Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 21, 2016
Very fruity and loads of caramel. Hardly a trace of modern hops save some mineral bitterness late. Almost tough to pick as an IPA. Bloody slurpable however. jinroh (1595) - ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours nice copper, bit of white foam. Aroma is sweetish-fruity, some spices from yeast (or rye) also there, taste is hoppy and fragrant feels light and greatly balanced. Definitely sessionable, beautiful peppery spices giving extra character to it, finishing drier. Nice rustic beer, meant for drinking by the pints (if you can take it), perfect for that purpose. RobBestwick (930) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle. Fresh hoppy aroma with hints of toffee. Pours a dark and cloudy orange with an off white head tinged with brown spots. Flavour is mainly citrus hoppiness with notes of toffee and vanilla. Creamy texture and a mild bitter finish. Good and interesting IPA. DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Very hazy deep gold, lively white head. Malt forward, biscuit with a touch of vanilla sweetness, vague citrus hop character, firm bitter finish. I suspect freshness is an issue here. Still, I drank the whole thing.... DeanF (2456) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
Found at an import shop in Edmonton. Pours with nice huge foamy head and a good foggy orange body which has plenty of carbonation. Nice yeast and hops aroma with malts to balance it out. Flavour is smooth hops with tart spice and sweetness. Medium finish. I really enjoyed this one, well balanced and a great departure from the usual Japanese macros. Sampled at 12.4 degrees celcius.
teddybeer (3782) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Hazy brown color with an off-white head with good duration and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of rye, toasted amalts and caramel. Flavor is bittery, toasty and some spiced notes. Bitterness in the final with a mild dry mouthfeel. Hallucigenia (1) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
In a market full of pungent, savory, ostentatious Rye IPAs, this came as a surprise, but after a couple sips I realized a pleasant one. The sweet qualities from the caramel and fruit are elegant and not overdone, and work well with the rye, giving it a pleasant, festive "spice loaf" character, at the risk of making the beer sound desserty, which it isn’t. Fans of IPAs might find this drinks closer to a pale ale in terms of hops, but I think a higher IBU would have overshadowed this beer’s strengths. This may have been a nightmare to brew but a dream to drink. Highly recommended. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours hazy deep gold with one finger of dense off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderately heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, pine, caramel malt, grassy rye. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter, moderate peppery spice. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly spicy finish. (3/5)
Went into it with pretty low expectations, given the swing-and-a-miss quality of the last two Baird Beers I tried. But actually, not bad at all. The rye is mild, giving just a little black pepper edge to a decently bitter underlying IPA. (14/20) willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro. Poured into a snifter. Hazy brown color with modest soapy head that leaves yeast grazing the surface of the beer throughout the glass. Nice caramel, toffee, cinnamon aroma. Overly sweet with a touch of sourness on the palate. Pepper is also present on the finish. Overall great malty, sweet IPA. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 2. Special THX to Christian.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: bitter, hoppy.
TASTE: bitter, hoppy, dry.