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

bottled
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RATINGS: 393   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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3.9
fonefan (50762) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011

Bottle 360ml.

[ Trade by Alex420 ]. Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus, peach. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft. [20110408]

3.4
yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
36 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, dense hoppy and dense grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy and solid grapefruity to pinewood hoppy. Dry, bold, bitter, solid hoppy and lingering dry fruity finish.

3.4
Ungstrup (38249) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, grain, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hay, hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
joergen (28991) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle at home. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus and exotic fruits. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grape fruits with notes of pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and pine needles flavor. Has a fruity malty and very bitter hoppy finish.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
[email protected] Beer Co, London. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized slightly off-white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, bready, wooden and some slight toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is raisins, alcohol, wood, bready notes as well as some fruity and floral notes.

4.1
Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Draft, rated stealthily while standing next to the brewer, while at Mikkeller bar. Hazy golden color, small white head, delicate kacing. Aroma of fresh pineape and grapefruit. Taste is bitter citrus, sourdough bread, light spice. Very nice.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
bottle at home .. amber ... thin white head ... soft orangy hop nose ... light fizzy ... soft zezty orange ... light bitterness ... fruity hop ... some citrus ... interesting ... quite sherbert .. bitter linger

3.2
omhper (25570) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottled. Hazy deep golden, rich creamy head. Salty and fruity with caramel and grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Doughy with salty grapefruity bitter finish.

3.4
madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
4th March 2011
Bottle at ACBF. Thanks to Alex (Revelation Cat) - generous as always sharing his beers! Hazy amber beer with a little off white head. Nice IPA - good rich orange bitter hops with a touch of peach.


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