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


on tap

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 Japans Suruga Bay is deep (it is Japans 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
Flaska från Systembolaget ! En besvikelse, ingen typisk IPA enligt mitt faboritkoncept. Både för lite fruktighet och för lite beska. OK men inte mer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tourtrappist (35) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Thin citric, hayish aroma. Dry, earthy and a bit breadmalty taste that finishes off with a sting of metallic citrus. Not a big IIPA. But completely OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (254) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Deep orange colour, a little bit hazy. Aroma of citrus, apple, perfume. Taste is very dry and a little bit tart. Not sure if I like it or not.. Well carbonated, thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (2100) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Fat. Orange, ltt dimmig l med vitt skum. Doft av ananas och andra tropiska frukter. Bra sammansatt beska med grape, tallbarr och kda. Ngot tunn kropp men goda smaker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7068) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Hazy dark ordange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, hops, citrus. Flavour is heavy hops, citrus, some fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Pours hazy amber with white head. Aroma of citrus, ananas and grapes. Taste is dry with citrus and grass. A bit week in the bitterness in the finishbut overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3499) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Drucken p fat p Bishop Gustav. Viss rervation d jag fick det sista i fatet. Mrkt gyllengul, disig vtska, vitt skum. Trtt och murrig doft, gissar att det pverkades av att jag fick sista slatten. Smaken r inte heller den srskilt stor. Men ren och med tydlig citruskaraktr. Stman r mttlig och efterhand blir smaken allt stramare och torrare och den krispiga citrusbeskan i eftersmaken r lets strsta kvalit. Bra, men inte mer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy orange/amber with a white lingering head. Aroma is sweet pineapple, citrus, pine, malt, notes of alcohol. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, the bitterness is soft and leaves a fresh dry lingering feeling in the mouth. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2991) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Fat. Mrkorange, ltt dimmig, med vitt skum. Doftar som en hel disk fylld av exotiska frukter, dr ananas r absolut dominant. Melon, grape och citron kommer inte lngt efter. Man anar inte beskan dr som komma skall i smaken. Den slr till. Njutbart. Ananas r ven hr framtrdande, ocks tallbarr och kda och grape fyller p. En vldigt trevlig bekantskap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (7076) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Pineapple, lychees, grapefruit and passion fruit all feature in the enticing aroma. Hoppy, tangy and slightly sweet taste with notes of malt, grapefruit and apricot standing out.

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