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Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPABaird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

602 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 602
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-10-2011)
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an inch or so above or so above the glass give you a really big white head that slow fades into a pretty decent lacing above a particle filled but otherwise clear honey golden color.

Pine, sour citrus leaning towards lemon, with some floral yet herbal hops aroma.

Light pine with some citrus hops taste with a slight sour bend to it.

A dry almost puckering aftertaste on this medium bodied IPA that is pretty decent but lacks the hops bite I kinda like in Imperial IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 23:14:43 | More by LXIXME
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Atlas1

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 400th review. Hooray for beer.

I figured I'd make my 400th review interesting so I picked up a single of this on my Thanksgiving visit back to Fort Worth. I'd not seen it before so I was very excited. I'm hoping the fact that it's several months old won't negatively affect it.

Lot of sediment floating around in the bottle, and I did my best to pour carefully, but I still ended up with some chunks in my glass. Not too worried about it, though. A pretty hue here - sort of a cloudy apricot/peach color. Not much head to speak of. The nose is very interesting. Big and hoppy, but with a strange sweetness I'm not used to in an IPA. Obviously, it's the green tea influence, and it really adds nicely, if a bit strangely, to the aroma. The taste is nice. Solid IPA bitterness, some pine notes, faint citrus, and of course, that strange but enticing green tea subtleness. Crisp and bold up front with a nice finish.

I like this beer a lot. For 9.2% ABV, it's not as boozy as I would have expected. It's a smooth IPA and the green tea component really adds to the complexity of the overall experience. A great charitable cause for a collaboration brew, and a nice beer to boot. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 19:57:19 | More by Atlas1
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RedSpecial1

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a gorgeous foamy white cloud-like head that lingers for a good while.
S: Excellent aroma of pine, citrus, and a hint of lemon. There's almost a sweetness to the aroma, as well as a slight yeast character.
T: A light malt sweetness up front, followed by an herbaceous character that could be due to the tea which lasts into a long finish along with a Meyer lemon-like taste.
M: Fairly light and crisp, especially for such a strong beer. Very refreshing.
O: This is a pretty tasty beer, very unique. The green tea component is complimentary to the style and plays well within the style characteristics that are typical to IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:34:45 | More by RedSpecial1
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BilbosNuts

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with a lot of hovering particulates. A one finger, billowy, white head appears that has good retention and gradually fades to a small ring. No lacing and some light carbonation.

S: Hoppy pine and sharp floral notes are the backbone of the aroma. A slight resin scent accents the aromatic foundation. There is also a significant tea-like aroma that fits in rather well with the other components.

T: The taste is similar to the aroma, but a bit toned down in my opinion. The same aspects are still there, but the hops (piney and floral) make a greater appearance and the tea aspect is difficult to discern.

M: Pretty much what you'd expect for an IPA. It is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A nice, crisp finish completes the drinking experience.

O: I'm not sure I would call this a double IPA, but as a regular American IPA with a nice twist of green tea, it's not bad. I'm glad I bought a few of these to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 19:48:42 | More by BilbosNuts
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. When held up to the light this beer looks like duck sauce.. Fluffy white head, slowly fades. Smell is strange and lightly hop citrusy. Taste is quickly bittering and odd. I can't figure out what I'm tasting but I swear it isn't green tea. Not the best flavored ipa I've had but a good try. After taste is slightly bittering and dry. Stoked to help the cause but I wouldn't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:49:27 | More by JustinMatthew
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CHickman

New York

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy orange with a small creamy white head that faded slowly, leaving OK lacing that slid down the glass fast; there was a ton of sediment at the bottom, which I assume was tea floating in it since it looked like an iced tea.

Smells very herbal, with strong floral hops, flowers, herbs, citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, coriander, grass, hay, tea leaf, brown sugar and spices; had a very potent citrus and floral hop blast that smelled wonderful as it seemed like a hoppy tea.

Tastes like it smells, with floral hops, flowers, herbs, citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, coriander, grass, hay, tea leaf, pine cone, mint, brown sugar, caramel, sweet malt or other sweet grains and spices like pepper and more herbs in the end. Complex and herbal, this was very tasty and hid the ABV very well. The flavor was not like a DIPA, but more like a hoppy pale ale where I think that the tea mellowed out the hops a bit and negated any bitterness.

Mouthfeel was creamy and slick, with light carbonation, a medium body and high drinkability.

A real nice new Stone product that went excellent with seared tuna. This brew is different and definitely worth trying out, especially is you like tea or very herbal beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:10:53 | More by CHickman
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elNopalero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this bottle.

Lots of sediment floating around in this straw-tan colored beer. It smells citrusy, with a real sweetness. I don’t pick up any apparent green tea flavors, but I do get that flat ‘green tea’ finish. I don’t get it—it tastes like an IPA, sure, but otherwise unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 04:50:20 | More by elNopalero
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a peachy golden color with a thick head that dissipates to a thin ring. Good lacing, but with a lot, and I mean a lot, of floating sediment.

S - Very herbal. I smell citrus hops along with mint/tea flavors.

T - A little sweet, noticeable citrus hops flavor with a caramel malt backbone. I can tell the green tea flavors are there, but they compliment the hop and malt flavors instead of standing on their own. Relatively tasty, but it tastes a little bit unusual (because of the tea flavors, I presume)

M - Medium bodied, a bit chewy with a dry, bitter finish.

O - I was a little underwhelmed by the Green Tea IPA. It was sort of all over the map and wasn't as good as I had hoped (I had high hopes since it came from Stone). It is distinctive, but I'd take a regular IPA any day. It's a bit pricey ($3.99 for a 12 oz. bottle), but since it's for charity, I won't complain. It's worth a try, but I won't be clamoring for it to make a return to the lineup.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 23:48:47 | More by WMEugene
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a great large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong floral hops is dominant and very enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by strong floral hoppy notes with light bitterness level and a bready malt backbone that is quite solid. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Very well brewed and very interesting to drink though I can’t say the tea really made much of a difference atste-wise.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:34:11 | More by Phyl21ca
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, Ma. Says drink fresh, but no note of bottle date except a printed year of 2011.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the cloudy amber brew. Very chunky in the bottle, wasted at least a couple ounces of total chunkage at the bottom. Head is quickly down to a skim, with leggy slow-falling lace. Aroma is fruity with a smooth undercurrent of tea.

Taste starts fruity as well, coasts into a nice tea character, and then intensifies the tea, with a touch of graininess, and couples it with a fresh hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a touch rocky, and drinkability is alright. Flavor just come together as well as I would have hoped, and I was looking for more here.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 02:28:30 | More by ppoitras
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a hazed golden copper. Chunkiest beer I've ever had, ridiculous amount of sediment. Thick, creamy head, nice retention and lacing. Grassy and leafy aroma, light lemon and citrus hops with a subtle amount of green tea. Medium thick, creamy body with a strong alcohol and medicinal finish. Body is sweet, with citrus hops throughout and a very dry and bitter finish. Tea contributes more in the finish, more in the dryness than flavor. Starts off like a nice Stone IPA, but then turns a little too medicinal and herbal in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 15:38:03 | More by yourefragile
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

from a 12oz bottle

A- pours a hazy golden peach color with a fresh 1 finger head and nice lacing, lot of floaters in this brew

S- was hops with some earthy smells some spice and alcohol ,nothing great here

T- hops and mint with more green tea tastes then the nose,i get herbal spice wood with pine,earthy musty tastes

M-- crisp and bitter with pine/citrus hops

O- a pricey brew that is worth trying but i wont but another of this is was boozy and bitter more than tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 22:23:16 | More by gatornation
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wanted to get this months ago but didn't act fast enough before it disappeared from local shelves. Luckily I found one last night, at a random grocery store in NE Ohio! $3.99 for the 12oz bottle, located in a cooler thank God.

This pours an orange color, hazy with fine floaties, with a couple fingers of foam and negligable lacing. The green tea doesn't really come through in the aroma, lots of floral hops though. Leafy hops, maybe leafy herbs which would indicate tea after all? But not green tea. Actually, the more I sniff it the more I get herbs.

It tastes like a solid IPA, decent caramel malt balance, mildly sweet, not too bitter. I don't really taste the alcohol even with the high ABV. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 00:21:29 | More by TurdFurgison
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy, herbal aroma with lots of piny, grassy hops and green tea along with a pale malt character. Slightly spicy hop presence but mostly soily/earthy with pine needle and grass. The green tea adds an herbal/vegetal presence but never overpowers the hops.

Chewy medium body with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that linger over the green tea character and pale malt backbone into a slightly sweet, dry finish. Strong alcohol heat in the back end hurts drinkability. Slightly spicy with lots of sticky, dry hops that give of a strong soil/pine character. This is countered by subtle sweetness and a herbal/medicinal/vegetal presence from the tea. Again, I was expecting the green tea to overpower bu it provides balance without taking away from the hops. Pale malt backbone with hints of toffee and biscuit. But this beer is all about the hops.

I was excited to try this one but was a little skeptical going in. Thankfully it was well balanced and the hops remained the star. A bit too hot in the finish fir my liking but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 04:31:03 | More by corby112
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: A murky orange is dense with suspended yeasty matter. The head is washy, slight, with a grain yellow tint. Lacing was bare minimal. The only good aspect here is that I love all those floating goodies about inside, but again like their cherry chocolate stout, fails to impress me enough for garnish the obligated good rating here.

S: Pale citrus, the green tea is very evident here, especially for those fellow tea drinkers. Fresh wet greenery, spinach, perhaps fresh seaweed best sums things up. Alcohol is evident, mixing with some woodsy everygreen creating an pine-scotch like aroma with some dried butterscotch upon warmer temperatures. Unique, ill give them that, but perhaps not the best of marriages. The hop level is low to moderate per style and brewer.

T: The flavor is dried woodsy evergreen, pine-scotch, with a medicinal lacquer type of alcohol presence that just doesn’t seems like it belongs there. The alcohol seems a bit overpowering and not in a good sense. Im not cringe when it comes to big abv beers, but the flavor here is my biggest gripe and once again like their cherry-chocolate seems to overpower in terms of balance, drowning out the short stay of other flavors. The problem seems to follow through with much of the beer, with the woodsy medicinal alcohol lingering about and even long after the swallow. Piney hops are here, but the green tea much less evident in its role flavor wise as it was the aroma. Perhaps what im detecting are tannins from the tea. Some grassy notes and an insignificant malt base with a thin support of substance does little to balance.

M: light, fluid and slippery with a less then zero carbonation presence, read no zip, no crispness, not tight bubbly sensation. Instead we are treated to a lazy light mouthful with a dry grassy alcohol fade.

O: Overall another less then stellar collaboration from stone, not sure if they are trying to be the new west coast dogfish-head in terms of ingenuity, but their pairing of flavors just doesn’t seem to be working, at least for me. Lingering medicinal alcohol and wet grass plays spoiler to this beers flavor. Not what I would want to grab for on a nice summer day when I think ipa, hops, crispness, and refreshing. An experimental beer that is worthy of a try only for the curious indeed, nothing that I would re-vist, recommend, or have more then one of. Again drinkability was average at best, not enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 00:04:18 | More by beerthulhu
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the Rattle n Hum's Stone evnt for NYC Beer Week last month. The review is culled from notes taken that night.

Stone's Japanese Green Tea IPA pours a slightly dark, yet crystal clear orange. About a finger of cream colored head sits atop the beer. It's fairly sticky, leaving intricate lacing along the inside of the glass, but head retention is just OK. The tea addition is immediately apparent in a minty herbal component of the nose. It's joined by a more traditional juicy citrus aroma. There's a little bit of caramel to open things up, before a very mild bit of bitterness breaks things up. The citrus notes on the close tend more towards orange than anything else, and they're joined by the same herbal quality of the tea from the nose. It's vaguely reminiscent of what one finds from some European noble hop, but the minty quality is what make's the tea's contribution unique. The beer is nicely light bodied, but the carbonation isn't as bright as it could be. The green tea addition is a nice twist on an IPA, but Stone has other beers that are more solidly brewed.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 01:54:37 | More by axeman9182
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle pours an awesome opaque orange with a medium sized white head. Mostly citrusy grapefruit aromas with some piney resinous hops and herbal green tea notes in there as well.
Plenty of big juicy hops for plenty of bold flavors. Citrusy sweetness and piney bitterness create an awesome blend of flavors. Herbal green tea flavors linger in the background and become more pronounced as the beer warms and also prevalent in the finish.
Medium bodied. Somewhat sticky texture. Goes down way too easy for a 9.2% ABV beer. Love the long bitter hoppy finish accentuated by the green tea. Only complaint would be that I would have liked to gotten a stronger green tea flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 21:59:52 | More by nimrod979
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Says drink fresh so I'm drinking it now! No other freshness date to it.

A= Pours a nice hazy orange color with a small head on it that holds almost no retention or lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is pretty nice but the head is off.

S= The smell is an interesting mix of alcohol and hops. No tea that I can smell in the nose. I'm not sure tea is really a smell I would notice either however it's a subtle one.

T= The taste is pretty interesting. The tea somes through a little more than the nose led on to believe. The tea is a bit medicinal and a little astringent as well. The hops play it off pretty well though and the flavors meld nicely.

M= Pretty basic for an IPA. Nice and smooth with a dry finish.

O= I like this idea a lot. I just brewed a sour myself with a bunch of green tea. The idea is beautiful but this may be something that should be tweaked a little more before it becomes the next big thing. This is a good beer though that is worth trying and worth trying over and over.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 04:03:33 | More by jjanega08
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body is a golden color. Cloudy, with lots of tea leaf bits stirring about. Just a mere ring of foam around the glass is what the head consists of.

A very unique hop forward nose. Really liking it. Lots of citrus fruit and pineapple with some warm alcohol. Getting a good nose full of the tea leaves in there as well. Smells really fresh and green.

Semi-juicy hops on the palate with a lower amount of sweetness. Getting a good dose of the green tea which adds an herbal and almost minty flavor. Some bitter citrus in there as well. The bitterness is there, but kept in check. Well hidden alcohol.

A bit juicy feeling, otherwise quite dry. The carbonation is soft, but a bit lacking.

I like the implementation of tea in this. It makes for a unique and fresh tasting beer that fits well into the style. It is a bit spendy, but is for a good cause and definitely stands out from the crowd. Glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 01:59:11 | More by jera1350
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this along with the Cherry Chocolate Stout at a local liquor store. Pricey little bastards.

Pour is a muddy, vague orange-red mutt. Old man ring-head. Smells like a Leann Chin, tea, damp grass. Huh.

Japanesse Green Tea IPA lives on the wrong side of the weird tracks. The tea interacts with the IPA in a strange way. Very crisp & citrusy on the open, with a side of tropical, then the tea thins out the hops. Adds a chickpea edge, lined with fresh garden herbs. But it's fleeting. The hops reassert themselves bitterly, & the strangeness is just a shy aftertaste & lingering memory. Lacking in carbonation, I might drink a fair amount of this out of morbid curiosity. Or something.

What you say? Not as wild as I expected, this is a good IPA with a shot of odd. Would have liked a double or triple shot.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 03:28:20 | More by maximum12
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OStrungT

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy orange color, with a thick yellowish head that fades very slowly, leaving a nice lace.

This beer has a pleasent citrus, grapefruit like aroma. I can detect a slight pine scent as well. I smell a very slight spicy aroma as well. Maybe coriander.

This beer tastes like it smells. Citrusy grapefruit with some pine. There is no tea flavor present.

This beer is highly carbonated. It leaves a citrusy hop aftertaste. The alcohol is well hiden in both the aroma and the flavor.

This beer wouldnt make the best session beer. It is high in alcohol, making it hard to put down many, and the flavor is aggressively hopped.

Overall: This beer is decent, but nothing special. I would probably drink it again, but I wouldnt seak it out. Many better DIPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 02:17:49 | More by OStrungT
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange, looks lust like orange marmalade, with a one finger light tan head which fades to leave a thin disc of foam and no lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, oranges, citrus zest, tea, and is very herbal.

The taste of the beer is much like the aroma. Grapefruit, oranges, citrus zest, tea, and the taste is also herbal. Maybe some coriander. Somewhat sweet, balanced by some nice bitterness. Gets both better and sweeter as it warms.

Medium bodied, average carbonation, and has a slightly sweet aftertaste. A good Imperial IPA, but not among the best.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 22:51:34 | More by hardy008
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. The liquid is a golden yellow color. A TON of small particles floating around throughout. A decent sized white cap comes out during the pour and provides decent lacing.

Smell is good, not really to different from what I expected. Very herbal and floral. Strong hop aroma with a health mix of fresh brewed green tea. Still a slight sweetness, so there's gotta be a decent malt backbone.

Taste is also very good. I know I've talked to several people about it being too bitter, but I don't think so. I really like tea, and green tea is a personal favorite. The hops are a decent blend of citrus and pine, and again fresh brewed green tea mixed in.

Mouthfeel is good, surprisingly clean feel considering it's obviously not filtered. Excellent carbonation level and o bite from the alcohol, I never would have guessed 9+ here. Nice beer, a solid collaboration. I wouldn't mind seeing this one rotate in and out of production by Stone. A very unique and innovative idea for a beer, and supports a good cause!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 02:07:55 | More by AndyAvalanche
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match1112

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another in a trade from exiled, and once again thank you! pours thick and cloudy orange with yellow highlights. the once big fluffy off white head recedes to just a ring around the glass. my nose is picking up on some pine and grapefruit aromas. the taste is citrus up front, some green tea in the middle and more bitterness on the back end. mouthfeel is quite thin with low carbonation. overall a decent beer with a great cause behind it.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 23:14:56 | More by match1112
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mkotsayfan

California

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy amber color with one finger of head. Definitely a fruity aroma, the green tea is less pronounce than I thought it would be. The green tea definitely shows up in the taste, with a balance of nice citrus hops and malt. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat thin for an IPA. The aftertaste is what you would expect from a DIPA, dry and bitter.

Overall, a very nice DIPA from Stone and Co., I think the alcohol level is relatively well hidden. Wouldn't mind having another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 04:07:36 | More by mkotsayfan
Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.