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

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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

734 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 75
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-10-2011

2011 version is 9.2%
2015 version is 10.1%

2011 used NZ pacifica hops
2015 used AU helga hops
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of mpenske
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is retarded, have to write something to post a "5" review. just dumb BA. good beer. good mix of exactly what it reads - green tea & hint of IPA, doesn't taste like 10.1% shown on the bottle

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sankykid
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The nose and then taste of this brew counsel a release from unhealthy earthly attachments and to ritualized imbibing establishing a link to the worthy past. Consumption of the beer leads to a sense of peace, until the dry aftertaste leads intuitively to a path of awareness. Hence, it honors the major spiritual influences in modern Japan (Zen, Shinto, and Tao) while satisfying the contemporary American palate.

Photo of Jpohling
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jageraholic
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

L: perfect looking DIPA
A: strong green tea, herbal, pepper, mint, citrus hops, lime
T: breadiness and heavy green tea, citrus hops.
M: great mouthfeel, medium light body, goes down easy. Slight drying finish
O: excellently made beer, but the heavy green tea isnt for me. I'll finish it, but thats as far as this will go. If someone is looking for a green tea DIPA, this would be a five. Like green tea in beer form. I wasnt expecting it so in my face, but this is Stone, one of my favorite breweries...I should have been ready.

Photo of mikepcarney
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alphamale7
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good encourages taste buds not to remain complacent and to rather stay open minded.

Photo of Buckeye982
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fievel
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lynn
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a beautiful orange, copper color with a vibrant white head that's pretty thin. Retains pretty well.

S-Honey, calendula oil, light green tea smell, honeysuckle, hops and booze. All blend together pretty well. Smells sweet and herby more than anything.

T-Green tea comes through strong with a sweet honey taste at mid-palate. Booze bites kind of hard at the finish. Well-rounded but I expected the booze to be more well hidden.

MF-Crisp but still a full bodied brew. Finishes a bit dry because of the hops and booze.

O-A pretty good beer. Just as advertised. Green tea comes through well with some sweet honey taste and hops. Booze is a bit too much on the nose and palate but it's overall a solid beer.

Photo of gonzo000
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great beer. Enjoyed the green tea on the finish and the excellent hoppy flavor throughout. Thanks for bringing this beer back!

Photo of ralerwen
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrii
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deakin
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was looking forward to this one, but what a huge let down.

The nose on this one is aweful, smells identical to fish oil

Photo of SHODriver
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a Duvel Tulip to a nice gold with a three finger dense off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing
S: smells of some dried tropical fruits, very herbal on the nose and some green tea aroma
T: taste is herbal hops, green tea, a little malt sweetness, and slight tropical fruit but a lot of green tea and herbal hop flavor. swallow is a nice blast of resinous herbal hop bitterness with more green tea
M: This beer is medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing oily hop finish
O: Great flavors, devilishly drinkable and good complexity. This is a twist on the DIPA that was pulled off very well.

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUduke
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.