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

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Tap @ Galbraiths. Hazy, brownish-gold pour with a persistent, short white head leaving scattered lace. Pine and peachy hop nose. Medium body and carbonation, with an initially slick mouth feel and a lightening of the body late.. Grapefruit, resin, biscuit, chocolate, tea, alcohol and roasted soy beans. Dry, bitter, short finish with some cheese.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1054) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle at my parents. Light brown in colour. Hop aromas of pineapple and citrus are well balanced by the sweet caramel malts. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (667) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
330ml bottle from Beer Merchants. Hazy orange/amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, malt, pine. Taste: tropical and citrus, orange, malt, piney, herbal. Some malt sweetness finishing with a decent hop bitterness. Smooth oily mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, medium bodied. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4232) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle: Very hazy dark yellow to orange color, many suspended solids, white creamy head. Aroma is mainly pine hops and malt. Citrus zest, some sweetness. Flavor is malty with a light to medium sweetness, hints of candy, pine, zest, some tropical fruitiness and a herbal bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (5446) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
CBC2015, Pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma of marmalade, fruits and orange, flavor is bitter with marmalade, fruits, orange, medium bodied

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12686) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle. Reddish golden color. Malt, lychee and citrus in the aroma. Malty sweetish oily hopbitter flavor. Floral, citrus, lychee. A bit perfumed and alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (913) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2016
Kicsi, nem tl tarts hab, narancsba hajl szn. Nem tl intenzv, citrusos, mandarinos, ananszos illat. zben anansz, mang, mandarin s barack rezhető, hossz lecsengssel. Kzepesen testes, enyhn sznsavas, erősen keserű. zletes gymlcszn, j egyensllyal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5633) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle at home. A lovely fresh, hoppy and slightly piney ipa. Woulsnt call it imperial since its not that sweet. Pretty drinkable. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (888) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2016
Pours hazy orange with light white head. Aroma is bitter, flowers, some hops, grass, sauerkraut. Taste is quite bitter, sourish, quite same as nose, but stronger little bit. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6561) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
33cl bottle into a Chimay chalice at home on 14th Sep 2016. Sediment into the chalice, so I got a dirty, dull orange bodied beer with no head, just a wisp and weak collar. Hops abound in the nose and flavour, piney and semi-bitter throughout the brew, hides the alcohol content well. Would have liked to have tried it pre-sediment and after sediment added, so I could have picked up more flavours, maybe? Decent enough, just wished I had paid attention when pouring!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (2143) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2016
A 33cl bottle Apperance: A hazy yellow to light orange , with a small quickly diminising off-white head. Aroma: Light malts, lightly fruity and fruitpeel, and some bitter hops. Taste: Malts, lightly fruity, and quite some bitterhops, lacks complexity. Medium body and average carbonation. A bit dissapointing, as it only seems to tick the boxes.


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