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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
88
very good

775 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 80
Gots: 90 | 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 chefbigjon
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

so smooth. Green tea flavor is there but is dissipates nicely. I don't think the green tea overpowers the hops at all. Such a balanced IPA.

Photo of Richard_RealAle
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It was interesting, but i don't think I'll look for another bottle. It had an interesting sweetness, but it was too rich. When i heard green tea & ipa put together, i was expecting a lighter bodied beer with the best of the floral nature of hops from a good ipa and a good cup of green tea. I think the problem was the 10.1% ABV. I think if they had shot for a 5% ABV it would've been much better. I have to say, i was disappointed ... especially after paying almost $7 for the one bottle (albeit, a 22 ouncer)

Photo of BreweryRun
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/2/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, green tea, light pepper, light pine, herbal, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops, earthy tea, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light pepper, green tea, herbal, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of spicy pine/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light pepper, green tea, herbal, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops, earthy tea, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding tea spiced IPA. All around awesome complexity and balance of citrus/floral hops, earthy tea, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of noproduction
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasupmx
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyPalmer
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tylertut
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reizorc
4.92/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Great looking DIPA
A: Mild green tea, herbal, mint, citrus hops, lime
T: Medium green tea, citrus hops throughout.
M: medium light body, goes down easy. some drying finish
O: Excellent beer! Stone never ceases to amaze me. This was a solid offering, I will definitely look for this again

Photo of Beestin
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
5/5  rDev +28.2%
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
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sankykid
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
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 -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jageraholic
3.07/5  rDev -21.3%
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
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.