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

bottled
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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first key to a great Double IPA is dryness of character despite the high original gravity. This is accomplished, foremost, through high attenuation by the yeast during fermentation. We aim for an apparent attenuation around 85% which yields relative dryness and alcohol strength. The second key is a fantastic and powerful hop aroma. This we achieve by dry hopping Suruga Bay Imperial IPA with several varieties of pungently strong American hops. We conduct this dry hopping not once but twice, in two separate tanks. Then, at packaging, to ensue a vigorous secondary fermentation and natural carbonation, we krauesen Suruga Bay with a percentage of peak fermentation beer from a different batch. Suruga Bay Imperial IPA is a wickedly compelling flavor experience. Its hop character is as rich as Japan’s Suruga Bay is deep (it is Japan’s deepest bay and Baird Brewing is located on its inner shore). The greatness of Suruga Bay Imperial IPA resides in a supreme drinkability that pervades in spite of the potency.

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3.4
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Sampled at CBC 2013. Hazy yellow to light orange color, small non lacing fully diminishing white to off-white head. Smell light to moderately malts, lightly fruityness and fruitpeel, but mainly bitter hops. Tastes about the same: malts, lightly fruity, mainly bitter (hops). Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
BRW (2781) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at CBC. Golden colour with white head. Fresh hoppy aroma, with some hints of caramel. Hoppy resinous taste. Medium body.

3.6
saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, pine, citrus notes, malt and hops.

3.6
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Det här var rätt bra även om jag var lite för berusad vid intagningstillfället. Lätt och len i smaken för att vara en dipa med en frisk och fruktig smak.

3.7
Borup (14492) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit and caramel.

3.8
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma: Citrus, herbs, flowers, caramel, some pine. Flavour: PIney, caramelly, herbal, light grapy and citric. Medium to full bodied. Ends citric and piney bitter.

3.4
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, sweet aroma. Tastes fruity, hoppy, bitter and slightly sweet, some caramel too. Nice complexity in this DIPA.

3.4
kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma is floral, citrus and grassy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.7
larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Hazy golden with a bubbly head. Some toffee and grassy hops along with some skunky notes. Too alcoholic flavour. Loads of resin and some grassy hops.

3.3
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
360 ml bottle ordered to Systembolaget in Mölndal early April, sampled on May 2, 2013.
Hazy amber color, creamy off-white head. Alcohol, herbal scent. Malty, herbal, bitter taste, also caramel. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
The 90 IBU’s are well hidden.


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