Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Note- Consumed fresh in August 2011. (I'm way behind on review notes.)
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Light amber body is hazy and then some; tea leaves partially to blame there. Nice tightly bubbled head with a generous dose of lacing.
I don't have a lot of experience with tea-infused IPAs, but this one's working out just fine. The tea is content to be a background player in the nose and let the herbal hops shine. A rather dry malt profile that lets the hops and special guest ingredient show their stuff. The tea seems to somehow draw focus to the hops; I'm really digging this stuff. Nice clean finish that has both the cleansing quality of a spot of tea and a nice hoppy punch. (I'd be up for tea time every afternoon if this was on the menu.) I'd buy this one regularly given the opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2012 00:54:04 | More by PDXHops
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