Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
India Black Ale (IPA) brewed exclusively for Popeye’s in Royogoku, Tokyo, Japan.

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omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Very dark brown, no head. Grapefruity nose. Dryish with clean mouthfeel. Crystal malt barely covered in licorice with citric hops driving it towards a mid-bitter finish.

Leighton (21880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
Keg at Popeye - Tokyo. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. Nice burnt pine aroma, moderate roast, baking cocoa. Light-medium sweet flavour with a little ash, orange peel, more bitter chocolate, roast, pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Well balanced finish, more baking cocoa, adequate toasted malts, mild ash, aged citrus. Solid overall.

Ferris (16107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft - Chocolate, dark malts and a bit of liquorice. Jet black with a thin brown head. Bitter roast and a bit of chocolate, ending sweet.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Sharpness, roasted, dried fruits, lovely hoppy, high bitterness, grape fruity, licorice. Nice.

KyotoLefty (10539) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2010
Draught at Popeye. Very hoppy nose--American hops, with grass and citrus, also chocolate, caramel and a nice dark malt background. Very hoppy flavor with nice earthiness and roasty malts. Chocolate and coffee work with extreme bitterness. Good.

MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Dried berries and roasted malts aplenty coalesce and hug the herbal, resinous hoppiness of this lovely India Black Ale. A comparison with their Fast Impact would be intriguing (and very pleasurable), if the two beers could be tasted under the same roof...

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brownish blackness.
-All these flavors blend admirably, retaining complexity and a high level of flavor.
-Although there is a lot going on in here, the end product is very drinkable.
-If you like this, you will love their Fast Impact, brewed for Ushitora, another ji-biru bar in Tokyo.

On tap at Popeye’s.

douglas88 (9516) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2017
On tap at Popeye’s. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. A nice smooth malty nose, chocolate and light citrus. Oranges, ashy, some chocolate, a bit of roasted malt. Solid brew.

gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at Popeye, August 2013. Almost black with a small head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, licorice, some grape and hops. Fairly light body on this one and medium carbonation. An ok one.

AndySnow (7933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Black colour with a beige head. Quickly vanishing lacing. Tastes a lot like a stout. Coffee, chocolate, some bitterness.

jonas (7757) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2010
Tap @ Popeye, Oct 2009. Light aroma. Hazy brown , lacing head. Dark piney ipa flavoured. Medium body, light oily pine aftertaste.

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