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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%
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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3.5
rafax (294) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Dark yellow to amber, nice white. long lasting head and pretty good lacing, hazy. Medium hoppy aromas od citrus and melon. Medium body, sweet with right bitter long finish, alcohol very well hidden (would never say its 8,5%). Good stuff!

3.6
Slipstream (2612) - USA - JUL 1, 2016
Had this on draft at Great Leap Brewing in Beijing, where it was labeled as a Great Leap release - but I’m guessing that was an error, and that what I had was this beer. It is a nice IPA with a little iron and acidity in the finish. It has a touch of chili like warmth, and the ABV is well masked. Good.

2.9
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Opaque amber/gold. White head lasts on the film level. Light ring lace. The aroma is very malty forward but hints strongly at the hoppy character.

3.7
Madsen1635 (795) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle. Murky dark amber pour with tan head. Aroma has peach and melon. Taste has balanced bitterness and ends with a slight sweet warming feeling. Medium carbonation.

3.7
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Hazy lively amber, nice grapey, melon hop nose, floral? Earthy, very bitter hop, has a hit of amber malts and a pronounced shot of alcohol in the finish.

3.7
varanid99 (1177) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
Gold pour with a thick off white head. Peach and passionfruit aroma with a bit of caramel. Taste is similar - dominant peach, nice malt underneath, slight booziness, little bit of bitterness at the end.

3
Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
Draught at Taphouse Copenhagen. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Cloudy amber body. Sweet peach dominated aroma. Alcohol fruity flavor, mainly peaches, rather sweet with a low carbonation and a long alcohol dominated finish.

3.4
msbernac (2564) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 25, 2016
Draught at BGM4 Aroma-citrus Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.6
RichTheVillan (7766) - 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
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. Mnóstwo nut owocowych, dobra podbudowa słodowa oraz przyjemna goryczka (od średniej do wysokiej). Ot IPA jak IPA.


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