderate bitterness and some bubblegum fruitiness. Drinkable but no big hit.


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