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


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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy, grassy hops also show white pepper angles in this creamy, frugal Double IPA .

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy pale blond.
-Mouthfeel is sweeter than I would have imagined, but these sugars balance out the hop surge.
-Malts definitely are there, but are more in a supportive role (body, not necessarily flavor).
-This is a nice sipper I wouldn’t mind pairing with some curries!

On tap at Craft Beer Base.

Ktwse (4891) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Pours murky amber with low off-white head. Lightly floral aroma of citrus, hints of apricot and mango, some caramel malt. Taste is initially very dry, with light bitterness. The bitterness gradually builds up, but is kept balanced with a light sweetness. Finish is pure bitter, though, and quite long. Body is light-ish with soft to average carbonation.

VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
@ Wihlans place. Grumlig orange. Liten hint av alkoholen. Humle, relativt söt i smaken.

Pyrmir (6098) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. Vaguely hazy orange with small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, especially pineapple, and caramel and malt. Taste is caramelly, sweet, liquorice, some fruit. Well balanced

Linnet (1832) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
Ar: Burst of tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, fruit candy, vanilla, resin, pine, citric, bubblegum, mango, berries, light notes of alcohol. Ap: slightly hazy amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing. F: big bite, grapefruit, resin pine, caramel, alcohol, citrus, long lingering slightly metallic bitterness. P: medium body, small lively crisp bubbles. T: solid, but not extraordinary, the flavour while good is a bit one-dimensional.

Unm4rk3d (87) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013
@scratch. Cloudy pour, orange sort of taste with a citrus finish. Citrus aroma. Easy drinking considering the strength.

VsXsV (4439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, mango, solvent, boozy, grain, caramel and tangerine. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of mango, solvent, citrus and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

kryon (3554) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Pours cloudy dark amber with low white head Aromas of bread, pilsner malts, tropical fruits. Lot the hopp explosion i had hoped for. Dry loderate,y sweet for an dipa, medium bitter. Lot very special at all i would say. An ok dipa

beer_est_deus (1300) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Oklar guld-brun öl med ganska stort lätt färgat skum som relativt snabbt försvinner. Doft: Ananas, citrus, barr, mango, banan, alkohol, smultron godis. Fin doft men lite för svag tycker jag. Smak: Gräs, ananas, blod apelsin, bark, mineraler, örter (lite åt tulsi hållet). Torr eftersmak, positivt menat.

rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of oranges, grape-fruit, mangos, pine and grass.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, grape-fruit, bitter oranges, pine, resin and citric peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a very dry finish.
Overall: A really crammed DIPA.
Note: Bottle 360 ml. Reviewed 2013-04-09.

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