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


on tap

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

eczematic's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v (1469) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille - FR. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt and bread domination. Fruity and grassy balance. Taste: medium body with caramel malt with good grassy hops. Balance. Nice bitterness. Wet bitterness. Easy drinkable. Good attenuation. Sweet finish. Aftertaste: sweet bitterness and cereals notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daanminator (443) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Mooie donkere kleur maar weinig schuim. Mooie hopsmaak. Bier uit Japan bevalt me erg goed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (4908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Cloudy orange pour from 12oz bottle at HOB in Bangkok. White head. Musty grapefruit and peach flavors. Underwhelming but defiantly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
(Baird Teikoku IPA) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a big tulip, ABV 6.5% Dark orange colour on the body, hazy, with a small off-white head on top, thin with average retention. Aroma of light citrus, oranges, tangerine. Taste also of light citrus, grapefruit, oranges, light tangerine, lemon flowers, some cookie dough. Medium body, good carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (600) - 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 (11852) - 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 (4942) - 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 (985) - 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 (905) - 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 (347) - 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.

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