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Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 9.2% (2011)

 
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wonderful spirit of camaraderie, cooperation and mutual support exists in the world of craft brewing. We have harnessed this spirit fully in the crafting of this special collaborative brew dedicated to the resilient people of Japan who are bravely endeavoring to overcome the tragedy of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We tip our brewing hats to the quiet elegance and humble sophistication of Japanese culture through the judicious addition of Japanese whole leaf green tea to this big, bold, spicy and herbal IPA. Cheers, Japan!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at his pre-xmas extravaganza. It pours cloudy orange, with a thick off-white head. The nose is tangy orange fruit, pine and a faint hint of green tea. The taste is pine, resin, powdered matcha tea, tangy orange fruit (particularly mango), spice, resin and alcohol warmth, with a bitter-citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. An interesting and tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Fruity aroma with peach and orange. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of tea

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12840) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, tea, pepper, mango, pineapple, apricot, and grass. Flavor of peach, tea, citrus, caramel, and pineapple.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (12447) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Dublin/Columbus. Pours an almost murky orange with lots of floating particles. Medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal and floral hops, lemongrass, mild tea notes, caramel malts. The taste is big strong tea notes, citrus hops and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12328) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, citrus, pine, and perfume hops with light notes of biscuit and straw malt. Light, tropical fruity esters appear late. Flavor is moderately bitter fruity, floral, and herbal hops with light supporting malts and tropical fruit esters. Full body, moderate warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11858) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
This brew pours a slightly hazy amber-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, sweet tea and citrus. Medium body with a noticeable green tea character and notes of citrusy hops, caramel and mild spice. The finish is fruity with note of resiny hops and tea left over. Above average overall, another interesting collaboration.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, herbal tea, and caramel. Tastes of citrus, green tea, fruity, pine, and caramel. Alcohol overall hidden. Grew on me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (11320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to bleeng. Pours a copper gold with a small off white head that lasts awhile leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is wheat grass and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop upfront with grass and light hop. A little funky with the alcohol present and a little too bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Cloudy deep gold pour. Sweet malt, resinous hops and certain green tea notes. Great mix of caramel malt, tea and hops. Love it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle Clear golden ale with thousands of white yeasties and a small, creamy, white head. Pungent, musky, peppery aroma. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Not picking up much tea in the flavor; just rindy hop bitterness. Finishes bitter and abrasive. Too bitter (without meaningful flavor) for my wimpy palate. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!


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