Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a snifter
A- pours an extremely cloudy orange, very small white head thats almost nonexistant, decent lacing, brighter than im used to seeing in a DIPA
S- not an extremely strong nose but you can still pick up on the elements, citrus hops with a strong presence of grapefruit, slightly sweet, there are slight herbal notes that come to the surface, okay nose
T- bitter citrus, grapefruit rind, sweet, im picking up slightly on the tea but not getting a lot of it, seems like it was overpowered by the hops here, you get slightly herbal notes in the finish, taste like a DIPA to me, not too much on the tea side
M- medium/heavy body, good balance of carbonation, the beer really attacks the palate, dry and bitter finish, like a nice DIPA should be
O- it would be a great beer if they were going for a double IPA, but i really felt like the tea got lost here, it might have worked better in a lower ABV with less intense hops? Not bad but not something i'd go running to try again
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2011 23:20:02 | More by nova009
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