Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This brew bursts with hop character while still achieving a sublime balance due to a firm, robust malt backbone. It is a cross between an English-style and American-style India Pale Ale that is full-bodied and refreshing all at once.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a large off white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of caramel, peaches, oranges, citrus and pungent hops. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, oranges, peaches and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (663) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
Murky amber colour, lots of yeasty sediment with a decent head. Bready sweet malt and floral hops. Balanced bitterness and easy in the mouth. In the middle for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pdubyah (685) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2014
Id readily have these in the fridge as a go to beer for me to enjoy, price being of course the reason not to. It has a very low IBU of 55 for an IPA, and you can tell, as there is no bitterness to speak of. Great carbonation, nice caramels and sweet hints. This would be a great watching TV beer is what this would be,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (770) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
wish i had found this beer alot sooner than i did i loved loved it hoppy but not over the top great after taste you must have this beer in your life

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1139) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap @ a bar in Tokyo. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, hops and tropical fruit juice. Appears copper with a thin foam. Taste is very bittersweet with lemon, candy sugar sweetness, caramel, biscuit and surprising booze. Overall, very good. A rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Fresh bottle at Brothers Beer in Auckland, January 2014 date. Jujube gummi candy, kumquat, green papaya and starfruit hops; malt seems English in that brined cherry way... esters give it more of a peach and melon fruitiness... I guess its a menagerie of fruits in the nose, yes a menagerie! Lychee and agave and orange blossom... quite an exotic fruit aroma, much different than you typically find in hoppy new world beer. Even some sort of triple sec / grand marnier (which is barrel aged orange blossom cognac brandy) notes in the finish, its a strange sort of spirit effect but without any noticeable ethanol. Soft malt texture with fine natural carbonation make for an enjoyable delivery. Big ups for Baird creating something unique here. Im not in love with it, its a little too sweet, too fruity and the tropical fruit and brandy / cognac notes arent what I go for, but its certainly well executed and a testament to the creativity and talent at Baird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (722) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Amber color, persitent beige head, good lacing / Citrusy hops well balanced with caramalt, toffee and mango aroma / Flavor is resinous hops, citrusy, caramel, biscuit / Medium to full body, medium bitterness, sweet, high carbonation, sweet malt and bitter finish / Good malt backbone and good choice of hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12360) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2013
from Erzbierschof - fully cloudy copper-brown beer under a persistent beige foam; correct lacework; flowery hoppiness with notes of berries; a good malt backbone, solid carbonation; astringent and fairly bittter, notes of umami (a recurrent property for this brewery); quite dry, citrusy hoppiness and more flowery notes in a long lingering bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1823) - HONG KONG - DEC 17, 2013

360 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place in Mong Kok.

Translucent dark golden amber colour with lots of chocolate-colour yeast sediments; Two finger head with beautiful, long lasting crumpety off white foam; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of full ale malt, with grapefruit, orange peel, light honey, nectar, light floral, pine cone, earth, spices and light grass; Sweet taste of ale malt, with light grapefruit, dry biscuits, dough, light yeast, molasses, cocoa, light alcohol, earth, spices, light resin, liquorices, lime and herbal hops; Medium body, slightly thick and oozy palate; Mouth feel is definitely 3Cs - Cascade, Chinook and Columbus, with moderate grapefruit, piney, earthy, resiny and spicy palate, with some surprise in cocoa, too. Pretty tasty, through not as extreme as most Californian craft IPAs; Despite the ooze, the body is also somewhat thinner. Strange but still alright Very biscuity ale malt. Mouth feel is fulfilling, with strong liquorices to counter the sweetness. Good... Hoppiness is fragrant grapefruit, orange floral and pine cone in nose, light fruit and good earth, spice, resin and cocoa in taste. Bitterness is quite strong, balance the sweetness well with pretty long and moderately astringent finish; Pretty dry after taste, hoppy yet tasty to mouth.

Comments: There is no doubt that this one has all the right looks, aroma, 3C hoppiness and taste to be excellent, yet its body is thinner than most craft IPAs to be truly great. Maybe the adjuncts was tad too much? I dunno. If the brewer make it thicker itll be right up there. Enjoyable for sure, but for now its just better then mid-pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (3084) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
Pours amber with low white head Aromas of bready malts, floral hoppyness, caramel Taste has caramel, burned brown sugar, toffee, hoppyness of some tropical fruits ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 » 25
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5