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

 
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style
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10746) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
sweetness (candi sugar) but the malt definitely makes its presence known and balances the beer well. the green tea comes in as an herbal smell, a little more obvious in the flavor as it warms...and the mix of hops used (especially the sorachi ace) is unique and blend well together. nice brew. you can definitely taste the baird and stone influences clearly."

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle @ home. Somewhat hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a foamy, white head. Herbal, faint tea, moderately piney, dank hoppy nose. Kind of a weird organic, herbal, piney, dank, lightly citrus hoppy flavor with most of the tea on the finish. Green tea, piney, dank aftertaste. Weird brew thats ok but not all that impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
Botella. Hazy deep orange colour, white lively head, good lacing. Fresh herbal like fruity hoppy aroma, pleasant. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity and bitter, herbal, piney like, dry indeed, more bitterness. Oyshiee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle from Capones. Has a great pour; turbid deep golden orange with 2-finger fluffy white head. Nose is hopcitrus, florals, tannins, black pepper. Tastes rich, very citric, floral, spicy, black peppery, and has a crisp finish. Very complex and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazed golden orange with a medium to large creamy yellowed beige head. Lemon and earthy cha hints, spicy citrus, and just a bit of the aroma you get after you pour off green tea from the pot, let the leaves sit for a while and start to dry out again. Medium bodied, citrus and earth, very faint tea notes, mostly overpowered at the beginning by the big sticky malt notes. The tea shows up a bit more as it warms. Finishes with some subdued grapefruit and lingering tea tannins and citrus pith. Rather nice actually.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9696) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Cloudy orange color, big yellow to tan head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, cheeze scent. Big, sweet, spicy, yeast, dry taste. Spicy and bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fresh citrus, floral and herbal hops though I dont get much in the way of green tea. The flavor is again fresh citrus and herbal with some more subtle floral notes. Hints of caramel and some stronger green tea influences toward the finish. Im getting a bit of spiciness as this warms. This does make for a pretty interesting IPA. Definitely worth the try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
12oz bottle, purchased from Jungle Jims for $4. Golden hazy yellow color, minimal white head, good visible particles inside. Little lacing. Interesting aroma. At first I wasnt getting any green tea, but its starting to reveal itself after a few more slow sips. Its evident in the aftertaste - alcohol is detectable, but is masked very well by the green tea. Mild hops. Little bitterness for a DIPA. Really tasty. However, $4 for a 12oz is pushing it. It doesnt explicitly say anywhere on the bottle, but I hope some of that is benefiting an earthquake fund. Ill give Stone the benefit of the doubt and assume there was some sort of philanthropy involved. Undeniably interesting DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9667) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2011
Draught Small yellowish dense head over hazy orange-ochre beer. Orange zeste, much more than tea, very intense, pinch of ginger, flowery. Im thinking of orange-flavoured, half-fermented tea ("Darjoolong"). Again dry, spicy-bitterish orange zeste, even a bit mouldy, or blue curaoa orangepeel. Hops are perfectly in balance (what kind??). Spritzy, refreshing, medium bodied. No new flavours in the aftertaste, but long-lasting main flavour. An "interesting" beer - in all senses of the word. Mind, I WOULD drink it again, gladly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
355 ml bottle @ TimoA.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of hops, herbs, grass, mild mild salty liquorice, green tea, even some salmiac notes. Flavor of hoppy fruits, herbs, liquorice notes, grass and toffee notes. Sweetish fruity palate with a bitter finish. Very good.
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