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

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RATINGS: 387   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 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy copper pour with a bubbly off white head, aroma has grapefruit and tangerine, taste has floral action, some lychee, citrus, quite lemony, floral action, OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linkiewitz (102) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Aromat: Owoce tropikalne, grejpfrut, słodycz (a jakże - owocowa) Wygląd: Opalizujące, złote z dobrze trzymającą się pianą Smak: Niezwykle pijalne IIPA, prawdę powiedziawszy nie do kończa takie Imperial. Mnstwo nut owocowych, dobra podbudowa słodowa oraz przyjemna goryczka (od średniej do wysokiej). Ot IPA jak IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1366) - rhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
0.1 draft. A hazy, gold color with virtually no head. Aroma is very hoppy, citric, piney, has a "Japanese" touch to it - by that I mean its hoppy aromas are a tad unorthodox even if American hops were used. Taste is hoppy, bitter, quite simple but nonetheless good. A medium body, a smooth texture, and a soft carbonation. The finish is obviously hoppy, quite long, and generally good. Overall a decent brew, offers a taste of something else than the usual European and American scene.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (376) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
2 flessen gekocht bij Vinotake Waalwijk, gedronken bij bierproeverij, uitgeschonken in 33 cl. Struise glazen. Donker amber, tot oranjekleurig licht troebel bier, met onderin het glas veel gistdeeltjes en een kleine witte, n vinger hoge schuimkraag. Aromas van citrusfruit, met name grapefruit, en sinaasappel, lichte pijnboom notities, heel hoppig en fruitig. Het smaakpallet is typisch IPA, deze is bitter, droog en gebalanceerd met tonen van zoetere karamel mout. Verder uiteraard tonen van grapefruit, mandarijn, sinaasappel, ananas en pijnboom. De moutigheid is in balans met de drogere hoptonen en de fruitige citrustonen in de afdronk, en een medium tot levendige carbonatie, een mooi gebrouwen, smaakvolle Imperial IPA uit Japan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (2105) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 8, 2016
Tap na BGM. Najlepsze piwo Bairda so far jak dla mnie. Robi robotę w aromacie. Masa owocw, cytrusw. W smaku jest na wysokim poziomie, takie jak powinno być. Fajne odczucie, fajna prezencja. Oglnie naprawdę świetne piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1294) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 3, 2016
Tap (BGM4, Wrocław). Pine, citrus and grapes in aroma, which is very intensive. Bitterness is medium to high but very gentle. Beer is light and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (617) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2016
Quite boozy at first, but opens up and mellows in the glass. Floral, orange, grapefruit, not so much pine, a touch of grass, all held up by a fairly thin bread, cracker and caramel malt. Back end is more orange/mandarin, spice and warm alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (887) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016
Prezentacja:
złote, mętne, średnia piana, trwała, ładnie zdobi;
Aromat:
mid, karmel, mosiądz;
Odczucie:
niskie ciało, średnio nasycone, finisz goryczkowo-chlebowy;
Smak:
lipa, mid, nasze dojrzałe owoce, wyraźna krtka karmelowa goryczka;
Oglnie:
słabo, to nie moja bajka.
drugie podejście
Prezentacja:
zmętnione prawie brak piany śladw koronką ;
Aromat:
toffi pomarańcza ;
Odczucie:
gładkie ciało średnie ku wysokiemu niskie nasycenie ;
Smak:
pomarańcze morele i wyraźna żywiczno- cytrusowa goryczka trochę wyczuwalny alkohol ;
Oglnie:
niezłe niezłe.
jakbym 2 rżne piwa pił... :)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (333) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a copper pale color. Aroma is sugary with caramel notes. Taste is balanced but the candy sugar and malt profile overpowers the hops a bit. A good strong ale but not hoppy enough for a real imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2883) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20130405. Bottle from Systembolaget. Peachy and fruity, medium bitter.


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