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


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5794) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
10oz pour at Churchkey DC is a hazy orange with some creamy white head. Nose is mild, floral, citrus peel, light malt. Flavor is nice, slightly sweet, lightly bitter, orange, light lemon, crackers. Medium, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft. Large soft off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/orange, some grapefruit, bread, straw. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, bread, light sourness. Medium sweet, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured out a hazy amber with a thick tan head that never fades. Honey, English malts - plenty of them, orange, ack ... stupid Leffe glass - why does this glass suck so much? Tasty citrus bitterness with a very solid warm toasty malt base, fruit starts with a champagne grape note and quickly gets steamrolled by a sharp, long lasting bitterness, grapefruit, orange. Long bitterness. Interesting aftertaste that I won’t describe because I am being watched....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Pours a hazy reddish, amber. Almost like a Weißen with some syrup added. Little head, but it stares at you somehow. Nose is modest, dry grass, malted sweetness. Taste is full with sorachi taking the forefront. Fruitiness, by stone fruits and a strange hint of strawberry. Bone dry hoppy finish. Distinctive and original, but very filling. The lingering sweetness does not invite another order though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 36cl. It’s almost clear in the glass, dark golden in color and topped by a big off-white head leaving lacings. Caramel maltyness, chewing gum and some resin on the nose. It’s a bit sweet on the palate, with a pleasant bitterness level, and some citrus peel. Full-bodied, dryish and nicely carbonated. Lasting bitterness in the finish. I guess this one suffers a bit from the long journey, but it’s a nice beer anyway. 120302

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1185) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
360mL bottle to pint glass Aroma of anise and roasted malts with a hint of dark chocolate and pepper. Pale, slightly cloudy, amber with an average frothy off white head. The flavour is bitter sweet and long lasting. It's very smooth and creamy with low carbonation and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle (Brewdog, Glasgow):
Fruity pine aroma that has a strong hop character and is laced with a solid helping of both spice and bitter notes and is somewhat sour right at the end.
Murky orange/amber colour with a wavy, foamy head that is off-white in colour with tingers of brown in it.
Strong hops to begin with along with mild pine notes and a nice, spicy flavour. There is some definite fruity flavours in the middle, mainly darkert summer fruits and possibly berries along with a further helping of spice.
Medium with a smooth mouthfeel and plenty of spice throughout. There is some bitterness towards the end and the alcohol content doesn’t seem to be hidden well at all, this one seems a lot stronger than the 6% abv. suggests.

Not your typical IPA style beer here and not really one I would class as an America style IPA despite what various sites online say. It wasn’t a bad beer but I felt the alcohol content could have been better hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Grey golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, malt, hop, fruit. Flavour is peaches, malt, hop, grain. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6400) - ITALY - JUL 12, 2012
ambrato arancia buona schiuma un po grossolana piuttosto peristente agrumato resinoso discreto corpo buon amaro leggera radice buona secchezza

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2012
0.36l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Light gushing out of the bottle, this is a blurry honey-colored one with a lacing off-white head. The aroma is really fruity-sweet and quite delicious! Peachy-sweet with both tropical pineapple and it somehow reminds me of perfume. Really good smelling! It’s average to lively carbonated with a nice oily mouthfeel. Flavors are also really fruity-hoppy with peaches and some light branches. Ends really bitter and almost kinda watery. A tasty, but mostly great smelling one from Japaaaaaaan! 16.06.2012

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