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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: 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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13751) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft. Medium off-white head with nice lacing, atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, some orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, light orange. Medium-full body, some resin.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (378) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2017
On tap at Goodbeer Faucets in Shibuya. Well done DIPA. Lots of hop aroma. Really clean and crisp. Not a huge malt backbone. The expected pine and citrus flavors of a DIPA. Good stuff just wouldnt want to down a lot of them!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. Orangey Gold in colour. Very Fruity; citrus (tangerines, oranges, grapefruit) and tropical fruits (pineapple). Very Hoppy; piney oily resinous hops. Malty backbone. Good fruit/hop/malt balance. Bitter very citrus fruity hoppy throughout; but not at all extreme. Dry in the finish. Very drinkable. Liked this a lot. Lovely IIPA! (2011-09-18)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (457) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Flaska frn St. James Tokyo. Disigt, brnstensfrgad med smutsvit skumkrona. Knckig doft av tallbarr och annanas. Smak av detsamma. Vlbalanserad kropp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (651) - - DEC 31, 2016
Food and drink is rarely done poorly in Japan and this DIPA is no exception to that rule. Lovely sweet malt, quite thick, matching sweet then bitter hops with aromas of pineapple, peach and passionfruit. Would happily come back to this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11983) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
Very nice ipa thick malty Base to. A nice flowery aroma vwymwktu4u4itrejeeg dfdjfjejdjeje

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1172) - 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 (786) - 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 (4316) - 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 (5593) - 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 (12906) - 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.


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