Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is an awesome summer IPA. Stone couldn't have picked a better time to release it.
The nose is a typical IPA, herbs, pine needles.
But the initial taste is slight roasted barley, followed by a very light (at least for Stone's reputation) bitter hoppy flavor. The green tea is actually hard to find amongst the various hops used.
The green tea only slightly comes in on the back of the pallet, after the rest of the flavors have come and gone. The alcohol content is suprising, as a 9.2% ABV, it drinks like a 5%.
This will satisfy many pallets, between hop heads and lighter beer drinkers. Overall a great summer beer you can enjoy with a meal, or by the pool. And with the ABV, you'll only need one to start your night off right!
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2011 05:07:39 | More by ajpadre
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Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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